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Evening Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at Evening Book Club meetings.
Updated: 17/06/2019 8:39 p.m.

June 2019

Topic: environment

  • The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack by Ian Tattersall
  • The Songs of Trees by David George Haskell
  • Dreaming the Biosphere by Rebecca Reider
  • The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • In Search of the Canary Tree by Lauren E Oakes
  • Taming the Sun by Varun Sivaram
  • Brave New Arctic by Mark C Serreze
  • The House Girl by Tara Conklin
  • Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
  • Game Control by Lionel Shriver
  • The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys
  • This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
  • When the Killing’s Done by T C Boyle
  • In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
  • The Beginning of the End by Daryl Tarte
  • Leave No Trace – DVD 

May 2019

Topic: I've been meaning to....

  • A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
  • The Family Mansion by Anthony C Winkler
  • Genesis by Bernard Beckett
  • Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Let Her Fly by Ziauddin Yousafzai
  • Other Halves by Sue McCauley
  • Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
  • My Brother’s Name is Jessica by John Boyne
  • Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  • Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Doggerland by Ben Smith
  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
  • American War by Omar El Akkad
  • Where Your Left Hand Rests by Fiona Kidman
  • Voyagers ed by Mark Pirie and Tim Jones
  • Birthright by Fiona Lowe
  • Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks
  • A Kingdom in Crisis by Andrew MacGregor Marshall
  • Bangkok Wakes to Rain by Pitchaya Sudbanthad
  • Quicksand by Steve Toltz 

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 
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