Monday, 17 September 2018


 Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

A dreamlike novel set in post-World War 2 London about memory, family secrets and lies.  'The past never remains in the past...' London, 1945 and the war's affects are still being felt. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel abandoned by their parents who leave the country on business, are left in the dubious care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. Nathaniel is introduced to The Moth's band of criminal misfits and is caught up in a series of teenage misadventures. But is this eccentric crew really what and who they claim to be? And most importantly, what happened to Nathaniel's mother?
A compelling read that you don't want to stop.
by Eliz.

Man Booker prize 2018 

 The winner is announced on the 16th October.

The short list  selected on the 20th September is
Milkman by Anna Burns
Washington black by Esi Edugyan
The long take by Robin Robertson
Everything under by Daisy Johnson
The mar's room by Rachel Kushner
The overstory by Richard Powers

Longlist of 13
We have not bought them all.

From a low and quiet sea by Donal Ryan
Normal people by Sally Rooney
Milkman by Anna Burns
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
The mar's room by Rachel Kushner
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Washington black by Esi Edugyan
The long take by Robin Robertson
The water cure by Sophie Mackintosh
Everything under by Daisy Johnson
In our mad and furious city by Guy Gunaratne
Snap by Belina Bauer
The overstory by Richard Powers

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Read 'n' Chat Taradale

August booklist 2018


The aftermath by Rhidian Brook




                               Saffron gate by Linda Holeman

Daylight second by Kelly Ann Marey


                               The ship of brides by Jojo Moyes










Losing you by Nicci French


                            The lace weaver by Lauren Chater 
 


If walls could talk by Lucy Worsey
                    

                 

                     Sleepers castle by Barbara Erskine






The girl with no name by Diney Costeloe

 



This group meets the second Wednesday of every month (except January).
Come and join in the fun from 10.00 am at Taradale Library

Monday, 10 September 2018


 Snap by Belinda Bauer

On a stifling summer's day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack's in charge , she'd said.” I won't be long”. She never comes back, and life as the children know it is changed for ever. Three years later, Jack is still in charge - of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they're alone in the house, and - quite suddenly - of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother. . . ' Snap is the best kind of crime novel. It gives you chills, it makes you think and it touches your heart.
by Eliz.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Through the lonesome dark by Paddy Richardson

A brilliant story of the changes that affect the small community in Blackball, west coast NZ during WW1.  When Pansy becomes pregnant and the father is interred on Soames Island as a "foreigner" she marries another man; only to loose him to the war too. As a miner he helps build the Arras tunnels in France. An amazing story of how WW1 affected ordinary lives, and a small community.
An excellent read.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Black box by Michael Connelly

Will Harry Bosch get justice for a cold case victim that he was the first on the scene for, many years ago? Read this book and find out.
Michael Connelly is always a gripping read.

Catch up with all his Harry Bosch series and the DVD's.
Napier Read 'n' chat 

September book list

Shadow district by Arnaldur Indridason
This new series is worth looking at.

The terrace by Maria Duffy
(Not a good read this one)

Down and out in Paris and London by George Orwell
Excellent!

The childs child by Barbara Vine
The healer by Anntu Tuonainen
The coronor's daughter by Andrew Hughes
Snap by Belinda Bauer





Some series we've been reading.

Bed and breakfast series
Alan Banks series
Death series by J.D.Robb
Harry Bosch by Michael Connelly
Lorimer and Brightman by Alex Gray

Come and join us every first Wednesday of the month at Napier Library at the MTG.



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