Book Club

St Bart’s Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding January & July) in the Guild Hall. Each Book Club gathering will be facilitated by the person who nominated the book for discussion. Wine and cheese available. The book for discussion will be posted on this web page.

Meeting date and book, all on 1st Tuesdays of the month at 7.30 for 7.45pm.

(Optional) A Mass is celebrated at 7.00pm prior to the Book Club gathering.

2019 Books

The reading list is being prepared. The Summer read and the books for March and April will be listed prior to Christmas. Readers are welcome to make book suggestions for the remaining months with the aim of a book of around 250-350 pages in length. The Summer and Winter books are longer reads. 

  • 5 February – Book: Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler (2019 Summer Read)
  • 5 March – Book: The Cockatoos by Patrick White
  • 2 April – Book: King of the Air – The Turbulent Life of Charles Kingsford Smith, by Ann Blainey
  • 7 May – Book: Quaterly Essay, Issue 72, 2018. Net Loss: The Inner Life in the Digital Age, by Sebastian Smee
  • 4 June – Book: Phoebe, by Paula Gooder
  • 2 July – Winter Break
  • 6 August – Book:  The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (2016)
  • 3 September – Book: The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher Koch
  • 1 October – Book: The Children’s Bach by Helen Garner
  • 5 November – Books (plural!): Each person to speak for about 10 minutes on a book they have recently read. A feast!!
  • 3 December – Book: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dicken

2018 Books

  • 6 February – Book: A Long Way from Home, Peter Carey
  • 6 March – Book: Innocent Traitor, Alison Weir
  • 3 April – Book: Romulus, my Father, Raimond Gaita
  • 1 May – Book: Struggletown, Janet McCallum
  • 5 June – Book: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
  • 3 July – Winter break, no gathering in July 
  • 7 August – Book: The Doubleman, Christopher Koch
  • 4 September – Book: The Nine Tailors, Dorothy Sayers
  • 2 October – Book: Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe
  • 6 November – Book: Gun Alley, Kevin Morgan
  • 4 December – Book: A Few Right Thinking Men, S D Gentill