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Book Club: The Ice Shelf by Anne Kennedy
Feb
18
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: The Ice Shelf by Anne Kennedy

The Ice Shelf is a sharp, comic novel following Janice- a recently separated writer- as she tries finding a home for her new fridge while editing her manuscript. A punchy, witty and self-aware novel that tackles love, the environment and the art of acknowledgements.

Anne will also join us for a follow-up Q&A on March 14th 7pm-8pm and will be interviewed by our wonderful book buyer Kiran Dass! Please email any questions you might have to books@timeout.co.nz with the subject ‘Anne Kennedy Q&A’.

Anne Kennedy is a New Zealand novelist, poet and screenwriter who has won the NZ Post Book Award for Poetry and was The International Institute of Modern Letters Writer-in-Residence in 2016.

Kindest,
Suri

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #9
Jan
21
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #9

Hello fellow Lit Reads members,

Here’s a big summer read for you!

Pascale from Penguin Random House says, ‘Murakami’s new novel Killing Commendatore is the Kyoto-born author at his whimsical best. Compelling and enigmatic, it follows a Japanese portrait painter and the unusual happenings that unfold when he moves into the mountainside home of a famous artist. This quirky slow-burner will keep you guessing until the very last page. And there are plenty of pages; 681 to be exact. Art, history, and love weave together in this beautifully balanced story. As always, Murakami delivers a great read.’

Feel free to send any questions my way!

Kindest,
Suri

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #8
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #8

Hello fellow Lit Reads members!

The 2018 Man Booker Prize has been announced which dictates our next book club choice. Our final Lit Reads title, The Milkman, is a gripping, experimental novel exploring oral histories, unreliable narrators and gossip set at the height of the troubles. 

More stock is expected to arrive to the shop next week, so please get in touch if you would like us to hold you a copy.

We will also be discussing our favourite reads of the year, hearing from a book club member in the US and announcing a chance to win a $100 voucher. 

We've also created a new Facebook page for Lit Reads members to continue discussions online. We'll be posting news and reviews about titles and upcoming Book Club sessions, as well as a list of reader's recommendations from each Book Club. 

Thank you to everyone who came to last book club- our largest yet! Due to the great turn out, we'll be moving more furniture out of the way and providing more seating. 

We look forward to seeing you for our final book club meeting for the year on November 26th at 6.30pm. 
 

Feel free to send any questions my way!

Looking forward to seeing you all in November.

Kindest,
Suri

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #7
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #7

Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club meets every month to keep you in touch with fellow book worms and keep you up to date with the book world.

October’s book is This Mortal Boy by Dame Fiona Kidman. This novel is based onthe true story of Albert ‘Paddy’ Black, a youngIrish immigrant who was the second last person to be hanged in New Zealand. A heatbreaking, human tale that must be read!

Your $10 ticket price will cover wine & light nibbles, as well as build a kitty to compensate guest speakers.

Purchase tickets here to RSVP.

Contact Suri at books@timeout.co.nz for any questions.

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #6
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #6

Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club meets every month to keep you in touch with fellow book worms and keep you up to date with the book world.

Our next Lit Reads title is My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh, author of the recently Man Booker shortlisted, Eileen

Your $10 ticket price will cover wine & light nibbles, as well as build a kitty to compensate guest speakers.

Purchase tickets here to RSVP.

Contact Suri at books@timeout.co.nz for any questions.

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #5
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #5

Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club meets every month to keep you in touch with fellow book worms and keep you up to date with the book world.

Our next Lit Reads title is Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room, a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America.

Your $10 ticket price will cover wine & light nibbles, as well as build a kitty to compensate guest speakers.

Purchase tickets here to RSVP.

Contact Suri at books@timeout.co.nz for any questions.

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #4
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #4

Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club meets every month to keep you in touch with fellow book worms and keep you up to date with the book world.

We are so pleased to have Ponti as our next Lit Reads pick! A humid, atmospheric debut novel that follows the three women, telling three stories in Singapore.

Ponti has been a 2018 staff favourite at Time Out and Sharlene Teo was a guest at the recent Auckland Writers Festival. 

Your $10 ticket price will cover wine & light nibbles, as well as build a kitty to compensate guest speakers.


Purchase tickets here to RSVP.

Contact Suri at books@timeout.co.nz for any questions.

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #3
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #3

Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club meets every month to keep you in touch with fellow book worms and keep you up to date with the book world.

Our next Lit Reads title is Sodden Downstream. Shortlisted for the 2018 Ockham Book Awards, this book tell the incredible journey of Sita, a Tamil Sri Lankan refugee on her journey to Wellington City from Upper Hutt during a storm.

This is a story of empathy,  delving into issues of zero-hour contracts, immigration and isolation.

Brannavan will come in to talk more about his book and take questions from the floor                      

Your $10 ticket price will cover wine & light nibbles, as well as build a kitty to compensate guest speakers.


Purchase tickets here to RSVP.

Contact Suri at books@timeout.co.nz for any questions.

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #2
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #2

Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club meets every month to keep you in touch with fellow book worms and keep you up to date with the book world.

Lit Reads will come together to chat about fresh, exciting titles with special guests.

Our next Lit Reads title is Winner of The National Book Award and Women's Prize Shortlisted title Sing, Unburied, Sing. A southern literary-gothic set in the fictional town of Bois Sauvage, Sing, Unburied, Sing explores the relationship between racism and violence in America.

Your $10 ticket price will cover wine & nibbles, as well as build a kitty to compensate future guest speakers.


Purchase tickets here to RSVP.

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #1
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #1

Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club meets every month to keep you in touch with fellow book worms and keep you up to date with the book world.

Lit Reads will come together to chat about fresh, exciting titles with special guests.

This month, we will be chatting about Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi as well as getting a chance to meet each other.
We will also announce May's book choice and this will be available to purchase on the night.

Your $10 ticket price will cover wine & nibbles, as well as build a kitty to compensate future guest speakers.


Purchase tickets here to RSVP.

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