What the staff are reading at our library this month

reading in the library

Below is a list of what the staff are reading in our branch library this month – a very eclectic mix.

  • “The Martian” by Andy Weir.   Thriller set on Mars.

Witty dialogue.  Great characters and a fast pace.  Added extra is the science explained (believe it or not!)

  •  “Hello” magazine. English gossip magazine

Light entertainment and English gossip at its best!

  •  “Second Chance” S.J. Watson. Psychological thriller

Disappointing ending

  •  “The Darling Buds of May” H.E. Bates. Vignette of family life in rural England

A delightful entertaining read with vivid descriptions of the joys of rural family life

  • “Attatchments” Rainbow Rowell. Comedy/romance

A young IT man hired to ensure emails are business only starts to fall for a young woman whose personal emails he has been reading

  •  “Lonesome Dove” Larry McMurtry. Cowboy/Western/Epic

Great characters and an excellent story – hooks you in from the start

  •  “Archangel” Robert Harris. Thriller based in modern Russia

Gripping drama fictionalising historical characters (Stalin’s long lost son)

  • “Still travelling : my life as a Leyland brother and beyond”-  Malcolm Leyland. Bioiography.

A self -indulgent nostalgic memoir

  •   “The Last Chinese Chef” Nicole Maher. Mystery and history of Chinese Culture

A gentle guide through the complexities of haute Chinese cuisine mirrored in relationships, custom and culture

  •  “The Mobile Library”. David Whitehouse. Contemporary dysfunctional families

 Very ordinary – weak plot – far fetched

  • “The Eye of Heaven” Clive Cussler.

Well paced thriller about a husband and wife team who are treasure hunters searching for long lost ancient artifacts.

  • “Gorgon”. Greig Beck. Thriller/ sci -fi 
  •  “Everything I need to know I learned from a little golden book “- Muldrow, Diane
  •  “The Girl on the Train”. Paula Hawkins. Modern mystery set on a London train

Dysfunctional relationships and murder – a suspenseful mystery

  •  “50 Shades of Grey” E.L. James. Erotica.

Wanted to see what the hype was – not as bad as I thought

  •  The sleep book : how to sleep well every night / Guy Meadows. Non-fiction

A dream come true for insomniacs.

  • “Cleaning house : a mom’s 12-month experiment to rid her home of youth entitlement” – Wyma, Kay Wills. Non-fiction

The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign to dislodge your kids from the centre of their universe.

  • “The Dalai Lama’s cat and the Art of Purring” – David Michie.
  • “Forbidden Science” Douglas Kenyon. Science and technology non-fiction