Check out the Top 10 Reads for November 2018, as chosen by library staff around Australia. A little something for everyone including the sequel Wundersmith (Librarians’ Choice Favorite of the month), to the best selling children’s book Nevermoor: the trials of Morrigan Crow. To reserve a copy, just click on the title that catches your attention.
Mutiny on the Bounty by Peter Fitzsimons
Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly
The Fragments by Toni Jordan
The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra
The Pearl Thief by Fiona McIntosh
Two Old Men Dying by Tom Keneally
Suitcase of Dreams by Tania Blanchard
Where The River Runs by Fleur McDonald
Preservation by Jock Serong
The Top 10 Reads for July 2018 as voted for by Library staff around Australia. Reserve a copy now to find a new top read.
A Month of Sundays – Liz Byrski
(Librarians’ Choice Favourite)
For over ten years, Ros, Adele, Judy and Simone have been in an online book club, but they have never met face to face. Until now…
Determined to enjoy her imminent retirement, Adele invites her fellow bibliophiles to help her house-sit in the Blue Mountains. It’s a tantalising opportunity to spend a month walking in the fresh air, napping by the fire and, of course, reading and talking about books. Liz Byrski has written a beautiful novel about the joy and comfort reading a good book can bring to us all.
Clock Dance – Anne Tyler
The Other Wife – Michael Robotham
Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik
Desert Nurse – Pamela Hart
The Death of Mrs Westaway – Ruth Ware
The Peacock Summer – Hannah Richell
Return to Roseglen – Helene Young
Pretend I’m Dead – Jen Beagin
Second Sight – Aoife Clifford
There is a great mix of new fiction and non fiction in this months top 10 reads for June. Click any title below to reserve your book now, as chosen by public library staff around Australia.
The nowhere child – Christian White (Librarians’ Choice Favourite)
Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes Kim is that girl.
As the mystery of Sammy’s disappearance unravels and the town’s secrets are revealed, this superb novel builds towards a tense, terrifying, and entirely unexpected climax.
Waiting for Elijah – Kate Wild
The love that I have – James Moloney
Less – Andrew Sean Greer
Eggshell skull – Bri Lee
Burning Fields – Alli Sinclair
The kiss quotient – Helen Hoang
The book ninja – Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus
April in Paris, 1921 – Tessa Lunney
Boy swallows universe – Trent Dalton
The top 10 May 2018 release books as voted for by library staff around Australia is here. There are a variety of genres in the list with the Australian Vogel Literary Award 2018 Winner – The Yellow House being one of them. Click on a title to reserve a copy now.
Whisper – Lynette Noni (Librarians’ Choice Favourite)
For two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes… Subject Six-Eight-Four, ‘Jane Doe’, has been locked away and experimented on, without uttering a single word. Life at Lengard follows a strict, torturous routine that has never changed. Until now.
When Jane is assigned a new—and unexpectedly kind—evaluator, her resolve begins to crack, despite her best efforts. As she uncovers the truth about Lengard’s mysterious ‘program’, Jane discovers that her own secret is at the heart of a sinister plot.
…. And one wrong move, one wrong word, could change the world.
The yellow house – Emily O’Grady
The jade lily– Kirsty Manning
LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike) – Jay Kristoff
Lovesome – Sally Seltmann
The perfect mother – Aimee Molloy
Hot pursuit – Rebecca Freeborn
The making of Martin Sparrow – Peter Cochrane
Flames – Robbie Arnott
Staying – Jessie Cole
The top 10 April 2018 release books as voted for by library staff around Australia is here. There are a nice mix of books, mainly fiction, a very interesting non fiction and a title (Amelia Westlake) described as “a queer yA rom-com”. Click on a title to reserve a copy now.
The Lace Weaver – Lauren Chater (Librarians’ Choice Favourite)
A breathtaking debut about love and war, and the battle to save a precious legacy.
Each lace shawl begins and ends the same way – with a circle. Everything is connected with a thread as fine as gossamer, each life affected by what has come before it and what will come after. 1941, Estonia. As Stalin’s brutal Red Army crushes everything in its path, Katarina and her family survive only because their precious farm produce is needed to feed the occupying forces. Fiercely partisan, Katarina battles to protect her grandmother’s precious legacy – the weaving of gossamer lace shawls stitched with intricate patterns that tell the stories passed down through generations.
While Katarina struggles to survive the daily oppression, another young woman is suffocating in her prison of privilege in Moscow. Yearning for freedom and to discover her beloved mother’s Baltic heritage, Lydia escapes to Estonia. Facing the threat of invasion by Hitler’s encroaching Third Reich, Katarina and Lydia and two idealistic young soldiers, insurgents in the battle for their homeland, find themselves in a fight for life, liberty and love.
The Paris Seamstress – Natasha Lester
Sunburn – Laura Lippman
Amelia Westlake – Erin Gough
The Death Of Noah Glass – Gail Jones
Circe – Madeline Miller
Every Note Played – Lisa Genova
Dear Mrs Bird – AJ Pearce
The Colour Of Bee Larkham’s Murder – Sarah J Harris
Growing Up Aboriginal In Australia – Anita Heiss (ed)