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 The vanishing half* by Brit Bennett, The other black girl* by Zakiya Dalila Harris, also have several new titles from other favourite Australian authors such as A room made of leaves* by Kate Grenville,  The living sea of waking dreams* by Richard Flanagan, Cilka's journey* by Heather Morris and The wife and the widowby Christian White. 

Love a true story? Educated by Tara Westover or The erratics by Vickie Laveau-Harvie should help start some conversations. 

Visit our Book Groups page for more information on Book Group events and resources. 

Recommended reads for book groups

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Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available from our eBook collection.

More recommended reading

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