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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 13/12/2018 1:01 p.m.

December 2018

Topi​c: a thriller

  • The Scarecrow by Ronald Hugh Morrieson
  • Smoke and Whispers by Mick Herron
  • No Middle Name by Lee Child
  • The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth
  • The Man from St Petersburg by Ken Follett
  • The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola
  • The Girl I Used To Be by Mary Torjussen
  • The Ice Twins by S K Tremayne
  • Lost in Translation by Nicole Mones
  • The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre
  • The Defector by Daniel Silva
  • Why Kill the Innocent by C S Harris
  • The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer

November 2018

 Topic: racism

  • Sapiens: a brief history of humankind by Yuval N Harari
  • Small Island by Andrea Levy
  • Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie
  • Lord Edward Dies by Agatha Christie
  • Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
  • My Journey by Donna Awatere-Huata
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Violent Borders: refugees and the right to move by Reece Jones
  • I, Rigoberta Menchu: an Indian Woman in Guatemala
  • 12 Rules for Life: an antidote to chaos by Jordan B Peterson
  • Mother Tongue by Joan Rosier-Jones
  • Darling by Rachel Edwards 

October 2018

Topic: music

  • Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain by Oliver Sacks
  • The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
  • The Language of Others by Clare Morrall
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • Music and the Mind by Anthony Storr
  • Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
  • Rocky Road: from Japanese occupation to rock n roll stardom by Tony Rocco
  • Kiri Te Kanawa by David Fingleton
  • Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
  • Butterfly’s Child by Angela Davis-Gardner
  • The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
  • The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce 
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