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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 27/10/2017 5:08 p.m.

October 2017

Topic: conservation

  • Tiritiri Matangi by Anne Rimmer
  • Grandma’s Island: Motuapo, an island reborn by Lois Knight
  • Barkskins by Annie Proulx
  • Wild Things, Wild Places by Jane Alexander
  • Confessions of an Eco-Sinner by Fred Pearce
  • Atmosphere of Hope by Tim Flannery
  • Bringing Back the Bird Song by Wade and Jan Doak
  • Plant Conservation: why it matters and how it works by Timothy Walker
  • Fragile Earth
  • The End of the Line by Charles Clover 

September 2017

Topic: a Russian novel

  • The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak
  • Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
  • Lara by Anna Pasternak
  • A Book Without Photographs by Sergei Shargunov
  • The Game by A K Shevchencko
  • Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
  • Stalin’s Witnesses by Julius Wachtel
  • Moscow Tales ed by Helen Constantine
  • The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 

August 2017

Topic: politics

  • Voices from the ‘Jungle’: stories from the Calais refugee camp by Marie Godin
  • W F Massey: New Zealand by James Watson
  • Mussolini’s Island by Sarah Day
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • Democracy Kills by Humphrey Hawksley
  • Tomorrow Comes the Song: a life of Peter Fraser by Michael Bassett
  • The Fix: how nations survive and thrive in a world in decline by Jonathan Tepperman
  • The Death of an Owl by Paul Torday
  • New Zealand’s Prime Ministers by Michael Bassett
  • The Man Without a Face: the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen
  • The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin 



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