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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 11/07/2017 9:30 p.m.

July 2017

Topic: women/feminism

  • The Life and Work of Eleanor Roosevelt by Sarah J Purcell
  • Fairfield Hall by Margaret Dickinson
  • Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
  • All Day at the Movies by Fiona Kidman
  • Excellent Daughters by Katherine Zoepf
  • We Are Afghan Women - introduction by Laura Bush
  • I Call Myself a Feminist by Victoria Pepe
  • Voice Male ed by Rob A Okun
  • The Journal of Hildegard of Bingen by Barbara Lachman
  • Hildegard: the last year by Barbara Lachman
  • Rita Angus: an artist’s life by Jill Trevelyan
  • Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood
  • The Vagenda by Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
  • The New Soft War on Women by Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C Barnett
  • An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
  • Freya Stark by Caroline Moorehead
  • The Minaret of Djam by Freya Stark
  • March, Women, March by Lucinda Hawksley
  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay 

June 2017

Topic: pre 1900

  • She by H Rider Haggard
  • Pewhairangi: Bay of Islands Missions and Maori 1814-1845
  • Yates’ Landing by Kate Stirling
  • Thunder Children by Kate Stirling
  • Shark Harbour by Kate Stirling
  • Old Time Echoes: Memories of the ship Flying Mist
  • The Gumdigger’s Wife by Christel Jeffs
  • Circles in a Forest by Dalene Matthee
  • The Kauri Gumdiggers by A H Reed
  • Tarara by Senka Bozic-Vrbancic
  • The Colour by Rose Tremain
  • Outlander – Lightbox TV series
  • Music and Silence by Rose Tremain
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
  • The Last Pearl by Leah Fleming
  • Victorians Undone by Kathryn Hughes 

May 2017

Topic: humour

  • Comedy Classics: 34 hilarious stories
  • Act of God by Jill Ciment
  • Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey
  • Let’s Be Less Stupid by Patricia Marx
  • The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
  • Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
  • Three Words ed by Rae Joyce, Sarah Laing and Indira Neville
  • The Best of Ogden Nash
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • So Anyway by John Cleese
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling
  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
  • They’re a Weird Mob by Nino Culotta
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • A Dagg At My Table by John Clarke
  • A Complete Dagg by John Clarke
  • The Catastrophe Continues by John Clarke
  • The Card by Arnold Bennett 



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