FW BOOK CLUB
WELCOME TO BOOK CLUB
Each month we’ll be reading a compelling book, that is guaranteed to spark great conversation.
Book Club is curated by the Future Women team and our wonderful book club hosts from around Australia.
Whether it pushes your buttons, insights heated debate, or simply delights, we hope you’ll share your thoughts and feelings along the way.
Your guide to getting involved:
- Get your hands on a copy of the book and read it!
- Mark your diary with the upcoming member-led Book Club meet-ups being held in your city.
- Join the discussion in the private Future Women Members Only Facebook group.
- Follow Future Women on social media and share your reads using the #fwbookclub hashtag.
Find yourself short of time but still want to read with us? Purchase the Future Women Book Club pack from Bibliophiles and relax as you receive each title right when you need it. Take advantage of the discount for members and receive all six books, including postage, for $200.
KNOW MY NAME
She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford’s campus. Now she reclaims her identity by telling her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words.
“Miller is a gifted storyteller… Know her name, know her voice.” — The New Yorker
Date: Tuesday, January 28
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: Tilly Mays, 505 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Date: Thursday, January 30
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: Coppersmith, 435 Clarendon St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Date: Thursday, February 6
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: East End Cellars, 23 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide SA 5000
Date: Wednesday, January 29
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: The Osborne Hotel, 766 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
The Canberra group will be meeting in February for a double meeting to discuss the January and February reads. More details coming soon.
Don’t see your city listed here but want to join in? Contact us about hosting a Book Club meet-up. Alternately, join in the discussion in the members only Facebook group.
“I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
― TAHEREH MAFI, best selling author
Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her?
“Here’s my verdict: wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. This is Wood’s greatest novel yet.” — Stephen Romel, The Australian
Join the conversation in the Members Only Facebook group
YOUR OWN KIND OF GIRL
Clare Bowditch has always had a knack for telling stories. Through her music and performing, this beloved Australian artist has touched hundreds of thousands of lives. But what of the stories she used to tell herself? That 'real life' only begins once you're thin or beautiful, that good things only happen to other people.
“The words that kept coming to me over and over again as I read this book were authenticity and decency. Clare Bowditch made me feel how wonderful and difficult and amazing it is to be a human.” — Leigh Sales
THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE
Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a “louding voice”—the ability to speak for herself and decide her own future. But instead, Adunni’s father sells her to become the third wife of a local man who is eager for her to bear him a son and heir.
“Heartbreaking and inspiring… A moving story of what it means to fight for the right to live the life you choose.” — Kirkus
SAVE TIME AND MONEY
Order the Future Women Book Club pack
GROWING UP ABORIGINAL IN AUSTRALIA
What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question.
“Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia is a mosaic, it's more than 50 tiles – short personal essays with unique patterns, shapes, colours and textures – coming together to form a powerful portrait of resilience.” — The Saturday Paper
“Books may well be the only true magic.”
― ALICE HOFFMAN, American novelist
SUCH A FUN AGE
Alix Chamberlain is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains’ toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store’s security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar.
“Readers who enjoy coming-of-age stories that tackle serious issues with a touch of wit will find this a worthy alternative to a wild night out.” — Ms. Magazine
July (Sneak Peek)
TEN STEPS TO NANETTE
Hannah Gadsby always dreamt of being a cool kid but she had to accept that, just like her childhood dream of being a dog, ‘normal’ isn’t always possible.
“Deeply personal, astutely observed, sometimes devastating but frequently hysterically funny. Hannah is a Promethean force, a revolutionary talent… This hilarious, touching, and sometimes tragic book is all about where her fires were lit.” — Emma Thompson