What the staff are reading at our library this month
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
- “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