Combine a love of the outdoors, group socialising and lovely, wonderful books with an eAudio book club walk and talk adventure.
Pick a trail, hike, beach walk or hinterland amble while simultaneously listening to great titles with eAudiobooks. A great idea is to all listen to the final chapter together and discuss thoughts at the end. Finish up at your favourite coffee shop to sip java and compare group notes on the story. Take the club off the couch and hit some of the Sunshine Coast’s beautiful and scenic paths.
Sunshine Coast Libraries members have loaned Book Club titles 48,506 times! Use the eLibrary 24/7 with your library card or to get the full book club experience head to the Library catalogue to reserve items.
Top ten titles for book club walk and talks to get you started
These titles are all accessible for multiuse or simultaneous downloads:
- The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott
Ren lives alone on the remote frontier of a country devastated by a coup. But when a young soldier comes to the mountains in search of a local myth, Ren is inexorably drawn into her impossible mission.
- The Crossing by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch, newly retired from the LAPD, now finds himself idling in the slow lane. His attorney, Mickey Haller tells Harry about one of his cases: a man accused of a brutal murder. Mickey can smell a set-up - and he needs Harry to help him prove it.
- Scrublands by Chris Hammer
Set in a fictional Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought, Scrublands is one of the most powerful, compelling and original crime novels to be written in Australia.
- Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon
In 1936 an intrepid young Australian journalist Nancy Wake is living in Paris after witnessing firsthand the terror of Hitler's rise in Europe, firing her resolve to fight against the Nazis.
- The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning
In 1912 a workman's pickaxe strikes through the floor of an old tenement house in Cheapside, London, uncovering a cache of unimaginably valuable treasure that quickly disappears again.
- Where the Truth Lies by Karina Kilmore
When investigative journalist Chrissie O'Brian lands a senior job at The Argus, she gets involved in the story of a face-off on the waterfront between the unions and big business. But after a dockworker who confided in her turns up dead, Chrissie becomes obsessed with unravelling the truth.
- The River Home by Hannah Richell
In Somerset, the Sorrells have gathered for a last-minute wedding. As the family come together for a week of celebration and confrontation, their relationships are stretched to breaking point.
- Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis
He became a best-selling author while in college, immediately famous and wealthy. Lost in a haze of booze, drugs and vilification. Then he was given a second chance. This is the story of Bret Easton Ellis.
- China Dream by Ma Jian
Blending fact with fiction, this is an unflinching satire of totalitarianism. This darkly comic fable is a dystopian vision not set in the future, but in China today.
- Long Range by C.J Box
Wyoming’s Twelve Sleep County is shaken when a would-be assassin takes aim at a local judge. Joe Pickett must go to great lengths to solve an impossible crime from this New York Times bestselling author.
How to download eAudiobooks for book club walk and talks
- Download the RBDigital Entertainment app from your app store.
- Follow the instructions for Register Now.
- Select Australia.
- Select Sunshine Coast Council.
- Fill out the Library Information form.
- To login to the RBDigital app select Australia and enter your email.
- Enter your password and login.
- Select any eBook as they are all available for simultaneous borrowing.
You can borrow up to 30 eAudiobooks from each provider at a time for a period of three weeks. To get started, download the BorrowBox, Libby, and RBDigital apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Has the library got the eAudiobook I am looking for? Sign in to your library account and search the catalogue to find out. Make sure that you have downloaded the BorrowBox, RBDigital and Libby apps on your device to easily read eAudiobooks.
If you need help getting eBooks on your device, contact the eLibrary helpdesk.
Find more information on book clubs.
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Get sweet book inspiration from these eMagazines:
- New York Review of Books
- Poets and Writers
- The New Yorker
3500 magazines from across the world in a range of languages. To get started using free eMagazines download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Libraries love these Sunshine Coast walking trails:
Kondalilla Falls: Go on a Book Club eAudio walk on either the short trail (1.7kms) or take the 4.7km circuit past rock pools and to the base of the waterfall. Head to Montville for celebratory scones from one of the many view-facing cafes.
Mapleton Falls: Head into beautiful rainforest bushland on this 1.3km circuit. Take in lunch at the Mapleton Tavern with a panoramic view of the entire Coast.
Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens: Located in Tanawha and features an impressive 82 hectare garden with multiple walking tracks. Onsite café for a much deserved coffee.
Buderim Forest Park: Enjoy a walk on a 45 hectare secluded oasis with tall trees, ferns, waterfalls and cascades. Reward yourself with tea and cake after at the Buderim Tavern and enjoy the view.
Mooloolaba Foreshore Walk: One of the best walks on the Coast. Park near the Maroochydore library (44 Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree) and take the walk up over Alex Head’s hill, down through the Mooloolaba boardwalk, past Loo with a View and out to the Mooloolaba Spit. Finish up with fish and chips on the beach.
Caloundra Coastal Walk: Go the entire 25 kilometre stretch from Golden Beach or stroll sections of this scenic trail.
Coolum Sunshine Coastal Pathway: Starts at Peregian Beach, going parallel along the coastline along the cliffs above Point Perry, First Bay, Second Bay and Third Bay. From Peregian Beach to Point Perry is approximately 7 kilometres.
Point Cartwright Loop: Take the group round Point Cartwright lighthouse overlooking the Mooloolah River, Mooloolah Spit and the coast.
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