RozReads: Contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction Reading Group

Reading together since 1987

All discussion groups meet at Roz's home at 7:00 pm

Women must be fully vaccinated and make a reservation with Roz at:

Next Read:
August 30, 31, Sep 1:   
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak

from Wikipedia:
10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in This Strange World opens in 1990 with "Tequila Leila", who is a prostitute. The story has her five outcast friends, who don't share a worthy importance in a liberal country. Leila enters the state of awareness in her last moments, after she has been murdered and left in a dumpster outside Istanbul.[9] "While the Turkish sun rises above her and her friends asleep soundly nearby, she contemplates her mortal existence before eternal rest." In the last minutes she recalls her previous life; "the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life—friends who are now desperately trying to find her..."

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2019
The Blackwell's Book of the Year, 2019
Shortlisted for RSL Ondaatje Prize, 2020

2021 Reading List



March 29, 30, 31

Olive, Again

Elizabeth Strout

April 26, 27, 28

Half of a Yellow Sun
Parts 1 and 2

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

May 24, 25, 26

Half of a Yellow Sun
Parts 3 and 4


June 28, 29, 30


Calum McCann

July 26, 27, 28

summer vacation


Aug.30, 31, Sep. 1

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

Elif Shafak

Sept. 27, 28, 29

The Night Watchman

Louise Erdrich

Oct. 25, 26, 27

How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel

C Pam Zhang

Nov. 29, 30, Dec 1 




Winter vacation

Cost: $10 per evening (paid to Roz)

King's English Bookshop offers 10% discount on all reading group selections