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