index-1 September 20

Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet

  Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet Max Tudor is a former MI5 agent turned newly appointed Vicar of St Edwold’s in the perfect English village of Nether Monkslip. When the serene peace of village life is shattered by the seemingly accidental death of Wanda Batton-Smythe, a terrifyingly outspoken member of the local Women’s Institute, Max must re-connect with the dangers of […]

index September 19

The ways of the world by Robert Goddard

  The ways of the world by Robert Goddard This is book one of a trilogy, and I found it intelligent and well-written, with a great sense of place. I think that the trilogy format has enabled Robert Goddard to construct a detailed and intricate plot, and include the period details and characterizations which create […]

Download an eBook today

Friday 16 September is international Read an eBook Day – it’s the perfect time to remind you that we have some fantastic (and free) resources so that you can download eBooks to your preferred device. Head straight to our eBooks and eAudiobooks page on the City Libraries website to explore our eBook resources including OverDrive, BorrowBox […]

book cover September 13

Red Notice by Bill Browder

Post by Voula Red Notice by Bill Browder This is definitely a book I never would have contemplated reading was it not for the persistence of a customer who could not praise it enough. His constant rave about Red Notice finally appealed to my sense of curiosity and I reluctantly placed a reservation on it. […]

The Bookstore image September 12

The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler

The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler The Bookstore is a wonderfully witty book set in the heart of Manhattan. It is the story of an English art history student Esme who finds herself finds herself pregnant and single all in the same week. Determined to finish her PHD and proceed with the pregnancy, Esme starts work […]

diane September 09

The Silent Inheritance by Joy Dettman

The Silent Inheritance engages you in a number of story lines, it is the first book of Joy Dettman’s that I’ve read. Sarah Carter is a deaf single mum raising her 12 year old daughter Marni in a tiny granny flat in a backyard in suburban Melbourne. When one of Marni’s classmates goes missing, suspicion […]

diane September 08

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, “The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra” so when I heard about book two – The perplexing theft of the jewel in the crown – I had to read it. It’s wonderful to be back in Mumbai with Chopra, Poppy and the baby elephant Ganesha! In this book, […]

Book poem

I loved this poem by Beris Carr, who attended the Versatility event at the Upper Coomera library.   Dearly Beloved, I’ve lost some friends I truly cherished For whom I’ve greatly sorrowed These friends aren’t humans who Have perished They’re Books that humans borrowed.

isbn9781409163855 August 31

L’Art de la Simplicite : How to Live More with Less

Hardback English By (author) Dominique Loreau, Translated by Louise Lalaurie Thinking this book was about having a simple life I started reading thinking it would be filled with those inspirational words of wisdom. Strangely it was not. But this book was better. I quickly discovered parts of our lives can become filled with clutter which […]

Want to Read Some More Good Movies August 12

Want to Read Some More Good Movies?

Well it’s been nearly four years since I wrote the original Want to Read A Good Movie? which you’ll find here at https://gcbooks.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/want-to-read-a-good-movie/ That page has gotten pretty big with updates over the years, and there’s been a few good movies from non English speaking countries that have arrived lately into our collection, so I figured instead of adding to […]