Staff Bookshelf

Woman in Gold by Entertainment One
Reviewed by Theresa, October 22, 2019

Woman in Gold is a DVD based on the true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family by attempting to retrieve family possessions that were seized by the Nazis, including Klimt’s famous painting …

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion
Reviewed by Jeff, October 15, 2019

The Rosie Result is the final installment of the internationally bestselling series that began with The Rosie Project.  Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they’re about to face their most important project.  Their son, …

Beirut Hellfire Society by Rawi Hage
Reviewed by Christine, September 10, 2019

Christine liked the writing style and language of this book, which at times was a roller coaster of free association.  The characters were compelling and in spite of the subject matter there was a lot of humour too.  It challenged her to live with the …

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Reviewed by Ketsia, September 3, 2019

Each day a man jumps into a new person’s body only to repeat the same day over and over from a new perspective.  Challenged to bring resolution to an unsolved murder, he must race against the clock and another killer to unravel the secrets and lies of …

Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
Reviewed by Faye, May 3, 2018

What are staff members reading? Faye just finished reading CATHEDRAL OF THE SEA by Ildefonso Falcones. She suggested that this novel, which was a best seller in Spain, will be popular with fans of “THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH” by Ken Follett. Like Follett …

The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penny
Reviewed by Faye, May 3, 2018

What are staff members reading? THE TENDERNESS OF WOLVES by Stef Penney is Faye’s favourite book so far this year. This adventure/mystery novel set in northern Canada in 1867 has been impeccably researched by a young Scottish author who says she has ne …

Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
Reviewed by Sue, May 3, 2018

What are staff members reading? Sue just finished reading the four volumes of the TWILIGHT series by Stephanie Meyer. She says these are currently the most popular books written for young adults worldwide. They follow the adventures of a teenager who f …

The Roar of the Butterflies by Reginald Hillÿ
Reviewed by Penelope, May 3, 2018

What are staff members reading? Penelope highly recommends Reginald Hill’s novel of privilege, golf and murder, once again solved by the amiable private investigator Joe Sixsmith. She calls The Roar of the Butterflies, “an entertaining read.”

Drunkard by Neil Steinberg
Reviewed by Jill, May 3, 2018

Jill says: If you think you’ve read everything then you haven’t read Drunkard by Neil Steinberg that contains the line, “I have licked every bathroom in Los Angeles.” This quote is typical of the brutally honest style that Steinberg, a columnist with t …

Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Reviewed by Heidi, May 3, 2018

Heidi liked Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones. The story is told by 14-year-old Susie Salmon who watches over her family and friends, as well as her killer and the detective on her case. Heidi found the perspective of life after death (a tale told by a d …