Carolyn’s Books of the Month – APRIL

Best Reads

Suspects by Lesley Pearse

The Final Twist by Jeffrey Deaver

The Last Guests by J P Pomare

Her Last Holiday by C L Taylor

Dog Rose Dirt by Jen Williams

I couldn’t love you more by Esther Freud

The Beautiful Words by Vanessa McCausland

The Dead Ex by Jane Corry The Dead Ex [ebook] (IndyReads)



How to Kill your Best Friend by Lexie Elliott (BorrowBox)

The Family Lie by P L Kane (BorrowBox)

The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda (Indy)

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Stay Close by Harlan Coben (BorrowBox)

The Mother by Jane Caro (Libby)


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Politics on BorrowBox

With the upcoming Australian federal election close at hand, school yourself in all political matters with this fascinating selection of non-fiction titles detailing the good, the bad and ugly of parliament and politics. Find them on BorrowBox now.

BORROWBOX is always open

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month

Best Reads March

The last checkmate by Gabriella Saab

Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles 

A Woman made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford

The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper 

We were not Men by Campbell Mattinson



The Affair by Hilary Boyd (BorrowBox)

The Cuckoo’s Cry by Caroline Overington (BorrowBox)

The Lie by Hilary Boyd (Indy)


eAudio Books

Sam Bloom by Cameron Bloom (BorrowBox)

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth (BorrowBox)

The Cane by Maryrose Cuskelly (Libby)


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International Women’s day March 8th 2022

Celebrate International Women’s Day by reading or listening to books from our Library that celebrate the lives and achievements of women …

In Branch Borrow BoxIndyreadsStory Box LibraryLibby titles

Here is a selection of titles available from our Libraries

The women’s march : a novel of the 1913 woman suffrage procession by Jennifer Chiaverini (2021)

Inspired by actual events, this novel offers a fascinating account of a crucial but little-remembered moment in American history that follows three courageous women who bravely risked their lives and liberty in the fight to win the vote.

The Inseparables by Simone de Beauvoir (Vintage Classics 2021)

The Inseparables is a novella that pairs an enthralling depiction of female friendship with a razor-sharp commentary on gender and religion.

Grown ups: a novel by Emma Jane Unsworth (2020)

Fleabag meets Conversations with Friends in this brutally honest, observant, original novel about a woman going through a breakup…but really having more of a breakdown. (goodreads)

Mrs England by Stacey Halls (2021)

Set against the atmospheric landscape of West Yorkshire and simmering with slow-burning menace, Mrs England is a portrait of an Edwardian marriage, weaving an enthralling story of men and women, power and control, courage, truth and the very darkest deception. (goodreads)

Love and fury by Samantha Silva (2021)

Engrossing novel based on the life of proto-feminist icon Mary Wollstonecraft, narrated to her newborn daughter, Mary Shelley …

The good wife of Bath : a (mostly) true story by Karen Brooks (2021)

England, The Year of Our Lord, 1364.When married off aged 12 to an elderly farmer, Eleanor Cornfed, who’s constantly told to seek redemption for her many sins, quickly realises it won’t matter what she says or does, God is not on her side – or any poor woman’s for that matter.

This funny, picaresque, clever retelling of Chaucer’s ‘Wife of Bath’ from The Canterbury Tales is a cutting assessment of what happens when male power is left to run unchecked, as well as a recasting of a literary classic that gives a maligned character her own voice, and allows her to tell her own (mostly) true story (goodreads)

Feminism from A to Z by Gayle E. Pitman

Difficult women : a history of feminism in 11 fights by Helen Kay Lewis (2021)

Well-behaved women don’t make history: difficult women do. Helen Lewis argues that feminism’s success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting for equal rights. Too many of these pioneers have been whitewashed or forgotten in our modern search for feel-good, inspirational heroines. It’s time to reclaim the history of feminism as a history of difficult women. (goodreads)

Glitch feminism : a manifesto by Legacy Russell (2020)

A new manifesto for cyberfeminism. The divide between the digital and the real world no longer exists: we are connected all the time. How do we find out who we are within this digital era?

Hood feminism : notes from the women white feminists forgot by Mikki Kendall (2020)

Insightful, incendiary and ultimately hopeful, Hood Feminism is both an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux and also clear-eyed assessment of how to save it. (goodreads)

Check out this selection of Borrow Box titles  Celebrating Women in Literature 



Check out this selection of Indyreads titles  Celebrating Women in Literature 


For children and the young at heart see the wonderful selection of stories in our Story Box Library

Check out this selection of Libby titles  Celebrating Women in Literature 

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BORROWBOX is always open

Borrow these titles anytime via Blue Mountains Library’s BorrowBox collection or search on the BMCC Library Catalogue and follow the link




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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – February

Best Reads

The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding

Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger

The Shadow House by Anna Downes

Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea

Rabbit Hole by Mark Billingham

The Husbands by Chandler Baker



Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult (Libby)

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond (Indy Reads)

I Have Something to Tell You by Susan Lewis(BorrowBox)


eAudio Books

Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda (Libby)

Believe in me by Lucy Neave (BorrowBox)

Araluen by Judy Nunn (BorrowBox)

Also available on the shelf as Audio Book – Call number AUDIO NUNN


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