Monday, December 10, 2012

What library staff are reading....December 2012

Looking for something to read over the holidays 
OR simply curious to know what librarians actually read?

Here is but a small sampling of the multitude of moorish memoirs, mysteries and marvels we're devouring this December!

Port Villa Blues by Gary Disher
This is the second Wyatt novel - a fast paced gritty Australia crime novel by a former winner of the Ned Kelly award. Wyatt finds himself in trouble after a contract robbery where he helps himself to a little extra. The characters are believable if undesirable and the dialogue is very real. There is plenty of suspense and lots of action - this is a great read.


Bill the Bastard by Roland Perry
This is the true story of a remarkable horse called Bill who was one of the 200,000 Australian horses sent to the middle great in the Great War. Bill could only be ridden by one man - Major Michael Shanahan. This is a wonderful tale of a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount. They fought together and depended on each other for survival. This book is a warm and human story set in the most inhuman of times, it also provides an insight into the lives and conditions of the ANZACs in the Great War.

The Amber Amulet by Craig Silvey
A short story about a boy who has a secret identity as a superhero. It is available from our collection in both eBook and print.

Trick of the dark by Val McDermid
Who really killed Philip Carling? Available as an eBook.

Bunny Lake is missing by Evelyn Piper
A Hitchcock-like thriller in which a child is missing, but is she real or a figment of the mother's imagination? Available as an eBook.

Castles, Follies and Four-leaf clovers: Adventures along Ireland's St Declan's Way by Rosamund Burton
I don't usually read travel memoirs, but I loved this and was suprised to see the Irish-born author lives in Sydney. It's worth reading just to find out about the ancient sheela-na-gig, St Declan's role in promoting Christianity in Ireland and St Brigid's relationship to the Celtic goddess. Available as an eBook.

In the evil day by Peter Temple
Action and intrigue taking place across Hamburg, London and Johannesburg. Available as an eBook.

The Dinner by Herman Koch

The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland

The Convent by Maureen McCarthy

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Some of these titles are available as eBooks in our EBL eBook collection. Search for them and many other delightful December delectations below:

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