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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 18/09/2019 4:37 p.m.

September 2019

Topic: mythology

  • The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Know
  • The Greek Myths by Robert Graves
  • Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier
  • The Language of the Goddess by Marija Gimbutas
  • The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers
  • The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather
  • Celtic Myths and Legends by Fiona MacDonald
  • The Book of Celtic Symbols by Joules Taylor
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Understand Greek Mythology by Steve Eddy and Claire Hamilton
  • Heroes of the Round Table by Mike Dixon-Kennedy
  • Maori Myth by A W Reed, illustrated by Roger Hart
  • Usborne Illustrated Guide to Norse Myths and Legends
  • Myths of the Pagan North by Christopher Abram
  • A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes 

August 2019

Topic: a children's book

  • Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
  • Tales from Oscar Wilde
  • A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Lullaby Moon by Rosie Reeve
  • Banquo’s Son by T K Roxborogh
  • Bloodlines by T K Roxborogh
  • Birthright by T K Roxborogh
  • Guardian of the Bridge by Diana Harris
  • Tangaroa’s Gift by Mere Whaanga
  • The Green Fish of Ngahue by Ron Bacon and Mary Taylor
  • Horeta and the Waka by Gordon Campbell
  • The Pungapeople of Ninety Mile Beach by Barry Crump
  • Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • The Halfmen of O by Maurice Gee
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Boyhood Stories of Master Painters and Musicians by Katherine Dunlap Cather
  • The Way Home in the Night by Akiko Miyakoshi
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang 

July 2019

Topic: spies

  • The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva
  • Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
  • No Tomorrow by Luke Jennings
  • Spycraft by Robert Wallace and H Keith Melton
  • The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett
  • Red Joan by Jennie Rooney
  • Alan Turing: the enigma by Andrew Hodges
  • The Story of Eli Zabar
  • Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carre
  • Setting France Ablaze by Peter Jacobs
  • The Leper Spy by Ben Montgomery
  • Who is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht
  • State of Emergency by Andy McNab
  • Nancy Wake by Peter FitzSimons
  • The Hero Who Betrayed His Country by Michael Weiss
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
  • The Other Woman by Daniel Silva
  • Transcription by Kate Atkinson
  • The Lines We Leave Behind by Eliza Graham
  • Angels by Peter Stanford
  • Fallen Angels by Harold Bloom
  • Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Daniken
  • Wings of Desire DVD by Wim Wenders
  • The Italian Party by Christina Lynch



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