Our Wollongong store is having their first birthday this weekend, March 4th!
Make sure you pop on in and wish them a Happy Birthday!
We asked the team at Wollongong what they have loved reading over the past year. There’s some pretty amazing titles in this list!
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
Set in the year 1922, The Great Gatsby is a story of the death of the American dream. It is a wistful tale of lost love and the inability to recapture the past. Jay Gatsby’s love for Daisy Buchanan is one of passion, greed and sorrow. Fitzgerald takes us on a journey into the post World War One Jazz Era of lost souls, old money, dazzling parties and bootlegging. The narrator, Nick Carraway is an outsider and one deeply affected by the events of that summer. He weaves a tale juxtaposing the grandeur of Gatsby’s parties and the loneliness one can feel even when surrounded by hundreds of people and more money than you could ever spend in a lifetime. Obsession and unconditional love are flawed and sometimes fatal. – Mel (Store Manager)
Green Arrow Volume One by DC Comics:
The DC universe rebirth did not fail to its mark with Green Arrow vol. 1. A fast paced introduction quickly reintroduces the Emerald Archer with the surprising but welcome addition of Black Canary, bringing back and potentially restarting DC’s powerhouse Duo and most beloved couple. Oliver’s life takes an unexpected twist as Dinah brings into question the sole reason as to why he fights, raising the question as to why he stands up to the big guy, when he is the big guy. In a sense of unfortunate timing, the return of a family foe in Shado and the betrayal of his half sister Emi, se’s Oliver fighting to not only stop crime, but to convince himself he is indeed fighting for what is right. – Riley (Relief Manager)
The Secret History Of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost:
As a huge fan of the TV show, this is an admittedly biased review, but this book is everything fans of the show could have wanted. Deepening the lore, tying up loose ends, and even retconning some of the not so great elements from the original show, Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost has created a book that both satiates lingering questions while also teasing out new ones. With another book announced coming out in October, after the conclusion of the new season, now’s the time to get stuck into the history of the remarkable place that is Twin Peaks. – Tyler
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty:
One of her first novels, The Husband’s Secret precedes the popular Big Little Lies and is a must-read for any Moriarty fans. An intricate story about a perfectionist mother and wife, the novel takes many twists and turns after Cecilia discovers a long-hidden secret about her husband. Like many of Moriarty’s books, the story involves a number of characters that build up to a suspenseful ending you won’t expect. A personal favourite, and one of those books you just can’t put down. – Hannah