Book / Film Club

BOOK CLUB

Graphic Novels

  • This Woman’s Work – Julie Deporte
  • On A Sunbeam – Tille Walden
  • Rosalie Lightning – Tom Hart
  • Hyperbole And A Half – Allie Brosh
  • Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant – Roz Chast
  • The Voyeurs – Gabrielle Bell
  • This One Summer – Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki
  • Maus – Art Spiegelman
  • Fun Home – Alison Bechdel
  • The Infinite Wait – Julia Wertz
  • Marbles – Ellen Forney
  • The Story Of My Tits – Jennifer Hayden
  • Soldier’s Heart – Carol Tyler
  • Nothing Lasts Forever – Sina Grace
  • Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel – Anya Ulinich
  • One! Hundered! Demons! – Lynda Barry
  • Cancer Vixen – Marisa Acocella Marchetto

Zines & Comic / Art Books

  • Swimsuit – Rachel Ang
  • The American Indian Ready to Wear Catalog  – Joey Clift & Janet Myer
  • The Ship’d Sailed: Stories About Friendships & Loss – edited by Amy Ng & Weng Pixin
  • Sit In – Paul Reps
  • I Have Given Up – Harvey Normal & Fiona Teal
  • The Blanket Of Immortality – Grace Hermann
  • Life Happening – dangerlam / Kim Lam
  • The Comics Journal, Issue #305 Health Care, Disability, Illness & Comics

Educational, Activist & Enlightened Non-Fiction

  • Tools For Grassroots Activists – Patagonia: edited by Nora Gallagher & Lisa Myers
  • Beauty – Bri Lee
  • Ancient Futures – Helena Norberg-Hodge
  • My Life On The Road – Gloria Steinem
  • Belonging – Toko Pa Turner
  • Braving The Wilderness- Brene Brown
  • Fight Like A Girl – Clementine Ford
  • There Is Nothing Wrong With You – Cheri Huber
  • Breaking Point – Martha Beck
  • Everything That Remains – The Minimalists
  • Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Japan We Never Knew – David Suzuki & Keibo Oiwa
  • It’s Not You – Sara Eckel
  • Waste Not – Erin Rhoad
  • The Ausralian Native Bee Book – Tim Heard
  • Simple Matters – Erin Boyle
  • The Heart Of Tantric Sex – Diana Richardson
  • The Language Of Letting Go – Melody Beattie
  • Everyday Zen – Charlotte Joko Beck
  • Being Zen – Ezra Bayda
  • Waking Up To What You Do – Diane Rizzetto
  • Awakening You – Isira
  • Women’s Work – Megan K Stack
  • Sex At Dawn – Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jetha
  • Orgasms For Two- Betty Dodson
  • Vegan Style – Sascha Camilli

Non-Fiction Novels

  • Singing For Freedom – Ani Choying Drolma
  • Long Quiet Highway – Natalie Goldberg
  • Montien Boonma: Temple Of The Mind
  • Island Home – Tim Winton
  • The Soul Of An Octopus – Si Montgomery
  • How To Be A Good Creature – Si Montgomery
  • The Snow Leopard – Peter Matthiessen
  • The Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac
  • Tove Jansson: Work & Love – Tuula Karjalainen
  • Girl Walks Into A Bar – Rachel Dratch (audiobook version is best)
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murukami
  • The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer

  • Short Stories/Essays
  • What I Did With What I Knew – Lisa Merrifield
  • Bird – Mary Oliver

Poetry

  • Break The Mirror – Nanao Sakaki
  • Endless Vow – Soen Nakagawa
  • Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass – Lana Del Ray

Cookbooks

  • Hungry – Anthea Amore
  • Greens 24/7 – Jessica Nadel
  • Elsa’s Wholesome Life – Ellie Bullen
  • Kindness Community Vegan Cookbook – Collected by Edgar’s Mission

Movie Club

Documentary

  • That Sugar Film
  • The Kingdom Of Dreams & Madness
  • Dogtown & Z Boys
  • Human Flow (Ai Weiwei)
  • The Wild Parrots Of Telegraph Hill
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
  • Wild Wild Country
  • 100 Vaginas
  • Jane (2017)
  • My Octopus Teacher
  • The Artist Is Present
  • Bowling For Columbine
  • Leaving Neverland

Animation & Art House

  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Drawing Restraint 9
  • Baraka
  • Song Of The Sea
  • Lemonade (Beyonce)
  • Green Porno (Isabella Rossellini)

Drama

  • All About My Mother
  • Milk
  • Adoration / Adore
  • Angel Baby
  • Radiance
  • Whale Rider
  • Boy
  • Frida
  • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  • Caotica Ana
  • American Splendour.
  • Barney’s Version
  • Cake
  • Joker
  • Pain & Glory
  • The Beauty Inside
  • Suffragettes
  • Babel
  • Lion
  • Once Were Warriors
  • Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story
  • Run Lola Run
  • A Beautiful Mind

Comedy

  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • What We Do In The Shadows
  • The Room
  • Hamlet 2
  • Bridesmaids
  • Notorious C.H.O
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Bowfinger
  • Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special
  • I Feel Pretty
  • Confessions Of A Shopaholic
  • Napoleon Dynamite

Musicals

  • Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
  • Hedwig & The Angry Inch
  • Om Shanti Om
  • Jerry Springer, The Opera

TV Comedies

I am including TV comedies in my book / film club as I believe humour is essential to life and sometimes the short format of humour is just what we need.

  • Flight Of The Conchords (US/NZ)
  • Parks & Recreation (US)
  • How I Met Your Mother (US)
  • Frontline (AUS)
  • Will & Grace (US)
  • 30 Rock (US)
  • The Mighty Boosh (UK)
  • Archer (US)
  • Kath & Kim (AUS)
  • The IT Crowd (UK)
  • Wellington Paranormal (NZ)
  • Stella (US)
  • Reno 911 (US)
  • Saturday Night Live (US)
  • Portlandia (US)
  • Get Krackin (AUS)
  • At Home Alone Together (AUS)
  • Wham Bam Thank You Ma-am (AUS)
  • The Family Law (AUS)
  • Nirvanna The Band The Show (CAN)
  • The Letdown (AUS)
  • Superwog (AUS)
  • Lady Dynamite (US)
  • Arrested Development (US)
  • Inside Amy Schumer (US)
  • Aroha Bridge (NZ)
  • Bro Town (NZ)
  • Shaun The Sheep (AUS)
  • Broad City (US)
  • Black Comedy (AUS)
  • The Games (AUS)
  • Lady Parts (UK)
  • Creamerie (NZ)
  • Soul Mates (AUS)
  • This Time with Alan Partridge (UK)