Each month, our wonderful “Channel 7 x QBD Book Club” hosts Victoria Carthew and Lee Carseldine discuss five great books of all different genres – from enthralling crime fiction to inspiring non-fiction. This November, they reviewed “Time of My Life” by Myf Warhurst, “The Heartstopper Yearbook” by Alice Oseman, and MORE! To order our November picks and compare your opinion to theirs, head in-store or to the QBD Books website now.
Here are the fantastic titles we featured this month:
“Day’s End” by Garry Disher
This time, beloved local copper Hirsch is driving around with Janne Van Sant – an international visitor whose backpacker son has gone missing. When a call comes in about a roadside fire – two noteworthy facts emerge. A suitcase was soaked in diesel and set alight. Janne knows more than Hirsch about forensic evidence. And the body in the suitcase is not her son’s.
“Time Of My Life” by Myf Warhurst
Written by Myf Warhurst – one of Australia’s most beloved radio announcers and television personalities – comes a joyous memoir of wisdom, humour, and heart.
As the youngest child in a family of creative types, Myf grew up with music in her bones. Little did she know, this love would go on to shape her career and ultimately, help to make sense of the world around her. In “Time of My Life”, Myf shares funny, fabulous, and occasionally fraught tales about growing up in a small country town, working in Australian radio, her experiences on the much-loved music quiz show Spicks & Specks, and more.
“The Heartstopper Yearbook” by Alice Oseman
There is no denying that the “Heartstopper” series has taken the world by storm! Now, “The Heartstopper Yearbook” is HERE to fill the Nick and Charlie shaped space in your heart.
This incredible title is packed with exclusive content from the Heartstopper universe – including never-before-seen illustrations, an exclusive mini-comic, a look back at Heartstopper artwork over the years, character profiles, trivia, and insights into Alice Oseman’s creative process – all narrated by a cartoon version of Alice herself.
“Fairy Tale” by Stephen King
This spellbinding story follows Charlie Reade. At first glance, Charlie looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. However, when Charlie turns seventeen, he inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher. Now, heroic Charlie – and his dog – must lead the battle.
“Forever Home” by Graham Norton
This darkly comic story follows Carol – a divorced teacher living in Ireland. When she faces a second chance at love, her new relationship sparks local speculation: what does a woman like her see in a man like that? However, when he becomes ill, things start to fall apart… His children are untrusting and cruel, and Carol is forced to leave their beloved home and move in with her parents. Carol’s mother is determined to get to the bottom of things, she won’t see her daughter suffer in this way.