The best thing about this book is that it is succinct, engaging and easy to read, not dry or heavy at all.
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch: Dot Points
This is a must read for anyone interested in history, international politics or human rights, and I would venture to recommend it, even to those with no interest in these subjects.
The Pelican History of Medieval Europe by Maurice Keen: Dot Points
Some chapters were easier to read than others, but overall this was a rather heavy read.
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The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance by Margaret Mahy
This was a favourite of mine as a young girl and I’m pleased to say it lost none of it’s magic this time around.
The Cats by Joan Phipson
Good for those days when you don’t want anything too heavy.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
This play is definitely worth reading, and I would like to see it performed sometime.
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
I don’t feel that not having read the previous books in the series detracted from my enjoyment in any way, nor did it affect my understanding of events.
The Tuesday Erotica Club by Lisa Beth Kovetz
I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a light but meaningful read.
Tithe by Holly Black
This book is an easy read, but the characters are well written, reacting in believable ways to unbelievable situations.
Bronte’s Story by Bronte Cullis and Steve Bibb
This is a must read for all young girls and anyone with a daughter, sister or niece.
Warning: This book is very raw and emotional and families who have been through this ordeal may find it difficult to read.
I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
A good read for those studying ‘Black History’ as well as those that really enjoy autobiographies.
Sickened by Julie Gregory
The writing style in this memoir is average but the story more than makes up for it.
Black House by Stephen King & Peter Straub
Black House is written with the flair and style typical of Stephen King, with a slightly different narrative style that I assume is the result of Straub’s influence.
Father and Child Reunion by Warren Farrell
This book was definitely worth reading.
Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
An OK read but not a masterpiece.
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
this is one of the few cases where I believe the movie is just as rewarding as the book.
Sunrise on Kusatsu Harbor by Dan Maloney
This is definitely well worth the time taken to read it.
100 Strangest Unexplained Mysteries by Matt Lamy
A good beginners guide.
The Evangeline by D. W. Buffa
I don’t normally go for courtroom dramas, but this was definitely an exception. Written in an easy to read style, this book was nonetheless gripping from beginning to end.
My Story, Twentieth-Century Girl, The Diary of Flora Bonnington, London 1899-1900 by Carol Drinkwater
This book, written in diary form, tells what it would have been like as a young girl at the end of the nineteenth century.
Them by Jon Ronson
From the dangerous to the harmless to the just plain wacky, Jon Ronson gives a humorous insight into those the world call ‘extremist’.
The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
If you can ignore the comics, The Tenth Circle is definitely worth a read.
My Story, Bloody Tower, The Diary of Tilly Middleton, London 1553-1559 by Valerie Wilding
A great way to get kids interested in History.
‘…and that’s when it fell off in my hand.’ by Louise Rennison
This book is absolutely hilarious.
My Story, The Great Plague, The Diary of Alice Paynton, London, 1665-1666 by Pamela Oldfield
This is a great book for kids to learn about what life was like in London during the Great Plague of 1665.
The Missing by Chris Mooney
Surprises around every corner, and a great storyline.
Odd One Out by Monica McInerney
This is a hilarious book, quirky and uniquely Australian. Well worth reading.
Dear Miffy by John Marsden
This book started out a little slow, but it turned out to be a good book.