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

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

Books to be discussed in 2023

Month Author Title
January Anthony Doerr Cloud Cuckoo Land
February Jenny Tunghui Zhang Four Treasures of the Sky
March Ayad Akhtar Homeland Elegies
April Matt Haig The Midnight Library
May Elif Shafak The Island of Missing Trees
June Bonnie Garmus Lessons in Chemistry
July Elizabeth Gilbert City of Girls
August Geraldine Brooks Horse
September Elizabeth Strout My Name is Lucy Barton
October Michelle Obama Becoming
November Own choice
December No meeting

Books discussed in 2022

January Craig SilveyHoneybee
February Brit BennettThe Vanishing Half
March Trent DaltonBoy Swallows Universe
April Richard PowersThe Overstory
May Delia OwensWhere the Crawdads Sing
June Pip WilliamsThe Dictionary of Lost Words
July David SedarisTheft By Finding
August Maggie O'FarrellHamnet
September Julia BairdPhosphorescence
October Lily BrettOld Seems to be Other People
November Own choice
December N/A

Books discussed in 2021

January Jeanine CumminsAmerican Dirt
February Tim WintonThe Boy Behind the Curtain
March Anna BurnsMilkman
April Chris HammerScrublands
May Richard FlanaganFirst Person
June Jane HarperThe Dry
July Favel ParrettThere was Still Love
August Elizabeth StroutOlive, Again
September Charlotte WoodThe Weekend
October Tara June WinchThe Yield
November Own choice
December N/A

Books discussed in 2020

Eleanor Catton The Luminaries
Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere
Kristin Hannah The Nightingale
Michael Ondaatje Warlight
Robert Dessaix What Days Are For
Donna Leon By Its Cover
Amanda Hampson The French Perfumer
David Nicholls Us
Hannah Kent The Good People
Tara Westover Educated

Books discussed in 2019

Min Jin Lee Pachinko
Gail Honeyman Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Mohsin Hamid Exit West
Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist Two Steps Forward
Kamila Shamsie Home Fire
Amor Towles A Gentleman in Moscow
Michelle Scott Tucker Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World
Dominic Smith The Last Painting of Sara De Vos
Melissa Ashley The Birdman’s Wife
Sarah Perry The Essex Serpent

Books discussed in 2018

Louis de Bernieres The Dust That Falls From Dreams
Kent Haruf Our Souls at Night
Evie Wyld All the Birds, Singing
Anne Enright The Green Road
Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge
Lisa McInerney Glorious Heresies
Khaled Hosseini And the Mountains Echoed
Marilynne Robinson Home

Books discussed in 2017

Joseph Conrad Lord Jim
Sarah Hall The Wolf Border
Joan London The Golden Age
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah
Erik Larson Dead Wake
Tim Winton Island Home
Mark Henshaw The Snow Kimono
Elena Ferrante My Brilliant Friend
Tony Birch Ghost River
Barbara Vine The Chimney Sweeper's Boy
Geraldine Brooks The Secret Chord

Books discussed in 2016

Colm Toibin Nora Webster
Ian McEwan The Children Act
Siri Hustvedt The Blazing World
Dai Sijie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Craig Sherborne Hoi Polloi
Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See
M. L. Stedman The Light Between Oceans
Favel Parrett Past the Shallows
Alix Christie Gutenberg's Apprentice
Stephan Zweig The World of Yesterday

Books discussed in 2015

George Eliot Middlemarch
Liane Moriarty Big Little Lies
Judy Nunn Maralinga
Rachel Joyce The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Graham Swift Wish You Were Here
Bob Reece Daisy Bates: Grand Dame of the Desert
Sheldon Vanauken A Severe Mercy
Jason Roberts A Sense of the World
Naguib Mahfouz Palace Walk
Graeme Simsion The Rosie Project

Books discussed in 2014

Michelle de Kretser Questions of Travel
Brendan Ward The Beethoven Obsession
Hannah Kent Burial Rites
Tim Flannery The Birth of Sydney
Lian Hearn The Storyteller and His Three Daughters
Margaret Drabble The Pure Gold Baby
Michael Frayn Skios
Anne Tyler Dinner At the Homesick Restaurant
Zadie Smith White Teeth
Mikhail Bulgakov The Master & Margarita

Books discussed in 2013

Paul Torday Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
John Banville Ancient Light

Books discussed in 2012

Nicole Mones The last Chinese chef
Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman The rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif
Aravind Adiga The white tiger
Kyung-sook Shin Please look after Mother
Kathryn Stockett The help
Michael Ondaatje The English patient

Books discussed in 2011

Colum McCann Let the great world spin
Marry Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Hans Fallada Alone in Berlin
Muriel Barbery The elegance of the hedgehog

Books discussed in 2010

Mandy Sayer (ed) The Australian long story
Annette Gordon-Reed The Hemingses of Monticello
Greg Mortensen Three cups of tea
Michelle de Kretser The Hamilton case
Alexander McCall Smith The No. 1 Ladies detective agency
Isabel Allende The Sum of our days
Amy Tan The Bonesetter's daughter
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The purple hibiscus

Books discussed in 2009

Irene Nemirovsky David Golder
Markus Zusak The book thief
Simon Winchester The map that changed the world
Lloyd Jones Mr Pip
Li Cunxin Mao's last dancer
F. Scott Fitzgerald The great Gatsby
Harper Lee To kill a mockingbird
Robert Dessaix Choice of books by Robert Dessaix
Barack Obama Dreams from my father

Books discussed in 2008

Kate Grenville The secret river
Rose Tremain The road home
Mitch Albom Tuesdays with Morrie
Tim Winton Dirt music
David Malouf The great world
Helen Garner The Spare Room
Geraldine Brooks March
Simon Winchester Bomb, Book and Compass