Watsons Bay Book Club

The Watsons Bay Book Club meets on the first Friday of the month from 11am at Watsons Bay Library.

Watsons Bay Book Club is currently full. If you are interested in joining a waitlist, please contact Woollahra Libraries at libraryspaces@woollahra.nsw.gov.au, or by phone 9391 7100.

Books to be discussed in 2024

February Barbara Kingsolver Demon Copperhead
March Bonnie Garmus Lessons in Chemistry
April Anna Funder Wifedom
May Geraldine Brooks Horse
June Madeleine St. John The Women in Black
July Jessica Au Cold Enough for Snow
August Anne Tyler Digging to America
September Fredrik Backman Anxious People
October Kristina Olsson Shell
November Tim Winton Shepherd's Hut
December Diana Reid Seeing Other People

Books discussed in 2023

February Damon Galgut The Promise
March Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See
April Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah
May Alain de Botton The Course of Love
June Maggie O'Farrell The Hand That First Held Mine
July Ian McEwan Lessons
August Anthony Doerr Cloud Cuckoo Land
September Jenny Tinghui Zhang Four Treasures of the Sky
October Ayad Akhtar Homeland Elegies
November Emilky St. John Mandel Sea of Tranquility
December Elif Shafak The Island of Missing Trees

Books discussed in 2022

February Maggie O'Farrell Hamnet
March Craig Silvey Honeybee
April Brit Bennett The Vanishing Half
May Elizabeth Gilbert City of Girls
June Jane Harper The Dry
July Matt Haig The Midnight Library
August Anna Burns Milkman
September David Nicholls Us
October Pip Williams The Dictionary of Lost Words
November Richard Flanagan First Person
December Hannah Kent The Good People

Books discussed in 2021

February Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere
March Nicola Lagioia Ferocity
April Tara June Winch The Yield
May Khaled Hosseini And the Mountains Echoed
June Geraldine Brooks Nine Parts of Desire
July William Boyd Ordinary Thunderstorms
August Tim Winton The Shepherd's Hut
September Madeline Miller Circe
October Jeanine Cummins American Dirt
November Pat Barker The Silence of the Girls
December Connie Willis Passage

Books discussed in 2020

Louis de Bernieres The Dust that Falls from Dreams
Anne Tyler Breathing Lessons
Min Jin Lee Pachinko
Nicola Lagioia Ferocity
Geraldine Brooks Nine Parts of Desire
Kate Atkinson Life After Life
Trent Dalton Boy Swallows Universe
William Boyd Ordinary Thunderstorms
Tim Winton The Shepherd's Hut
Madeline Miller Circe
Pat Barker The Silence of the Girls

Books discussed in 2019

Curtis Sittenfeld Eligible
Kent Haruf Our Souls at Night
Heather Morris Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Rose Museum of Modern Love
Gail Honeyman Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Jessie Burton The Miniaturist
Michael Ondaatje Warlight
Adam Johnson The Orphan Master's Son
Haruki Murakami Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage
Elena Ferrante My Brilliant Friend
Mohsin Hamid Exit West

Books discussed in 2018

Colson Whitehead The Underground Railroad
Amor Towles A Gentleman in Moscow
Shirley Barrett Rush Oh!
Anne Enright The Green Road
Dominic Smith The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
Judy Blume In the Unlikely Event
Erik Larson Dead Wake
Jessie Burton The Muse
Connie Willis Passage
Ann Patchett Commonwealth
Josephine Wilson Extinctions

Books discussed in 2017

Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Mark Henshaw The Snow Kimono
Geraldine Brooks The Secret Chord
Helen MacDonald H is for Hawk
Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge
Andy Weir The Martian
Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness
Sarah Hall The Wolf Border
Charlotte Wood The Natural Way of Things
Alain de Botton The Course of Love
Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See

Books discussed in 2016

Emily St John Mandel Station Eleven
Ali Smith How To Be Both
Karen Joy Fowler We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah
Siri Hustvedt The Blazing World
Liane Moriarty Big Little Lies
Evie Wyld All the Birds, Singing
Lauren Groff Fates and Furies
M L Stedman The Light Between Oceans
Ian McEwan The Children Act
Sarah Waters The Paying Guests