Book Clubs

Popular book lists


Book Clubs are a great way to foster stimulating conversation, engaged debate and create community connectedness.



The Book Club Collection at Yarra Libraries

Below you’ll find the list of titles in the Book Club Collection. Call or visit your library with your library card and talk to staff to reserve a set for your club. Depending on the status of the set it can be at your local branch within days or if the item is out we can reserve it for you.


It is important to note that all parts of a set are to be collected and returned together. Sets have a special 6 week loan period with no renewals permitted. One book club member will be responsible for reserving, collecting and returning each book club set.


Yarra Libraries Book Club Collection Titles



Addition – Toni Jordan


Alfred and Emily – Doris Lessing


All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr


An American in Oz – Sara James


And the mountains echoed – Khaled Hosseini


Arctic chill - Arnaldur IndriÄ‘ason 


Barracuda – Christos Tsiolkas 


The battle for Lone Pine – David Cameron


A beautiful place to die – Malla Nunn


Blood moon – Garry Disher


Blood witness – Alex Hammond


Bomb, book and compass – Simon Winchester


Breath – Time Winton #


Burial rites - -Hannah Kent


Cairo – Chris Womersley


Christine Falls – Benjamin Black


Crossing to safety – Wallace Stegner


Currawalli Street – Christopher Morgan


Demons – Wayne Macauley 


Deranged marriage: a memoir – Sushi Das


The Diggers Rest Hotel – Geoffrey McGeachin


Driving under the influence – Jenna Marton


The engagement – Chloe Hooper


The eye of the sheep – Sofie Laguna


Father Bob: larrikin priest – Sue Williams


The feel-good hit of the year – Liam Pieper


The Finkler question – Howard Jacobson


Flying with paper wings – Sandy Jeffs


Freedom – Jonathan Franzen


The gap of time: the winter’s tale retold – Jeanette Winterson


Ghost River – Tony Birch


Golden boys – Sonya Hartnett


The happiness show – Catherine Deveny


Horrible man: sinister secrets and truths untold: the Portland hair salon murders – Leonie Wallace


Infiltration: the true story of the man who cracked the Mafia – Colin McLaren


Into the woods: the battle for Tasmania’s forests – Anna Krien


Is it just me?: confessions of an oversharer – Chrissie Swan


Let the right one in – John Ajvide Lindqvist


Lola Bensky – Lily Brett


Look who’s morphing – Tom Cho


Love with a chance of drowning – Torre DeRoche


The lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri


The memory of salt – Alice Melike Ulgezer


The memory trap – Andrea Goldsworthy


Middlesex – Jeffery Eugenides


Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones


Modern love: the lives of John and Sunday Reed - Kendrah Morgan & Lesley Harding 




Mortality – Christopher Hitchens


Murder in Mississippi – John Safran


The narrow road to the deep north – Richard Flanagan


Nightgames: sex, power & sport – Anna Krien


On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan


Perfume: the story of a murderer – Patrick Süskind


The return: an inspector Van Veeteren mystery – Håkan Nesser


Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates


The road – Cormac McCarthy


Rocks in the belly – Jon Bauer


Room – Emma Donoghue


The sense of an ending – Julian Barnes


Silent in the sanctuary: a Lady Julia Grey mystery – Deanna Raybourn


Sisters of Spicefield – Fran Cusworth


The Sleepers almanac no. 6


Speechless: a year in my father's business – James Button


St Kilda Blues – Geoffrey McGeachin


Submission – Michel Houellebecq


Sufficient grace – Amey Espeseth *


The swan book – Alexis Wright


Swimming home – Deborach Levy


The sympathizer – Viet Thank Nguyen


Things we didn’t see coming – Steven Amsterdam


Thirteen ways of looking – Colum McCann


This house of grief – Helen Garner


This is how – M J Hyland


This is how you lose her – Junot Diaz


The transition companion – Rob Hopkins *


True north: the story of Mary and Elizabeth Durack – Brenda Niall


The uncommon reader – Alan Bennett *


The unknown terrorist – Richard Flanagan


Unparelled sorrow: finding my way back from depression – Barry Dickens


Unpolished gem – Alice Pung


Warning: the story of Cyclone Tracey – Sophie Cunningham


Water for elephants – Sara Gruen


What came before – Anna George


The women’s pages – Debra Adelaide


A world of other people – Steven Carroll


You gotta have balls – Lily Brett







# large print edition


* less than 10 items in set


 - Titles updated January 2016




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