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Evening Book Club reading lists

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

April 2019

Topic: a New Zealand author

  • The Denniston Rose by Jenny Pattrick
  • Mother’s Day by Laurence Fearnley
  • Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance by Lloyd Jones
  • The Curative by Charlotte Randall
  • The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N Murari
  • The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble
  • Great Tales from New Zealand History by Gordon McLauchlan
  • Rocking Horse Road by Carl Nixon
  • The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
  • Everybody’s Story of New Zealand by A H Reed
  • Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey
  • Stefania’s Dancing Slippers by Jennifer Beck
  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • Pearly Gates by Owen Marshall 

March 2019

Topic: science fiction

  • Foreigner by C J Cherryh
  • The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey
  • The Hollow City by Dan Wells
  • Nerilka’s Story and The Coelura by Anne McCaffrey
  • The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau
  • Vengeance in Venice by Philip Gwynne Jones
  • Positive by David Wellington
  • The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfield
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler (graphic novel)
  • Semiosos by Sue Burke
  • Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
  • Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
  • The Many Selves of Katherine North by Emma Geen
  • The Address by Fiona Davis
  • The First Year by Nora Roberts
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 

February 2019

Topic: a holiday read

  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Silent Ones by William Brodrick
  • The Perpetual Now by Michael D Lemonick
  • Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
  • The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Brandon
  • The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher
  • Torch by Cheryl Strayed
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
  • Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
  • Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
  • Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
  • Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
  • The Philosopher’s Kiss by Peter Prange
  • One by Sarah Crossan
  • Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Call Me Evie by J P Pomare
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
  • The Lost Man by Jane Harper
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
  • A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett
  • Scrublands by Chris Hammer
  • Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill
  • The Axe Factor by Colin Cotterill
  • Grandad, There’s a Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • Sugar Money by Jane Harris
  • Big Guns by Steve Israel
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell 
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