Tokyo Book Club

Hi, I’m Jessica and I run a book club that meets once a month in Shibuya. We meet on the third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at a restaurant called Gonpachi. You can find a map here. Send me an email at if you are interested in attending.

Here’s what we’re reading:

Mar 15, 2020- The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Feb 23, 2020- Death is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa {Note this is not the third Sunday of the month}

Past meetings:

The Testaments by Margret Atwood

Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Exhalation by Ted Chiang

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Milkman by Anna Burns

A Little House by Kyoko Nakajima

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Road by Cormac Mc Carthy

The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

No Country for Old Men by Cormac Mc Carthy

A House for Mr. Biswas by VS Naipaul

Penance by Kanae Minato

The Found and the Lost by Ursula K. LeGuin

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by HP Lovecraft

The Sympathiser by Viet Than Nguyen

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Atwood

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Rubicon by Tom Holland

Neurotribes by Steve Silberman

Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thein

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich

Season of the Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih

General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Woman in the Dunes by Abe Kobo

In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes

Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg

Cathedral by Raymond Carver

Silence by Shusaku Endo

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Wild Ones by Jon Mooallen

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

God’ll Cut You Down by John Safran

We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Snowpiercer Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 by Jacques Lob

Switch Bitch by Roald Dahl

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Freedom from Fear by Aung San Suu Kyi

Dear Life by Alice Munro

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

the Blank Slate by Steven Pinker

The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner

 The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey

The Sandman: Vol 1 Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Love Among the Chickens by PG Wodehouse

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Sustainable Energy: Without Hot Air by David MacKay

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay)

 The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond

Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Letters for Emily by Cameron Wright

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Black Lizard and The Beast in the Shadow by Rampo Edogawa

Aleph by Paulo Coelho

Room by Emma Donoghue

The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich

Honeymoon in Purdah by Alison Wearing

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

My Life in France by Julia Child

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Tales of Terror From the Black Ship by Chris Priestley

A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Half Empty by David Rakoff

Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by Christopher Ryan

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Man in the Dark by Paul Auster

The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick

The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power by Daniel Yergin

Marriage and Morals by Bertrand Russel

Chronicle of a Blood Merchant by Yu Hua

Straight Man by Richard Russo

Superfreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan

World War Z by Max Brooks

Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro

A Bed for the Night by David Rieff

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

Watchmen by Alan Moore

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Adam’s Curse by Bryan Sykes