ANU Alumni Book Club 

Indulge the bookworm in you by joining the new ANU Alumni Book Club. Embark on a journey of personal development through meaningful connections and conversations.

The ANU Alumni Book Club is your virtual community to connect with fellow ANU alumni, students and staff as you read and discuss books. From titles on building leadership and communication skills to novels and memoirs, you can read, discuss and network with like-minded members in a private forum. And membership is free! 

What happens in the book club?

ANU, in partnership with provider PBC Guru, has created this virtual book club exclusively for ANU alumni, students and staff. Book club participants connect to discuss the current book and network over stimulating conversations. The book club will read one book every two months - so plenty of time for reading each book. Simply get a copy of the book and join the conversation from wherever you are and whenever you want. What's more, get new book recommendations, make new friends and stay connected with the ANU community.  

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26
May

to

28
Jul
2022

A Difficult Neighbourhood

by John Besemeres

 

 
 
 

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18
Mar

to

20
May
2022

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

by David Epstein

 

 
 
 

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06
Jan

to

10
Mar
2022

The White Girl

by Tony Birch

 

 
 
 

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14
Oct

to

16
Dec
2021

The Midnight Library

by Matt Haig

 

 
 
 

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05
Aug

to

07
Oct
2021

The Land Before Avocado

by Richard Glover

 

 
 
 

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27
May

to

29
July
2021

Boy Swallows Universe

by Trent Dalton

 

 
 
 

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18
March

to

13
May
2021

Dare to Lead

by Brene Brown

 

 
 
 

 

FAQ 

How often will books be read, what is the time commitment and what are the expectations?

The book club will read one book every two months. The texts selected will be lifelong learning, personal growth, novels and other topics and take an average of nine hours to read cover to cover. If you have between 1 and 2 hours a week to read you should be fine. 

Will there be any in-person meetings of the book club?

The book club will be entirely online. You can participate anywhere you have internet access and on days and times that are convenient to you.

Is there any cost to participate?

Participation is free for all alumni, current students and staff!

How do I get the books?

Participants can get books for free at their local library or purchase them. 

How do book club discussions work? 

The book club will have a moderator from our partner PBC Guru, who manages the online discussion forum. The moderator will pose questions to the book club, share relevant articles and facilitate conversation about topics in the book. Members will be encouraged to post and share as well. This allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for readers to connect with each other through the forum. 

Feel free to contact alumni@anu.edu.au with any further questions and suggestions for future books!

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