Our cheerful Darwin team have shared their diverse reading tastes with us this week- and provided us with some recent happy snaps!
Wild by Cheryl Strayed: You are definitely not going to have many feel good moments in this book. Told through a mix of personal reflection and elements of dry humour, the author shows how low people can get before realising self discovery is their only option. There is a clear message of no matter how desperate you get, the only person you need to rely on is yourself and it is only you who can begin to heal what pain life has dealt. - Shem (Store Manager)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion: This was a very entertaining novel. The author gives a very humourous account of one man's quest to find his "perfect" partner, if indeed there is such as thing, with numerous laugh-out-loud moments. If you enjoy the sit-com "The Big Bang Theory" then it is almost sharing the life of Sheldon and his eccentricities.- Sue
House of Karls by Karl Kruzelnicki: As with all of his books, House of Karls is full of a combination of humour, scientific oddities and the truth behind some of the more serious issues facing the world. Well worth a read for anyone with an interest in science, trivia or space Buddha being stolen by Nazis. - Tom
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: A must read for anyone who enjoys thrillers! Reading this book kept me on the edge of my seat with suspense. The many twists and turns kept me highly intrigued. I loved it! - Kerry
Poison Study Series by Maria V. Snyder: This series is a well-written, intriguing and classically styled fantasy series with an interesting take on magic. This series is one of my favourite as it is detailed without being overly complicated - it isn't full of meaningless fluff. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who is looking for a change from the vampire or fiction scene but doesn't want to commit to a huge Game of Thrones type read. - Anna
Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James: What a thrill! The exciting and obsessive relationship between the two main characters was utterly intriguing. Although I couldn't put it down, Anastasia's character was needy and frustrating and did not represent the strong female character she should. - Napoleao