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Evening Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at Evening Book Club meetings.
Updated: 15/06/2018 3:37 p.m.

June 2018

Topic: young​ adult

  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
    That Eye, The Sky by Tim Winton
    The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton
    The Things We Can’t Undo by Gabrielle Reid
    Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
    Landscape With Invisible Hand by M T Anderson
    The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale
    The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
    Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness
    The Traitor and the Thief by Gareth Ward
    Because Everything is Right but Everything is Wrong by Erin Donohue
    Catch Me When You Fall by Eileen Merriman
    Pieces of You by Eileen Merriman
    Sticking With Pigs by Mary-Anne Scott
    Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People by Douglas Coupland and Graham Roumieu
    A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
    The Last Free Cat by Jon Blake
    King of Ithaca by Tracy Barrett

May 2018

Topic: auto/bio​graphy

  • My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
  • Esther the Wonder Pig by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter
  • Desert Royal by Jean Sasson
  • Goodbye Sarajevo by Atka Reid and Hana Schofield
  • The Cry of a Morepork: writings of Evelyn Parks
  • The Invention of Angela Carter by Edmond Gordon
  • Freud: the making of an illusion by Fredrick Crews
  • Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes
  • Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes
  • Moe Norman: the Canadian golfing legend with the perfect swing by Stan Sauerwein
  • Dorothy L Sayers: her life and soul by Barbara Reynolds
  • Ngaio Marsh by Joanne Drayton
  • Walking Home by Clare Balding
  • They’re Playing Our Song by Carole Bayer Sager
  • Going in Style – DVD
  • This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett


April 2018

Topic: w​ar

  • 24hr Trench: a day in the life of a frontline tommy by Andrew Robertshaw
  • The Prison Diary of A C Barrington by John Pratt
  • What the Dog Knows by Cat Warren
  • Dorothea’s War: the diaries of a First World War nurse ed by Richard Crewdson
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • Shauzia by Deborah Ellis
  • The Wish Child by Catherine Chidgey
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
  • The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
  • Spirit House by Mark Dapin
  • Shifting Sands ed by Raja Shehadeh and Penny Johnson
  • No Place for a Woman by Val Wood
  • The Girls who went to War by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi
  • 1940s Fashion by Emmanuelle Dirix
  • Wherever You Are: our true stories of heartbreak, hope and love by The Military Wives
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  • Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes
  • War by Roald Dahl



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