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 on Wednesday 8th June 2022, 11.45am or 6pm

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

cURRENT BOOK

THE LAST BEEKEEPER
Author: SIYA TURABI

 

‘I am a friend of the bees. Like you.’
‘So, you have been waiting for me?’
‘The forest has been waiting for you.’

Pakistan, 1974: The secret-wreathed trees of Harikaya have always called to Hassan. He knows if he doesn’t find the last beekeeper and salvage a precious jar of his mythical black honey before the floods come, his mother will lose her sight.
But then he wins a scholarship to study with the state governor in Karachi amidst a brewing storm of political turmoil and simmering espionage.
His entire world is turned upside down when he meets Maryam, the governor’s niece visiting from London.  All the while the fate of his mother and his promise to the bees calls him back to the forest, and so he must decide: Maryam or the beekeeper, England or Pakistan, his head or his heart.
One of the most exciting debuts of 2021, this is a lyrical historical novel of family, friendship, and self-discovery exploring the power of choice in a changing world and love in communion with nature. 

 

Past books read by our Book Club…

  • 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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