Tommy's War October 01

October online ebook club – Tommy’s War by Richard van Emden

In the spirit of ‘Keeping it real’ (our current reader’s season theme) this month’s online ebook club book of the month is a book about WWI as told through the stories and photographs of the soldiers on the western front. Rather than describe the history of the war, Tommy’s War tells the soldier’s story through a compilation of letters, diary entries and unofficial photographs.

Rosie effect October 26

The Rosie Effect – the hilarious sequel!

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. ‘The Rosie Effect‘ is the sequel to the amazingly successful  ‘The Rosie Project‘, which won the 2014  Australian Book Industry Award for the Best General Fiction Book, and other awards. The Rosie Project sold over a million copies in more than 40 countries worldwide! I was unsure about reading […]

Mrs Sinclair’s suitcase

I know they say not to judge a book by it’s cover, however I am readily admitting that in this case I have. This novel’s beautiful cover is swoon worthy and would charm any bibliophile! Mrs Sinclair’s suitcase by Louise Walters is a delightful novel. The central character Roberta works in the Old & New […]

deceived October 24

The Deceived

The Deceived by Brett Battles.  Post by Diane from the Local Studies library. Jonathan Quinn is the protagonist developed by Brett Battles in his novel Becoming Quinn.  Several ‘Jonathan Quinn’ novels  followed of which The Deceived is one. Jonathan Quinn is a professional ‘cleaner’, he is employed to  dispose of bodies following a murder so […]

Being in balance October 23

Being in Balance

Being in Balance by Dr. Wayne Dyer. In Being in Balance, Dr. Dyer examines the nine principles for creating habits to match your desires. Considered by his fans as the ‘father of motivation’, Dr. Dyer is a well-known author and lecturer in the field of self-empowerment. This book will show you how to restore balance […]

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Becoming Queen by Kate Williams

This book compares the lives of Princess Charlotte and Princess Victoria, focusing on the period where each needed to fight free of a mosquito cloud of courtiers and relatives

A story dreamt long ago

A story dreamt long ago by Phyllis McDuff. There always was distance between mother Bettina Mendl and daughter Phyllis McDuff even when they were sitting right beside each other. Bettina was a master of evasion. Phyllis’ questions always went unanswered and she never was quite sure just who indeed her mother was and why she […]

maze runner October 21

Maze Runner

Maze Runner by James Dashner Post by Fiona from Southport Library. Maze Runner is a must read for lovers of young adult post-apocalyptic novels. It follows the exhilarating journey of sixteen year old Thomas as he finds himself in an unfamiliar world which is known as ‘The Glade’. Thomas and the other ‘Gladers’ know nothing […]

Damage

Damage by Felix Francis. Felix Francis has a 40 year history of working with his famous father Dick Francis, assisting with the great thrillers which are set in the British horse racing world. Damage is the fourth novel which Felix has written on his own after the death of his father in February 2010. Jeff […]

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Big Library Read is back!

From 14 – 29 October Overdrive will be showcasing our Big Library Read, Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes. Anika Dragomir is the third most popular girl at Pound High School. But inside, she knows she’s a freak; she can’t stop thinking about former loner Logan McDonough …

speechies1 October 16

Speech Pathology Australia’s Book of the Year Awards

It’s a great pleasure each year to highlight the work of Speech Pathology Australia, and to bring a wider audience to the books they have highlighted as exceptional.

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