What we're about

This book club is for lovers of books. And of talking about books. And especially for those who love talking about books in good company over a tasty meal somewhere in marvelous Melbourne...

We read fiction, and it helps if it's in print. But we don't discriminate on genre - part of the beauty is reading things you otherwise wouldn't pick up in the bookstore (or download to your Kindle for you modern types). Over the years we've read classics, contemporary literature, crime, fantasy, and even the odd YA novel...

We choose books two months in advance, and titles are nominated and voted on by members; it's awfully democratic.

We meet on the second Thursday of each month, and always in the CBD or inner suburbs close to public transport. We have some favourite venues, but love trying new places too!

There's a $3 fee per meeting, because Meetup.com likes taking money off my credit card every three months. But any surplus monies are put back into the group's Christmas shindig.

So come along and join us... Preferably more than once; we love it when new members like us enough to come back for seconds! (You don't have to finish the book, or like the book, or have a dissertation prepared; there's no test. But there might be spoilers.)

Come and join us; we'd love to meet you!

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February meetup to discuss 'The Three Musketeers', by Alexandre Dumas

Readings.com.au says, "The young D'Artagnan travels to Paris determined to join King Louis XIII’s elite guards. Hot-headed and raring to prove himself, D'Artagnan challenges three strangers to a duel. These strangers are none other than the daring band of Musketeers - Porthos, Athos and Aramis. D'Artagnan’s fearless spirit impresses them and the Musketeers take him under their wing. Soon, the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter propel the four musketeers to adventures on horseback, across seas and over rooftops to defend the honour of the Queen and protect the life of the King. This is a rousing tale of thrilling swordplay and royal intrigue, brave friends and the basest treachery." Runners-up were 'The Dry', by Jane Harper, and 'Lorna Doone' by RD Blackmore.

March meetup to discuss 'The Dry', by Jane Harper

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Readings.com.au says: "Who really killed the Hadler family? Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well… When Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for the funerals, he is loath to confront the people who rejected him twenty years earlier. But when his investigative skills are called on, the facts of the Hadler case start to make him doubt this murder-suicide charge. And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, old wounds are reopened. For Falk and his childhood friend Luke shared a secret… A secret Falk thought long-buried… A secret which Luke’s death starts to bring to the surface…" Runners-up were 'The Hate U Give', by Angie Thomas, and 'The Rook', by Daniel O'Malley.

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