Each month, our wonderful “Channel 7 x QBD Book Club” hosts Victoria Carthew and Lee Carseldine discuss great books of all different genres – from enthralling crime fiction to inspiring non-fiction. This month, they reviewed “The Bookbinder of Jericho” by Pip Williams, “Did I Ever Tell You This” by Sam Neill, and MORE! To order our April 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:
“The Bookbinder of Jerico” by Pip Williams
If you adored “The Dictionary of Lost Words” – we have GREAT news! Pip Williams is back with the beautiful companion to her international bestseller, and we have chosen it to be our Fiction Book of the Month. In “The Bookbinder of Jericho”, she explores another little-known slice of history seen through a women’s eyes. We highly recommend this book to historical fiction lovers everywhere.
“Did I Ever Tell You This” by Sam Neill
Written by Sam Neill – one of the world’s most celebrated actors – comes a marvellous and unexpected memoir that demands to be read. Neill has worked internationally as an actor, moving effortlessly from blockbuster to art house to television. There is no doubt that he has created a legacy that will last for a very long time.
“Kicking Goals: Cup Countdown” by Sam Kerr
Loosely based on the remarkable life experiences of Matila’s superstar Sam Kerr, “Cup Countdown” – the fifth book in her “Kicking Goals” series – is HERE. This time, the 2006 World Cup is just around the corner and thirteen-year-old Sam is pumped! With plenty of action, on and off the field, this fantastic read will have you cheering for more!
“The Wakes” by Dianne Yarwood
Written by debut fiction author Dianne Yarwood comes a heartfelt, funny story about two failing marriages, two strangers falling in love, two friends embarking on a catering business – and the four funerals that connect them all… This is the unique kind of story that can make you laugh and cry in the very same chapter, and we could not get enough.
“Behind The Voice” by Anthony Callea
In 2004, Anthony Callea rose to fame as a fan-favourite runner-up on Australian Idol. This year, his honest and candid memoir “Behind the Voice” has hit the shelves. This incredible memoir is courageous, amusing, and takes us on Anthony’s journey – the joys and challenges he faced while being celebrated for his voice, all while navigating the twists and turns of life. For music lovers everywhere, this is a story you need to read.