September 2023 Bookclub Channel 7 blog

QBD X Ch. 7 Book Club – September Highlights

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 gripping, on-the-edge-of-your-seat crime thrillers to deeply inspiring and unbelievable memoirs. This month, they reviewed our Fiction Book of the Month “Ripper” by Shelley Burr, “The Girl In The Band” by Belinda Chapple and MORE! To order our September picks and compare your opinion to theirs, visit in-store or go to the QBD Books website now. 

Here are the thrilling titles we featured this month:

“Ripper” by Shelley Burr 

Written by Shelley Burr, one of Australia’s most talented crime fiction writers, comes QBD’s September Book of the Month, “Ripper.”

This riveting story follows Gemma – her once-charming town is now remembered as the crime scene where three innocent people died… in her innocuous little teashop.  However, when a Ripper copycat appears, the unease that has lurked quietly in the original killer’s wake turns to foreboding. Now, she’s drawn into the investigation again. 

“Tell Her She’s Dreamin'” by Simone Amelia Jordan 

Written by Simone Amelia Jordan – one of Australia’s most successful hip-hop journalists – comes a deeply personal memoir “Tell Her She’s Dreamin’”.

Growing up, Simone always felt like an outcast among her peers. Her lifeline was hip-hop. In the years to come, Amelia founded Australia’s most successful hip-hop and R&B publication… Alongside this, she fell in love, faced heartbreak, grappled with her family ties to culture, struggled through illness and sexual grooming, and more. Now, Simone tells her inspiring story of defying the odds to reach her dreams and figuring out that your dreams can change as you do.

“Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yaros

Written by USA Today bestselling author, Rebecca Yaros, this is a book you NEED to read.

QBD Book Lovers, welcome to the brutal and elite world of Basgiath War College, where everyone has an agenda, and every night could be your last… This unputdownable story follows twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail. She was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Well, that’s until her mother orders her to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders. She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise. Once she enters, there are only two ways out: graduate or die.

“The Girl In The Band” by Belinda Chapple 

In 2000, Belinda Chapple shot to stardom as a member of the award-winning girl-group “Bardot.” In her first ever memoir, we hear her story…

Belinda spent her childhood dreaming of travelling the world as a performer. When she stumbled upon a competition in the newspaper to find Australia’s next popstar, she thought she had finally found her big break. Belinda signed a contract that would turn her life upside down. She discovered that being a popstar could be a lonely life. “The Girl in the Band” takes us behind the scenes of the early days of reality TV, and reveals, for the first time, what really happened to Bardot.

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