Book Club: because reading a great book and then not being able to discuss it is like winning tattslotto and not telling anyone about it!
Our Year 5 & 6 Book Club on the fourth Friday of every month, and our brand new YA Book Club meets on the third Friday of every month. We start at 4pm at The Little Bookroom, snack on hot fries chat about our featured novel and what we've all been reading. Sometimes we'll be lucky enough to have an author join us too!
We choose each book club title with a few things in mind: it must be hot off the press so that no one has had a chance to read it; and preferably Australian – we are very lucky to live in a city with so many talented authors and strong publishers. Choosing Australian novels means we’re supporting our local industry.
We hope that our Book Clubs will encourage young readers to challenge their usual tastes, think critically about books without ‘losing the fun’, and meet other readers. After all, there’s nothing better than a peer recommendation (no matter how hard we grown-up booksellers try).
Numbers are limited, and we’re aiming for the selected novel to be read before Book Club to avoid the risk of spoilers.