Ben’s Book Club

Libby presents Ben’s Book Club

Ben’s Book Club is a new online book club, hosted by bestselling Australian author Ben Hobson and powered by Libby.

Members of Shellharbour City Libraries can now read the selected title in Libby, before joining Ben Hobson online each month to meet the author discuss the book.

Borrow the eBook or audiobook on Libby and join the discussion.

No holds, no waitlists, available now for simultaneous reading and listening.

This month’s Book Club read is…The Liars, by Petronella McGovern!

Join best-selling author Ben Hobson in conversation with Petronella McGovern to discuss her new family drama ‘The Liars’. This event will be hosted on Zoom, the link will be sent to all attendees on the day of the event. 

Petronella McGovern's books have been described as domestic noir and psychological suspense. With strong characters and gripping storylines, her novels will keep you reading - and guessing - late into the night. Petronella grew up on in a large family on a farm in the Central West region of New South Wales. After travelling and working in Canberra for a number of years, she now lives on Sydney's northern beaches with her husband and their two teenagers. Petronella's bestselling debut novel, 'Six Minutes', was shortlisted for the Australian Crime Writers' Association's Ned Kelly Awards and longlisted for the Australian Independent Bookseller's Indie Book Awards. Her second novel, 'The Good Teacher', was longlisted for the Davitt Awards. 'The Liars' is her third novel.


Zoom Author talk event

Tuesday | 25 October 2022 | 7:00pm

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