For Reading Groups

It's a great time to be in a reading group. With Allen & Unwin you can read and discuss some of the best in contemporary publishing.

Reading groups are a relaxing, fun thing to do for people who are open-minded and curious about what they read.

Discover new titles and books you might not normally pick up and buy, or re-examine books you already know and love. You can make your reading experience richer and more rewarding by being a member of a reading group and meeting others who are interested in sharing their reading experience.

Still not sure what do to? We've put together some tips on how to start your own reading group.

Browse our list of recommended titles for reading groups

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Our top-selling recommended reads for reading groups:

  1. Barracuda - Christos Tsiolkas
  2. The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles - Katherine Pancol
  3. The Son-in-Law - Charity Norman
  4. Infamy - Lenny Bartulin
  5. Coal Creek - Alex Miller
  6. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler
  7. The Undertaking - Audrey Magee
  8. Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey
  9. The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas

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The Way Back

Kylie Ladd

All she wanted was to escape. But why does she still feel trapped. A gripping psychological drama by the author of Mothers and Daughters and Into My Arms.

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Bridget Crack

Rachel Leary

Van Diemen's Land, 1826. A desperate convict flees into the wilderness. But the land that hides her will show her no mercy.

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The Choke

Sofie Laguna

A haunting novel about a child navigating a dark, uncaring world of male power and violence, in which grown-ups can't be trusted and comfort can only be found in nature.

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Half Wild

Pip Smith

A stunningly original debut novel inspired by the life of Eugenia Falleni.

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