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 Vitner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

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

Join us and be the first to know when new Meetups are scheduled
Log in with Facebook to find out
By creating a Meetup account, you agree to the Terms of Service


  • There are no suggested Meetups

    But there are 2 upcoming Meetups!

    Check them out

Recent Meetups

  • 5 days ago · 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
  • January 22 · 6:00 PM

    January Book Discussion

    6 Members

    The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas: At a barbecue in a Melbourne suburb, a man loses his temper and slaps the child of the host's friends. This incident unleashes a slew of... Learn more
  • November 27, 2014 · 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, 2014 · 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
  • See all past Meetups

What's new

  • Alex KHAN founded Pensive Faust Wellington Book club

    on June 2


Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy