Holiday reading for staff, 21/06/2016

To end the semester at MSM, we have prepared our own book shop to promote holiday reading to our staff members.  This edition of BookEnds highlights some of the new titles that have been purchased to tempt our staff readers.

Term2 2016 Winter warmers

Library Lovers’ List – May 31, 2016

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Our Junior Fiction Staff Pick is The Cat at the wall by Deborah Ellis. This is an interesting book that explores the possibility of reincarnation through the character of Clare who has been reborn as a cat on the wall between Israel and Palestine. Clare is looking for redemption for her bad behaviour in a previous life. She seeks to aide a small Palestinian boy trapped by two Israeli soldiers. The plot weaves back and forth between Clare’s former life in the US and current events on the war torn West Bank. It’s a unique approach to this story.

For Senior students our second choice is When we collided by Emery Lord. If you believe in love at first sight then this is the book for you. Jonah and Vivi are on the brink of discovering how love can change you and the trajectory of your life. The dark side of this book circles around the impact of mental illness, namely bipolar, on relationships. This is a dual narrative with two very different voices telling the story.

Other recommended titles are:

  Title Author Genre Call No.
The cat at the wall Deorah Ellis War F ELL
Star struck McLachlan, Jenny Friendship F MCL
Eligible Sittenfeld, Curtis Romance F SIT
The silver brumby (bk 1) Mitchell, Elyne Animals F MIT
The towers of Illica : Star of Deltora (bk 3) Rodda, Emily Fantasy F ROD
When we collided Lord, Emery Romance F LOR
A court of mist and fury : Court series (bk 2) Maas, Sarah J Fantasy F MAA
Confused : Betrothed (bk 3) Wiltshire, Wanda Fantasy F WIL