Our Mt Ommaney team have shared what they are reading this week.
With everything from adult colouring to fantasy, you're sure to find
something to add to your reading list!
The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J Maas:
This prequel to the Sarah J Maas' Throne of Glass series is a must read for all her fans and answers some of those questions we all wanted to know from Celaena's past.
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin who has a mysterious past and does some daring missions. Follow her adventures from remote pirate islands to hostile deserts - where Celaena starts to question own allegiance to her master and finds herself acting independently of his wishes.
Will being true to her heart and acting against her master's wishes set in motion an unimaginable punishment for her betrayal?
This collection of five novellas give all of Sarah J Maas' fans a deeper history of our favourite, most cunning, assassin Calaena Sardothien and her deadly world. - Kristin (Store Manager)
The Healer series by Maria V Snyder:
Maria V. Snyder's Healer series will be one you can't put down. This epic three book collection will draw you into Avry's world of danger and adventure while she traverses the land on a mission she does not want to see finished. With powerful enemies tracking her every move she must decide if she is willing to make a substantial sacrifice that may help everyone in the realm. Only problem is, the person she is destined to help may have been the catalyst for the devastating events that transpired. This series will delight fans who have read either Sarah J. Maas or Cassandra Clare. - Tegan Adie
Adult Colouring- The Enchanted Forest, Fabulous Flowers & Decorative Designs:
I have purchased many of the adult colouring books. The current books that I'm colouring in are The Enchanted Forest, Fabulous Flowers & Decorative Designs. I can sit down to colour for hours! I find it both very relaxing and therapeutic. I love using all different kinds of techniques and dark and light shadings. My favourite books are The Secret Garden and The Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford and I am eagerly awaiting her new book. - Brenda Hayes (2IC)
Wild by Cheryl Strayed:
I really enjoyed Cheryl's story about her amazing and very personal journey along the American West Coast hiking track, the Pacific Crest Trail.
After Cheryl lost her mother to cancer, her life seemed to de-rail and she lost the sense of who she was and where she was going in her life. Her eventual decision to hike along the PCT hiking track alone for three months was her way of reconciling herself with her mother's shockingly quick death, and a way to forgive herself for her poor life choices since she passed away.
A truly inspiring story that will have you wanting to load up your back pack and set off on your own journey. - Chrystina Kaffka
The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black:
I've been a big fan of Cassandra Clare's work, especially the Infernal Devices series, and was very excited that she was to release a new series of books with another of my favourite authors, Holly Black, author of the Spiderwick Chronicles. When I opened the book, I was instantly pulled into a world of magic like never before.
Callum Hunt was told to never trust a magican, and thus, unlike most, tries his best to fail. But something goes wrong and he is pulled into the world of the Magisterium. Callum must now face twists and turns like no other - but secrets are lurking within the walls, secrets that can't wait to be revealed.
A serious page turner. I absolutely cant wait for the next book by these two amazing authors. - Chelsea Snodgrass
Jerusalem by Simon Sebag Montefiore:
Montefiore gives a mostly unbiased account in his biography of one of the most turbulent cities in the world. Covering just over 3,000 years of existence from King David to the end of the Six Day War, 'Jerusalem' is at times horrifying but never-the-less engrossing. A great introduction highlighting the causes of the current climate in an easy to read format that will lead you on to further reading. - Lauren Williams
Slow Cooker Central by Paulene Christie:
Busy Lifestyle? No time to cook wholesome family meals? Try Slow Cooking!
“Slow Cooker Central” is a collection of fresh, fun new recipes (all tried and tested) using simple ingredients with tasty results.
What I love about this book is you can create a variety of meals for the family simply by using
ingredients you would have already in your pantry with a few easy steps, no pictures required.
Our family favourite is the 'Homestyle Chicken & Vegie Casserole' and I can't wait to try the 'Chocolate Fudge Self-Saucing Pudding'..in my Slow Cooker! - Roxanne