Category Archives: Ágora’s Book Club
Hi dear friends!
We are pleased to talk about the development of our English Book Club at the library of Agora. Every Monday we meet in one of our classrooms from 6 to 7:15pm to make a review of our weekly reading from the books they are given the week before. We give our opinion on what we have read as well as answering the moderator’s questions.
The first novel we read this course was The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes. This surprising story deals with a group of former classmates whose past influence their future revealing their secrets and lies from their youth.
This is just a brief summary of the plot, but if you want to know more about this novel, you can check here.
After Barnes’ novel, the Book Club approached one of the greatest classis of the North American literature. The 1961 Pulitzer Prize award To Kill a Mockinbird is a novel by the recently deceased Harper Lee. The novel deals with the story of Atticus Finch, an irreproachable honest lawyer who is devoted to fight against racism and social differences at the time in the context of the Deep South of the USA. You can find more information here.
Frozen Pizza and Other Slices of Life is the third book we have read this course. The stories Antoniette Mosses shows in this book represent
eight slices of life in England today. The topics treated by Mosses go from food, leisure or the countryside to student life, migration or inner-city problems. These stories provide a fascinating picture of the country at the start of a new century. For more information, read this.
Finally, Nick Hornby’s well known High Fidelity is the book we are reading right now. As we will deal with this book in our next post, please feel free to know more of it here.
As reading and understanding is very important to increase our vocabulary, spelling and comprehension in order to enrich your knowledge of the language of Shakespeare. To sum up, we want to encourage you to join us to share some readings in English. No matter what level you are, you will find books in our library adapted to different levels.