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