After reading A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens it was commented on how precise the written language was in that era. The same reader also enjoyed Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali the story of her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia to her journey and life in the Netherlands, to life under guard in the West.
Shirley Roberts enjoyed two books, Ageing with Grace by Kathy Reichs and Jesus and Mohamed two totally different topics. An easy read The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown was enjoyed as was The Ties that Bind and The Last Dance a novel by Fiona MacIntosh, who seems popular at the moment. Rhonda was reading Great Working Dog Stories a book that evoked memories and stories of our own dogs. Twisted by Lynda La Plante always a popular author and The Lakehouse which was an e book.
The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King, a girl with a questionable past who married a Minister, interesting relationships surfaced through this book. It was voted a good read. For history buffs The Romanovs 1613-1918 was heavy reading but most interesting. The Agatha Raisin series by M.C. Beaton rated a mention, although the film of The Potted Gardener was not as good as the book.
An article on what imported books are doing to books in Australia was discussed and from Brains Picking Weekly the question was put, Why do we read? To have something to talk about!!!
Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar was set in the Coorong in the 1840’s and related the story of one of the 1st white families in the area. Home by Larissa Behrendt was written from an aboriginal perspective.
Enjoy your reading, we will meet again on Tuesday 4th October in the Library.