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Please note all book club meetings have been suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Hughenden Book Club meets on the second Friday of the month at 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 7931.

Books to be discussed in 2020

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

Books discussed in 2019

FebruaryKamila ShamsieHome Fire
MarchCaroline BaumOnly
AprilMohsin HamidExit West
MayJohn SteinbeckEast of Eden
JuneKent HarufOur Souls at Night
JulyJohn le CarréThe Spy Who Came In From the Cold
AugustHeather MorrisThe Tattooist of Auschwitz
SeptemberElizabeth KostovaThe Historian
OctoberAnna BurnsMilkman
NovemberMin Jin LeePachinko
DecemberCarlos 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