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The Redleaf Book Club meets every second Monday of the month unless a public holiday; venue is Room 2 (small) at the Cultural Hub (Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf) between 11am - 1pm.

Redleaf 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

February Min Jin LeePachinko
March Tara June WinchThe Yield
April Maggie O'FarrellHamnet
May Lisa SeeThe Island of Sea Women
June Erik LarsonDead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
July Damon GalgutThe Promise
August Natasha LesterThe French Photographer
September Elif ShafakIsland of Missing Trees
October Anne EnrightThe Green Road
November Jenny Tinghui ZhangFour Treasures of the Sky
December End of year celebration - no book required

Books discussed in 2022

February Pip WilliamsThe Dictionary of Lost Words
March Elena FerranteMy Brilliant Friend
April Caroline BaumOnly: A Singular Memoir
May Elizabeth HarrowerThe Watch Tower
June Jeanine CumminsAmerican Dirt
July Bruce PascoeDark Emu
August Charlotte McConaghyMigrations/The Last Migration
September Craig SilveyHoneybee
October Matt HaigThe Midnight Library
November Stan GrantWith the Falling of the Dusk
December Own choice

Books discussed in 2021

February Curtis SittenfeldEligible
March Susan OrleanThe Library Book
April Siri HustvedtThe Blazing World
May Orhan PamukThe Red-Haired Woman
June Anne de CourcyThe Fishing Fleet
July Tim WintonThe Boy Behind the Curtain
August Alain de BottonThe Course of Love
September Anne PatchettBel Canto
October Elizabeth HarrowerIn Certain Circles
November Kamila ShamsieHome Fire
December Own choice

Books discussed in 2020

Dominic Smith The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
Helen Trinca Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John
Charlotte Wood The Natural Way of Things
Kent Haruf Our Souls at Night
Trent Dalton Boy Swallows Universe
Elizabeth Gilbert City of Girls
Mark Henshaw The Snow Kimono
Alex Miller The Passage of Love
Anne de Courcy The Fishing Fleet
Bri Lee Eggshell Skull

Books discussed in 2019

Khaled Hosseini And the Mountains Echoed
Victoria Hislop The Thread
Ann Walmsley The Prison Book Club
Kate Forsyth The Beast's Garden
Heather Morris The Tattooist of Auschwitz
David Hunt Girt
Patrick White The Twyborn Affair
Peter Fitzsimons The Ballad of Les Darcy
Amor Towles A Gentleman in Moscow
Mohsin Hamid Exit West

Books discussed in 2018

Judy Nunn Heritage
Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge
Victoria Hislop The Island
Tim Fischer Holy See, Unholy Me
Anna McPartlin The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes
Kim Edwards The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kathy Lette The Boy Who Fell to Earth
Armando Lucas Correa The German Girl
Orhan Pamuk The Black Book
Ashley Hay A Hundred Small Lessons

Books discussed in 2017

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah
Geraldine Brooks The Secret Chord
Hazel Rowley Franklin & Eleanor
Nancy Mitford Love in a Cold Climate
Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See
Helen MacDonald H is for Hawk
Liane Moriarty Big Little Lies
Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Christina Stead For Love Alone
Graeme Simsion The Rosie Project

Books discussed in 2016

Jojo Moyes Night Music
Lisa Genova Still Alice
Natasha Solomons Mr Rosenblum's List
Alaa Al Aswany The Yacoubian Building
Felicity Volk Lightning
Lisa See Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Jane Gleeson-White Double Entry
David Nicholls Us
Jessie Burton The Miniaturist
Meg Noonan The Coat Route

Books discussed in 2015

Camilla Lackberg The Hidden Child
Marguerite van Geldermalsen Married to a Bedouin
Elizabeth Stead The Sparrows of Edward Street
Tim Winton The Riders
Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea
Jojo Moyes Me Before You
Irvin Yalom The Spinoza Problem
Karen Joy Fowler We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Hannah Kent Burial Rites
Ceridwen Dovey Only the Animals

Books discussed in 2014

Simon Winchester The Map That Changed the World
Aeneas Gunn We of the Never-Never
Kim Scott That Deadman Dance
Tim Winton An Open Swimmer
Simon Mawer Mendel's Dwarf
Ernest Hemingway True At First Light
Katherine Boo Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Jeanine Leane Purple Threads
Anna Funder All That I Am
Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Books discussed in 2013

Herman Melville Moby Dick
David Lodge Therapy
Fiona McGregor Indelible Ink
Lloyd Jones Mister Pip
Lorna Gibb Lady Hester: Queen of the East
Helen Garner The Spare Room
Michael Cunningham The Hours
Stef Penney The Tenderness of Wolves
Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children
Julian Barnes Love etc

Books discussed in 2012

Somerset Maugham The Razor's Edge
Geraldine Brooks Year of Wonders
L P Hartley The Go-Between
Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin
David Lodge Deaf Sentence
Alan Paton Cry the Beloved Country
Shuichi Yoshi Villain
Justin Cartwright Other People's Money
Liz Byrski Last Chance Cafe
Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending

Books discussed in 2011

Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin Three cups of tea
Penelope Lively Moon tiger
Orhan Parmuk My name is Red
Kazuo Ishiguro An artist of the floating world
Michael Robotham The suspect
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich
Kingsley Amis Stanley and the women
Christina Stead The man who loved children
Harper Lee To kill a mocking bird
Muriel Barbery The elegance of the hedgehog

Books discussed in 2010

Simon Winchester Bomb, book and compass
Guiseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa The Leopard
Laura Lippman Life sentences
Aravind Adiga The white tiger
Tracy Chevalier Remarkable creatures
Louis de Bernieres Birds without wings
David Malouf Remembering Babylon
Sebastian Barry The secret scripture
John Banville The sea
Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America

Books discussed in 2009

Stieg Larsson The girl with the dragon tattoo
Per Petterson Out staling horses
Elizabeth Gaskell Cranford
Gail Tsukiyama The Samurai's garden
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Infidel
Qiu Xiaolong Death of a red heroine
Geraldine Brooks People of the book
Anne Henderson Enid Lyons : leading lady to a nation
Philip Roth Indignation
Margaret Throsby Talking with Margaret Throsby

Books discussed in 2008

Markus Zusak The book thief
Irene Nemirovsky Suite Francaise
Vikram Seth Two Lives
Patrick Gale Notes from and exhibition
Mark Kurzem The Mascot
Khaled Hosseini A thousand splendid suns
Anita Desai Fasting, feasting
Ian McEwan On Chesil beach
Anne Enright The gathering
Janet Frame Towards another summer

Books discussed in 2007

Vikram Seth An Equal Music
Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
Andrea Levy Small Island
Jenna Blum Those Who Saved Us
Marina Lewycka A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian
Catherine Cole The Grave at Thu Le
Nicole Krauss The History of Love
Christopher Kremmer Inhaling the Mahatma
Elizabeth George What Came Before he Shot Her
Charles Frazier Thirteen Moons

Books discussed in 2006

Bem Le Hunte There Where the Pepper Tree Grows
Lusia Przybyszewicz All that there was
Nigel Marsh Fat, Forty and Fired
Anne Fairbairn Poetry with Anne Fairbairn as Guest Poet
Mary Lawson Crow Lake
Allan Hollingsworth The Line of Beauty
Milan Kundera The Joke
Barbara Trapido Frankie and Stankie
Scott McBain The Mastership game
Kate Grenville Secret River

Books discussed in 2005

Marge Piercy Three women
Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner
Charlotte Wood The Submerged Cathedral
Michelle Krester The Hamilton Case
Ian McEwan Comfort of Strangers
Ian McEwan Atonement
Ian McEwan Black Dogs
Ian McEwan The Child in Time
Ian McEwan Enduring Love
Ian McEwan The Cement Garden
Helen Garner Joe Cinque's Consolation
Tim Winton Dirt Music
Anne Fairbairn Feathers and the horizon
Anne Fairbairn Shadows of our dreaming
Anne Fairbairn Sunlines
Katherine Fox Malicious Intent
Marian Halligan The Point

Books discussed in 2004

Tracy Chevalier Girl with a pearl earring
Patrick White The Aunt's Story
Helen Garner The First Stone
Gerldine Brooks Foreign correspondence
Richard Flanagan Death of a River guide
Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible
Anthony O'Neill The Lamplighter
Joseph Conrad Lord Jim
Peter Goldsworthy Three Dog Night
Iris Murdoch The Sandcastle
Niall Williams As it is in Heaven

Books discussed in 2003

Margaret Atwood Alias Grace
Simon Winchester Surgeon of Crowthorn
Yann Martel Life of Pi
Warren Fellows The Damage done
Kate Jennings Moral Hazard
Mara Moustafine Secrets and Spies
Elizabeth Von Arneim Elizabeth in her German Garden
Alain de Botton The Consolation of Philosophy
Christina Lamb The sewing circles of Herat