Book clubs

Book club meetings are informal discussions about the current title and everyone is encouraged to contribute. The groups are small and inclusive of about 10-15 people in each book club.

Randwick City Library hosts eleven Book Clubs offering a space for book lovers to read and discuss books on a monthly basis.

Randwick City Library also has a special collection for those who want to start their own book club. Book Club in a Box holds 10 books of the same title, discussion notes and a how-to guide to get anyone started with their own group.

What is discussed?

At the meetings aspects of the book are discussed, such as:

  • Writing style
  • Theme
  • Author
  • Impact it has had on the reader
  • A favourite scene or passage from the book

Current Book Club Reading List

Fiction Book Clubs

Location

Date

Time

Title for discussion

Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra

2nd Wednesday of the month

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Malabar Community Library, Matraville

3rd Tuesday of the month

10am - 11am

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss

Margaret Martin Library, Randwick

3rd Thursday of the month

11am - 12pm

No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Bochani

Margaret Martin Library, Randwick

3rd Sunday of the month

1 - 2pm

Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra

4th Tuesday of the month

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Erotic stories for Punjabi widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra

4th Tuesday of the month

6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Helpline by Katherine Collette

History Book Clubs

Location

Date

Time

Title for discussion

Margaret Martin Library, Randwick

4th Thursday of the month

6pm - 7pm

Theme: True Crime Serial Killers

Malabar Community Library, Matraville

1st Tuesday of the month

10am - 11am
The Anarchy by William Dalrymple

Gothic/Horror Book Club

Location

Date

Time

Title for discussion

Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra

3rd Thursday of the month

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

How do I join?

If you are interested in joining a book club, please contact us. Some book clubs have an annual fee, while some are free and require you to source your own copy of the title to be discussed.

What has been previously read?

See below for all the books that have been read across our different book clubs dating back as far as 2005:

Fiction Book Club

Books read so far in 2019

Books read in 2018

Books read in 2017

Books read in 2016

Books read in 2015

Books read in 2014

Books read in 2013

Books read in 2012

Books read in 2011

Books read in 2010

Books read in 2009

Books read in 2008

Books read in 2007

Books read in 2006

Books read in 2005

  • Resurrectionists by Kim Wilkins
  • I for Isobel by Amy Witting
  • A Dictionary of Maqiao by Han Shaogong
  • Matthew Flinder's Cat by Bryce Courtenay
  • Disgrace by J.M.Coetzee
  • Butterfly Song by Terri Janke
  • The Namesake by Jumpa Lahiri
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
  • Feasting and Fasting by Anita Desai
  • May Contain Nuts by John O'Farrell
  • The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Dwakarum

Gothic/Horror Book Club

Books read so far in 2019

Books read in 2018

Books read in 2017

Books read in 2016

Books read in 2015

Books read in 2014

Books read in 2013

Books read in 2012

Books read in 2011

History Book Club

Books read so far in 2019

Books read in 2018

Books read in 2017

Books read in 2016

Books read in 2015

Books read in 2014

Books read in 2013

Books read in 2012

Books read in 2011

Books read in 2010

Books read in 2009

Books read in 2008

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