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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 15/04/2019 10:11 a.m.

April 2019

Topic: New Zealand History

  • Kitty by Deborah Challinor
  • A Conscientious Bloody Clergyman curated by the Waipu 150 Trust
  • An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand in 3 volumes
  • Parihaka: the art of passive resistance ed by Te Miringa, Gregory O’Brien and Lara Strongman
  • Volcanoes of the South Wind: a volcanic guide to Tongariro National Park by Karen Williams
  • Aotearoa: the New Zealand story by Gavin Bishop
  • A Savage Country by Paul Moon
  • 12 Rules for Life: an antidote to chaos by Jordan B Peterson
  • Sleeps Standing Moetu: a story of the battle of Orakau by Witi Ihimaera and Hemi Kelly
  • Ancient Celtic New Zealand by Martin Doutre
  • People, People, People: a brief history of New Zealand by Stevan Eldred-Grigg
  • The Western Front: a guide to New Zealand battlefields and memorials by Ian McGibbon
  • The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

March 2019

Topic: exploration

  • Love as a Stranger by Owen Marshall
  • The White Clock by Owen Marshall
  • The Best of Owen Marshall’s Short Stories
  • The Lost City of Z by David Grann
  • Tambora by Gillen D’Arcy Wood
  • Walking with James Hogg by Bruce Gilkison
  • Deviate: the science of seeing differently by Beau Lotto
  • Water Colour by W Koschatzky
  • The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough
  • On the Edge of Infinity by Stefan Klein
  • Blue Horses: poems by Mary Oliver
  • Kermadec ed by Gregory 0’Brien and Bronwyn Golder
  • Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
  • A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
  • A Patch of Paradise by Gaia Grant
  • Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut 

February 2019

Topic: a holiday read

  • The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase
  • The Homecomings by Marcia Willett
  • Summer at the Cornish Café by Phillipa Ashley
  • Christmas at the Cornish Café by Phillipa Ashley
  • Confetti at the Cornish Café by Phillipa Ashley
  • Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
  • Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs
  • Love is Blind by William Boyd
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
  • Just Paint It by Sam Piyasena and Beverly Philp
  • Adventures in Mixed Media by Jane Davies
  • Hundertwasser by Pierre Restany
  • Hundertwasser Graphic Works 1994-2000
  • Written for Children by John Rowe Townsend
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales
  • A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks
  • Middle England by Jonathan Coe
  • In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin
  • The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
  • The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz
  • The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons
  • The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons
  • A Rare Benedictine by Ellis Peters
  • Fallen into the Pit by Ellis Peters
  • Reality is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli
  • Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
  • Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva
  • Finding Eliza by Heather Whitford Roche
  • Out in the West, The Sea Beats Down by Arne Garborg
  • Sugar Money by Jane Harris
  • Big Guns by Steve Israel
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell 



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