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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 12/04/2017 1:23 p.m.

April 2017

Topic: courage

  • Women of Courage: intimate stories from Afghanistan by Katherine Kiviat
  • Keeping Hope Alive by Hawa Abdi
  • The Humor Code by Peter McGraw and Joel Warner
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • Escape!: Kiwi POWs on the run in World War 2 ed by Matthew Wright
  • The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah
  • The Girl in the Green Sweater by Krystyna Chiger
  • Survivor by Sam Pivnik
  • Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil
  • The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C Rosenberg
  • The Great Soul of Siberia by Sooyong Park
  • Hearts of Stone by Simon Scarrow 

March 2017

Topic: health

  • Medicines of the Maori by Christina Macdonald
  • The Rise and Fall of National Women’s Hospital by Linda Bryder
  • Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal Cook Book
  • What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know by M T Murray
  • The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis
  • The Re-Enchantment by Hank Wesselman
  • The Courage To Be Free by Guy Finley
  • The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
  • The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The Book of Pilates
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • Winged Scalpel by Richard Villar
  • Zero K by Don DeLillo 

February 2017

Topic: a holiday read

  • Maureen Lee
  • Jesse Stone series by Robert Parker, Michael Brandman and Reed Farrel Coleman
  • The Antipodeans by Greg McGee
  • The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide
  • The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ years old
  • All at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
  • This Piece of Earth by Harvey McQueen
  • The Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble
  • Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
  • Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
  • The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
  • The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
  • Out of the Ice by Ann Turner
  • The Lost Swimmer by Ann Turner
  • Countdown by Alan Weisman
  • Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
  • Mission to Paris by Alan Furst
  • The Troubadours
  • The Toss of a Coin
  • Seventy Years On by Allan Andrews
  • One Woman’s War and Peace by Sharon Bown
  • The Banyan Tree by Christopher Nolan
  • The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
  • TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
  • The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer
  • The List of My Desires by Grégoire Delacourt 



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