Get deep into discussion at your next book group with these handpicked reads from our expert library staff. This list covers our favourite titles for book groups and since they are our top picks, we have many copies and formats available.

The white girl* by Tony Birch, The yield* by Tara June Winch and Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray* by Anita Heiss are showcase works from Australian Indigenous authors. We have uncovered some incredible debut novels, try Lessons in chemistry* by Bonnie GarmusCold enough for snowby Jessica Au, and The other black girl* by Zakiya Dalila Harris. We also have several new titles from other favourite Australian authors such as Horse by Geraldine Brooks, Wildflowers* by Peggy Frew, and Wild abandon* by Emily Bitto. 

Love a true story? Unorthodox: the scandalous rejection of my Hasadic roots* by Deborah Feldman or Emotional female* by Yumiko Kadota should help start some conversations. 

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Recommended reads for book groups

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To reserve a book, click the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation. You can find out more about logging in to your account on our Membership page.

Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available from our eBook collection. You can find out more on our eBooks and audio books page.

More recommended reading

To view booklists on a variety of subjects, visit our Booklists page.

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