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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – August 2017

Best Read: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

 On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin.

Non Fiction: When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

Australian Author: Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms by Anita Heiss

Over 1000 Japanese soldiers break out of the No.12 Prisoner of War compound on the fringes of Cowra. In the carnage, hundreds are killed, many are recaptured, and some take their own lives rather than suffer the humiliation of ongoing defeat. But one soldier, Hiroshi, manages to escape.
At nearby Erambie Station, an Aboriginal mission, Banjo Williams, father of five and proud man of his community, discovers Hiroshi, distraught and on the run. Mary, Banjo’s daughter, is intrigued by the softly spoken stranger, and charged with his care. Love blossoms between Mary and Hiroshi, and they each dream of a future together. But how long can Hiroshi be hidden safely and their bond kept a secret?

General: Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear…and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down.

Thriller: My Husband’s Son by Deborah O’Connor

Heidi and Jason aren’t like other couples. Six years ago, Heidi’s daughter was murdered. A year later, Jason’s son Barney disappeared. Their shared loss brought them together.
By chance, Heidi meets a boy she’s certain is her husband’s long-missing son – but Jason is equally convinced it’s not him. Is Heidi mad? Or is Jason hiding something? And can their fragile marriage survive Heidi’s search for the truth . . .

Thriller: The Keeper by Alastair Gunn

There is something hiding in the forest. A man is found dead near an isolated forest outside of London. When another body is discovered a few days later, DCI Antonia Hawkins knows that she must move fast. The hunt is on. With each passing day, Hawkins struggles to find a pattern in this seemingly random scattering of murders. But who is the hunter?

Saga/Romance: The Midsummer Garden by Kristy Manning

From medieval France to contemporary Tasmania, two remarkable women discover their strengths, passions and loves.Travelling between lush gardens in France, windswept coastlines of Tasmania, to Tuscan hillsides and beyond, The Midsummer Garden lures the reader on an unforgettable culinary and botanical journey.



Carolyn’s Books of the Month – July 2017

Best Read : Lyrebird by Cecilia Ahern

Crime : Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Australian Author : The Better Son by Katherine Johnson

General : Our Song by Dani Atkins

Thriller : The Bone Field by Simon Kernick

Thriller : The Girl Before by Rena Olsen

Saga/Romance : The Chocolate Tin by Fiona McIntosh

Carolyn’s Books of the Month – October 2015

carolyns-books-of-the-monthBest Read: Memory Man by David Baldacci

Australian Author: Wild wood by Posie Graeme-Evans

Thriller: Precious Thing by Colette Mcbeth

Thriller: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

General Fiction: That Girl from Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson

Crime: Five Days Left by Julie Lawson-Timmer

Romance/Saga: The Night Falling by Katherine Webb


Carolyn’s Books of the Month – September 2015

carolyns-books-of-the-monthBest Read: The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

Australian Author: Burnt by Karly Lane

Thriller: Hades  by Candice Fox

Thriller:  Thief by Mark Sullivan

General Fiction: The Italian Wife by Kate Furnivall

Crime: The Stranger by Harlan Coben

Romance/Saga: Saving Grace by Jane Green.





Carolyn’s Books of the Month – November 2014

Carolyn's Books of the MonthBest Read : The Last Refuge by Craig Robinson

Australian Author : Girl of Shadows by Deborah Challinor

Thriller : Until Death by Ali Knight

General Fiction : The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson

Crime : Everything to Lose by Andrew Gross

Romance/Saga : Secret Lives by Diane Chamberlain

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – May 2014

Carolyn's Books of the MonthBest Read : The Undertaking by Audrey Magee

Australian Author : Fatal Impact by Kathryn Fox

Thriller : The Preacher by Sander Jakobsen

General Fiction : An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

Crime : One Boy Missing by Stephen Orr

Romance/Saga : The War Widows by Leah Fleming

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