23 episodes

The Hope Book Club will help you find your next great read! Katrina Roe and Natasha Moore review books that will enrich your life. They relish well-written fiction with intriguing characters and thought-provoking themes, and tackle non-fiction with a challenging question at the core.

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The Hope Book Club will help you find your next great read! Katrina Roe and Natasha Moore review books that will enrich your life. They relish well-written fiction with intriguing characters and thought-provoking themes, and tackle non-fiction with a challenging question at the core.

    Ep 23: The Fireside Fiction Edition

    Ep 23: The Fireside Fiction Edition

    Perfect for these chilly winter days, the Hope Book Club fires up some crackling good fireside fiction for Episode 23.

    Katrina Roe and Natasha Moore from the Centre for Public Christianity discuss:

    Fleishman is in Trouble - the debut novel of Taffy Brodesser-Akner. It’s the story of a 41 year man, Toby Fleishman, going through a bitter divorce from his wife of 15 years.

    Bel Canto by Anne Patchett - Loosely based on true events, a group of high profile diplomats and an opera singer are taken hostage by terrorists in South America. It’s a lockdown experience like no other.

    And The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes - about the packhorse librarians in the mountains of Kentucky.

    Plus, we bring our top five heart-warming reads for the Pandemic.

    That’s all in episode 23 of the Hope Book Club podcast.

    Because life’s just better with a book!

    • 29 min
    Episode 22: The Popular Crime Fiction Edition

    Episode 22: The Popular Crime Fiction Edition

    Hope Book Club returns to the scene of the crime with another popular crime fiction episode.

    Natasha Moore from the Centre for Public Christianity has been reading the morbidly funny book, My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Nominated for the Booker Prize in 2019, it’s about how blood is thicker than water, and also harder to get out of the carpet.

    Still Life by Louise Penny is the first book in the much-loved Chief Inspector Gamache murder mystery series, set in small town Quebec.

    And Katrina’s been reading The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan - a cracking, Aussie-penned murder mystery set in rainy Galway, Ireland.

    Plus, we discuss the big, thick books we’re finally tackling in lockdown.

    • 26 min
    Ep 21: The Personal Transformation Memoirs Edition

    Ep 21: The Personal Transformation Memoirs Edition

    As the Hope Book Club turns 21, it’s all about becoming – which seems appropriate for a 21st!

    In this memoir-focussed episode, Katrina Roe and Natasha Moore (from CPX) share personal stories of transformation from inspiring women.  These stories of resilience and flourishing in spite of life’s challenges are perfect for these challenging times:

    Educated by Tara Westover, a memoir about overcoming a socially isolated childhood, growing up in a household of extreme End Times preppers
    Metanoia, a memoir by the Australian screen actor Anna McGahan about making peace with her body
    And Becoming – the much-loved autobiography of former First Lady Michelle Obama.

    Plus, we play Change One Word, Ruin a Book Title! So much fun!!!

    That’s all in this transformative, auto-biographical episode of the Hope Book Club - Because life’s just better with a book! 

    • 33 min
    Ep 20: The Aussie Edition - with Special Guest Paul Kelly!

    Ep 20: The Aussie Edition - with Special Guest Paul Kelly!

    Don't panic!  Supermarket shelves  may be empty, but thankfully book shelves are still well-stocked!

    It’s the epic 20th episode of the Hope Book Club, featuring special guest Paul Kelly.

    We’re talking fully Australian made, choccas with home-grown goodness, all freshly picked from our own backyard. And there’s not a roll of toilet paper in sight!

    In this episode Katrina Roe and Natasha Moore discuss:

    The Yield by Tara June Winch, a powerful indigenous story of a Wiradjuri elder facing his death, and his granddaughter who has returned from living overseas. It’s a book about indigenous language, storytelling and identity.
    Love is Strong is Death, a new poetry anthology by Aussie singer/songwriter Paul Kelly.
    And the latest from a popular Australian mystery series, A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill. Just released in March 2020, this is the tenth book in a series.
    Plus Katrina and Natasha choose their all-time favourite Aussie books. It’s a bold move!

    Quick!  Download Episode 20 of the Hope Book Club BEFORE ALL STOCK SELLS OUT - Because life’s just better with an AUSSIE book!

    • 38 min
    Ep 19: The Movie Lovers Edition

    Ep 19: The Movie Lovers Edition

    It’s the movie-lovers edition of the Hope Book Club!

    In this episode, Natasha Moore and Katrina Roe review books that have all made the leap to the big or small screen.

    Normal People by Sally Rooney is a millennial love story featuring an on-again, off-again romance. It explores the energising electricity of first love and the way that relationships change people.  It’s as much about the clunky moments of miscommunication, as it is about rare moments of connection.  It’s being made into a 12-part drama for BBC Three.
    World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is a factual account of the horrors faced by ordinary people in the aftermath of the zombie wars.   While you’ll learn a lot about the terrifying impact of the undead, this book is mainly concerned with capturing the human reaction to this epochal event.  (And yes, it’s fiction.  No you didn’t fall asleep and miss the end of the world).  It was made into a movie starring Brad Pitt.
    And Little Women by Louisa May Alcott has been turned into a big budget film with Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan and Merryl Streep. Katrina’s had her head in the book and found there’s plenty in there to chew on.

    Plus, Katrina and Natasha discuss the book-based movies that "lost the plot".

    That’s all in Episode 19 of the Hope Book Club - Because life’s just better with a book!

    • 28 min
    Ep 18: The Deep Diving Summer Edition

    Ep 18: The Deep Diving Summer Edition

    In Episode 18 of the Hope Book Club, Natasha Moore and Katrina Roe have picked out some deep thinking, but oh-so-easy-to-read, non-fiction with more fizz and sparkle than your summer drink selection!

    Dive in deep this summer!

    • 29 min

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