a Book

         a Month

practice English 

through literature

Welcome to A Book a Month!

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Assista a nossas aulas abertas e tenha uma experiência de sala de aula!


This is me reading Nemesis, by Philip Roth, which has been in the Advanced Group's reading list in the past.

I am an English and Literature professor with a PhD in Literature and Animal Studies from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) and a Master's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Sheffield, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidad Santiago de Compostela. Right now, I'm a postdoc fellow at the Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre.

Reading and discussing literature is both part of my profession and some of my greatest passions!

That is what moved me to create A Book a Month!

Hello fellow readers,

I'm Ana Carolina Torquato and here's a little bit about me.

I'm Aureo Lustosa Guerios and what can I tell you about myself?

I have always been crazy about books, so much so, that my mom would scold for "reading too much"!

So it is not surprising that I eventually got a PhD in Comparative Literature at the Università di Padova in Italy. I also made my masters in European Literary Culture in Bologna and my B.A. in Letters in Curitiba. I have lived and worked for a few years in Singapore at the heart of Asia. And that was one of the greatest experiences of my life.

Nowadays, I teach courses on Medical Humanities and present the podcast Literatura Viral. You should check it out! It's in Portuguese, though. I can't wait to meet you on class!


are we

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How does it work?

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How much?

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Improve your English



conversation and listening in English


Learn through literature


Widen your vocabulary


In-depth discussions of the literary works

and much more...

O que os alunos
e alunas têm a
dizer sobre o
A Book a Month?

What students say about their

experience in A Book a Month 

My major necessity was to keep practising English, but I found so much more in the reading group! Ana is wonderful!! She makes a special book selection and prepares a discussion that brings all her knowledge about English, literature, arts, and culture. The meetings are always exciting and fun! This group increased my reading habits and put me in contact with interesting people.

Manu Kaster , SC

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