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Recommended reading for library lovers


Recently for Library Lovers’ Day aka February 14th, we asked people to post to our Facebook page what they’d been reading. In return we recommended them a few other titles they might enjoy. Here are the books and the recommendations; you might like them too!


Gallipoli by Peter FitzSimons:
The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Wrong Way Round: One Country, One Camper Trailer, One Family, One Amazing Adventure by Lorna Hendry
The Anti Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland



The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks and Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown:
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
– Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
– Wild Lands by Nicole Alexander
– Claustrophobia by Tracy Ryan
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
– Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
– The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore


The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt:
– The Golden Age by Joan London
– Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
– Five Bells by Gail Jones
– The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
– The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce



The Chocolate Lovers’ Christmas by Carole Matthews:
– Queen of the Babble by Meg Cabot
– The Heavenly Italian Ice Cream Shop by Abby Clements
– Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café by Milly Johnson
– Overseas by Beatriz Williams



The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna:
– The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
– The Dense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
– Close your eyes, hold hands : a novel by Chris Bohjalian
and of course many of the longlisted titles on the 2015 Stella Prize, of which The Eye of the Sheep is one of them



Kate Morton historical mysteries:
– Burial Rights by Hannah Kent
– Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
– Longbourn by Jo Baker
– Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
– Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford


Authors similar to Clive Cussler:
Douglas J. Preston, Ted Bell, Matthew Reilly, James Rollins, Stuart Woods



Cannery Row by John Steinbeck:
– Nine Stories by JD Salinger
– A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
– The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
– House of Sticks by Peggy Frew
– Like A House on Fire by Cate Kennedy



 Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series:
– The Claire Molloy Mysteries and Maggody Mysteries by Joan Hess
– The Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
– Meg Langslow series by Donna Andrews



Eyrie by Tim Winton:
– The light between oceans by M.L. Stedman
– Gone again by Doug Johnstone
– The edge of lost by Kristina McMorris
– Gilgamesh by Joan London
– The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally
– Theft: A love story by Peter Carey
– Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones



Adultery by Paulo Cohelo:
– The end of the affair by Graham Greene
– Missing mom by Joyce Carol Oates
– Something new by Janis Thomas