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AV Book club

If you enjoy reading fiction and would like to have an incentive to read more, expand your reading list, and to meet with others to share your thoughts and insights and to hear others' perspectives, consider joining the AV Book Club for your next literary adventure.

With support from our Book Club Facilitator, our AV Book Club meets every second month throughout the year to discuss, analyse, and exchange perspectives on a range of novels.

To allow our members to join the discussion from the comfort of their favourite reading chair, we are currently meeting online via Zoom.

What kind of books do we read?

To determine the reading list for the year, members vote from a shortlist of novels at the end of each year. The list is compiled from various sources and includes books:

  • by openly autistic authors (#ActuallyAutistic, #OwnVoices)
  • from the  CAE Book Groups Catalogue
  • from literary award short and long lists e.g., Stella, Miles Franklin, Hugo, Nebula
  • (auto)biographies about people who are or may be autistic
  • from members' recommendations

What kind of things do we discuss?

We explore various perspectives on life, using the authors' perspective and experience and the settings of their work to provide a springboard for discussion about various cultures, eras, gendersand life experiences. Our Book Club Facilitator has shared this online Book Club Discussion Prompts list to whet your appetite for ways to think and talk about each of our novels. We often use this list as a loose scaffold for our discussions. As they’re generic questions, we also consider the author’s and our own autism and how it may have sculpted the novel.

How can I register for the next group meeting, and which book will be discussed?

The next group meeting and the book we will be discussing is listed in the calendar below.

If you would like to attend, please click “Register” on the left side and enter your details.

If there is no meeting listed, please scroll down for further information on how to join the AV mailing list.

Join the AV Mailing List

If you would like us to include you in future emails about this activity, we invite you to add your name to the AV mailing list. You can select all the topics relevant to you, and you can also update this at a later date if you need to.

Community Guide: How to join the AV mailing list

If you already receive emails from AV, you can update your Areas of Interest in your AV profile to include this activity to ensure we include you in future emails.

Community Guide: How to update your AV profile (including your Areas of Interest)

AV's Book Club is one of our member benefits, which means that in order to register, you will need to be a current member of Aspergers Victoria.

You can find out more about our membership options on our membership page, or contact our Memberships Coordinator for assistance.

If you would like more information, please contact the AV Book Club Facilitator.

Upcoming Meetings

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