Pensive Faust Book club is a reading group that meets in Wellington CBD.


We aim to bring together wit, wisdom and offer a new cultural revolution to the Wellington scene. Fuse lively, creative events with brain-teasing and mind-expanding food for thought in the form of discussions, events and exploration of books and music.

We usually read contemporary fiction but are not limited to literary genre, being fond of good discussions and a fulfilling read we at times choose something completely different.

Since starting in June 2010 we have read a wide range of novels, including many classics.

If you love reading join our Book club in celebration of the power and diversity of words.

How this group works:

Join us and enjoy good company, interesting discussions and a great deal of socializing.

Our current books are:

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

Venue and date: CQ Hotel, Cuba St, Thursday 22 Jan at 6.00pm

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Recent Meetups

  • November 27 · 6:00 PM

    November Book Discussion

    7 Members | 4.00

    Grappling with the big questions for November. Books are Oxygen by Andrew Miller and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig. Oxygen, Andrew Miller:... Learn more
  • September 25 · 6:00 PM

    September Book Discussion

    5 Members

    Just one book for September, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton: It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of... Learn more
  • August 28 · 6:00 PM

    August Book Discussion

    5 Members

    Books for August are: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt: A young boy in New York City,... Learn more
  • July 24 · 6:00 PM

    July Book Discussion

    6 Members | 4.00

    Books are American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie. American Gods, Neil Gaiman: After three years in prison, Shadow has... Learn more
  • June 26 · 6:00 PM

    June Book Discussion

    5 Members

    19th century classics for June: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne Set in... Learn more
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