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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 19/05/2017 11:48 a.m.

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 

April 2017

Topic: courage

  • Women of Courage: intimate stories from Afghanistan by Katherine Kiviat
  • Keeping Hope Alive by Hawa Abdi
  • The Humor Code by Peter McGraw and Joel Warner
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • Escape!: Kiwi POWs on the run in World War 2 ed by Matthew Wright
  • The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah
  • The Girl in the Green Sweater by Krystyna Chiger
  • Survivor by Sam Pivnik
  • Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil
  • The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C Rosenberg
  • The Great Soul of Siberia by Sooyong Park
  • Hearts of Stone by Simon Scarrow 

March 2017

Topic: health

  • Medicines of the Maori by Christina Macdonald
  • The Rise and Fall of National Women’s Hospital by Linda Bryder
  • Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal Cook Book
  • What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know by M T Murray
  • The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis
  • The Re-Enchantment by Hank Wesselman
  • The Courage To Be Free by Guy Finley
  • The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
  • The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The Book of Pilates
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • Winged Scalpel by Richard Villar
  • Zero K by Don DeLillo 



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