The Book Club is open to Academy of Ideas associates. If you do not regularly attend the Book Club and would like to come along please email Geoff Kidder or call him on (020) 7269 9224.

A wide range of literature is discussed, with a bent towards contemporary fiction, but older works are also discussed if the themes are topical.

Books previously discussed by the club include On Beauty (Zadie Smith), The Seymour Tapes (Tim Lott), The Sea (John Banville), The Night Watch (Sarah Waters), Cell (Stephen King), The Plot Against America (Philip Roth), Small Island (Andrea Levy), The History of Love (Nicole Krauss), Labyrinth (Kate Mosse), Mailman (Robert Lennon), Saturday (Ian McEwan); Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro); Notes on a Scandal (Zoe Heller); The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown); Oracle Night (Paul Auster); Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood); Death and the Penguin (Andrey Kurkov); Star of the Sea (Joseph O’Connor); Judge Savage (Tim Parks); The Book Against God (James Wood); Snow (Orhan Pamuk); Vernon God Little (DBC Pierre); Millennium People (JG Ballard); State of Fear (Michael Crichton) and Everything is Illuminated (Jonathan Safran Foer).