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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 20/08/2019 5:20 p.m.

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

June  2019

Topic:a novel that became a film

  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
  • The Ghost by Robert Harris
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling
  • The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham
  • The Lilac Bus by Maeve Binchy
  • Dunkirk by Christopher Nolan
  • Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes
  • Bulibasha: King of the gypsies by Witi Ihimaera
  • Mahana (DVD based on Bulibasha)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
  • Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding 
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