May 29, 2012

Travel Booklist: The Beach

Our final trip on the travelbooklist is not to a particular continent, but to an Australian favourite: the beach. Whether its the pure white of the Whitsundays or the earthy, shell-laden shored of Vincentia, beaches are at the heart and soul of the Australian identity. Why not escape to one of these glorious hideaways through these great book recommendations below?

The Beach by Alex Garland
Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber
The Festival by the Sea by June Loves

South of Broad by Pat Conroy
Stolen by Lesley Pearse
That Summer in Ischia by Penny Feeny
The Shelly Beach Writers Group by June Love
A Gift for my Sister by Ann Pearlman
The Beach hut by Veronica Henry
The Beach house by Jane Green

May 25, 2012

May 21, 2012

Travel Booklist: Europe

This is No.2 in our series of travel themed booklist for Escape: the theme of May for the National year of Reading. This time it's Europe, pulling up great novels spanning Europe's rich and exciting history, from the modern day back to the renaissance. Why not click one that takes your fancy?

1. Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada
2. The Conquest by Elizabeth Chadwick
3. The Coral Thief by Rachel Stott
4. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachamm
5. The Medici Secret by Michael White
6. The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
7. A Visible Darkness by Michael Gregorio
8. Armada by John Stack
9. The Book of the Alchemist by Adam Williams
10. Death in Siberia by Alex Dryden

May 18, 2012

Travel Booklist- Asia

As this month is 'Escape' for the National Year of Reading, the next series of blog posts will explore all sorts of travelling destinations, highlighting novels that take you to amazing places all over the world. Our first stop: Asia! From the cherry blossoms of Japan to the delicate heat of the Chinese summer, these reads are all about escapes to the Orient.

May 14, 2012

NYOR May: Escape

This month's theme is Escape! This month we'll be focusing on books about all sorts of escape, including science fiction and fantasy, travelling and historical fiction. But to kick things off, we've decided to take things a bit literally. The booklist belows focuses on high speed getaways, long treks to salvation, getting to safety and sneaking out. Comment in the box at the end of this post and we'll add your recommendations too (We love adding yours, so please let us know!).

May 11, 2012

Christian Fiction: A Booklist

A question we get at the library a lot is "Why don't you buy any Christian Fiction?". Often a librarian's eyebrow quirks up at this- because we know there's plenty of Christian fiction in our collection! Although it isn't stickered like our thematic genres, you can search 'Christian fiction' on your catalogue to bring up relevant results or use the subject 'Christian fiction'. And to get you started: Here's ten Christian reads available at Camden Library.

1. Chance of a Lifetime by Kelly Hake
2. Dangerous Depths by Colleen Coble
3. Daylight Comes by Judith Miller
4. In Search of a Home by Charlotte Carter
5. Now and Always by Lori Copeland
6. The Reliance by M.L. Tyndall
7. Sabrina by Lori Wick
8. Sticks and Stones by Susan Meissner
9. Through the Fire by Diane Noble
10. The Wedding Caper by Janice A. Thompson

May 03, 2012

Fiction set in historic Australia

Sometime it's nice to explore a place you've never been through a novel, but what about learning something new about your own backyard? These books pick up delicious twists and turns that play out on the Australian landscape, from city dramas to outback maladies. There's quite a mix below- some are new bestsellers, others are old and forgotten. Pick one that takes your fancy- all are available at Camden Library Service.