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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 21/12/2020 9:16 a.m.

December 2020

Topic: an old favourite book

  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • The Path to No-Self by Bernadette Roberts
  • The Experience of No-Self by Bernadette Roberts
  • Divine Beauty by John O’Donohue
  • To Bless the Space Between Us by John O’Donohue
  • Jumping the Queue by Mary Wesley
  • The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
  • Tara Kane by George Markstein
  • Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Catching the Current by Jenny Pattrick
  • A Mistake by Carl Shuker
  • 7.1Shaken by Stella Court
  • The Last Time We Spoke by Fiona Sussman
  • Savage Lands by Clare Clark
  • Leaving Time by Gwenyth Perry
  • A Tattooed Heart by Deborah Challinor
  • Memories of a Community Cop by Caroline Lawson
  • A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Shackleton’s Boat Journey by F A Worsley
  • The Lincoln Lawyer Novels by Michael Connelly
  • The Odyssey by Homer 

November 2020

Topic: change

  • Beyond the Rimu Grove by Patricia Fenton
  • Sin Eater by Megan Campisi
  • Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Nana’s Memories by May Revell
  • The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
  • The Basis of Everything by Andrew Ramsey
  • God’s Secretaries by Adam Nicolson
  • Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith
  • Figuring by Maria Popova
  • Change of Season by Anna Jacobs
  • Changing Times, Changing Places ed. by Catharine Coleborne
  • Changing Times: New Zealand since 1945 by Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow
  • Take Me In by Sabine Durrant
  • Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

October 2020

Topic: emptiness

  • Empty Quarter by George Steinmetz
  • Hokianga Health by Christine Williams
  • Sahara by Michael Palin
  • East of the Sun by Benson Bobrick
  • The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
  • Frank Worsley by John Thomson
  • Namibia by Chris McIntyre
  • God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens
  • The Joy of Art by Carolyn Schlam
  • Akin by Emma Donoghue
  • Empty by Christie Pettit
  • Empty Cradles by Margaret Humphreys
  • Full Hearts and Empty Bellies by Winifred Foley
  • Humankind by Rutger Bregman
  • A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson
  • The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet 



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