Book Clubs

Do you love reading and talking about books?

Our Readers’ Advisory team- Cher, Debbie, Damien, Bronwyn and Kelly- will help you  find your next great read. Or, why not join our monthly book club at Nowra Library?

The Book Haven Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10am. We read around a monthly theme, so you never have to read anything you don't want to. New members are always welcome, and we'd love to see you there! Ask our friendly staff for more details, phone (02) 4429 3705, or send us an email.

February's theme is Ocean Reads, and it's a great time to cool off with titles that dive deep into the big blue. For fiction, you might like to try something dark and stormy, like Charlotte Rogan's The Lifeboat, Ian McGuire's The North Wateror The Midnight Watch by David Dyer. For something a little less dark, Shirley Barrett's Rush Oh is story set in Eden on the far South Coast during the final days of onshore whaling. At once brutal, beautiful and humourous, it's a a treasure of a book. The sea has bewitched humans since time untold, and if it's stories of longing and loss set in remote coastal places you're after, try Secrets of the Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford, a hauntingly beautiful novel set in the Hebrides Islands in Scotland, The Light Between Oceans by M.L Stedman, which is set in an isolated lighthouse off the south coast of Western Australia, and Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall, which is based on real events that occurred right here in the Shoalhaven, at Booderee's Ruined Lighthouse in the late nineteenth century. 

If non-fiction is more your taste, we have oceans of books about sailing, sea voyages, whaling, surfing, marine biology, pirates, beaches and coastlines, shipwrecks, sea animals, folklore, ships, naval warfare, and much more. 

Immerse yourself in the nautical, the salty and the deep this February, then join us on Wednesday 15th February at 10.00am to discuss your Ocean Reads.
See you there! 

The Book Haven Reading Themes for 2018:
January - Challenge Yourself
February - Ocean Reads
March - Rainbow Reads
April - Mythical Reads
May - Australian Native Terror
June - Marriage Reads
July - War Reads
August - Witches, Plagues & Wine (Historical Fiction)
September - The Long & the Short Of It
October - Debut Authors
November - Nostalgic Reads

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