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Tikipunga Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at Tikipunga Book Club meetings.
Updated: 15/12/2017 4:07 p.m.

December 2017

Topic: a New Zealander who has made an impression worldwide

  • Becoming a Person: the biography of Robert Martin by John McRae
  • In the Ring: a Commonwealth memoir by Don McKinnon
  • A Force of Nature: the frontier genius of Ernest Rutherford by Richard Reeves
  • Dare to Dream: the John Britten Story by Felicity Price
  • Alone in the Sky by Jean Batten
  • The Infinite Air by Fiona Kidman
  • Focused: my life in pictures by Andrew Nicholson
  • Peter Blake Sailor, Adventurer by Alan Sefton
  • Rebel With a Cause by Ray Avery
  • Oswald Blumhardt: New Zealand plant pioneer by Catherine Bollard 

November 2017

Topic: a book by Isabel Allende

  • The Japanese Lover
  • Portrait in Sepia
  • The House of the Spirits
  • Daughter of Fortune
  • Ripper
  • City of the Beasts
  • My Invented Country
  • The Sum of Our Days
  • Ines of my Soul 

October 2017

Topic: a favourite New Zealand location

  • Whangaroa by E.V. Sale
  • Once the Wilderness by John T Diamond
  • Dreamers = Nga kaimoemoea: stories of the Hokianga by Suzy Pointon
  • They Called Me Te Maari by Florence Harsant
  • Navigation: a memoir by Joy Cowley
  • The New Zealand Good Beach Guide by Tim Rainger
  • Tales of Yesteryear: including oral histories of the North by Madge Malcolm
  • Fleur: the life and times of pioneering restauranteur Fleur Sullivan by Fleur Sullivan
  • Civilisation: twenty places at the edge of the world by Steve Braunias 



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