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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 25/07/2018 11:19 a.m.

July 2018

Topic: death

  • The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell
  • The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • The End of the Day by Claire North
  • End-of-Life Rituals by World Books, Inc.
  • Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
  • Death in the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson
  • Death Dimension by Denis Hughes
  • Dead Lions by Mick Herron
  • History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
  • Love Lies Bleeding by Edmund Crispin
  • The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin
  • Holy Disorders by Edmund Crispin
  • The Living and the Dead in Winsford by Hakan Nesser
  • The Silver Moon by Bryce Courtenay
  • On the Bright Side: the new secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 85 years old
  • Death’s Door by Sandra M Gilbert
  • Sacred Passage by Margaret Coberly
  • Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
  • Alone by Lisa Gardner
  • The Blackhouse by Peter May
  • Death in August by Marco Vichi
  • The Last Hours by Minette Walters 

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




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