Queen Camilla's Latest Book Club Book Is 'Pachinko'

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Queen Camilla's book club has chosen a new read: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

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Pachinko is a "really powerful presentation of women's resilience and grit in the face of adversity," Queen Camilla said. "Pachinko is an expansive, multigenerational epic which offers a fascinating insight into life for Koreans in Japan in the 20th century. A moving and memorable read."

Soon after The Queen's Reading Room posted Camilla's recommendation, author Min Jin Lee reacted to the news. "Her Majesty recommends. She read my second novel," Lee posted on X (formerly Twitter). "Am honoured (British spelling). In London right now researching and interviewing for the revision of my third novel, and Her Majesty's generous remarks feel like a miracle. Grateful." Pachinko, released in 2017, was adapted into an Apple TV+ show starring Minha Kim, Jin Ha, Youn Yuh-jung, Soji Arai, Anna Sawai, among others. The show has been renewed for a second season, but no premiere date has been set yet.

In 2021, Camilla launched The Duchess of Cornwall's Reading Room, a book club that emerged from her sharing reading recommendations during the pandemic. "I think I’d like it to be something that everybody could delve into and find something that suited them and enjoy it," Camilla said at the time. "I just think it’s because I love reading myself I think a lot of other people also get a huge amount of pleasure from it." After she became Queen, it was renamed The Queen's Reading Room. Pachinko is one of many books she's selected—one book she chose earlier this year imagines Charles as a hostage.

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