Tag Archives: Win back your sleep

Book reviews of books that readers couldn’t put down.

Win Back Your Sleep won!

Happy Library Lovers’ Day! And many, many thanks to all our passionate, sleep-deprived readers who have told us about the books that have kept them awake. I’ll be posting a full list of titles soon. Meanwhile, congratulations to Sharyn, who was the lucky winner of our Win Back Your Sleep competition, after being kept awake […]

Réveillez-vous avec Petite Anglais

Thank Babelfish for a translation of my intent (Je ne parle pas français) and library member Lois for another review of a book she couldn’t put down: She said of Petite Anglaise by Catherine Sanderson: “One for the modern world of the internet. The true story of a young mother who reached out through her […]

The Discovery of Jeanne Baret causes late night

The extraordinary true story of an 18th century herb woman who dressed as a man to travel as botanist Philibert Commerson’s assistant has captured the imagination of library member Lois, who found she couldn’t put it down. She said of The Discovery of Jeanne Baret : a story of science, the high seas, and the […]

Just Take My Heart – I don’t need sleep!

Aptly-named library member Dawn has been up all night reading an “absolutely marvellous read. Couldn’t put it down.” Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark is one of the many thrillers from the queen of suspense. Combining a gripping courtroom drama with a chilling serial killer side-plot, and adding in some interesting twists with […]

Don’t sleep – Screw Business as Usual

Library member B has been reading the latest inspiring book by maverick entrepreneur, Richard Branson: Screw Business as Usual. “By the time I hit page 50, I was totally rapt with tales of “small, poor” people making good, micro-financing, building business with social consciousness and still being successful. Will be recommending it to all my […]

Michael Jackson bio keeps you reading

There are a lot of theories, stories, lies and rumours about any celebrity, let alone one as iconic, and unique, as Michael Jackson. This biography, written by one of Jackson’s brothers, looks behind the mask of celebrity and is recommended by library member JH. She had this to say about You are not alone: Michael, […]

No naps with Explosive Eighteen

When you’re onto a winner, stick with it. And there’s nothing like the latest in a series you love to keep you reading all night. Library member Mary agrees: Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich is: “Another great Stephanie Plum adventure that keeps you turning pages, and laughing out loud, in the middle of the night.” […]

Reading Into Thin Air

If you love true stories of survival against the odds, our library member Gwenda, has been up all night reading just the thing. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer documents a deadly expedition up Mt Everest, undertaken by the author to document the commercialisation of the ascent, which was hit with some of the worst […]

Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves is “best read ever”

High praise from our library member, Jordan, for a great book to keep you reading all night: Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves by Matthew Reilly. “Best read ever, fast-paced, action-packed, amazing storyline, hanging on to your seat until the last page. Started reading 10pm at night and finished at 8.30am. No way, you won’t […]

Why you are Australian is not a bedtime story

If bedtime stories are meant to put you to sleep, our library member, Christine, is not recommending this one. Here’s what she had to say: “I stayed up to the wee hours reading Nikki Gemmell’s autobiographical musing: Why You Are Australian: A Letter to My Children. Gemmell is well-known for the international bestseller The Bride […]