The Insole Court Book Club is a monthly book club that specifically explores a diverse ranges of authors, for those who wants to discover something new. The book club is a friendly and social club, where we can get together to discuss the book (even if you haven’t finished it, life is too short to read a book that you don’t enjoy!) have a cuppa in beautiful surroundings, and meet other readers.

The book club takes place in the Reading Room of Insole Court, Cardiff, CF5 2LN. There is plenty of free parking on site, access for cars and pedestrians is on Fairwater Road. Further details can be found here.

Join us on the last Tuesday of every month, from 7 until 8.30pm.

If you would like to come along, please let me know by email: offbeatbookclub@gmail.com

  • Tuesday 31 May – Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – We return to in-person meetings!
  • Tuesday 28 June – Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Tuesday 26 July – Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  • Tuesday 30 August – The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  • Tuesday 27 September – Educated by Tara Westover
  • Tuesday 25 October – The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohammed
  • Tuesday 29 November – One August Night by Victoria Hislop
  • Tuesday 27 December – My Name is Why by Lemn Sissey
  • Tuesday 31 January – Fake Law by the Secret Barrister

If you have any trouble finding the book at all, please let me know and I will source one for you.

Happy reading!

Books read so far, in chronological order:

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street by Hilary Mantel

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Amateur by Thomas Page McBee

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

Lanny by Max Porter

Hello World by Hannah Fry

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne

Skint Estate by Cash Carraway

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Motherwell by Deborah Orr

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

Sway by Pragya Agarwal 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Happy Families by Julie Ma

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Louis and Louise by Julie Cohen

Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

Empireland by Sathnam Sanghere

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

A Bit of A Stretch by Chris Atkins