Book Club

St Bart’s Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month (excluding January & July) in St Bart’s Cafe, 300 Burnley Street, Richmond. 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 2nd Tuesdays of the month at 7.30pm.

For more information please contact Ann Brady, Co-ordinator, on 0423 723 009 or

The reading list will be updated during the year.  Readers are welcome to make book suggestions for the upcoming months with the aim of a book of around 250-350 pages in length. The Summer and Winter books can be  longer reads. 

Past book read and discussed:

  • The Yield  by Tara Winch
  • Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  • Apeirogon by Colin McCann
  • Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler
  • The Cockatoos by Patrick White
  • King of the Air – The Turbulent Life of Charles Kingsford Smith, by Ann Blainey
  • Net Loss: The Inner Life in the Digital Age, by Sebastian Smee
  • Phoebe, by Paula Gooder
  • The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
  • The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher Koch
  • The Children’s Bach by Helen Garner
  • A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dicken
  • A Long Way from Home, Peter Carey
  • Innocent Traitor, Alison Weir
  • Romulus, my Father, Raimond Gaita
  • Struggletown, Janet McCallum
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
  • The Doubleman, Christopher Koch
  • The Nine Tailors, Dorothy Sayers
  • Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe
  • Gun Alley, Kevin Morgan
  • A Few Right Thinking Men, S D Gentill