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 ‘The Latte Factor’ by David Bach and John David Mann (Adult Non Fiction/Business & Economics, 332.024 BAC)
Demystifies the secrets to achieving financial freedom, inspiring readers to realize that it’s never too late to reach for your dreams. By following the simple, proven path that Henry shows Zoey, anyone can make small changes today that will have big impact for a lifetime,
The three secrets to financial freedom as discussed through an engaging story that will show you that you are richer than you think.

Kerrie’s pick is ‘Nameless Queen’ by Rebecca McLaughlin (Young Adult Fiction, MCL)
Everyone expected the king's daughter would inherit the throne. No one expected me.
It shouldn't even be possible. I'm Nameless, a class of citizens so disrespected, we don't even get names. Heck, dozens of us have been going missing for months and no one seems to care.
But there's no denying the tattoo emblazoned on my arm. I am queen. In a palace where the corridors are more dangerous the streets, though, how could I possibly rule? And what will become of the Nameless if I don't?
Compelling story that keeps you gripped right up to the end!

Ethelwyn’s pick is ‘Shakespeare and Company, Paris: a history of the rag and bone shop of the heart’ edited by Krista Halverson (Adult Non Fiction/Literature, 381.45 HAL)
This is a first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris. It interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop with hundreds of never-before-seen archival pieces.
A delightful, warm and engrossing memoirs of the life’s work of George Whitman

Fiona’s pick is ‘Impossible Causes’ by Julie Mayhew (Adult Fiction Rental, MAY)
For six months every year, Lark Island is fogged in, its occupants cut off completely from the mainland. The community is small, tight-knit, and deeply religious. Lark seems like a good place for 16-year-old Viola Kendrick and her mother to be alone as they mourn Viola’s father and brother, both killed in a tragic accident.
But the islanders are hiding dark secrets. As the winter fog sets in, Viola gets to know the Eldest Girls—the only three teenagers on Lark—and begins to learn about the island’s twisted history, including an old story of a young girl, whose death the islanders insist was accidental. When a man’s body is found at the end of Viola’s first winter on Lark, Viola finds herself at the center of a murder mystery: one that asks whether the man’s death was a righteous act of revenge, or a cold-blooded killing.
A story full of mystery set in a magical location

Lisa’s pick is ‘Lady in Waiting’ by Anne Glenconner (Adult Non Fiction/Autobiographies & Biographies, 941.085 GLE)
Anne shares many intimate royal stories from her time as Princess Margaret's closest confidante as well as her own battle for survival. Through it all, Anne has carried on, traveling the world with the royal family, including visiting the White House, and developing the Caribbean island of Mustique as a safe harbour for the rich and famous
Fascinating, tragic, outrageous and surprising.

Zuni’s pick is ‘Homo Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari (Adult Non Fiction/Society, 909.83 HAR)
Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers?
The second in the series, this fascinating book is about the future of humans in a vastly changing world.

Maclean’s pick is ‘Factfulness’ by Hans Rosling (Adult Non Fiction/Society, 302.12 ROS)
About how we are increasingly misinformed about global trends, which is wrongly influencing major decisions around the world.

Kerrie Gamble