Book Discussion Group

An enthusiastic group of readers meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month to discuss a set book by an Australian author. Books chosen for discussion are generally YA titles although the occasional book for Younger Readers is included.  In the past a book by an overseas author has also made the list for discussion.

There are several special events throughout the year. Guest authors are invited to talk about recent publications and, following the announcement of the Book of the Year Awards Short List, the group meets to review all the shortlisted titles.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Book Discussion Group meetings to improve their knowledge of Australian young adult and children’s literature.

Contact Gail Spiers: gailspiers@iinet.net.au

2019 Meeting Dates and Books to be Discussed

Wednesday 23 January at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group
Discussing: The Things that will not Stand by Michael Gerard Bauer [publisher site teachers' notes]

Contact: Gail Spiers gailspiers@iinet.net.au

Wednesday 27 February at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group
Discussing: I am Out with Lanterns by Emily Gale [publisher site with author links].

Contact: Gail Spiers gailspiers@iinet.net.au

 

Wednesday 27 March at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group
Discussing: P is for Pearl  by Eliza Henry Jones  [publisher site teachers' notes] 

Contact: Gail Spiers gailspiers@iinet.net.au

Wednesday 24 April at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group

2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards - Judges Talk and Short List 

Join WA Book of the Year Judges Anne-Marie Strother (Older Readers) and Felicia Harris (Younger Readers) and members of the WA Branch to find out about the 2019 Book of the Year Awards Short List on 24 April at Oasis House, Nedlands.

Places are limited so book early to avoid missing out. https://www.trybooking.com/BBQJK

Contact: Gail Spiers gailspiers@iinet.net.au

Wednesday 22 May at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group
Discussing:Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee [publisher site teachers' notes]

Contact: Gail Spiers gailspiers@iinet.net.au

Wednesday 26 June at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group
Discussing: What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume [publisher site teachers' notes]

Contact: Gail Spiers gailspiers@iinet.net.au

Wednesday 24 July at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group
Discussing: The Honeyman and the Hunter by Neil Grant  [publisher site teachers' notes]

Contact: Gail Spiers gailspiers@iinet.net.au

Wednesday 28 August at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group
Discussing: Promise Me Happy by Robert Newton [publisher site teachers' notes] 

Contact: Gail Spiers gailspiers@iinet.net.au

Wednesday 25 September at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group
Discussing: Shauna’s Great Expectations by Kathleen Loughnan  [publisher site teachers' notes]

Contact: Gail Spiers gailspiers@iinet.net.au

Wednesday 23 October at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group
Discussing: Rogue by A. J. Betts (Special Guest Amanda Betts)[publisher site teachers' notes]  

Contact: Gail Spiers gailspiers@iinet.net.au

Wednesday 27 November at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group
Discussing: Stone Girl by Eleni Hale  [publisher site teachers' notes] 

Contact: Gail Spiers gailspiers@iinet.net.au

Previous Book Discussion

  • Books Discussed in 2018
  • Books Discussed in 2017
  • Books Discussed in 2016
  • Books Discussed in 2015
  • Books Discussed in 2014
  • Highlights of 2014 Discussions
  • Books Discussed in 2013
  • Highlight of 2013 Discussions
  • Books Discussed in 2012
  • Books Discussed from 2001-2011