Welcome to our monthly reading wrap-up fellow readers!
Books, books & more books.
Finding ourselves still in lockdown here in Sydney being able to enjoy the odd book or two is one thing we look forward to in our downtime. Enjoying every opportunity to share what we are reading our City of Parramatta reading community is one of our highlights.
With our reading theme for August being, ‘Big, Bang Books’, I decided to re-read ‘And the mountains echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini. While ‘And the mountains echoed’ isn’t my favourite Khaled Hosseini book, it was still a beautiful, emotional read that stayed with me for days after I finished the book. The next time I’m looking to have my heart squeezed, I think I might re-read, ‘The kite runner’ & ‘A thousand splendid suns’.
‘Banned Books’ is our reading theme for September and one that offers up a great chance to pick up one of those classics you have been considering for years. We have highlighted some titles you might like to explore for your reading or listening pleasure.
For those of you who are more interested in exploring what we have been reading, you will find a list below.
Whatever book you choose to read over the next month or so, we hope you enjoy it.
Some of the fabulous books we’ve been reading
The distant hours by Kate Morton – eBook, eAudiobook
The Henna artist by Alka Joshi – eBook, eAudiobook
Still life by Sarah Winman – eBook
The truth about her by Jacqueline Maley – eBook, eAudiobook
Leave me alone: A memoir of me, myself and Trish by Christian Hall – eBook
The truth & Addy Loest by Kim Kelly – eAudiobook
Olive, again by Elizabeth Strout – eBook, eAudiobook
One hundred days by Alice Pung – eBook
Your second life begins when you realize you only have one by Raphaelle Giordano
The electric hotel by Dominic Smith – eBook, eAudiobook
So much life left over by Louis de Berniere – eAudiobook
The bluffs by Kyle Perry – eBook, eAudiobook
Thorn by Intisar Khanani – eBook, eAudiobook
And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini – eBook, eAudiobook
Hamilton and Peggy! A revolutionary friendship by L.M. Elliott – eAudiobook A doctor in Africa by Dr Andew Browning – eBook, eAudiobook
All the titles listed were at some point banned in Countries around the world or people were asking for them to be banned. How many have your read?
The Color Purple by Alice Walker – eBook, eAudiobook
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – eBook, eAudiobook
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain – eBook
Looking for Alaska by John Green – eBook
Beloved by Toni Morrison – eBook
The hate U give by Angie Thomas – eBook
The kit runner Khaled Hosseini – eBook
The handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood – eBook, eAudiobook
Animal farm by George Orwell – eBook, eAudiobook
The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – eBook
Thirteen reasons why by Jay Asher – eBook
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – eBook, eAudiobook
The hunger games by Suzanne Collins – eBook, eAudiobook