Current Reading 2017

A note on the list that follows
The busy bees behind the shopfront have compiled this list according to some set criteria, one of which is the book must be easily available, either via the library as a free download or at a reasonable price either online or locally. All the books are available at the library.

June reading for July meeting:

The English Patient - Vaughan W Smith
Ambitious journalist Elizabeth Edmonds is desperate to break another big story. A spooked informant hands her a tip about the local hospital, but she has no idea that she is about to stumble onto the story of her life.

Nathan Stenson know he's not just another patient. After months of supposed treatment and his energy fading, and he's terrified that he will be trapped there forever. When he learns that Elizabeth is covering a story in the hospital, his last chance is to try and sneak a message out.

A mysterious conspiracy is hell bent on keeping Nathan under their control and his existence a secret. Can Elizabeth uncover the truth behind Nathan's captivity and rescue him before she too is silenced and dealt with? #

Red Rising - Pierce Brown
A 2014 science fiction novel by American author Pierce Brown and the first book and eponym of a trilogy. The novel, set on a future planet Mars, follows lowborn miner Darrow as he infiltrates the ranks of the elite Golds. In February 2014, Universal Pictures secured the rights for a film adaptation, to be directed by Marc Forster. #

May reading for the June meeting:

Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbins
Winner of the 1933 Femina Vie Heureuse Prize, COLD COMFORT FARM is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930s. Flora Poste, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm, and becomes enmeshed in a web of violent emotions, despair, and scheming until Flora manages to set things right. #

Perfume - Patrick Süskind

In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift — an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille's genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the "ultimate perfume" — the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brillance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity. #

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