Book Groups Tasmania title list


Last updated in February 2020.

Newly added titles are denoted by an asterisk (*)


Australian author or setting

Arnott, Robbie – Flames

Atkins, Clare – Between us *

Barrett, Shirley – The bus on Thursday

Bird, Carmel – Cape Grimm

Bishop, Stephanie – Other Side of the World

Blain, Georgia – Between a wolf and a dog

Brooks, Geraldine – Caleb's crossing.

Brooks, Geraldine – People of the book.

Byrski, Liz – A month of Sundays *

Carey, Peter – A long way from home *

Carey, Peter – Jack Maggs

Carey, Peter – The chemistry of tears

Carey, Peter – Theft : a love story.

Carmody, Sam – The windy season

Clarke, Marcus – For the term of his natural life

Conte, Steven – The zookeeper's war.

Cotton, Peter – Dead cat bounce

Darke, Minnie– Star–crossed *

Day, Livia – A trifle dead : book one of the Cafe La Femme series

Day, Marele – Mrs Cook : the real and imagined life of the Captain's wife.

Dean, Geoffrey – The literary lunch : selected stories

De Kretser, Michelle – The life to come *

Dessaix, Robert – Night letters : a journey through Switzerland and Italy.

Dettman, Joy – Wind in the wires.

Donoghue, Emma – Room.

Drewe, Robert, 1943 – The true colour of the sea *

Epstein, Sarah – Small spaces *

Erskine, Y. A. (Yvette) – Brotherhood.

Flanagan, Richard – Death of a river guide

Flanagan, Richard – First person

Flanagan, Richard – Gould's book of fish

Flanagan, Richard – The narrow road to the deep north

Flanagan, Richard – The sound of one hand clapping

Flanagan, Richard – Wanting

Foxlee, Karen, 1971– Lenny's book of everything *

Franklin, Miles – My brilliant career

Funder, Anna – All that I am

Garner, Helen – Monkey grip

Garner, Helen – The spare room.

Gee, Poppy – Bay of Fires

Grenville, Kate – Lilian's story.

Grenville, Kate – Sarah Thornhill.

Grenville, Kate – The secret river.

Ham, Rosalie – Dressmaker

Harper, Jane – The dry

Harper, Jane–Force of nature *

Hay, Ashley – A hundred small lessons

Hazzard, Shirley – The transit of Venus.

Heiss, Anita – Barbed wire and cherry blossoms

Hoeg, Peter – Miss Smilla’s feeling for snow

Hurley, Susan – Eight lives *

Jaffe, Meredith – The fence

Johnson, Katherine – The better son *

Johnston, George – My brother Jack.

Jordan, Toni – Addition

Kennedy, Cate – The world beneath

Kent, Hannah – Burial rites

Kneale, Matthew – English passengers

Koch, C. J. (Christopher John) – Highways to a war.

Koch, C. J. (Christopher John) – Lost voices

Koch, C. J. (Christopher John) – The memory room

Laguna, Sofie – Eye of the Sheep

Lang, Lisa – Utopian man.

Le, Nam – The boat

Leigh, Julia – The hunter

Lette, Kathy – The boy who fell to Earth

Limprecht, Eleanor – Passengers *

Livett, Jennifer – Wild island

London, Joan – The good parents.

Lowe, Fiona– Birthright *

Lukins, Robert – The everlasting Sunday *

Malouf, David – An imaginary life

Malouf, David – Remembering Babylon

Marchetta, Melina – Tell the truth, shame the devil

Marsden, John – South of Darkness

McCullough, Colleen – Bittersweet

McInerney, Monica – The trip of a lifetime

McIntosh, Fiona – The lavender keeper

Mears, Gillian – Foal's bread.

Middleton, Mike – Edge of time

Miller, Alex – Conditions of faith.

Miller, Alex – Journey to the stone country.

Moon, Josephine – The chocolate promise

Moriarty, Liane – Big little lies

Moriarty, Liane – Nine perfect strangers

Moriarty, Liane – Truly madly guilty *

Morris, Heather – Tattooist of Auschwitz

Morrissey, Di – A distant journey

Morton, Kate – The lake house

Morton, Kate – The secret keeper

Mundy, Robyn – Wildlight

Murnane, Gerald – Collected short fiction *

Musa, Omar – Here come the dogs *

Nunn, Judy – Tiger men

O’Flynn, Mark – The last days of Ava Langdon

Olsson, Kristina – Shell

Overington, Caroline – I came to say goodbye.

Parrett, Favel – Past the shallows

Parrett, Favel – When the night comes

Perlman, Elliot – The street sweeper.

Picoult, Jodi – Small great things

Ringland, Holly – The lost flowers of Alice Hart

Rose, Heather – The butterfly man

Rose, Heather –The museum of modern love *

Savanadasa, Rajith – Ruins *

Scholes, Katherine – Congo dawn *

Scholes, Katherine – The hunter's wife

Scholes, Katherine – The perfect wife

Scott, Kim – That deadman dance.

Scott, Margaret – Family album

Scott, Rosie – Faith singer.

Silvey, Craig – Jasper Jones

Silvey, Craig – Rhubarb.

Simsion, Graeme C – The Rosie project

St John, Madeleine – Ladies in black

Stedman, M. L – The light between oceans.

Throsby, Holly –Cedar valley

Tiffany, Carrie – Mateship with birds

Treloar, Lucy – Salt Creek

Tsiolkas, Christos – Barracuda

Tsiolkas, Christos – The slap

Van Hooft, Kate – We see the stars *

Viggers, Karen – The lightkeeper's wife

White, Patrick – The tree of man.

Williams, Sue I. – Murder with the lot

Wilson, Josephine – Extinctions

Wilson, Rohan – To name those lost

Wilson, Rohan David – The roving party

Winton, Tim – Breath

Winton, Tim – Eyrie

Winton, Tim – The riders

Winton, Tim – The shepherd’s hut

Wood, Charlotte – The children

Wood, Danielle – The alphabet of light and dark

Wright, Alexis – Carpentaria

Wyld, Evie – All the Birds Singing

Zable, Arnold – Cafe Scheherazade

Zorn, Claire – One would think the deep *

Zusak, Markus – The book thief

Zusak, Markus – Bridge of Clay


International authors

Ahern, Cecelia – Roar *

Ali, Monica – Brick lane.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor – Oryx and Crake.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor – The blind assassin.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor – The handmaid’s tale

Austen, Jane – Mansfield Park.

Aw, Tash – The harmony silk factory.

Backman, Fredrik, 1981 – A man called Ove *

Baldacci, David – The last mile

Barbery, Muriel – The elegance of the hedgehog

Barnes, Julian – The sense of an ending

Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew) – Peter Pan

Beatty, Paul – The sellout *

Bennett, Alan – The uncommon reader.

Bohjalian, Chris – The Sandcastle girls

Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre

Bronte, Emily – Wuthering heights.

Burns, Anna – Milkman

Burton, Jessie – The muse

Campbell, Karen – This is where I am

Catton, Eleanor – The Luminaries

Clark, Mary Higgins – I've got my eyes on you *

Cole, Jessie – Deeper water

Collins, Bridget, – The binding *

Collins, Wilkie – Woman in white

Connelly, Michael – The wrong side of goodbye

Conrad, Joseph – Heart of darkness.

Craven, Margaret – I heard the owl call my name

De Kretser, Michelle – Questions of travel

Dhaliwal, Aminder – Woman world (graphic novel) *

Diamant, Anita – The red tent.

Dickens, Charles – Great expectations.

Doerr, Anthony – All the light we cannot see

Donoghue, Emma – Room.

Doughty, Louise – Apple Tree Yard

Dovey, Ceridwen – Only the Animals

Edugyan, Esi – Washington Black

Eggers, Dave – The circle

Erdrich, Louise – The painted drum : a novel *

Farr, Tracy – The life and loves of Lena Gaunt

Fellowes, Julian – Belgravia

Ferrante, Elena – My brilliant friend

Finn, A. J. – The woman in the window *

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott) – The Great Gatsby.

Flaubert, Gustave – Madame Bovary.

Flynn, Gillian – Gone Girl

Foer, Jonathan Safran – Extremely loud & incredibly close.

Fowler, Karen Joy – The Jane Austen Book Club.

Fowler, Karen Joy – We are all completely beside ourselves

Fowler, Therese – Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Gaiman, Neil – Norse mythology *

Galbraith, Robert – The cuckoo's calling

Galland, Nicole – Godiva

Gibbons, Stella – Cold Comfort Farm.

Green, John – The fault in our stars

Green, John – Turtles all the way down *

Greene, Graham – Travels with my aunt.

Grisham, John – Camino Island *

Grossman, David – A horse walks into a bar

Haddon, Mark – The curious incident of the dog in the night–time.

Hamid, Mohsin – Exit west *

Haruf, Kent – Our souls at night

Hawkins, Matt – Stairway (graphic novel) *

Hawkins, Paula – Girl on the train

Honeyman, Gail – Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Hornby, Nick – How to be good.

Hosseini, Khaled – A thousand splendid suns.

Hosseini, Khaled – And the mountains echoed

Hosseini, Khaled – The kite runner.

Huxley, Aldous – Brave new world

Ishiguro, Kazuo – When we were orphans.

Ivey, Eowyn – The snow child

Jacobson, Howard – The Finkler question.

James, Henry – Washington Square.

James, Marlon – Brief history of seven killings

James, P. D – Death comes to Pemberley.

Jonasson, Jonas – The one hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared

Jones, Lloyd – Hand me down world

Jones, Lloyd – Mister Pip

Keneally, Thomas – Schindler's list

Kidd, Sue Monk – The secret life of bees.

Kingsolver, Barbara – The lacuna.

Kingsolver, Barbara – The Poisonwood Bible.

Kline, Christina Baker – The orphan train

Knight, Christine M – Life song

Kundera, Milan – The unbearable lightness of being.

Lahiri, Jhumpa – The lowland

Lavell, Iris – Elsewhere in Success

Le Carre, John – The constant gardener.

Lee, Harper – Go set a watchman *

Lee, Harper – To kill a mockingbird

Levy, Andrea – Small island.

Lewycka, Marina – A short history of tractors in Ukrainian.

Liebenberg, Lauren – The voluptuous delights of peanut butter and jam.

Lindley, Maureen – A girl like you.

Lovestam, Sara – Wonderful feels like this

McCall Smith, Alexander – Friends, lovers, chocolate.

McCarthy, Cormac – The road.

McEwan, Ian – Enduring love

McEwan, Ian – Machines like me : and people like you *

McEwan, Ian – The children act

McEwan, Ian – Sweet Tooth

McGuire, Ian – North water

McNaught, Jon – Kingdom (graphic novel) *

Mah, Adeline Yen – Falling leaves return to their roots

Maine, Sarah – The house between tides

Mantel, Hilary – Bring up the bodies

Mantel, Hilary – Wolf Hall.

Martel, Yann – Life of Pi

Miéville, China – The city & the city *

Miller, Madeline – The song of Achilles.

Mistry, Rohinton – A fine balance.

Mitchell, David (David Stephen) – The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet

Moriarty, Laura – The chaperone

Morrison, Toni – Beloved.

Moyes, Jojo – Me before you

Murakami, Haruki – Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage

Munro, Alice – Lying under the apple tree : new selected stories *

Nemirovsky, Irene – Suite Francaise.

Ness, Patrick – Crane Wife

Ness, Patrick – The knife of never letting go *

Ng, Celeste – Little fires everywhere *

Nicholls, David – Us

O'Farrell, Maggie – The hand that first held mine

O'Farrell, Maggie – This must be the place

O'Hagan, Andrew – The illuminations

Ondaatje, Michael – The English patient

Ondaatje, Michael – Warlight

Orwell, George – Animal farm : a fairy story.

Orwell, George – Nineteen eighty–four

Palmer, Fiona – Secrets between friends *

Patchett, Ann – Bel canto.

Patchett, Ann – Commonwealth

Patchett, Ann – State of wonder.

Picoult, Jodi – Storyteller

Plath, Sylvia – The bell jar

Pullman, Philip – La Belle Sauvage *

Quinn, Kate – The Alice network *

Richell, Hannah – Secrets of the tides.

Richell, Hannah – The shadow year

Rodriguez, Deborah – The little coffee shop of Kabul

Rooney, Sally – Normal people *

Rossiter, Nan Parson – More than you know

Rothschild, Hannah – The improbability of love

Rowling, J. K – The casual vacancy

Roy, Arundhati – The God of small things.

Roy, Arundhati – The ministry of utmost happiness

Rushdie, Salman – The satanic verses.

Saint–Exupery, Antoine de – Little prince

Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David) – The catcher in the rye

Santopolo, Jill – The light we lost *

Saunders, George – Lincoln in the Bardo

Scobie, Claire – The pagoda tree

Shaffer, Mary Ann – The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Shriver, Lionel – The post birthday world

Shriver, Lionel – We need to talk about Kevin

Simonson, Helen – The summer before the war

Simpson, Inga – Nest

Smith, Ali – Autumn

Smith, Dominic – The last painting of Sara de Vos

Solomons, Natasha – The song collector

Steinbeck, John – The grapes of wrath

Stevenson, Robert Louis – Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other tales

Stockett, Kathryn – The help.

Strout, Elizabeth – My name is Lucy Barton

Sullivan, Mark T – Beneath a scarlet sky *

Suskind, Patrick – Perfume : the story of a murderer

Swift, Graeme – Mothering Sunday

Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina

Towles, Amor – A gentleman in Moscow

Tremain, Rose – Road home

Tyler, Anne – Digging to America.

Tyler, Anne – The amateur marriage.

Vickers, Salley – The cleaner of Chartres

Vonnegut, Kurt – Slaughterhouse–five

Walters, Minette – The scold's bridle.

Waters, Sarah – The paying guests

Waugh, Evelyn – Brideshead revisited

Wharton, Edith – Age of innocence.

Winterson, Jeanette – Oranges are not the only fruit

Woolf, Virginia – To the lighthouse

Yanagihara, Hanya – A little life

Yates, Richard – Revolutionary road.

Yoon, Nicola – The sun is also a star *


Biography and Memoir

Alcott, Dylan – Able *

Altmann, Carol – Four seasons with a grumpy goat

Ames, Matthew – Will to live

Andersson, Per J. – The amazing story of the man who cycled from India to Europe for love *

Barnes, Jimmy – Working class man

Boochani, Behrouz – No friend but the mountains : writing from Manus prison

Berendt, John – The city of falling angels

Boo, Katherine – Behind the beautiful forevers

Bowden, Tim – One crowded hour

Bowden, Tim – The way my father tells it

Brierley, Saroo – A long way home

Burden, Hilary – A story of seven summers

Colvin, Mark – Light and shadow

Crawford, Anne – Ralf

Davidson, Robyn – Tracks

De Crespigny, Richard – QF32

De Crespigny, Robin – The people smuggler : the true story of Ali Al Jenabi

De Waal, Edmund – The hare with amber eyes

Dessaix, Robert – Twilight of love : travels with Turgenev

Do, Anh – The happiest refugee

Duncan, Susan (Susan Elizabeth) – Salvation Creek

Durrell, Gerald – My family and other animals

Eastman, Berenice – Nan Chauncy : a writer's life

Eastman, Merridy – How now brown frau

Facey, A. B. (Albert Barnett) – A fortunate life

Flanagan, Arch – The line : a man's experience

Flanagan, Martin – In sunshine or in shadow

Funder, Anna – Stasiland

Gelman, Rita Golden – Tales of a female nomad

Garner, Helen – Everywhere I look

Gilbert, Elizabeth – Eat, pray, love

Glover, Richard – The land before avocado *

Grenville, Kate – One life

Guevara, Ernesto – The motorcycle diaries

Hill, Alannah – Butterfly on a pin *

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan – Infidel

Howard, Patricia – What colour is love

Howell, Georgina – Daughter of the desert

Idle, Eric – Always look on the bright side of life

Jeffrey, Betty – Paradise Road :the white coolies

Kirby, M. D. (Michael Donald) – A private life : fragments, memories, friends

Krasnostein, Sarah – The trauma cleaner

Lahiri, Jhumpa – In other words

Laveau–Harvie, Vicki – The erratics *

Lee, Bri – Eggshell skull : a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back *

Leroux, Marie–Paule – A frog in the billabong

Linstead, Hilary – Growing old outrageously

Llewellyn, Kate – The dressmaker's daughter

Lomax, Eric – The railway man

Macdonald, Helen – H is for Hawk

Mackinnon, A. J. (Alexander James) – The unlikely voyage of Jack de Crow

Mah, Adeline Yen – Falling leaves return to their roots

Mandela, Nelson – Long walk to freedom

Mattingley, Christobel – King of the wilderness : the life of Deny King

Moore, Philippa – The latte years : a story of losses, gains and life beyond the after photo

Mortenson, Greg – Three cups of tea

Newport, Jerry – Mozart and the whale

Nicholls, Freda – The amazing Mrs Livesey

Nicolson, Nigel – Virginia Woolf

Obama, Barack – Dreams from my father

Obama, Michelle – Becoming *

Proulx, Annie – Bird cloud

Pung, Alice – Unpolished gem

Pung, Alice (editor) – Growing up Asian in Australia

Richmond Mouillot, Miranda – A fifty – year silence

Roberts, Jason – A sense of the world

Sales, Leigh – Any ordinary day

Sara, Sally – Gogo mama : a journey into the lives of twelve African women

Saunders, Jennifer – Bonkers

Scott, Margaret – Changing countries

Seierstad, Asne – The bookseller of Kabul

Sixsmith, Martin – Philomena

Stein, Gertrude – The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Stroud, Gabbie – Teacher

Summers, Anne – Unfettered and alive : a memoir *

Szubanski, Magda – Reckoning : a memoir

Tapp Coutts, Toni – A sunburnt childhood

Taylor, Cory – Dying: a memoir

Timms, Peter – In search of Hobart

Turnbull, Sarah – All good things

Turnbull, Sarah – Almost French : a new life in Paris

Ulman, Vivienne – Alzheimer's : a love story

Walsh, David (David Dominic) – A bone of fact

Warne, Shane – No spin *

West, Ida – Pride against prejudice

Westover, Tara – Educated *

Winterson, Jeanette – Why be happy when you could be normal?

Wright, Judith – Half a lifetime

Wyndham, Susan – Life in his hands : the true story of a neurosurgeon and a pianist

Yousafzi, Malala – I am Malala


Other Non–Fiction

Brooks, Geraldine – Nine parts of desire : the hidden world of Islamic women

Caro, Jane – Accidental feminists *

Deveson, Anne – Resilience

Fry, Stephen – The ode less travelled : unlocking the poet within *

Homer – Odyssey *

Hooper, Chloe – The arsonist : a mind on fire *

Kevin, Tony – Walking the Camino : a modern pilgrimage to Santiago

Koch, C. J. (Christopher John) – The many–coloured land : a return to Ireland

Krien, Anna – Into the woods : the battle for Tasmania's forests

Pascoe, Bruce – Dark emu : black seeds : agriculture or accident?

Peterson, Jordan – 12 rules for life *

Sacks, Oliver – The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales

Williams, Rhian – The poetry toolkit : the essential guide to studying poetry *

Wynhausen, Elisabeth – Dirt cheap : life at the wrong end of the job market


* Newly added title