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!
When: Wednesday, 5 July; 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Foyer, Geoffrey Bolton Library
What: Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko
Wise-cracking Kerry Salter is part of an Aboriginal family living on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. She has spent a lifetime avoiding two things - her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she's an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley. Kerry plans to spend 24 hours, tops, over the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing on to people. Old family wounds open as the Salters fight to stop the development of their beloved river. And the unexpected arrival on the scene of a good-looking dugai fella intent on loving her up only adds more trouble - but then trouble is Kerry's middle name.
Gritty and darkly hilarious, Too Much Lip offers redemption and forgiveness where none seemed possible. A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby.
Equity Diversity and Inclusion link: NAIDOC Week
Genre: Contemporary, Australia, Fiction, Adult, Queer
August - TBC