April 29, 2012

Bittersweet Stories: A Booklist

Like dark chocolate, bittersweet fiction provides a combination of two opposing tastes- melancholic overtones and happy underpinning. Have your cake and eat it too (oh we are so good with the metaphors today, aren't we?) with these bittersweet reads.

1. One Summer by David Baldacci
2. Maine by Courtney Sullivan
3. Happy Birthday by Danielle Steel
4. Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
5. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
6. The Ape House by Sara Gruen
7. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
8. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Branshares
9. Getting to Happy by Terry McMilan
10. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

April 26, 2012

Fantasy Compendium

April's almost over, so congratulations! You have survived almost a third of the year. It's time to take break and explore a magical world full of battle, sorcery, prophecy (and someone elses' problems). Why not try these new fantasy novels available at Camden Library?

King Arthur-The Bloody Cup by L. J. Hume
Queen of Kings by Maria Headley
The Secret Crusade by Oliver Bowden
Seven Princes by John R. Fultz
Well Tempered Clavicle by Piers Anthony
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Claire
Advent by James Treadwell
Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert
Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds

April 22, 2012

Pond Escapade: A book treasure hunt!

Here's something a little bit different. Go hunting for a great read. Search the river scene above for available books at your library. If you like what you find, why not take it home? Place a reservation and pick it up from your local branch in no time.
Check in the water
Check the hills!
Check the boulders
Check the flower beds

April 17, 2012

If you liked Alexander McCall Smith...

Love the works of this fantastic author? Why not try these great authors as well, with titles available at your library. (Recommendations via Librarything, thankyou!)

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April 13, 2012

Autumnal Accounts: A Booklist

It's the middle of Autumn! In the same way that the Australian landscape and weather in general may not as be as obedient to the traditional image of Autumn, so does an abundance of books and novels that use Autumn in its stories. Are you ready for an interesting surprise? We put together ten or so reads that use Autumn as a theme. The range is huge- from mysteries and actions to romance, biography and Australian literature. This is definitely a good one if you'd like to try something new.

April 11, 2012

NYOR April: Feel

This months theme for the National Year of Reading is Feel. The focus is on books that brought out a deep emotional response- novels that moved you, texts that pulled at your heartstings. We've compiled a short list here, but why not tell us your own? Comment in the box below and we'll add them.

Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy

A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber

April 03, 2012

Books from television shows you should read

Great television series are often based on popular books, loved for years by avid readers. Where's the proof? Check out a few of these books below- delve deeper into the plots and characters you know and love!

1. No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
2. Constable Series (Heartbeat) by Nicholas Rhea
3. TrueBlood Series by Charlaine Harris
4. Dexter Series
5. Bones Series by Kathy Reichs
6. A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) by George R.R. Martin.