Quite a few have now read the Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell, as one reader put it, you feel she was following you around.
Going Back by Munjed al Muderis, the second book by the internationally famous surgeon who has returned to Iraq to change the lives of injured soldiers and civilians. His first book Walking Free told his story of his flight as a refugee. Highly recommended.
Laurie, our guru on audio books, enjoyed Oblivion by Arnaldur Indridas, an Icelandic writer of crime fiction. The Hunting Party by Washington Black, crime in the Scottish Highlands, is doing the rounds of the group. Highly recommended was The Bedside Book of Birds by Graeme Gibson, beautifully illustrated birds with lovely `bird’ stories.
The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Connor, is the story of a painting by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt of Viennese Jewish Society lady Adele Bloch-Bauer which sold for $135 million and the legal battle to get the painting back after the holocaust.
Ian McEwen’s On Chesil Beach was enjoyed, The East End Girl was light entertainment. The Queen and I a novel written in 1992 by Sue Townsend about revolving republicanism in the UK. Rae had a busy month, reading Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriaty; Bye Bye Baby, Fiona MacIntosh a good mystery; Border Districts, supposedly the final work of author Gerald Murnane, different book to read. Cardinal by Louise Milligan an investigative reporter for the ABC, was a compelling read detailing events leading up to the arrest of Cardinal George Pell.
Dorothy entertained us with `changes of words of 60’s pop songs and quotes, we finished the day with a good laugh.