Every month, our wonderful “Channel 7 x QBD Book Club” hosts, Victoria Carthew and Lee Carseldine review and discuss fantastic books of all different genres – from riveting non-fiction reads to fiendishly fun fiction titles. This month, they reviewed our Fiction Book of the Month “Everyone On This Train Is A Suspect” by Benjamin Stevenson, our Non-Fiction Book of the Month “The Woman In Me” by Britney Spears, and MORE! To order our November picks and compare your opinion to theirs, visit in-store or go to the QBD Books website now.
Here are the fascinating titles we featured this month:
“Everyone On This Train Is A Suspect” by Benjamin Stevenson
Get ready…The eagerly awaited follow-up to the global hit, “Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone” by Benjamin Stevenson is HERE.
Ernest Cunningham is back in a gripping and fiendishly fun locked room mystery set on a train. All the passengers on the train are authors of different genres of crime fiction such as mystery, thriller, forensic science, and more. When one of the authors is mysteriously murdered, six writers quickly turn into five detectives. Together, the group must solve a crime or commit one. How can you find a killer when all the suspects know how to get away with murder?
“Lola In The Mirror” by Trent Dalton
From bestselling author and masterful storyteller, Trent Dalton comes another intense and emotive novel that will leave your heart aching. “Lola In The Mirror” is Trent’s third irresistible title of love, loss, life, and fate.
‘Mirror, mirror, on the grass, what’s my future? What’s my past? This colourful novel follows a girl, who dreams of being a world-famous artist, and her mother, who both have been on the run for the last sixteen years. The mother and daughter now reside in a community of displaced people beside the Brisbane River, where they call a 1987 Toyota HiAce van home. The daughter has no name because names are dangerous when the police are after you and your mother has left a knife in the throat of the monster in the kitchen.
“Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel 2024”
Lonely Planet’s bestselling series has returned with their detailed and comprehensive travel guide, “Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel 2024”. This special edition lists 50 stunning destinations to journey to during the coming new year. The list is a glorious mix of underappreciated destinations, emerging travel hotspots, and a revitalised perspective on highly popular travel spots.
If visiting amazing destinations is on your bucket list for 2024, we highly recommend this novel as an integral part of planning your dream holiday.
“A Brilliant Life” by Rachelle Unreich
Rachel always thought there was a mystery to her mother’s, Mira’s, survival, and it seemed connected in some way to the strange things that always happened around her. Unbelievably, when Mira gave testimony about the Holocaust decades later, she said that it was during this time that she learned about ‘the goodness of people’. Rachelle interviewed Mira to distract her from her illness, and what she discovered about her mother was breathtaking.
“A Brilliant Life” is an ode to the unbreakable bond between a mother and child and questions the role that chance, and destiny play in one’s life.
“The Woman In Me” by Britney Spears
In her debut title, “The Woman In Me”, Britney Spears has crafted an amazingly honest and brave memoir that focuses on motherhood, survival, faith, freedom, and most importantly hope.
This memoir symbolises the significance of women finally being able to share their stories, on their terms. Britney has had so many people in her life try to silence her, some of which are shockingly people who were supposed to care for her. The stories Britney shares are dark and heartbreaking, but the tenacity and joy Britney has for her life and loved ones shines through.