BookBar is all about bringing people together through books. We know that half the fun of reading the book is discussing it with fellow readers afterwards, preferably with a glass of wine or cup of coffee.
BookBar's book club is created especially for that purpose. While we're not able to meet in person, we've launched our virtual book club, which promises all the fun of the real thing, and some additional surprises.
How does it work?
Sign up, receive your book in advance of the book club with plenty of time to read it, send in the questions and discussion points you'd like us to talk about, and come along to a live interview with the author, in which we'll discuss the book. You'll receive a link to the event a few days before.
Your ticket price includes a copy of the book, as well as attendance at the virtual event. Buy a ticket to a single event for £15 or subscribe to the book club for £12 a month. If you have already bought the book via BookBar, email email@example.com to claim your ticket.
As we pick the freshest paperbacks, the books get sent out at the same time each month to all subscribers, regardless of when the ticket was purchased, so the 3-5 day shipping window does not apply for BookClub purchases as in most cases the books have not yet been published when the programme is launched.
***NB: If you have previously subscribed to the BookClub and are still making monthly payments, you do not need to sign up again as your subscription is still active***
Scroll down for this season's line up.
17th August 2021, 7pm
The Hungover Games by Sophie Heawood
Celebrity journalist Sophie Heawood lived a life of Hollywood glamour, parties and interviewing A-listers for a living in LA. And then she found herself pregnant and her lifestyle rapidly had to change. We can't wait to discuss Sophie's hilarious, brilliantly written, vulnerable and astute memoir about her experience of unexpected motherhood.
28th September 2021, 7pm
Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
This stunning novel from the author of BookBar favourite Pachinko is a compelling and moving novel about identity, family and love. Casey Han's years at Princeton have given her a refined diction, an enviable golf handicap, a popular white boyfriend and a degree in economics. But no job, and a number of bad habits. The elder daughter of working-class Korean immigrants, Casey inhabits a New York a world away from that of her parents. As Casey navigates an uneven course of small triumphs and spectacular failures, a clash of values and ambitions plays out against the colourful backdrop of New York society, its many shades and divides.
20th October 2021, 7pm
Memorial by Bryan Washington
Benson and Mike's four year relationship is unravelling when news of Mike's estranged father's illness sends him back to Japan, leaving Benson cohabiting with his mother. It's a beautiful and moving book about interiority, and what we feel isn't always reflected in how we speak or act. Its precise writing explores the intangibility of 'home', with beauty and depth, portraying America as it is today through this one relationship.