June 15

Burning fields by Alli Sinclair

  Burning Fields * Featured guest author * by Alli Sinclair A new Australian release, City Libraries is excited to be hosting award-winning author Alli Sinclair at Elanora Library on Tuesday 31 July evening. She’ll be launching her new book Burning Fields. It’s a free event, so find out more and book now. In 1948, the world […]

June 13

They have all done bad things in Bloodline – a Netflix series.

The central family of this tv show have done bad things, but are they all to blame? Bloodline is a gripping, haunting, emotionally charged family drama that provides plenty of raw story lines to keep you absolutely glued to the screen. It offers a mix of relatable realistic family complications with twisted, more unusual situations. […]

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

I read and thoroughly enjoyed The Dry earlier this year but for, some reason, I was reluctant to pick up Force of Nature.  There was probably a bit of me that thought I couldn’t enjoy it as much as the first one or that the author couldn’t possibly reach the same level of suspense. I was […]

June 08

From Granite to Sea by Alex Langstone

I enjoy reading Celtic folklore, and I’m pleased to find a new work which illuminates an area that has not previously been covered properly. A great deal of Cornish folklore was collected at the end of the Nineteenth Century, but the east of the county has been oddly neglected. Langstone’s book fills that void. Langstone’s […]

June 01

The Moth – All These Wonders by Catherine Burns

Short stories are usually not on my to-read list, yet this book drew me like a moth to a flame. I had heard about Moth before, an amazing revolution of people sharing their stories at organised events and the impact it has on the community. I started reading the first story with little expectation, but […]

May 31

Year One by Nora Roberts

Now if you already have an opinion about Nora Roberts and her books, think again. Year One is unlike any other Nora Roberts book and I was pleasantly surprised that my only gripe with it was that I will have to wait a whole year for the next book. Nora has an amazing ability to […]

May 29

Unmasked by Turia Pitt

I set myself a challenge this year to step out of my comfort zone of reading only fantasy, and to try and explore new genres. I had seen Turia’s story on the news, who hadn’t, and I thought to myself, possibly this could be a good autobiography. Well, I am happy to say I was […]

May 28

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

There has been a lot of hype about this series and I am glad that I finally succumbed to the temptation of reading it. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas begins with a similar tale to beauty and the beast. Feyre provides for her family in poor times and one fateful day changes her life […]

May 24

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine : A Novel by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is certainly NOT completely fine. She lives in Glasgow, is about to turn 30 and has worked in the same office for nine years and  made no friends.  She has no social skills and has a disfiguring scar on her face and her work mates tease and taunt her mercilessly. While she may be […]

May 23

Knitted Hats and Beanies by Jenny Occleshaw

Knitted Hats and Beanies by Jenny Occleshaw. Winter is finally here and it’s time to break out those knitting needles. Here at Elanora library we have been madly knitting poppies for the poppy project, but after making over a hundred of those I felt like branching out and knitting something new! We have lots of great […]