Category Archives: Book Reviews

“Magic, Mischief and Madness” by Kelly McCullough is highly recommended!

Here’s a review of “Magic, Mischief and Madness” by Kelly McCullough from one of our young and enthusiastic readers. Ethan says, “This book was awesome. It was the perfect blend of action and comedy. I highly recommend this book to anybody … Continue reading

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Peter Carey’s “A Long Way From Home”

Peter Carey’s “A Long Way From Home” rated 8.5 out of 10 by the Mundaring School for Seniors Book Club. It’s a recommended read, because beneath the fast-paced story of the Redex round Australia car trial set in the 1950s, … Continue reading

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Euphoria by Lily King

A book to get your teeth into – Euphoria by Lily King is a novel Inspired by events in the life of renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead. It is set in the 1930s and tells the story of three young anthropologists … Continue reading

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“The Fence” by Meredith Jaffe mini-review

“The Fence” by Meredith Jaffe is a satire which has as its theme, an escalating neighbourhood war in a genteel Australian suburb. It has recently been read by one of our book clubs and was praised for the clever way … Continue reading

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Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James Book Club Book Review

The Elevated Minds Book Club recently read Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James.  Some members loved the book, but one person didn’t even want to finish it! Here’s an (edited)review submitted by one of the book club members: “What makes the story … Continue reading

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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith – Book Club review

The EM Book Club has recently read The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith and rated it 5 out of 5 stars as a recommended read. Book  club members enjoyed the well-researched background detail around art forgery … Continue reading

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Here are some staff picks from items recently added to our shelves…

Here are some staff picks from items recently added to the library shelves. You can always see what is new to the library by checking the catalogue at http://ow.ly/TVIM30irdQR http://ow.ly/i/CV4Q5

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

A local book club has rated this book published in 2012 5 out of 5 stars. Awarded many accolades and prizes, this is not an easy read but well worth it. One book club member writes that it was, “a … Continue reading

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Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

It’s been out for a while, but was recently read and reviewed by Circle of Friends Book Club. If you haven’t read it yet, then this is a recommended read. Don’t be fooled by what seems to be a sweet, … Continue reading

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My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Bachman

This week’s mini review is courtesy of the Circle of Friends Book Club. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman was rated 8.5/10. Members found the characters, grammar, and humour in this story by the writer of … Continue reading

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