Airdate: The Book Club: Five of the Best


The December Book Club is an hour-long special as Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by Leigh Sales, and Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams.

Everyone loves a book recommendation, and as the year winds up, those ‘best of 2015’ lists start being compiled. After their year of reading, the five panellists were asked to nominate their top books of 2015. It could be anything: fiction, non-fiction, memoir, or even a colouring-in book – so long as it was released in 2015.

Jennifer’s choice is Magda Szubanski’s Reckoning: A Memoir; Marieke has picked Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread – shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; Jason is delving into some crime with The Whites by Harry Brandt (aka Richard Price); Leigh is bringing along Australian debut novel Relativity by Antonia Hayes; and Michael is rounding out the list with another Man Booker shortlisted novel, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.

The show will culminate with The Book Club website poll result for the audience’s favourite new release book in 2015 – your Five of the Best.

Throughout the show, discover what other enthusiastic readers – kids and booksellers – picked as their top books of 2015.

Tune in for The Book Club: Five of the Best and get your holiday reading list started right.

9:20pm tonight on ABC.

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