Book Clubs

Book Clubs are a great way to foster stimulating conversation, engaged debate and create community connectedness. Yarra Libraries offers a great list of titles for your book club to choose from.

How to borrow Book Club Collections

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.

When borrowing Book Club Collections

  • 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 Indriđason

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 – Tim 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