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Thursday 26th October 2017
At 7.30pm.

We are a friendly group of people from diverse backgrounds, which leads to vigorous discussions especially if people have not liked a book. It is sometimes surprising which books appeal to whom.

New book lovers are always welcome. We meet:

4th Thursday of each month excluding December

7.30pm at Hamilton Uniting Church vestry (enter from Denison Street, Hamilton)

It is not expensive to be a book lover as the majority of the books we read are available from the local libraries.

Coming Up...


The reading for 26th October is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

New Members Welcome. Call Sally Henning on 49691140 .
Books we have read 2017;
January: The Snow Kimono By Mark Henshaw.
also Pearl Buck in China by Hilary Spurling.
February: Too close to Home by Georgia Blain.
March: The Fist Fifteen Lives of Harry August By Claire North.
April: Flesh Wounds By Richard Glover.
May: Classic Month: Goodbye to Berlin By Christopher Isherwood.

Books we have read 2016:
January: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
also One Hundred Days of Happiness by Fausto Brizzi.
February: The Signature of all Things by Elizabeth Gilbert.
March: Second half First by Drusilla Modjeska.
April: Dinner at Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler.
May: Classic Month: Death in Venice.
June: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
July: Light in August by William Faulkner.
August: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grisson.
September: Cocktail Hour under the tree of forgetfulness by Alexander Fuller.
October: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.
November: Submission by Michel Houellebcq.

Books we have read 2015:
January Down Under by Bill Bryson.
Fifth Buisness by Robertson Davies.
February The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman.
March Optimism by Bob Brown.
April No Meeting.
May The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
or Independence Day.
June Middlemarch by George Elliott.
July Life Class by Pat Barker.
August: Birds without Wings by Louis de Bernieres.
September The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez.
October The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.
November The Hunter by Scott Bevan.

Books we have read:2014

June - The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

July- Night letters by Robert Dessaix.

August -Sheila by Robert Wainwright

September-
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

October -The leopard by Guiseppe Tomasi di lampedusa

November-Lost in Translation by Eva Hoffman.

Year

Month

Book

Author

2014 May
Classic month: A Passage to India
E M Forster
2014 April The Luminaries Eleanor Catton
2014 March Too Many Men Lily Brett
2014 February The Exotic Booze Club Brian Armstrong
2014 January

The Lacuna

The Glass Palace

Barbara Kingsolver

Amitav Gosh

2013
November
The Rosie Project Graeme Simison
2013
October
Desert Queen Janet Wallach
2013
September
The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes
2013
August
No Meeting
2013
July
Classic Month: Persuasion and Emma Jane Austin
2013
June
Ender's Game
Orson Scott Carol
2013
May
Persausion
Jane Austin
2013
April
The Moonstone
Wilkie Collins
2013
March
Open Secrets
Alice Munro
2013
February The Secret Keeper
Kate Morton
2013
January
To a Mountain in Tibet
Colin Thubrun
2012
November
The Hare with the Amber Eyes
Edmund de Waal
2012
October
The Finkler Question
Howard Jacobson
2012
September
Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel
2012
August
Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men
Peter FitzSimons
2012
July
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Maggie O?Farrell
2012
May
Three Men in a Boat Jerome K Jerome
2012
April
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Paul Torday
2012
March
Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver
2012
February
Mr Pip
Lloyd Jones
2012
January
The Paris Wife
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Paula McLain
Azar Nafisi
2011
November
Empire Falls
Richard Russo
2011
October
Songlines in Patogonia
Bruce Chatwin
2011
September
The Happiest Refugee
Anh Do
2011
August
Fugitive Pieces
Anne Michaels
2011
July
Benang
Kim Scott
2011
June
Water for Elephants
Sarah Gruen
2011
May
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Muriel Spark
2011
April
To Kill a Mocking Bird
Harper Lee
2011
March
My Sister?s Keeper
Jodi Picoult
2011
February
Silas Marner
George Eliot
2011
January
At Home
Corduroy Mansions
Bill Bryson
Alexander McCall Smith
2010
November
The Book Thief
Marcus Zusak
2010
October
The Broken Shore
Peter Temple
2010
September
The First Casualty
Ben Elton
2010
August
Galileo?s Daughter
Dava Sobel
2010
July
Little Bird of Heaven
Joyce Carol Oates
2010
June
February Dark
Anne Von Bertouch
2010
May
A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
2010
April
Cloudstreet
Tim Winton
2010
March
What Came Between
Patrick Cullen
2010
February
The Secret River
Kate Grenville
2010
January
Indian Bride
Sunday Philosophy Club
Earthly Delights
Karin Fossum
Alexander McCall Smith
KerryGreenwood
2009
November
The Stone Diaries
Carol Shields
2009
October
The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow
A J Mackinnon
2009
September
Regeneration
Pat Barker
2009
August
The Day of the Triffids
John Wyndham
2009
July
A Fine Balance
Rohinton Mistry
2009
June
The Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
2009
May
Joe Cinque?s Consolation
Helen Garner
2009
April
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
84 Charing Cross Road
Mary Ann Shaffer
Helene Hanff
2009
March
Journey from Venice
Ruth Cracknell
2009
February
Saturday
Ian McEwan
2009
January
The Lieutenant
Kate Grenville
2008
November
Gilead
Marilynne Robinson
2008
October
A Fortunate Life
A B Facey
2008
September
The Lottery
Patricia Woods










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