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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 15/06/2018 3:37 p.m.

June 2018

Topi​c: life

  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
    Virgin Earth by Philippa Gregory
    The Scent of Rosewater by Anna Woodward Swinburn
    Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik
    My Own Words by Judy Bailey
    The Passing World, the Passage of Life: John Hovell and the art of kowhaiwhai by Damian Skinner
    Nurse at Large by Valerie Smith
    House Rules by Jodi Picoult
    Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    Leonard Cohen: poems and songs
    The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen
    Trust Me, I’m Lying: confessions of a media manipulator by Ryan Holiday
    Real Tigers by Mick Herron
    The Museum of Lost Art by Noah Charney
    The New Secret Language of Symbols by David Fontana
    Lillian on Life by Alison Jean Lester

May 2018

Topic: autobiog​raphy

  • Land’s End by Tim Winton
  • MI5 and Me by Charlotte Bingham
  • That’s Another Story by Julie Walters
  • Street Without a Name by Kapka Kassabova
  • Out of the Woods But Not Over the Hill by Gervase Phinn
  • Fred Hollows: an autobiography with Peter Corris
  • The Two of Us by Sheila Hancock
  • The Boy from Mokau River by Colin Radford
  • The Kindness of Strangers by Kate Adie
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Scent of Rosewater by Anna Woodward Swinburn
  • Agatha Christie: an autobiography
  • The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer
  • The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
  • This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

April 2018

Topi​c: a city

  • Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem
  • No Mean City by A McArthur and H Kingsley Long
  • You Were There Before My Eyes by Maria Riva
  • The Quake Year by Fiona Farrell
  • Paris by Danielle Chadych and Dominique Leborgne
  • Cape Town by T V Bulpin
  • Norway
  • Norway: Insight Guides
  • The Vatican: all the paintings by Anja Grebe
  • Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy by Michael Baxandall
  • The Orange Balloon Dog by Don Thompson
  • A Strangeness in my Mind by Orhan Pamuk
  • Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
  • The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: a pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter
  • The Parthenon Bomber by Christos Chrissopoulous



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