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Book club sets

A number of book club sets are available for loan to established book club groups through Queensland public libraries. This service is currently available to all Queensland public libraries. Book club coordinators should contact their local library and register their groups to access these sets, and for further information regarding services to book clubs.  A printed list is available for your customers.

This YouTube video provides information on how to search and reserve book club sets available at SLQ:

  1. Alias Grace / Margaret Atwood
  2. Almost French / Sarah Turnbull *
  3. Girl with a pearl earring / Tracy Chevalier
  4. A fortunate life / A.B. Facey *
  5. The pact / Jodi Picoult
  6. The God of small things / Arundhati Roy
  7. Ice station / Matthew Reilly
  8. On the road / Jack Kerouac
  9. Schindler's ark / Thomas Keneally
  10. The secret history / Donna Tartt
  11. Remembering Babylon / David Malouf
  12. The kite runner / Khaled Hossein
  13. Notes from a small island / Bill Bryson *
  14. The lovely bones / Alice Sebold
  15. Disgrace / J.M. Coetzee
  16. The shipping news / E. Annie Proulx
  17. The Sunday philosophy club /Alexander McCall Smith
  18. A long, long way / Sebastian Barry
  19. Thompson gunner / Nick Earls
  20. Mao's last dancer / Li Cunxin *
  21. Murder in the palace / Iain Campbell
  22. Eucalyptus / Murray Bail
  23. The salt of broken tears / Michael Meehan
  24. The hospital by the river / Catherine Hamlin *
  25. Burial rites/Hannah Kent
  26. March / Geraldine Brooks
  27. The other Boleyn girl / Philippa Gregory
  28. The English patient / Michael Ondaatje
  29. Journey to the stone country / Alex Miller
  30. The time traveller's wife / Audrey Niffenegger
  31. Dirt music / Tim Winton
  32. Daughter of fortune / Isabel Allende
  33. The alchemist / Paulo Coelho
  34. Memoirs of a geisha / Arthur Golden
  35. Desert flower / Waris Dirie *
  36. Cold mountain / Charles Frazier
  37. True history of the Kelly Gang / Peter Carey
  38. The Harmony Silk Factory / Tash Aw
  39. Purple hibiscus / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  40. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time / Mark Haddon
  41. The unbelievable lightness of scones / Alexander McCall Smith
  42. Five quarters of the orange / Joanne Harris
  43. Life of Pi / Yann Martel
  44. To kill a mockingbird / Harper Lee
  45. Perfume : the story of a murderer / Patrick Suskind
  46. The battlers / Kylie Tennant
  47. The house of the spirits / Isabel Allende
  48. In cold blood / Truman Capote *
  49. Affection / Ian Townsend
  50. Three brilliant careers / Ross Davies *
  51. The unknown terrorist / Richard Flanagan
  52. Owls do cry / Janet Frame
  53. Time we have taken / Steven Carroll
  54. The floating island / Anna Ralph
  55. Digging to America / Anne Tyler
  56. Corner of your eye / Kate Lyons
  57. Rachel's holiday / Marian Keyes
  58. The inheritance of loss / Kiran Desai
  59. The book thief / Markus Zusak
  60. The great fire / Shirley Hazzard
  61. Water for elephants / Sara Gruen
  62. Salmon fishing in the Yemen / Paul Torday
  63. Mister Pip / Lloyd Jones
  64. Birdsong / Sebastian Faulks
  65. The tenderness of wolves / Stef Penney
  66. The night ferry / Michael Robotham
  67. Hit / Tara Moss
  68. A long way down / Nick Hornby
  69. The heaven I swallowed / Rachel Hennessy
  70. Wolf Hall / Hilary Mantel
  71. Withdrawn
  72. The watch tower / Elizabeth Harrower
  73. East of Eden / John Steinbeck
  74. The great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald
  75. Howards End / E.M. Forster
  76. Jane Eyre / Charlotte Bronte
  77. Love in the time of cholera / Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  78. One flew over the cuckoo's nest / Ken Kesey
  79. The picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde
  80. Pride and prejudice /Jane Austen
  81. The shiralee / D'Arcy Niland
  82. The bone clocks / David Mitchell
  83. Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe
  84. To the lighthouse / Virginia Woolf
  85. Women in love / D.H. Lawrence
  86. Wuthering Heights / Emily Bronte
  87. Good morning, Mr Sarra / Chris Sarra *  #
  88. Double homicide / Jonathan & Faye Kellerman
  89. Withdrawn
  90. Withdrawn
  91. Withdrawn
  92. Blood & beauty / Sarah Dunant
  93. Kitchen privileges : a memoir / Mary Higgins Clark *
  94. Prodigal summer / Barbara Kingsolver
  95. My island homicide / Catherine Titasey  #
  96. The lives of others / Neel Mukherjee
  97. All the light we cannot see / Anthony Doerr
  98. The long green shore / John Hepworth
  99. Breakfast at Tiffany's / Truman Capote
  100. The chimney sweeper's boy / Barbara Vine
  101. Kingdom of fear / Hunter S. Thompson*
  102. Tree palace / Craig Sherborne
  103. Of mice and men / John Steinbeck
  104. Rabbit, run / John Updike
  105. South : the endurance expedition/ Ernest Shackleton *
  106. A year in Provence / Peter Mayle *
  107. The consolations of philosophy /Alain De Botton *
  108. The well / Elizabeth Jolley
  109. Unpolished gem / Alice Pung *
  110. Boycott / Lisa Forrest
  111. If this is a man : and, The truce / Primo Levy *
  112. Child 44 / Tom Rob Smith
  113. The golden age / Joan London
  114. The brutal art / Jesse Kellerman
  115. Monkey grip / Helen Garner
  116. Just me / Sheila Hancock *
  117. The reader / Bernhard Schlink
  118. The winter vault / Anne Michaels
  119. Sea of poppies / Amitav Ghosh
  120. The white tiger / Aravind Adiga
  121. The zookeeper's war / Steven Conte
  122. Revolutionary road / Richard Yates
  123. Norwegian wood / Haruki Murakami
  124. The highest tide / Jim Lynch
  125. Old filth / Jane Gardam
  126. Skin and Bone / Kathryn Fox
  127. Trip of a lifetime / Liz Byrski
  128. The household guide to dying / Debra Adelaide
  129. Addition / Toni Jordan
  130. Those Faraday girls / Monica McInerney
  131. The Murray Whelan trilogy / Shane Maloney
  132. The forgotten garden / Kate Morton
  133. The reinvention of Ivy Brown / Roberta Taylor
  134. Floodtide / Judy Nunn
  135. The china garden / Kristina Olsson
  136. Jasper Jones : a novel / Craig Silvey
  137. One life, my mother's story / Kate Grenville *
  138. Dog boy / Eva Hornung
  139. When the night comes / Favel Parrett
  140. Truestory of Butterfish / Nick Earls
  141. Breath / Tim Winton
  142. Frozen circle / Peter Watt
  143. Family law / Benjamin Law *
  144. Brisbane / Matthew Condon *
  145. Carpentaria / Alexis Wright #
  146. The casuals / Sally Breen
  147. White earth / Andrew McGahan
  148. When colts ran / Roger McDonald
  149. Legacy / Kirsten Tranter
  150. Legacy / Tamara McKinley
  151. Cockatoo: my life in Cape York / stories and art by Roy McIvor  * #
  152. Who am I? The diary of Mary Talence, Sydney, 1937 / Anita Heiss * #
  153. Ronnie: Tasmanian Songman / Ronnie Summers with Helen Gee * #
  154. Closer to Stone / Simon Cleary   #
  155. The Ottoman Motel / Christopher Currie
  156. One city / Alexander McCall-Smith, Ian Rankin, etc
  157. Blood and bone / Daniel Davis Wood
  158. The brightest star in the sky / Marian Keyes
  159. Johnno / David Malouf
  160. Absolution Creek / Nicole Alexander
  161. The fine colour of rust / P.A. O'Reilly
  162. Foal's bread / Gillian Mears
  163. The happiest refugee / Anh Do *
  164. The heather blazing / Colm Toibin
  165. The idea of home / John Hughes *
  166. The last thread / Michael Sala
  167. Listening to country / Ros Moriarty *
  168. Past the shallows / Favel Parrett  #
  169. The ruins of us / Keija Parssinen
  170. The sense of an ending / Julian Barnes
  171. Smoke and mirrors / Kel Robertson
  172. Waiting for sunrise / Willian Boyd
  173. Wanting / Richard Flanagan
  174. Well done those men / Barry Heard * #
  175. Time's long ruin / Stephen Orr
  176. The cartographer / Peter Twohig
  177. All that I am / Anna Funder
  178. Withdrawn
  179. Cloud atlas / David Mitchell
  180. Every secret thing / Marie Munkara
  181. Fiveways / Ian Commins  #
  182. Omega Park / Amy Barker
  183. Wings of fear / Helene Young
  184. The illuminations / Andrew O'Hagan
  185. Maralinga / Judy Nunn
  186. To ride the wind / Peter Watt
  187. Nice work / Jana Wendt *
  188. House on the hill / Estelle Pinney
  189. Beneath the darkening sky / Majok Tulba
  190. The blind man's garden / Nadeem Aslam
  191. Chasing the light / Jesse Blackadder
  192. The language of flowers / Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  193. The light between oceans / M.L. Stedman
  194. The oldest song in the world / Sue Woolfe  #
  195. The Rosie project / Graeme Simsion
  196. A history of silence / Lloyd Jones  *
  197. Questions of travel / Michelle De Kretser
  198. The beloved / Anna Faulkner
  199. The sundowners / Jon Cleary
  200. My brother Jack / George Johnston
  201. Coonardoo / Katherine Susannah Prichard  #
  202. The chant of Jimmy Blacksmith / Thomas Keneally  #
  203. The cattle king / Ion L. Idriess
  204. The mind of a thief / Patti Miller
  205. The kitchen house / Kathleen Grissom
  206. Girl of shadows / Deborah Challinor
  207. The search for Anne Perry / Joanne Drayton  *
  208. The ballad of Les Darcy / Peter FitzSimons  *
  209. The dogs of Littlefield / Suzanne Berne
  210. An accidental soldier / John Charalambous
  211. Ugly : my memoir / Robert Hoge *
  212. Ghost moth / Michele Forbes
  213. Tiddas / Anita Heiss  #
  214. The invention of wings / Sue Monk Kidd
  215. The lives of Stella Bain / Anita Shreve
  216. The lost child / Suzanne McCourt
  217. Night games / Anna Krien
  218. The pure gold baby / Margaret Drabble
  219. Me and Mr Booker / Cory Taylor
  220. The night guest / Fiona McFarlane
  221. The narrow road to the deep north / Richard Flanagan
  222. Truth / Peter Temple
  223. The visitors / Sally Beauman
  224. The birdwatcher / William McInnes
  225. The undertaking / Audrey Magee
  226. All the birds, singing / Evie Wyld
  227. The swan book / Alexis Wright   #
  228. Life after life / Kate Atkinson
  229. The valley of amazement / Amy Tan
  230. The lie / Helen Dunmore
  231. Withdrawn
  232. The lost child of Philomena Lee / Martin Sixsmith  *
  233. The secret keeper / Kate Morton
  234. Twelve years a slave / Solomon Northup  *
  235. Boy, lost / Kristina Olsson  *
  236. Big brother / Lionel Shriver
  237. Cicada / Moira McKinnon
  238. In my father's shadow / Chris Welles Feder  *
  239. The counsellor / Cormac McCarthy  *
  240. In falling snow / Mary-Rose MacColl
  241. The yellow birds / Kevin Powers
  242. The burial / Courtney Collins
  243. Coal Creek / Alex Miller
  244. Home / Toni Morrison
  245. The Yalda Crossing / Noel Beddoe
  246. The bear / Claire Cameron
  247. The railwayman's wife / Ashley Hay
  248. In my mother's hands / Biff Ward  #
  249. The strays / Emily Bitto
  250. After darkness / Christine Piper
  251. Foreign soil / Maxine Beneba Clarke
  252. Nest / Inga Simpson
  253. The silver moon / Bryce Courtenay
  254. In certain circles / Elizabeth Harrower
  255. Ryders Ridge / Charlotte Nash
  256. The eye of the sheep / Sofie Laguna
  257. Big little lies / Liane Moriarty
  258. Golden boys / Sonya Hartnett
  259. South of darkness / John Marsden
  260. Nora Webster / Colm Toibin
  261. Heat and light / Ellen Van Neerven  #
  262. A God in ruins / Kate Atkinson
  263. A world of other people / Steven Carroll

    *  Non fiction             #  Indigenous content

Tips

  • Suggested rules for running a group can be found at LitLovers along with some useful generic questions
  • Random House Books has tips on starting a club
  • Reading guides and reviews for individual titles can be located by searching the Internet. Use keywords review or guide along with the books title and the author's name
  • Subscription databases such as the Literature Resource Center and Good Reading are also good sources of information. Access is available through State Library’s One Search catalogue.
  • Reading for reconciliation has more suggested titles.
Last updated
30th November 2016