What Staff are Reading

What Staff are Reading

Ever wondered what the staff at the Oamaru Library is reading? Well here's your chance! Check out our list below for all the goodies the staff are reading this month

Marina’s pick is ‘Cruise Ports Scandinavia & Northern Europe’ by Andy Symington (Adult Non Fiction/Countries & Travel, 914.804 SCA)
A Lonely Planet guide to perfect days on shore – Highlights and itineraries to help you get the best experiences and plan your days in Port to your personal needs and interests.
Insider tips to help you save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots.

Glenys’ pick is ‘The Long Forgotten’ by David Whitehouse (Adult Fiction Rental, WHI)
When the black box flight recorder of a plane that went missing 30 years ago is found at the bottom of the sea, a young man named Dove begins to remember a past that isn't his. The memories belong to a rare flower hunter in 1980s New York, whose search led him around the world and ended in tragedy.
Restless and lonely in present-day London, Dove is quickly consumed by the memories, which might just hold the key to the mystery of his own identity and what happened to the passengers on that doomed flight, The Long Forgotten.
A fascinating tale that links an historic, mysterious plane crash with an elderly mute male and an orphan.

Kerrie’s pick is ‘Rule’ by Ellen Goodlett’ (Young Adult Fiction, GOO)
The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos.
Or rather, three unexpected options. Zofi, Akeylah and Ren who all have secrets that could destroy them. When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and that someone will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny... to rule.
Magic, mystery and blackmail abound in this thrilling new series

Maclean’s pick is ‘The Mother-in-Law’ by Sally Hepworth (Adult Fiction Rental, HEP)
From the moment Lucy met her husband's mother, Diana, she was kept at arm's length. But who could fault Diana? She was a pillar of the community, an advocate for social justice who helped female refugees assimilate to their new country. Diana was happily married to Tom, and lived in wedded bliss for decades. Lucy wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law.
That was five years ago.
Now, Diana has been found dead, a suicide note near her body. Diana claims that she no longer wanted to live because of a battle with cancer. But the autopsy finds no cancer. The autopsy does find traces of poison and suffocation.
Who could possibly want Diana dead?
A twisty, compelling novel whose complex plot just rolls along and keeps you engaged throughout.

Philip’s picks are ‘Natchez Burning’, ‘The Bone Tree’ and 'Mississippi Blood' by Greg Iles (Adult Fiction, ILE)
Weaves crimes past and present into a mesmerizing thriller featuring southern mayor and former prosecutor Penn Cage
I have just binge-read all three volumes in a trilogy set in the Deep South of the USA. It was a well-constructed historical thriller that held my attention throughout. Highly recommended

Kerrie Gamble