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Limited reading time is no longer an obstacle to joining a book club.

Want to join a reading group but can’t find the time? Maybe you’re sick of being the book club dunce who rarely (read: never) gets through the book in time? Fret not. Audiobooks can be game-changers for the book-club-inclined-but-time-poor (aka BCIBTP). You don’t need to find several hours of dedicated reading time if you can listen in while you’re driving, or exercising, or [insert activity here]. Think of the possibilities! You could even start your own exclusive audiobook club as an excuse to hang out with other time-poor people. Your kind of people! Here are some incredible book club audiobooks, complete with our popular curated discussion points, to get you started.

  • Maggie’s Going Nowhere is a fierce and funny debut introducing a thoroughly relatable and offbeat heroine. If you enjoy Fleabag, you'll adore Maggie!

  • In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?

  • Judy Nunn’s new bestseller is a breathtaking historical novel set in Queensland during World War II.

  • The Burnt Country is an enthralling story of integrity, resilience and resistance, from the author of the bestselling The Woolgrower’s Companion.

  • A powerful, richly layered investigative story for our times, drawing on the personal stories of the author and other women who have been drawn into relationships based on duplicity and false hope.

  • Winner of the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize and a Canberra Critics Circle Award.

  • From the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this perfectly crafted novel about families, relationships and the true nature of belonging.

  • The runaway international bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

  • A wonderfully original and heartfelt comic novel about one woman's mission to reignite the passion in her marriage - and rediscover herself.

  • From the bestselling author of The Chocolate Promise and Three Gold Coins comes a colourful and heartwarming story about a cafe owner who is given a new chance at life after receiving a heart transplant – but her new life comes at a price.

  • Inspired by a real case, Half Moon Lake is a captivating historical novel set in America's Deep South about a lost boy - and the two mothers who both seek to claim him.

  • An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

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