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The Canonbury Cottage Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 2:30pm at Canonbury Cottage in McKell Park, 159 Darling Point Road, Darling Point.

Canonbury Cottage Book Club is currently full. If you are interested in joining a waitlist, please contact Woollahra Libraries at, or by phone 9391 7100.

Books to be discussed in 2023

Month Author Title
FebruaryAndrew Sean GreerLess
March Bonnie Garmus Lessons in Chemistry
AprilEif Shafak The Island of Missing Trees
May Damon Galgut The Promise
June Sebastian Barry The Temporary Gentleman
July Khaled Hosseini And the Mountains Echoed
August Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah
September Laura Purcell The Corset
October Tara June Winch The Yield
November Kelly Bowen The Paris Apartment
December Miranda Riwoe Stone, Sky, Gold Mountain

Books discussed in 2022

February Madeline MillerCirce
March Tony BirchThe White Girl
April Pip WilliamsThe Dictionary of Lost Words
May David NichollsUs
June Orhan PamukThe Red-Haired Woman
July Anne De CourcyThe Fishing Fleet
August Elizabeth HarrowerThe Watch Tower
September Jane GardamOld Filth
October Maggie O'FarrellHamnet
November Jonathan KaufmanKings of Shanghai
December Lisa EmanuelThe Covered Wife

Books discussed in 2021

February Ali SmithHow to Be Both
March Min Jin LeePachinko
April Jeanine CumminsAmerican Dirt
May Dominic SmithThe Last Painting of Sara de Vos
June Anne EnrightThe Green Road
July Daniel James Brown The Boys in the Boat
August Vicki Laveau-HarvieThe Erratics
September Bri LeeEggshell Skull
October Richard FlanaganFirst Person
November Elizabeth HarrowerThe Watch Tower
December Orhan PamukThe Red-Haired Woman

Books discussed in 2020

Ann Patchett Bel Canto
Amor Towles A Gentleman in Moscow
Trent Dalton Boy Swallows Universe
Kate Atkinson Life After Life
Heather Morris Tattooist of Auschwitz
Daniel James Brown The Boys in the Boat
Emily Ruskovich Idaho
Michelle Obama Becoming
Delia Owens Where the Crawdads Sing
Alex Michaelides The Silent Patient
David Wroblewski The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Books discussed in 2019

Boris PasternakDr Zhivago
Elisabeth Asbrink1947 When Now Begins
Elizabeth GilbertThe Signature of All Things
Colm ToibinThe Master
Mary LovellThe Mitford Girls
Michael OndaatjeWarlight
Helen MacdonaldH is for Hawk
Julian LeatherdaleThe Opal Dragonfly
Kamila ShamsieHome Fire
Gail HoneymanEleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Books discussed in 2018

Elizabeth Bowen A House In Paris
William Boyd Any Human Heart
John Steinbeck Travels with Charley
Jane Harper The Dry
Eugene O'Neill Long Day's Journey Into Night
Anh Do The Happiest Refugee
Bill Browder Red Notice
Mary Lovell The Riviera Set
Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Dinah Jefferies The Tea Planters Wife
Frederick Backman A Man Called Ove

Books discussed in 2017

Karen Joy Fowler We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Rose Tremaine The Gustave Sonata
Curtis Sittenfeld Eligible
Tan Tan Neg The Garden of Evening Mists
Alain de Botton The Course of Love
Julian Barnes The Noise of Time
M. L. Steadman The Light Between Oceans
Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge
Bernadette Murphy Van Gogh's Ear
Albert Camus & Kamel Daoud The Stranger & The Meuresault Investigation

Books discussed in 2016

Peter Temple Truth
William Landay Defending Jacob
Joan London The Golden Age
Michael Ondaatje Running in the Family
Mark Henshaw The Snow Kimono
David Malouf Fly Away Peter
Darragh McKeon All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
Philip Roth The Human Stain

Books discussed in 2015

John Williams Stoner
Francine Prose Lovers at the Chameleon Club
Kathleen Tessaro The Perfume Collector
Ian McEwan The Children Act
Tea Obrecht The Tigers Wife
James McBride The Colour of Water
Margaret Atwood Blind Assassin
Patrick Deville Plague and Cholera
Azar Nafisi Reading Lolita in Tehran

Books discussed in 2014

Marcel Proust Swann's Way
Herman Koch The Dinner
Laura Hillenbrand Unbroken
Claire Messud The Woman Upstairs
Abraham Verghese Cutting for Stone
Rohinton Mistry A Fine Balance
Hannah Kent Burial Rites
Will Schwalbe The End of Your Life Book Club

Books discussed in 2013

Julian Barnes Sense of an Ending
Peter Godwin When the Crocodile Eats the Sun
Adele Ferguson Gina Reinhart
Anna Funder All That I Am
Irvin D. Yalom The Spinoza Problem
Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisited
Hilary Mantel An Experiment In Love
Wallace Stegner Crossing To Safety
Alan Bennett An Uncommon Reader

Books discussed in 2012

Peter Evans Nemesis
Penelope Lively The Photograph
Rachael Henning Letters of Rachel Henning
Paula McLain The Paris Wife
Margaret Forster Good Wives
Edmund de Waal The Hare with the Amber Eyes
Ernest Hemingway A Moveable Feast
Kader Abdolah The House of the Mosque
Fiona McGregor Indelible Ink

Books discussed in 2011

Lucy Wadham Secret Life of France
Tony Blair A Journey
Kathryn Stockett The Help
Louis de Bernières Birds Without Wings
Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex
Jonathan Franzen Freedom
Paul Torday Salmon fishing in the Yemen
Damon Young Distraction
Hazel Rowley Franklin & Eleanor: an extraordinary marriage

Books discussed in 2010

T.C. Boyle The Women
Simon Winchester Bomb, Book and Compass
Greg Mortenson Three cups of tea
J. D. Salinger The catcher in the rye
Hilary Mantel Change of climate
Tobias Wolf Old school
Alex Miller Lovesong

Books discussed in 2009

Gregory David Roberts Shantaram
Nora Ephron I feel bad about my neck
Frances Osborne The Bolter
Mohsin Hamid Reluctant fundamentalist
Philip Roth Indignation
Geraldine Brooks People of the Book
Carlos Ruiz Zafon The angel's game
Mary Ann Shaffer The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society
Barack Obama Dreams of my father

Books discussed in 2008

Andrei Makine A life's music
Sattareh Farman-Farmaian Daughter of Persia
Edna Mazya The full catastrophe
Lionel Shriver We need to talk about Kevin
Mark Kurzem The mascot
Pat Barker Regeneration
Damon Galgut Good doctor
Margaret Atwood Cat's eye
Bryce Courtenay The persimmon tree

Books discussed in 2007

Nicole Krauss History of Love
Irene Nemirovsky Suite Francaise
Omar Nasiri Inside the Global Jihad
Ayn Rand The Fountainhead
Richard Dawkins The God Delusion
Markus Zusak The Book Thief
Kate Mosse Labyrinth

Books discussed in 2006

John Berendt The city of falling angels
Bem Le Hunt There, Where the Pepper Tree Grows
Irvin D. Yalom Schopenhauer Cure
Hazel Rowley Tete a Tete : Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Satre
Kate Grenville The Secret River
Dane Kennedy The highly civilized man : Richard Burton and the Victorian World
Bryce Courtenay Whitehorn : a novel of Africa

Books discussed in 2005

Patrick White Flaws in the glass: a self portrait
Ken Follett The Hammer of Eden
Irvin Yalom When Nietzsche Wept
Pat Cavenish O'Neill A Lion in the Bedrom
Michael Crichton State of Fear
Tim Winton Dirt Music
Lee Cunxin Mao's Last Dancer
Carlos Ruiz Zafon The Shadow of the Wind
Dan Brown Angels and Demons