Past Reading Lists

  

READING LIST 2017

 

READING LIST 2016

  • Friday 8 January – DVD night at Lynette’s – Finding Neverland
  • Friday 5 February – Sharon | Washington’s spies (NF) by Alexander Rose | Not scored
  • Friday 4 March – Mary | All the light we cannot see (F) by Anthony Doerr | Scored 3.8
  • Friday 1 April – Faraday Month | The life-changing magic of tidying up (NF) by Marie Kondo | Scored 3
  • Friday 6 May – Ros | Walking free (NF) by Munjed Al Muderis | Scored 2.5
  • Friday 3 June – Heidi | The aftermath (F) by Rhidian Brook | Scored 3.3
  • Friday 1 July – Lynette | Life or death (F) by Michael Robotham | Scored 3.2
  • Friday 5 August – Catherine | My place (F) by Sally Morgan | Scored 4.1
  • Friday 2 September – Gabrielle | Palace of tears (F) by Julian Leatherdale | Scored 2.4
  • Friday 7 October – Anne | The Yalda Crossing (F) by Noel Beddoe | Scored 4.5
  • Friday 4 November – Heather | No Great Mischief (F) by Alastair MacLeod | Scored 3.5
  • Friday 2 December – KatieUnder the Skin (F) by Michael Faber 

 

READING LIST 2015

  • January – Pot Luck at Glenbrook Theatre | Paddington
  • Friday 13th February – Heather | Anne of Green Gables (F) by LM Montgomery | Scored 4.2
  • Sunday 1st March – Heidi | Tam O’Shanter (Poem) by Robert Burns | Not scored
  • Friday 10th April – Sharon | A Monster Calls (YA F) by Patrick Ness  | Not scored
  • Sunday 3rd May – Trish | FARADAY MONTH – What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty   | Not scored
  • Friday 19th June – Catherine | We are Here, by Cat Thao Nguyen   | Not scored
  • Sunday 12th July, 2.30pm – Katie | The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan | Not scored
  • Friday 7th August – Vic | H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald | Scored 3.3
  • Sunday 6th September – Mary | Perfume, Patrick Suskind | Not scored
  • Friday 2nd October – Gabrielle | Inside the O’Briens (AF) by Lisa Genova | Not scored
  • Sunday 1st November – Ros | Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee | Scored 2
  • Friday 4th December – Lynette | The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton | Scored 2.75

 

READING LIST 2014

  • 3rd January 2014 – Pot Luck at Glenbrook Theatre – Frozen
  • 7th February 2014 ~ Mary –Kill Khalid by Paul McGeough (NF) – Mary  – Scored 3
  • 7th March 2014 –  – Sharon – Why Australia Hates Asylum Seekers (NF) article by Christos Tsiolkas in the September 2013 issue of The Monthly –  Scored 3.8
  • 4th April 2014 – Beverley – The Light Between Oceans (F) by ML Stedman –  Scored 4
  • 2nd May 2014 – viewing of The Book Thief film
  • Friday 13th June 2014 – Catherine – The Rosie Project (F) by Graeme C Simsion – Scored 3
  • Friday 11th July 2014 – Katie – The News : a User’s Manual (NF) by Alain de Botton – Scored 3.8
  • Friday 1st August 2014 – FARADAY MONTH What Alice Forgot (F) by Liane Moriarty – Scored 2.5
  • Sunday 7th September 2014 – Vic – The Wild Places (NF) by Robert MacFarlane – Scored 4.5
  • Friday 10th October 2014 – Ros – Barracuda (F) by Christos Tsiolkas – Scored 3.6
  • Sunday 2nd November 2014 – Gabrielle – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (F) by Rachel Perfect – Scored 3.7
  • Friday 5th December 2014 – Lynnette – The Princess Bride (F) by William Goldman – Not scored

 

READING LIST 2013

  • January Pot Luck at Glenbrook Theatre – Cheating a little we watched Les Miserables with Hugh Jackman, Ann Hathaway and Russell Crowe
  • February 1st 2013 ~ Miles off Course (F) by Sulari Gentill ~ Beverley ~ Scored 3
  • March 1st 2013 ~ Frankenstein (F) by Mary Shelley ~ Heather ~ Scored 3.2
  • April 5th 2013 ~ The Lighthouse (F) by Alison Moore ~ Catherine ~ Scored 2.6
  • May 3rd 2013 ~ The End of Your Life Book Club (NF) by Will Schwalbe ~ Katie ~ Scored 3
  • June 7th 2013 ~ The Cove (F) by Ron Rash ~ Trish ~ Scored 3.5
  • July 5th 2013  – FARADAY MONTH ~ The Help (F) by Kathryn Stockett ~ Vic ~ Scored 3
  • August 2013 ~ Burial Rites (F) by Hannah Kent ~ Ros – Scored 3
  • Sept 2013 ~ And the Mountains Echoed (F) by Khaled Hosseini ~ Gabrielle – Scored 3.2
  • Oct 2013 – Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood ~Margaret – Scored 3.7
  • Nov 2013 – The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (F) by Douglas Adams ~ Lynnette ~ Scored 3.8
  • Dec 2013 ~ The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (F) by Muriel Spark~ Heidi ~ Not scored

 

READING LIST 2012

  • Jan 13th 2012 ~ Warhorse at Glenbrook Theatre
  • Feb 3rd 2012 ~ Flock (F) by Lyn Hughes ~ Beverley ~ scored 2.9
  • Mar 2nd 2012 ~ Sarah’s Key (F) by Tatiana de Rosnay ~ Ros ~ Scored 3.3
  • Apr 6th 2010 ~ The Happiest Refugee (Autobiography)  by Ahn Do ~ Trish ~ Scored 2.9
  • May 4th 2012 ~ Rocks in the Belly (F) by Jon Bauer ~ Gabrielle ~ Scored 3.5
  • June 1st 2012 ~ Magician (F) by Raymond E Feist ~ Lynette ~ Scored 2.8
  • July 6th 2012 ~ Brother and Sister (F) by Joanna Trollope ~Margaret – Scored 1.5 (Scored 4 for discussion)
  • August 3rd 2012 ~The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (F) by Mark Twain ~ David – Scored 3
  • September 6th 2012 ~ The Psychopath Test: a journey through the madness industry (NF) by Jon Ronson ~ Heidi ~ Scored 3
  • October 5th 2012 ~  8 Steps to Happiness by Anthony Grant [& Strong Women Stay Young by Miriam E Nelson] (NF) ~ Mary – Scored 4.2
  • November 2nd 2012Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (F) by John Le Carre ~ Sharon ~ Scored ?
  • December 7th 2012 ~ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (NF) by Rebecca Skloot ~ Ros – Scored 4.2

 

READING LIST 2011

  • Jan 7th ~ Pot Luck 6:30pm session @ Glenbrook Theatre & dinner – saw The King’s Speech starring Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth
  • Feb 4th ~ Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (F) by Alexander McCall Smith ~ Beverley ~ Scored 2.7
  • Mar 4th ~ In My Skin (NF) by Kate Holden ~ Gabrielle ~ Scored 3.2
  • Apr 1st ~ Freedom (F) by Jonathan Franzen ~ Katie ~ Scored 2
  • May 6th ~ Once (F) by Morris Gleitzman ~ Vic ~ Scored 4
  • Jun 3rd ~ Babylon’s Ark : the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad Zoo (NF) by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence ~ Sharon ~ Scored 3
  • Jul 1st ~ The House at Salvation Creek (NF) by Susan Duncan ~ Mary ~ Scored 3.7
  • Aug 5th ~ The Long Song (F) by Andrea Levy ~ Heidi ~ Scored 2.8
  • Sep 2nd ~ Nine Parts of Desire (NF) by Geraldine Brooks ~ Heather ~ Scored 3.8
  • Oct 7th ~ When Colts Ran (F)  by Roger McDonald – Catherine ~ Scored 2.1
  • Nov 4th ~ The Fry Chronicles (NF) by Stephen Fry ~ Margaret ~ Scored 2.5
  • Dec 2nd ~ Ransom by David Malouf (F) ~ David ~ Scored 4.2

 

READING LIST 2010

  • Jan 8th ~ Pot Luck 6:30pm session @ Glenbrook Theatre & dinner @ Indian restaurant saw Old Dogs with John Travolta & Robin Williams
  • Feb 5th ~ The Great Gatsby (F) by F. Scott Fitzgerald ~ Heather  ~ Scored 2.7
  • Mar 5th ~ To Kill a Mockingbird (F) by Harper Lee ~ Heidi ~ Scored 4.5
  • Apr 9th ~ The Wailing Wind (F) by Tony Hillerman ~ Margaret ~ Scored 2
  • May 7th ~ Into the Wild (NF) by John Krakauer ~ Vic ~ Scored 3
  • Jun 4th ~ Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (NF) by Barbara Kingsolver ~ Sharon ~ Scored 2.3
  • Jul 2nd ~ Midnight’s Children (F) by Salman Rushdie ~ Catherine ~ Scored 2.6
  • Aug 6th ~ Ragtime (F) by E.L. Doctorow ~ David~ Scored 3.5
  • Sept 3rd ~ Maestro (F) by Peter Goldsworthy ~ Trish ~ Scored 3.5
  • Oct 1st ~  Man’s Search for Meaning (NF) by Viktor Frankl ~ Mary  ~ Scored 3.1
  • Nov 5th ~ Invisible (F) by Paul Auster ~ Katie ~ Scored 3
  • Dec 3rd ~ The Spare Room (F) by Helen Garner ~ Gabrielle ~ Scored 3.75

   

READING LIST 2009

  • Feb 2009 ~ The Shadow of the Wind (F) by Carolos Ruiz Zafon ~ Catherine ~ Scored 3.5
  • Mar 2009 ~ The Stone Diaries (F) by Carol Shields ~ Heather ~ Scored 3
  • Apr 2009 ~ The Good Mayor (F) by Andrew Nicoll ~ Vic ~ Scored 3
  • May 2009 ~ Peter Pan (F) by J. M. Barrie ~ Katie ~ Scored 2.3
  • Jun 2009 ~ The Arrival (F) by Shaun Tan ~ Sharon ~ Scored 4.2
  • Jul 2009 ~ Mao’s Last Dancer (NF) by Li Cunxin ~ Trish ~ Scored 3
  • Aug 2009 ~ Kieron Smith, Boy (F) by James Kelman ~ Heidi ~ Unscored
  • Sep 2009 ~ Fleshmarket Close (F) by Ian Rankin  ~ Margaret ~ Scored?
  • Oct 2009 ~ White Tiger (F) by Aravinda Adiga ~ Gabrielle ~ Scored 3.4
  • Nov 2009 ~ The Secret River (F) by Kate Grenville ~ Mary @ Wiseman’s Ferry ~ Scored 3.6
  • Dec 2009 ~ The Angel’s Game (F) by Carlos Luiz Zafon ~ Catherine @ Catherine’s ~ Scored ?

 

READING LIST 2008

  • 1st February 2008 : The Skeleton Coast (F) by Clive Cussler – Margaret – Scored 2.8 and The Book of Everything (F) by Guus Kuijer – Sharon – Scored 4
  • 7th March 2008 : Cloud Atlas (F) by David Mitchell – Katie – Scored 3/5
  • 4th April 2008 : Those Faraday Girls (F) by Monica McInerney – Trish – Scored 2.2
  • 9th May 2008 : The Mitford Girls (NF) by Mary S. Lovell – Heather – Scored 3.6
  • 6th June 2008 : The Historian (F) by Elizabeth Kostova – Babs – Scored 3.25
  • 4th July 2008 : A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (F) by Marina Lewycka – Mary – Scored 2.2
  • 1st August 2008 : Three Cups of Tea: One man’s mission to promote peace….one school at a time (NF) by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin – Gabrielle – Scored 3.4
  • 5th September 2008 : Mr Vogel (F) by Lloyd Jones – Catherine – ?Score
  • 3rd October 2008 : Enduring Love (F) by Ian McEwan – Heidi – Movie too ~ Scored 3.7
  • 7th November 2008 : Empire of the Sun (F) by J.G. Ballard – Kim ~ Scored 3.8
  • 6th December : Outing to Leura

 

READING LIST 2007

  • 1st June 2007 : The Book Thief (F) by Marcus Zusak – No score
  • 6th July 2007 : El dorado (F) by Dorothy Porter – Mary – 2.5
  • 3rd August 2007 : The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (F) by Mark Haddon – Gabrielle – 3.5
  • 7th September 2007 : Cloudstreet (F) by Tim Winton – Kim – 3.8
  • October 2007 : No meeting
  • 2nd November 2007 : A thousand splendid suns (F) by Khaled Hosseini – Heidi – 4.2
  • 7th December 2007 : Cold Comfort Farm (F) by Stella Gibbons – MOVIE TOO – Catherine – 3.4
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