Do you love reading books? Does the idea of reading books and talking about them with others appeal to you? We’ve featured 10 top book clubs in Perth below. You might find one that you may want to join.
Perth Booksnobs is a book club in Perth that currently has over 1,500 active members. Group organizer Vivien helps lead Perth Booksnobs through the website Meetup.com and can address any questions or concerns potential participants might have. Perth Booksnobs is a book club that particularly enjoys tackling challenging pieces of literature that more casual book clubs might not want to approach.
Some of the books that Perth Booksnobs has taken a look at during its book club meetings include “Native Son” by Richard Wright and “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. Perth Booksnobs’ monthly book club meetings usually happen on Tuesdays at their usual location at Rodney’s Bait ’n’ Tackle in Mosman Park.
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Based in Perth, Reading with Nature is a book club of individuals who enjoy reading under the sun, among the trees, and alongside other book lovers who appreciate the outdoors and being in a natural atmosphere. Group co-organizers Arunraj Sukumar, Christian Phang and Grace, welcome all readers in Perth to their weekly book club.
For the last few sessions, Reading with Nature has been meeting at Kings Park (near Biara Cafe), but the group is open to reading in any natural setting, whether that is a beach, park or mountain top. Book club meetings are free of charge, and there is no assigned or shared reading – members are encouraged to bring their own reading material!
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Rosie’s Rogue Readers is a book club located in Perth. It welcomes potential participants who are women, love to read and are over the age of 18. Rosie’s Rogue Readers has been led by a team of organizers, including Cat, Jessica Lambright, Sophie Leitch and Kate JG, all of whom are equally passionate about reading as they are about connecting with their group members on a personal level.
Today, Rosie’s Rogue Readers has over 1,400 active members, and potential members can look forward to lively, active discussions at monthly meetings. Group members decide upon and commit to reading the same book every month, including titles such as “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V.E. Schwab and “The End of Men” by Christina Sweeney-Baird. Rosie’s Rogue Readers usually meets on Tuesdays at Johnny Fox’s in Northbridge.
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Serving the reading community of Subiaco, a suburb of Perth, Thought Provoking Book Club is a book club run by group organizer Laura Gladstone since 2013. Based on a monthly shared book, Thought Provoking Book Club encourages discussion on topics such as technology, human relationships and life.
Thought Provoking Book Club has gone through books like “The Life of I – The New Culture of Narcissism” by Anna Manne and “Digital vs human: How We’ll Live, Love and Think in the Future” by Richard Watson, among the many other fiction and non-fiction books that the book club discusses. Book club meetings are held in person on Sundays at venues, including their regular location at Pitcher and Iron in Subiaco.
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Let’s Get Lit Book Club is a book club with over 50 members in Perth. The book club meets at Inglewood Library once a month on the third Tuesday to speak about a book that is agreed upon by book club members. New members with questions can address them to the book club organizers through Let’s Get Lit Book Club’s private Meetup.com website.
For an idea of the kinds of books that Let’s Get Lit Book Club is interested in, check out “Terra Nullius” by Claire G. Coleman and “A Swim in a Pond in the Rain” by George Saunders. Book club meetings are free of charge, and new members of all backgrounds, gender, and age are welcome to join.
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Situated in Perth, Perth LGBT Book Club Meetup Group is a public book club catering to members of the LGBT+ community in the area. The book club welcomes anyone who identifies as LGBT+ and is over the age of 20 in Perth to join their monthly book club meetings, where they go through a shared book together.
Perth LGBT Book Club Meetup Group is a supportive community that not only wants to encourage the habit of reading but also wants to make a safe space for book-loving members of the LGBT+ population to congregate and find community. “One Last Stop” by Casey McQuiston and “Felix Ever After” by Kacen Callender are examples of some of the books that Perth LGBT Book Club Meetup Group has gone through as a group in past book club meetings. Book club meetings usually happen on Tuesdays at Gino’s Cafe in Fremantle and are free to join.
For more information about Perth LGBT Book Club Meetup Group, check out their website on Meetup.com!
Perth Social Book Club is a book club that welcomes both men and women who are interested in books and love having discussions to join them. Currently, the Perth-based book club has over 120 members and continues to grow under the leadership of Samantha Jane and the rest of the group’s co-organizers.
Take a look at “Rememberings” by Sinead O’Connor and “The Humans” by Matt Haig to get an idea of some of the books that Perth Social Book Club likes to look at. Information about the location and times for Perth Social Book Club is available for members of their private Meetup.com website.
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Book lovers in Perth should consider meeting up with Gayly O’Leary and Knutters Book Club for a great conversation about books over an evening meal or casual drinks. Based in Fremantle, in the metropolitan area of Perth, Knutters Book Club welcomes fans of Australian literature to meet up once a month for a great conversation and discussion about an agreed-upon book.
Great Australian books like “Unlimited Futures” by Ellen van Neerven and Rafeif Ismail and “Tell Me Why” by Archie Roach are some of the subject matter potential participants can look forward to reading through. Knutters Book Club books include both fiction and non-fiction Australian books. Meetings happen roughly once a month at different venues around Fremantle.
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City of South Perth Book Clubs are a number of book clubs managed by the city of South Perth that offer locals an opportunity to meet up and share their love of reading with others in the city of Perth. Run through South Perth Library, book club book sets are $40 for interested participants.
City of South Perth Book Clubs meet at different library locations at different times and cover different reading material. City of South Perth Book Clubs’ Orange Book Club focuses on contemporary fiction, their Green Book Club is a book club geared toward crime novels, and the Red Book Club, Blue Book Club and Purple Book Club are more generalized in their selection of reading material.
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For those who love to read but can’t seem to find the time to do it, Busy People’s Book Club is a great way to stay accountable with your reading while building connections with other readers in the city of Perth. An initiative by the city of Perth’s Visit Perth program, Busy People’s Book Club is run through the City of Perth Library on Hay Street.
Busy People’s Book Club is based online and is free to join. Upon registration, participants will receive one new book, available in eBook or eAudiobook format, to go over during whatever free time you might have in your busy schedule. Busy People’s Book Club also manages a Facebook group of Busy People’s Book Club participants, where readers can engage in conversation and discussion about the shared book, enjoying the social aspect of a book club while taking advantage of the convenience of being remotely distanced and reading at your own pace.
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