Titles that have been hugely popular in the last ten to twenty years.
As August fast approaches, I have to admit to being completely behind in my blog posts. Will you accept that the current COVID situation has thrown things in the library world into chaos?
City of Parramatta Libraries is temporary closed and my colleagues and I are busy coming up with ideas to keep you all engaged online; all from the comfort or maybe chaos of our own homes.
As always I am finding it hard to concentrate on one book long enough to finish it and have almost given up hope that I will actually read a title related to our monthly reading themes. I am blaming the fact that I spend way too much time researching great titles to recommend that I overload on them and can’t even think about possibly reading one.
My colleague Michelle and I both failed in our attempts to actually finish ‘Wolf Hall’ by Hilary Mantel for the umpteen time, and lets not even mention July’s ‘memorable memoirs’. I am hoping to have better luck with August’s theme of ‘big bang’ books.
In saying all of that, we have managed to put our heads together and come up with our picks for books that have made a big splash over the last ten years.
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The help by Kathryn Stockett – ePlatorm
Room by Emma Donoghue – ePlatform
All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr – ePlatform, BorrowBox
My brilliant friend by Elena Ferrante – ePlatform
Becoming by Michelle Obama – ePlatform, BorrowBox
A little life by Hanya Yanagihara – ePlatform
The Dry by Jane Harper – ePlatform, BorrowBox
Normal People by Sally Rooney – ePlatform, BorrowBox
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, BorrowBox
The natural way of things by Charlotte Wood – BorrowBox
The underground railroad by Colson Whitehead
Boy swallows universe by Trent Dalton – ePlatform, BorrowBox
Wolf hall by Hilary Mantel – ePlatform, BorrowBox
The luminaries – Eleanor Catton – ePlatform
Go set a watchman – Harper Lee
The testaments by Margaret Atwood – BorrowBox
The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari – ePlatform, BorrowBox
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo – ePlatform, BorrowBox
Gone girl – Gillian Flynn
The subtle art of not giving a f*ck by Mark Manson – ePlatform, BorrowBox
The life-changing magic of tidying by Marie Kondo – ePlatform, BorrowBox
Eat, pray, love by Elizabeth Gilbert – ePlatform, BorrowBox
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman – BorrowBox
The goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Little fires everywhere by Celeste Ng
The tiger’s wife by Tea Obreht
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – BorrowBox
Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens – BorrowBox
This is going to hurt by Adam Kay – ePlatform, BorrowBox
The Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles – BorrowBox
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – ePlatform, BorrowBox