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Staff Picks: Nightfall Berlin

February 28, 2019
Catherine

Andree recently enjoyed Nightfall Berlin by Jack Grimwood, which she described as "a smartly written novel that moves at break-neck speed." Read her review here:

Books for Marie Kondo fans

February 22, 2019
Catherine

The breakout success of Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and subsequent Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo has sparked a huge interest in the topics of decluttering and minimalism. If you’ve enjoyed the television show, then I suggest your check out Kondo’s books but if you’ve already read Kondo’s books, you may be interested trying out some of the titles listed below.

Staff Picks: Homes

February 20, 2019
Catherine

Kelly recently read Homes: A Refugee Story, written by 15-year-old Abu Bakr al Rabeeah as he recounts what it was like to spend his childhood in the middle of a civil war. Read her review here:

Coming soon!

February 19, 2019
Catherine

Want to know what exciting new book releases to watch out for in the coming months? The following titles are not quite released yet, but they are worth keeping an eye out for. Fortunately, you can reserve them today by visiting our catalogue and placing a hold.

Staff Picks: The Girl From Blind River

February 6, 2019
Catherine

Jennifer recently enjoyed The Girl from Blind River by Gale Massey, a book she describes as gritty, poetic and suspenseful. Read her review below. 

How to beat a reading rut

January 22, 2019
Catherine

I’m currently in the midst of the worst reading rut in my adult life. We’re already halfway through January and I have yet to finish a book. There is nothing out there that has truly sparked my interest and this time of year (busy! dreary! tiring!) just doesn’t seem to encourage the maintenance of good habits. After browsing through a few bookish sites on the internet, it is clear that I’m not alone in this.

Staff Picks: My Sister, the Serial Killer

January 22, 2019
Catherine

Gillian recently enjoyed My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, a satirical thriller set in Nigeria. Here is her review:

Check out these memoirs!

January 22, 2019
Catherine

I’ve written about memoirs several times before in this column simply because I love them. The narrative style of the memoir gives you the absorbing reading experience of fiction with the bonus of learning about an interesting time in a real person’s life. The following books are the last five memoirs I have read – not all of them were my favorites, but they each provide the unique slice of life one looks for in a memoir.

Big thrills in 2019

January 2, 2019
Catherine

If you are always on the lookout for something fresh and exciting to read, you may want to consider reserving one of the following thrillers to be released early in the New Year.

Staff Picks: Bird Box

December 19, 2018
Catherine

Here Shelby reviews Bird Box by Josh Malerman, a horror novel which has been recently made into a film airing on Netflix.