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Summer Reads;

Are you looking for some new favourite Summer Reads?

We have a great selection of books you may have not thought of. These books all come highly recommended for all. There is abroad selection of topics including murder mystery, romance, history and real life accounts. With such a great range you will be able to find something to peak your interest and keep you occupied over the coming months.


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1, Death in Daylesford; By Kerry Greenwood

Death in daylseford

Surrounded by secrets, great and small, the formidable Miss Phryne Fisher returns to vanquish injustice.

A very good read which gives great insight into life in the 1920’s. If you are looking out for your next murder mystery, this is it.

When a mysterious invitation arrives for Miss Phryne Fisher from an unknown Captain Herbert Spencer, Phryne’s curiosity is excited. Spencer runs a retreat in Victoria’s spa country for shell-shocked soldiers of the First World War. It’s a cause after Phryne’s own heart but what could Spencer want from her?

Disappearances, murder, bombs, booby-traps and strange goings-on land Miss Phryne Fisher right in the middle of her most exciting adventure.

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The book of two ways  summer reads

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light returns with a thought-provoking and otherworldly new novel about the fates that we choose for ourselves and what happens when we have the chance to choose again.

This book is not only intrigues, entertains. But also educates the reader on the ancient history of Egypt. The perfect summer read for those wanting something a little more than just a romance novel.

Dawn Edelstein knows everything there is to know about dying. She specialises in helping her clients make peace with the end of their lives. But as she’s flying home from her latest case, she is forced to confront her own mortality for the first time.

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3, A Gentleman in Moscow; By Amor Towles

A gentleman in moscow

A supremely uplifting novel, It’s elegant, witty and delightful – much like the Count himself. * Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year *

There is so much to love about this book with its very humorous, tender and accurate account of the sad nature of life in Soviet Russia.

On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol.

But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely.

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4, Where the Crawdads Sing; By Delia Owens

where the crawdads sing summer reads

#1 New York Times Bestseller

This is an unforgettable story of loneliness, survival and love that’s engrossing and very moving. A beautifully written story with a nice touch of nature mixed in, makes this book the perfect addition to your summer reads list.

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens.

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5, A Man Called Ove; By Fredrick Backman

A man called ove

The international phenomenon: quirky and bittersweet, heartbreaking yet outrageously funny, A Man Called Ove is a life-affirming fable for our times.

‘Warm, funny, and almost unbearably moving’ Daily Mail

At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots. Neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets.

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6, All Our Shimmering Skies; By Trent Dalton

all our shimmering skies summer reads

Trent Dalton, returns with All Our Shimmering Skies – a glorious novel destined to become another Australian classic.

This book is an imaginative, interesting and touching story about Australian history.

Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain overhead. Motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger’s daughter, turns once again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep country sorcerer who put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: a razor-tongued actress named Greta and a fallen Japanese fighter pilot named Yukio.

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