For Reading Groups

It's a great time to be in a reading group. With Allen & Unwin you can read and discuss some of the best in contemporary publishing.

Reading groups are a relaxing, fun thing to do for people who are open-minded and curious about what they read.

Discover new titles and books you might not normally pick up and buy, or re-examine books you already know and love. You can make your reading experience richer and more rewarding by being a member of a reading group and meeting others who are interested in sharing their reading experience.

Still not sure what do to? We've put together some tips on how to start your own reading group.

Browse our list of recommended titles for reading groups

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Our top-selling recommended reads for reading groups:

  1. The True Story of Maddie Bright - Mary-Rose MacColl
  2. Scrublands - Chris Hammer
  3. Unsheltered - Barbara Kingsolver
  4. The Clockmaker's Daughter - Kate Morton
  5. The Wolf Hour - Sarah Myles
  6. Cedar Valley - Holly Throsby

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Latest reading group notes

The Electric Hotel

Dominic Smith

The luminous new novel from the award-winning author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos.


The Nancys

R.W.R. McDonald

A schoolgirl and her uncle and his boyfriend have two weeks to solve a murder in a small town style forgot…


Life Before

Carmel Reilly

Suspense and family secrets surround a pair of estranged siblings in a compelling debut thriller.




Peggy Frew

A stunning literary novel from the author of the Stella Prize shortlisted Hope Farm.