Book club

Book Club November Meeting

...Fiction written by an author whose surname satrts with X Y or Z...

  Kia ora, book-lovers!

 October seems to have been a quieter month in book-reading circles, but those of you who did find a diary-related title to read found plenty to enjoy:  ‘The Secret Diary of Charlotte Gatland’ (the novelised diary of the author’s grandmother, an early European settler in New Zealand) was recommended as bringing history alive, while at the other end of the globe, Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones book ‘Mad about the Boy’ was funny, romantic and ‘a good read’.

Our next meeting will be held at the Te Aroaha Library, 4pm on Friday 2nd November. We will be discussing Fiction written by an author whose surname starts with X Y or Z.  Sounds fairly easy, right?  Actually, it’s going to be an interesting challenge – here in Te Aroha we have only a dozen titles in this category, although those are certainly interesting reads, for example William Paul Young’s follow-up to ‘The Shack’, ‘Crossroads’. (If you haven’t yet read ‘The Shack’, it’s available from Matamata Library).  There’s also New Zealand author Karen Zelas’ ‘Past Perfect’, a novel exploring the French /NZ settlement of Akaroa, travelling between past and present, and from northern to southern hemispheres. 

You may also find e-books plenty to read in this unusual category, using our Wheelers Eplatform app.

Have fun rising to the challenge!

Ngā mihi nui