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The Open Book Club

by Georgia Almond on 2023-02-08T11:16:00+08:00 | 0 Comments

Calling all booklovers

The Library is partnering with Access, Wellbeing and Equity to bring the Murdoch University community a new diverse book club!  

The Open Book Club selects a novel each month with a different diversity and inclusion topic. The aim of the club is to encourage and establish social connections, introduce participants to new authors and diverse topics, and offer a fun and inclusive space. There is a total of five books planned – one for each month in the semester – and it’s completely up to you on how often you come along.  

All the books will be accessible through different means, whether that’s online or physical copies from the Murdoch Geoffery Bolton Library or your local library. There are also apps such as Libby and BorowBox where you can borrow books for free – all you need is a West Australian Library Card.  

There is no need to sign up, just keep an eye on this page, the Murdoch University Library Facebook page, or the Murdoch Events Schedule for the next meet up and come along for a chat. We’ll talk about the theme of the book, what we liked and disliked, and catch up with each other and meet new people – very casual! 

It’s open to everyone to join, including staff, students and friends. We hope to see you there!


Currently Reading... 

Dual images; left is the author Jessica Au, a Japanese woman sitting at a table with her arms casually folded; right is the cover of her novel Cold Enough For Snow, it cover is green covered in water droplets.

When: Wednesday, 29 March. 12:30-1:30pm

Where: Foyer, Geoffrey Bolton Library

What: Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au 

Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au ties in with the theme of Harmony Week as it is a story about immigrants, multiculturalism and family. It is about a mother and daughter who travel to Japan together taking in sights and conversing. ‘Cold Enough for Snow is a reckoning and an elegy: with extraordinary skill, Au creates an enveloping atmosphere that expresses both the tenderness between mother and daughter, and the distance between them.’ 

Jessica Au is an Australian author, and this novel won The Readings Prize (2022) and was shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards. 

Equity Diversity and Inclusion link: Harmony Week 

Genre: Literary Fiction, Contemporary, Asian Literature, Japanese Literature 


Next Read... 

dual images; left is the author Helen Hoang, Vietnamese American woman. Right is the cover of her novel The Kiss Quotient. It is light blue with a cartoon couple kissing.

When: Wednesday, 26 April. 12:30-1:30pm

Where: Foyer, Geoffrey Bolton Library

What: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang 

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang ties in with Autism Awareness Month. This is a heart-warming novel about a woman with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learning to navigate sex and love.  

The author Helen Hoang wrote the novel while going through her own journey of being diagnosed with ASD. 

Equity Diversity and Inclusion link: Autism Awareness Month 

Genre: Romance, Contemporary  

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