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The Hughenden Book Club meets on the second Friday of the month from 11am at the Hughenden Hotel, 14 Queen Street, Woollahra.

Hughenden 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
February Leila Slimani Lullaby
March Kate Elizabeth Russell My Dark Vanessa
April Delia Owens Where the Crawdads Sing
May Martine Arkady A Memory Called Empire
June Colm Toibin Magician
July Meg Mason Sorrow and Bliss
August Elodie Harper The Wolf Den
September George Orwell Keep the Aspidistra Flying
October Geraldine Brooks Horse
November Richard Osman Thursday Murder Club
December Robert Harris Act of Oblivion

Books discussed in 2022

March Elif Shafak10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
April Alexis SchaitkinSaint X
May Sue Monk KiddThe Invention of Wings
June Maggie O'FarrellHamnet
July Craig SilveyHoneybee
August Julia BairdPhosphorescence
September Douglas StuartShuggie Bain
October Bridget CollinsThe Betrayals
November Kazuo IshiguroKlara and the Sun
December Helen GarnerThe Children's Bach

Books discussed in 2021

February Laura Shepherd-RobinsonBlood & Sugar
March Tony BirchThe White Girl
April Louis de BernièresThe Dust that Falls from Dreams
May Alex MichaelidesThe Silent Patient
June Kevin BarryNight Boat to Tangier
July Emma DonoghueRoom
August Elif Shafak10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
September Elton JohnMe
October Annette HessThe German House
November Alexis SchaitkinSaint X
December Maggie O'FarrellHamnet

Books discussed in 2020

Erik Larson Dead Wake
Elizabeth Gilbert City of Girls
Mick Herron Slow Horses
Edmund de Waal The Hare with Amber Eyes
Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere
Michelle Obama Becoming
Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale
Laura Shepherd-Robinson Blood & Sugar
Louis de Bernieres The Dust that Falls from Dreams
Cassie Hamer After the Party
Tony Birch The White Girl

Books discussed in 2019

Kamila ShamsieHome Fire
Caroline BaumOnly
Mohsin HamidExit West
John SteinbeckEast of Eden
Kent HarufOur Souls at Night
John le CarréThe Spy Who Came In From the Cold
Heather MorrisThe Tattooist of Auschwitz
Elizabeth KostovaThe Historian
Anna BurnsMilkman
Min Jin LeePachinko
Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Shadow of the Wind

Books discussed in 2018

Anne Enright The Green Road
Jhumpa Lahiri The Namesake
Shirley Barrett Rush Oh!
David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet
Graham Greene Honorary Consul
Sunjeev Sahota The Year of the Runaways
Ali Smith How To Be Both
Shashi Tharoor Inglorious Empire
Eve Harris The Marrying of Chani Kaufman
Hisham Matar The Return
Jock Serong The Rules of Backyard Cricket
Ahdaf Soueif The Map of Love

Books discussed in 2017

Lauren Groff Fates and Furies
Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge
Alain de Botton The Course of Love
Lissa Evans Crooked Heart
Lisa See Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Sarah Hall Wolf Border
Michelle de Kretser Questions of Travel
Jessie Burton The Miniaturist
Helen MacDonald H is for Hawk
Zia Haider Rahman In the Light of What We Know
Adhef Soueif The Map of Love
Daniel Mason The Piano Turner

Books discussed in 2016

Liane Moriarty Big Little Lies
Geraldine Brooks Year of Wonders
Adam Johnson The Orphan Master's Son
Emily St John Mandel Station Eleven
Ian McEwan The Children Act
Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Connie Willis Passage
Karen Joy Fowler We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Vikram Seth An Equal Music
Jussi Adler-Olsen The Keeper of Lost Causes
Evie Wyld All the Birds, Singing
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah

Books discussed in 2015

Louise Erdrich The Round House
A M Homes This Book Will Save Your Life
M L Stedman The Light Between Oceans
Mary Doria Russell The Sparrow
Drusilla Modjeska Stravinsky's Lunch
Alex Miller Autumn Laing
Lloyd Jones Mister Pip
Siri Hustvedt The Blazing World
Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall