2022-2023 Reading List

At last, the news you have all been waiting for – our reading list for the upcoming social  year! September – Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale AND/OR its sequel The Testaments October – Erin Meyer, The Culture Map November – Daphne du Maurier, The House on the Strand December – Ted Chiang, Stories of Your […]

May Mysteries

Dear readers For our May Mystery evening, we will be reading Tom Benjamin’s Requiem in La Rossa, a Bologna-based mystery written by the husband of IWF member Lea Zecchino! This is his third mystery; the previous two are A Quiet Death in Italy and The Hunting Season. We hope to have the author present at […]

2021-2022 Reading List

Please find below our reading list for the upcoming social year: Sept Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea (for extra credit you can read Jane Eyre  as this novel is an imagined prequel) Oct Kwame Anthony Appiah The Lies that Bind Nov Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere Dec various short stories to be announced Jan Francesca Melandri Eva […]

This Sunday join the Book club

The book club is opening their discussion to our group. The book will be “Hidden Figures” by Margot L. Shetterly. The American dream and the untold true story of the African-American female mathematicians working for the NASA who played a critical role in America’s space program.  Also, the story of racial and gender discrimination at […]


In collaboration with the IWF Book Club, the Film Fans are invited to watch the film version(s) of Emma, based on Jane Austen’s novel which is IWF Book Club’s choice for September 2020. The brand new version of Emma (2020) is available on Sky on demand and for rent on Amazon and Apple TV. Due […]

2020-21 Full Reading List

Dear Readers please find below the  full reading list from September 2020 through June 2021. Sept Jane Austen Emma Oct Margot Lee Shetterly Hidden Figures  Nov Kamila Shamsie Burnt Shadows Dec Bruce Chatwin In Patagonia Jan Madeline Miller Circe Feb Claudio Magris  Danube Mar Paula Hawkins The Girl on a Train Apr Christiane Ritter  A […]

Reading List Suggestions

If you haven’t already done so, please send me your suggestions for next year’s reading list.  The theme is travel/journey/escape, but if there is a book you would really like us to read, please send it in the suggestion along with your motivation for choosing the book.  Don’t forget we are also looking for great […]