Category Archives: What do you think?

Need a book recommendation?

Alison, one of our lovely librarians, has carefully picked a selection of new books which should appeal to a wide range of readers. I’m sure she’s on to something, because I’ve already read and loved two of them, and I’ve put another four on my to-read list. You’re certain to find something here to tickle your fancy.

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Norfolk’s Great Big Read

This year’s Great Big Read begins on Monday 23rd March and runs until Saturday 25th April.

We want to hear from YOU. 

There is a seperate blog all about it. It’s all about books and your reviews.

Let us know what you think about any of the books featured in the Community Reads & other great books you read.

We want to know what you thought about the book, would you recommend it, would you read more books by the same author.

Tell us a bit about the book and why you enjoyed it.

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Apryl’s Top Five Books of 2014

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – it may have taken me six months (on and off!) to finish, but it was a wonderful journey and I fell completely in love with Theo Decker.

We Were Liars by E Lockhart and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: I read a lot of YA fiction in 2014 but these two were two of the very best.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler: a memoir by one of my favourite American comedians, this was book was highly anticipated for me- I waited all year for it to be published and it didn’t disappoint! I finished it in 48 hours.Yes Please

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P by Adelle Waldman: a brilliant debut by this writer, protagonist Nate is bizarrely likeable and unlikeable in equal measures and I loved reading about his life as a writer in Brooklyn.

As an extra, I am not usually a fan of crime fiction but was I surprisingly taken by Gillian Flynn and subsequently read all three of her novels (Dark Places, Sharp Objects & Gone Girl) after giving in to the best-seller hype!


Your Top Five Books of the Year

Tell us your Top 5 Books of 2014 & what it is about them that has made them your favourites.

You can let us know by:

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We’ll put your suggestions together in a post in the New Year.

Here are some suggestions from staff:

Beth: ‘Fallen Land’ by Patrick Flanery
Nick: ‘The Gone-Away World’ by Nick Harkaway
Helen: ‘All the Birds, Singing’ by Evie Wyld
Kath: ‘Mrs Hemingway’ by Naomi Wood


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