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Book Chat is a mixed group led by Barbara F and meets at 9:45 for a 10:00 start on the third Tuesday each month at a Local Cafe. The exact location will be provided once you RSVP.

At Book Chat we get the chance to share our passion for books with like minded readers. This is your opportunity to come and talk to other members about your favourite books or authors. No specific books are assigned to read, rather we each discuss 2 or 3 books we have recently read. A fun time is had by all!

Important: During Covid19 the numbers attending may be limited so be sure to RSVP


Tuesday 15th June 2021 – Local Venue TBA if it is in a home or a café.

Start time is 9:45 for a 10 am start.

We will talk about books we have read this past month and swap books too. 

Location sent upon registration. 

RSVP Date: 12th June 2021

*Report for May

Lots of book ideas for you from our monthly book chat group. Happy reading!


* Summer Reading Report

We sure do love to read and there has been plenty of time to indulge in our passion for books. But first we had to indulge in our passion for a coffee/tea and maybe even a little sweet nibble. That done, we could settle down for lots of book chat.

Here are some recommendations:

'The Survivors' by Jane Harper and we also discussed the movie made from her first book 'The Dry'

'Trust' by Chris Hammer (very graphic!)

Sun Tzu The Art of War for Managers' by Gerald A Michaelson

'The Advocate's Daughter' by Anthony Franze (a political who done it)

'The Chocolate Makers Wife' by Karen Cook (1600s London in the time of the plague!!!)

'The Year that Changed Everything' by Cathy Kelly (who could pass up that title?)

'In God's Name' by David Yallop (About Pope John Paul I)

'The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village' by Joanna Nell

Happy reading,



End of  Year Book Chat Report November 2020

 Our book chat days begin differently as first we need to sign in at the cafe to be Covid safe. That done, it is time to look at the food and drink offerings so we can place our orders as, after all, it is time for morning tea! Once that has all been delivered and our happy group has caught up with each other,  we begin to discuss the books we have read this past month. Some people have read lots of books and some people may have only read one book but that is okay. We enjoy hearing about new books by new or known authors, exciting 'who done it' books, financial or other non fiction books and many types of fiction books. Physical books are passed around for someone else to read and some great ideas for the next book adventure are given. A lovely way to pass a morning with our Probus friends and we will see you again in January 2021 for more of the same.


Report for October

What a wonderful time we all had meeting face to face! We still can’t meet at the library due to Covid restrictions, but an outdoor cafe did the trick and we all enjoyed talking about the recent books we have read. We also returned books to their rightful owners and were glad that our book chat group friends don’t charge late fees!

As always, we swapped some books and enjoyed much fun, fellowship and friendship with our book loving Probus friends.

And Ros is not going to read any more J D Robb books after reading the latest one.  Note that this is the second time she has said this! 🤣 Also no more of Anne Perry's recent books.  Her old books featuring William Monk and Thomas Pitt are fabulous so I guess she will just have to revisit them.