Book Lovers

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Please ring Sally on 4969 1140 for details.
Past and new members are welcome.

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.

The Reading will be " The Arsonist" by Chloe Hooper.

Past Book Lovers or new members welcome
Books we have read 2019
January: Spirit of the Ghan by Judy Nunn.
The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellows.
Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie.
February: A Room of One's Own by Virginnia Wolf.
March: Midwinter Break by Bernard Maclaverty.
April: A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler.
May: Classic Month: Greenmantle by John Buchan.
June: We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter.

July:" The Boy and His Dog at the End of the World" by C.A. Fletcher.
Books we have read 2018:
January: Lost for words by Stephanie Butland.
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles.
February: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
March: The Last Man in Europe by Dennis Glover.
April: My Story by Julia Gillard.
May : No meeting.
Classic Month
: Au Bonheur des by Dames Emile Zola.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
July: Nutshell by Ian McEwan.
August: The Quiet American by Graham Greene.
September: Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks.
October: The Chrysalids by John Wyndham.
November: The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.

Books we have read 2017:

January: The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw.
Pearl Buck in China by Hilary Spurling.
February: Too Close to Home by Georgia Blain.
March: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.
April: Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover.
May: Classic Month:
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood.
June: The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith.
July: The All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg .
August: Perfect by Rachel Joyce.
September: Stasland by Anna Funer.
October: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.
November: The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

Books we have read 2016:
January: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson.
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 the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler.
May: Classic Month: Death in Venice by Thomas Mann.
June: The Goldfinch by Donna Tart.
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 Houellebecq.

Books we have read:2015:
January:Down Under by Bill Bryson.
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies.
February: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman.
March: Optimism by Bob Brown.
April: No meeting.
May: The Sportswriter Or Independence Day by Richard Ford.
June: Classic Month: 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

January: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.
The Glass Palace by Amitav Gosh.
February: The Exotic Booze Club by Brian Armstrong.
March: Too Many Men by Lily Brett.
April : The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton.
Classic Month: A Passage to India by E M Foster.
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 Ave Hoffman.

Books we have read in 2013
January: To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubrun.
February: The Secret keeper by Kate Morton.
March : Open Secrets by Alice Munro.
April: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.
May: No Meeting.
June: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Carol.
July: Classic Month: Persuasion and Emma by Jane Austin.
August: No Meeting.
September: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.
October: Desert Queen by Janet Wallace.
November: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison.

Books we have read 2012
January: The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain.
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.
February: Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones.
March: Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
April: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday.
May: Classic Month: Three Men in a boat by Jerome K Jerome.
June: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell.
July: No Meeting.
August: Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men by Peter FitzSimmons
September: Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel.
October: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson.
November: The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal.

Books we have read 2011
January: At Home by Bill Bryson.
Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith.
February: Silas Marner by George Eliot.
March: My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
April: Classic Month: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
May: The Prince of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark.
June: Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen.
July: Benang by Kime Scott.
August: Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels.
September: The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do.
October: Songlines or In Patogonia by Bruce Chatwin.
November: Empire Falls by Richard Russo.

Books we have read 2010
January: Indian Bride by Karin Fossum.
Sunday Philosphy Club by Alexander McCall Smith.
Earthly Delights by Kerry Greenwood.
February: The Secret River by Kate Grenville.
March: What Came Between by Patrick Cullen.
April : Cloudstreet by Tim Winton.
May: Classic Month: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
June: February Dark by Anne Von Bertouch.
July: Little Bird of heaven by Joyce Carol Oates.
August Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel.
September: The First Casualty by Ben Elton.
October: The Broken Shore by Peter temple.
November: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

Books we have read 2009
January: The Lieutentant by Kate Grenville.
February: Saturday by Ian McEwan.
March: Journey from Venice by Ruth Cracknell.
April: The Guernsey Literary and Potato by Mary Ann Shaffer.
Peel Pie Society
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff.
May: Joe Cinque's Consolation by Helen Garner.
June: The Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.
July A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.
August: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.
September: Regeneration by Pat Barker.
October: The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow by AJ Mackinnon.
November: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields.

Books we have read 2008
September: The Lottery by Patricia Woods.
October: A Fortunate Life by AB Facey.
November: Gilead By Marilynne Robinson.

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