Staff Reading : Fast paced sci-fi/fantasy, a little bit of romance, or maybe crime & mystery? We have it all.

Fast paced sci-fi/fantasy, a little bit of romance, sports bios,  or maybe crime & mystery is more your thing? Check out the following new fiction – something for everyone!

  • Darwin Elevator Book 1 Dire Earth Cycle  Chuck Wendig interview with author.
  • Zero World – 1st book in a series Read SFFWorld review
  • Leviathan wakes – ‘The expanse’ TV series based on this series and we have the first 3 of 5.
  • The long way to a small angry planet – loved this book great stand-alone sci-fi with some wonderful characters REVEIW
  • My brilliant friend – Elena Ferrante: the global literary sensation nobody knows. Guardian Review
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave – Staff recommendation ***  Review
  • The little Coffee shop of Kabul – “Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of this novel is how it both transformed and expanded the narrow-minded ideas I held of Afghanistan” Guardian Review 
  • Hope Farm by Peggy Frew  – shortlisted for Stellar Prize & Miles Franklin 2016
  • The last painting of Sara de Vos – Review: Dominic Smith’s brilliant art novel
  • Touch by Claire North – One of my favourites but not sure if it is fantasy or sci-fi read review
  • Legends of the duskwalkers series by Jay Posey – trilogy available now
  • The Vagrant by Peter Newman – Geeks of Doom Revew –  this is a very different take on typical fantasy and highly recommend
  • The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman –  “dark, adult Harry Potter”. The series comes highly recommended and there is a new TV series based on the books  Review & Interview .
  • The runner & The signal by Patrick Lee – Action,with a little bit if sci-fi & with characters you care about Review
  • Before the fall by Noah Hawley – NY Times Review:one of the year’s best suspense novels
  • Quota by Jock Serong – debut novel from Australian author winner of Ned Kelly – Best First Crime Novel
  • Award-winning Detective Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny – One of the best detective crime series around. Set in Quebec & a small village nearby. Huff Post REVIEW
  • Blood witness & Unbroken line by Alex Hammond –  lawyer based crime series based in Melbourne and written by young Melbourne author.  Staff recommendation ***
  • Life, Marathons and Kokoda by Kurt Fearnley Australian wheelchair racer
  • From the outer by Alicia Sometimes  – Celebration of AFL: personal stories
  • Letter to my teenage self – 50 prominent Australians including Adam Gilchrist, Judy Lucy, Nathan Buckley and Missy Higgins write heartfelt letters to their younger selves, passing on the wisdom they wish they’d had at the time
  • A view from the cheap seats by Neil Gaiman – A collection of essays on a myriad of topics—from art & artists to dreams, myths, & memories—observed in Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style
  • Boomer by Harvey Brent – The autobiography of North Melbourne AFL legend BrentBoomerHarvey

We also have a comprehensive range of Positive Education books that Jenny emailed out last week



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