Riverbend Readers

For Riverbend Readers bookclub members, please scroll down to find out what your current and next bookclub books are. You will also find a calendar of dates and the list of books that you've read over the past year. For guests, please feel free to peruse the Riverbend Readers page, and fill out an Expression of Interest form if you would like to join the Riverbend Readers waiting list.

Keep in mind that if you live outside Brisbane and cannot physically attend our bookclubs, you can still read the books! Sign up for our Book of the Month program and receive the latest offering from Riverbend Readers.
 

Expression of Interest

Please register your interest below and Riverbend staff will notify you when space opens up in one of the groups you've selected.

Please note: joining our bookclubs requires an annual membership fee of $100, to be paid before you start in order to secure your place.


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Reading for September

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love is one of the funniest, sharpest novels about love and growing up ever written.


Oh, the tedium of waiting to grow up! Longing for love, obsessed with weddings and sex, Linda and her sisters and cousin Fanny are on the lookout for the perfect lover.


But finding Mr Right is much harder than any of the sisters had thought. Linda must suffer marriage first to a stuffy Tory MP and then to a handsome and humourless communist, before finding real love in war-torn Paris. . .

Reading for October

Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Finally free from his nightmare of a marriage, Toby Fleishman is ready for a life of online dating and weekend-only parental duties. But as he optimistically looks to a future that is wildly different from the one he imagined, his life turns upside-down as his ex-wife, Rachel, suddenly disappears. While Toby tries to find out what happened - juggling work, kids and his new, app-assisted sexual popularity - his tidy narrative of a spurned husband is his sole consolation. But if he ever wants to really understand where Rachel went and what really happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen it all that clearly in the first place . . .

 

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Britt Knudsen

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Vicky Tosh