Each month, our fantastic hosts Victoria Carthew and Lee Carseldine talk about fantastic books in our “Channel 7 x QBD Book Club.” This May, they discussed books such as “Book Lovers” by Emily Henry and “Skandar and the Unicorn Thief” by A.F. Steadman. To order our May picks and compare your opinions to theirs, head to the QBD Books website now!
Our May Book Club picks include:
“Wake” by Shelley Burr
This story takes place in Nannine, a small town in New South Wales. It’s a town with one sinister claim to fame – the unsolved disappearance of Evelyn McCreery. Evelyn was taken nineteen years ago from the bedroom she shared with her twin sister, Mina. Since then, Mina’s life has been defined by the intense and ongoing public interest in her sister’s case. The million-dollar reward her mother established to solve the disappearance has never been paid out. Now, Private Investigator Lane Holland has his eye on the unclaimed money, but his intentions to solve the case may be darker than anyone expected.
“Book Lovers” by Emily Henry
When Nora starts to feel like she is the woman men date before they find their happy-ever-after, her sister persuades her to swap her desk in the city for a month’s holiday in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina. It’s a small town straight out of a romance novel and the last place she would ever expect to see Charlie – her work nemesis. She is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game and Charlie is an editor with a gift for creating bestsellers – can they take a page out of an entirely different book while they’re out of the office?
“Then There Was Her” by Sophie Cachia
In this fantastic title, Sophie Cachia – a popular social media and business entrepreneur – reveals the untold details of how delving into her feminine intuition and falling in love with a woman turned her whole world upside down. Sophie describes how challenging social narratives led her down a path of awareness, empowerment, and acceptance – helping her to navigate identity, sensuality, and the true meaning of authenticity as a mother and a woman.
“Lisa: A Memoir – 60 Years of Life, Love & Loss” by Lisa Curry
Have you ever wanted to walk a mile in the shoes of a sporting star? Well, the long-awaited memoir of one of Australia’s most enduring and inspiring sporting icons is HERE! For four decades, Lisa Curry has lived her life in the public eye. As a swimming protegee who became one of Australia’s first fitness entrepreneurs, Lisa swam to Olympic fame in the ’80s and ’90s. Now, she is ready to tell her untold story. This is a story of resilience, of highs and lows, and of starting out and starting again.
“Skandar and the Unicorn Thief” by A.F. Steadman
In this story, teenage Skandar Smith has only ever wanted one thing – to be a unicorn rider. Now, the time has finally come for him to take his Hatchery Exam, determining whether he is destined to hatch a unicorn egg. However, when Skandar is prevented from taking the exam, and the mysterious Weaver steals the most powerful unicorn in the world, everything changes. Skandar must face a scary truth: was he always destined to be the villain rather than the hero?