Category Archives: Carolyn’s Books of the Month
Best Read: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
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.
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
Best 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
Best 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