Book Club

Book Club

Do you love reading? Would you like the opportunity to get together with other people to discuss a book and express your opinion, likes or dislikes. Then our Book Club is for you. Come along and enjoy a relaxed evening and meet other members whilst enjoying a bite to eat and/or a refreshment.

Monthly meetings are held in the Bistro and all members are welcome to join in.

Our next Book Club Meeting will be held Wednesday 25th October 2023, 11.45am or 6pm

For further information regarding the Book Club please contact the Office on 9787 0265 #1



 Welcome to Cinnamon Gardens, a home for those who are lost and the stories they treasure.

Cinnamon Gardens Nursing Home is nestled in the quiet suburb of Westgrove, Sydney – populated with residents with colourful histories, each with their own secrets, triumphs and failings. This is their safe place, an oasis of familiar delights – a beautiful garden, a busy kitchen and a bountiful recreation schedule.

But this ordinary neighbourhood is not without its prejudices. The serenity of Cinnamon Gardens is threatened by malignant forces more interested in what makes this refuge different rather than embracing the calm companionship that makes this place home to so many. As those who challenge the residents’ existence make their stand against the nursing home with devastating consequences, our characters are forced to reckon with a country divided.

Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens is about family and memory, community and race, but is ultimately a love letter to story-telling and how our stories shape who we are.

Past books read by our Book Club…

  • The Bookbinder of Jericho, Pip Williams
  • The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
  • The Good Wife of Bath, Karen Brooks
  • Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus
  • Shrines of Gaiety, Kate Atkinson
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith
  • Between Before & After, Edita Mujkic
  • The Marriage Portrait, Maggie O’Farrell
  • Death on the Ferry Hygeia, Will Spokes
  • Denizen, James McKenzie Watson
  • Horse, Geraldine Brooks
  • The Lincoln Highway, Amor Towles
  • The Jane Austen Remedy, Ruth Wilson
  • Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity & Love, Dani Shapiro
  • The Last Beekeeper, Siya Turabi
  • Miss Benton’s Beetle, Rachel Joyce
  • The White Girl, Tony Birch
  • The Girl with the Louding Voice, Abi Dare
  • The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett
  • Still Life, Sarah Winman
  • Amnesty, Aravind Adiga
  • A Million Things, Emily Spurr
  • The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman
  • Hamnet, Maggie O’farrell
  • Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty
  • All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  • The Good People, Hannah Kent
  • Working Class Boy, Jimmy Barnes
  • A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara
  • The Restorer, Michael Sala
  • The Hidden Hours, Sara Foster
  • Black Rock White City, A S Patric
  • The Dry, Jane Harper
  • The Cows, Dawn O’Porter
  • Celeste, Roland Perry
  • The Secret She Keeps, Michael Robotham
  • American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  • On the Java Ridge, Jock Serong
  • The Girl Before, J P Delaney
  • Angels & Insects, A S Byatt
  • Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng
  • The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami
  • The Tin Man, Sarah Winman
  • Butterfly on a Pin, Alannah Hill
  • The Eggshell Skull, Bri Lee
  • Three Women, Lisa Taddeo
  • The Secret History, Donna Tartt
  • Danger Music, Eddie Ayres
  • The Nowhere Child, Christian White
  • The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Holly Ringland
  • Our Souls at Night, Ken Haruf
  • The Trauma Cleaner, Sarah Krasnostein
  • Regeneration, Pat Barker
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
  • Star Crossed, Minnie Darke
  • Becoming, Michelle Obama
  • The Clockmaker’s Daughter, Kate Morton
  • Between a Wolf and a Dog, Georgia Blain
  • A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towels
  • The Elephant Whisperer, Lawrence Anthony
  • The Wife and The Widow, Christian White
  • Know My Name, Chanel Miller





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