Summer eReads – Escapism

Summer holidays is about having some me time, wherever you spend them. Sitting back and relaxing with a book, a bit of escapism - and what better than some easy reading novels, like a trashy romance, or a mystery or thriller you can't put down. Here's an interesting fact: Romance is our most popular genre…
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Parents, romance, and friendship drama: New contemporary teen fiction

Three romance-driven YA novels from different (American) perspectives, all recently published: American Panda Germaphobe Mei is a liar -- lying about dropping dance, lying about being in contact with her disowned brother, and lying about dating someone who is Japanese. But most of all she's lying about intending to become a doctor. As her secrets…
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How we met: The ways great love begins by Michele A’Court

How We Met has a pretty simple concept – Michele A’Court (feminist-comedian-badass) interviews a bunch of enduring Kiwi couples about how they met. There’s all sorts in there, lots of missed opportunities and first date mishaps, disapproving parents and friends, coincidences and romance. The stories themselves are, of course, wonderful – Michele captures them on…
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Relax and read an eBook

Check out these eBooks from OverDrive to read over summer, something from all genres. Mystery / Thriller Romance Historical Fiction Biography & Memoir Fantasy Find out more Find more Digital summer reading options Find new eBook titles READ Summer 2018 Kōrerorero mai - Join the conversation…
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“Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery”

It is a truth universally acknowledged that most articles celebrating the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen this year will begin their tribute by incorporating this celebrated opening sentence from 'Pride and Prejudice'. And, what better way to start a conversation about Jane Austen? These are the words which introduced many readers to her world - an ideal world where…
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Caraval: Magical fantasy

If George R. R. Martin's Westeros of the Game of Thrones series is a magical take on an historical Britain, then the world of Stephanie Garber's Caraval is a similarly fantastical Italy. The story starts on a sun-soaked isle, the home of heroine Scarlett Dragna and her sister Donatella, but inevitably progresses to the home…
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The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

It’s 1940 and the Chilbury village men, young and old alike, are called upon to fight to defend their heritage and their immediate future. The Vicar leaves a note on the church noticeboard stating that ‘As all our male voices have gone to war, the village choir is to close’. This high-handed attitude rattles on…
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Lucy Dillon – All I Ever Wanted

Caitlin and Eva have something and nothing in common. They've both lost their husbands. While Eva is the poised, business-like widow of a celebrity actor, Caitlin is a free spirit who dropped out of university to have a child, and is seperated from Eva's brother, Patrick. All I Ever Wanted When Patrick volunteers Eva's pristine, designer house for fortnightly visits between…
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