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:

Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing

Venue and date: CQ Hotel, Cuba St, Thursday  23rd July at 6.00pm

Find us on these sofas, past reception in between the bar and the restaurant.

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Recent Meetups

  • June 25 · 6:00 PM

    June Book Discussion

    6 Members

    Books for June are May We Be Forgiven and The Cry of the Go Away Bird. May We Be Forgiven, A. M. Homes: Harry is a Richard Nixon scholar who leads a quiet, regular life;... Learn more
  • May 28 · 6:00 PM

    May Book Discussion

    8 Members | 5.00

    Theme for this month is books with long titles!All that is Solid Melts into Air, Darragh McKeon: Russia, 1986. In a run-down apartment block in Moscow, a nine-year-old... Learn more
  • April 23 · 6:00 PM

    April Book Discussion

    5 Members | 3.00

    Historical fiction this month. Books are The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox and Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. The Vintner’s Luck, Elizabeth Knox is an award-winning... Learn more
  • March 26 · 6:00 PM

    March Book Discussion

    5 Members

    Books are The Glass Room by Simon Mawer and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid.The Glass Room: High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House has... Learn more
  • February 26 · 6:00 PM

    February Book Discussion

    6 Members | 4.00

    Books are The Indian Clerk, David Leavitt and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: Karen Joy Fowler. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: Rosemary's young, just at... Learn more
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  • Alex KHAN founded Pensive Faust Wellington Book club

    on June 2


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