Book Clubs

 

Want to run a Book Club but don’t know where to start?

Book Clubs & Reading Groups are a wonderful way of sharing your love of reading with like minded people in a fun and casual way.  To learn more about setting up a Book Club click here..

Don’t belong to a Reading Group of your own? Come & join one of ours.

City of Parramatta Libraries Reading Groups meet monthly at different Library branches to discuss books, share ideas and have fun in a casual friendly environment. To enquire about joining one of our groups please email Parra Reads.

Book Clubs & Book Club Kits

City of Parramatta Libraries Book Club Kit Service can make running a Book Club easy.

All Book Club Kits contain 10 copies of the same book, plus discussion notes/questions (where available) and come packaged in a handy tote bag.

If you are already a member of City of Parramatta Libraries, registering your Book Club is easy, simply fill in the Book Club Registration Form – 2020

City of Parramatta Libraries Book Club Kits consist of a mixture of non-ficton and fiction to choose from, why not click the list to discover them all. Book Kits – NOV 19_web View the five (5) new book club kits available for 2021 2022 – New Book Club Kits

We review the Book Club Kit collection annually, and welcome suggestions anytime throughout the year from registered Book Clubs. Book Club Kit – Suggestions For Purchase Form

Kits can be borrowed by registered book clubs for up to six weeks; a small annual fee applies per group. All groups wishing to borrow kits must complete the Book Club Registration Form. 

For more information please contact Jody or Suzanne via email at parrareads@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or call on 02 9806 5159.

Parra Reads Virtual Book Club

If you would like to share your thoughts on what you have been reading, please join our online group chat on Goodreads. 

Monthly Themes – Information

February – A book by an Australian Author – Aussie Authors Rule! Check out our recommended reads below. February – Australian Authors

March – Books to Screen – Do you prefer to watch then read? Or read then watch? For me it is definitely read first! Books to Screen

April – A Thriller or mystery book. Recommended Reads – April – Thrillers – 2021

May – Prize Winners – With so many different book awards each year what better selection could a reader ask for. Personally I will be reading my way through as many of the ‘Miles Franklin’ longlist titles that I can manage before the shortlist is announced in June.  May – Prize Winners 1 May – Prize Winners 2

June – Second Chances – Read a book you have tried to read before but couldn’t finish! My nemesis is ‘Wolf Hall’ by Hilary Mantel; I have tired many times and still haven’t managed to get past the first chapter. Second Chance Books – June

July – Memoir – What makes a memoir a great one? Is it the setting, person or subject? July – Memoirs

AugustBig Bang Books! – Books that have made a big splash in the last 10/20 years! Literally an endless supply of choices with this one!

SeptemberBanned Books – One for the rebels!

October – The first book in a series.

November – Hot of the printing press! With so many great books planned for publication in 2021, what better way to end the year.

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