There are almost as many book clubs in the Northern Illawarra as there are coffee shops!
Some meet at members homes and some in our local libraries, but wherever they come together, it’s safe to say there are hundreds of people across our region reading books they otherwise would not have chosen, expanding horizons and bringing out their inner critic.
“We love getting together to talk about the books, and everything else happening in the world,” says one member. “It’s a great way to meet people, and a great way to be introduced to books you wouldn’t otherwise have even heard of!”
Thirroul Library boasts three regular groups and while librarians will make suggestions and help with sourcing the books, essentially they’re self-managed. The librarians say while committing to a book club can seem overwhelming, and it can be trial and error to find a group that works for you, when you’re comfortable, it’s worth the effort!
The third Tuesday of the month sees an eager and committed group of ladies come together at 5.30 for an active discussion. Then on the second Tuesday of the month at 1.30 there’s a self-managed group which is open to new members.
The U3A Book Club runs a monthly group at Thirroul Library on a Wednesday.
Anyone whose interested in joining a book club can contact library staff, or just turn up and grab a chair.
Other local groups include:-
Thirroul Feminist Book Club is going gangbusters. Here’s their reading list:-
Let us know if you’re in a book club and what you’re reading. We’ll be running regular stories on recommendations and great reads!!