Carolyn’s Books of the Month – September

eBooks eAudio Books and hardcopy

eBooks

Love Objects by Emily Maguire [BorrowBox]

Before You knew my Name by Jacqueline Bublitz [BorrowBox]

Just like the Other Girls by Claire Douglas [Indy Reads]

Running Blind by M.J.Arlidge [Indy Reads]

eAudio Books

The Imposter by Anna Wharton [BorrowBox]

The Botanists Daughter by Kayte Nunn [Libby]

Hardcopy Best Read & Genre Picks

BEST READThe other you by J.S. Monroe

Crime Fiction – Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan

Australian Author Shelter by Catherine Jinks

General The Perfect Guests by Emma Rous

ThrillerThe Therapist by B. A. Paris

Thriller The Second Wife by Rebecca Fleet

Saga/Romance The Light at the End of the Day by Eleanor Wasserberg

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eBooks and eAudio Books available at your Library

For Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo click on eBook or eAudio

Find so many other prize winners to read or listen to at indyreads or search our catalogue for other eResources via Blue Mountains Library.

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What Library staff are reading

Here are some of the books our staff are enjoying this September.

The Shadow of Night is the second of the All Souls
Trilogy by Deborah Harkness and quite a tome!
I highly recommend The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – a very fun escapist read …

I am currently reading this beautiful 1833 copy of the Phaedo by Plato

It’s a short dialogue between Socrates and his friends arguing for the immortality of the soul. I am really enjoying it! The dialogue is beautifully written and is accessible to the non-expert. 

The old book itself is like a time capsule, the feel and smell of its hand-cut paper drew me in at hello, and its spine and boards, weathered with age speak of a time gone-by.  

I highly recommend this book for everyone in general, but for those who like philosophy, and Plato, in particular. 

Other translations are available online:

Phaedo translated by by E. M. Cope (1875 translation)

Phaedo – The Last Hours Of Socrates translated by Benjamin Jowett (1871 translation)

Once there were wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

Give me a novel set in the wild Scottish highlands and I’m in!

I really enjoyed reading this novel. Once there were wolves weaves together a love story, a murder mystery, a story of sisterhood, and of trauma and healing. It is also a story that pays tribute to the wild creatures that inhabit our world.

At the moment I am listening to The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis which is YA fiction available on Borrowbox through our library. This book follows the story of three teenage boys who all live very different lives to one another but get pulled together somehow after the death of their mutual best friend. Main themes found in the book so far are grief, friendship and relationships.

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RU OK? Day e-audio books

R U OK? Day is a national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.

Today is not only about having important conversations with the people we meet and those we care about but also a time to reflect on our understanding of ourselves and others. Here are some eAudio books that are available at your Library that may assist you with this and with your own mental health journeys…

If you need more help, support or information, click on one of the buttons below. If you are concerned for your safety or the safety of others, seek immediate assistance by calling Triple Zero (000).

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RU OK? Day Reads

R U OK? Day is a national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.

Today is not only about having important conversations with the people we meet and those we care about but also a time to reflect on our understanding of ourselves and others. Here are some ebooks that are available at your Library that may assist you with this and with your own mental health journeys…

If you need more help, support or information, click on one of the buttons below. If you are concerned for your safety or the safety of others, seek immediate assistance by calling Triple Zero (000).

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Today is R U OK? Day

Starting important conversations on R U OK? Day (9 September) is more important than ever during this unprecedented time. BorrowBox has selected a range of some of our most meaningful mental health and lifestyle titles to help those who may be struggling.

BorrowBox’s range of mental health titles can help you start important conversations for R U OK? DAY on 9 September. Explore these and so much more from the #BorrowBox app!

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