Page by Page Bookclub Titles for June

The Page by Page Bookclub with Theresa Smith Writes is an online bookclub with an emphasis on books written by Australian Women, chatting in a setting that is above all else, friendly and inclusive. Flexible reading timelines and multiple titles to pick from each month. And lots of chatter…

Each month’s books will be posted here on the blog, and if you’re not on Facebook but would still like to read along, please feel free to let me know in the comments on the monthly book post. The chatter will be in the group but I’d still love to hear your thoughts on the titles read.

For the month of June, we have one new release and two released last year to choose from. Read one, two or all! Head over to Page by Page Bookclub with Theresa Smith Writes on Facebook to join in with the discussion.

Book 1 for June:

The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney


The wilful and eccentric Lola Quinlan is off on the trip of a lifetime, taking her beloved granddaughter and great-granddaughter with her. More than sixty years after emigrating to Australia, she’s keeping a secret promise to return to her Irish homeland.

Lola has always been her family’s port in a storm, but she’s hiding the hurtful reason she left Ireland as a young woman. Lola’s walk down memory lane will force her to confront her bittersweet past – and discover that the truth can indeed set you free . . .

Book 2 for June:

Home is Nearby by Magdalena McGuire


1980: The beginning of the polish crisis. Brought up in a small village, country-girl Ania arrives in the university city of Wroclaw to pursue her career as a sculptor. Here she falls in love with Dominik, an enigmatic write at the center of a group of bohemians and avant-garde artists who throw wild parties. When martial law is declared, their lives change overnight: military tanks appear on the street, curfews are introduced and the artists are driven underground. Together, Ania and Dominik fight back, pushing against the boundaries imposed by the authoritarian communist government. But at what cost?

Book 3 for June:

True Blue by Sasha Wasley


Love is random. Accidental. You just live your life and then one day it’ll hit you with the right person.

Wandering soul Freya ‘Free’ Paterson has finally come back home. Idealistic and trusting, she’s landed the job of her dreams working on an art project with the local school, but she hadn’t planned on meeting the man of her dreams as well.

With his irresistible Irish accent, Constable Finn Kelly is everything Free wants – genuine, kind . . . and handsome as hell. He’s also everything Free isn’t – stable and dependable. Yet despite the passion simmering between them, he just wants to be friends. What is he trying to hide?

As Free throws herself into the challenges of her new job, fending off the unwelcome advances of a colleague and helping to save her beloved Herne River, Finn won’t stay out of her way, or out of her heart.

But just when she needs him the most, will Finn reveal his true colours?

To join the Page by Page Bookclub with Theresa Smith Writes, head over to the Facebook group and request to join. Look forward to seeing you over there!

4 thoughts on “Page by Page Bookclub Titles for June

    • It’s a pleasure to include your novel. I’m looking forward to reading and discussing it with the other members. I’ve been intending on reading Home is Nearby ever since I first heard about it on Word Mothers blog.


  1. Ooooh, some interesting selections this month!! I’ve not yet read any of McInerney’s work, but I’m fascinated by the premise as you’ve laid it out here, especially the protagonist – I don’t read nearly enough stories written from the perspective of older people, it’s something I need to work on. Have a great month!! 🙂

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    • Lola is a real card too. She’s first introduced in one of Monica’s previous titles, The Alphabet Sisters, which coincidentally is my favourite Monica novel. But it’s not a series, more just interconnected novels.


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