All About Books – Autumn 2019

Our latest edition of our reading suggestions guide, All About Books is now here! It is full of a selection of some of the best books being published in the next three months.
There is a little something for everyone from adults to teens to children, for those who like their fiction to those that prefer non fiction. Don’t forget to check out our upcoming Author Talk events in April & May.
Pick up your FREE copy at any of the City Of Parramatta Libraries or download it now (just click on the cover).

Goodreads Choice Awards 2018 Winners

The winners of the 10th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards, as decided by readers, have been announced! To celebrate their 10th year Goodreads created a new award – Best of the Best. Readers chose The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas as the best book of their 10 years worth of winners (from 200 books!). Did your favourite book win this year? To reserve any of the winners just click on the title below – happy reading.

Best Fiction – Still Me by Jojo Moyes
Best Mystery & Thriller – The Outsider by Stephen King
Best Historical Fiction – The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Best Fantasy – Circe by Madeline Miller
Best of the BestThe Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Best Romance – The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Best Science Fiction – Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
Best Horror – Elevation by Stephen King
Best Humour – The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Maddish
Best Nonfiction – I’ll be gone in the dark by Michelle McNamara
Best Memoir & Autobiography – Educated by Tara Westover
Best History & Biography – The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King
Best Science & Technology – The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte
Best Food & Cookbooks – Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen
Best Graphic Novels & Comics – Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
Best Poetry – The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Best Debut Author – Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Best Young Adult Fiction – Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction – Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
Best Middle Grade & Children’s – The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
Best Picture Book – I am Enough by Grace Byers

 

Book Review The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

The Word is Murder – Anthony Horowitz

Description

She Planned Her Own Funeral. But Did She Arrange Her Murder?

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she’s arranged her own funeral.
A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own.
A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control.
What do they have in common?

Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz’s page-turning new thriller.

Comments

This was a little “take-it-or-leave-it” for our group unfortunately.

There were some interesting characters and the behind-the-scenes insight into how a detective works seemed like a good idea.  However, we found it very slow to start with, and the author being part of the story was too distracting for some of our readers.

It did keep us guessing till the end with a great twist revealing who the murderer was that pulled us all back in a little.

Rating 6/10

Read by – Cultcha Club