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Six Recommended Reads

Looking for something to read? These six titles received at least 8 out of 10 from some of our member Book Clubs: “The Boat Runner” by Devin Murphy – a debut novel about a young Dutch man coming of age … Continue reading

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“The Windy Season” by Sam Carmody – Monday Mini Book Review

The Last  Tuesday Book Club reviewed The Windy Season by Sam Carmody, a coming-of-age story set in the fictionalised West Australian coastal town of Stark. It portrays a slice of  Australian life in a fishing town, exploring male interaction and … Continue reading

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Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman was rated 5 out of 5 stars by one of our book clubs. The book club members found that the use of flashbacks gave interest to the plot, contributing to its development … Continue reading

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Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James Book Club Book Review

The Elevated Minds Book Club recently read Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James.  Some members loved the book, but one person didn’t even want to finish it! Here’s an (edited)review submitted by one of the book club members: “What makes the story … Continue reading

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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith – Book Club review

The EM Book Club has recently read The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith and rated it 5 out of 5 stars as a recommended read. Book  club members enjoyed the well-researched background detail around art forgery … Continue reading

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

A local book club has rated this book published in 2012 5 out of 5 stars. Awarded many accolades and prizes, this is not an easy read but well worth it. One book club member writes that it was, “a … Continue reading

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Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

It’s been out for a while, but was recently read and reviewed by Circle of Friends Book Club. If you haven’t read it yet, then this is a recommended read. Don’t be fooled by what seems to be a sweet, … Continue reading

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My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Bachman

This week’s mini review is courtesy of the Circle of Friends Book Club. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman was rated 8.5/10. Members found the characters, grammar, and humour in this story by the writer of … Continue reading

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson mini-review

This week’s mini-review is courtesy of Mundaring School for Seniors Book Club. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson was rated from 6/10 to 9.5/10, so some people loved it and for others it was a bit “meh”! Book Club members … Continue reading

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Three Souls by Janie Chang mini-review

This week’s mini book review is courtesy of the Glen Forrest Book Club. Three Souls by Janie Chang opens in China in 1935, and is the story told by the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin who watches her … Continue reading

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