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QBD x CH 7 Highlights June

Winter is here! It’s time to put on the kettle, grab your coziest blanket, and relax with an amazing story.

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 empowering and heart-wrenching non-fiction reads to fiendishly fun fiction titles. In June, we are showcasing our Fiction Book of the Month which is “Smoke” by Michael Brissenden, and our Non-Fiction Book of the Month, “I Fight, You Fight” by Alex Noble.

PLUS three other fabulous reads including the gripping locked-room thriller “The Midnight Feast” by Lucy Foley, the hilarious and heart-warming “I Hope This Finds You Well” by Natalie Sue, and the protein-packed “Eat Like A Legend” from Dan Churchill.

Keep reading to discover more about our June book club picks and to order your own copies to compare literary opinions, you can visit us in-store or online.

Here are the irresistible novels we are highlighting this month.

Must-read the year.

“Smoke” by Michael Brissenden – Fiction Book of the Month

After a brutal wildfire tears through the town of Jasper in the Californian sierras, a body is discovered in a shed. It looks like an open-and-shut case of accidental death – until further investigation reveals that the victim was locked in from the outside.

Years after leaving Jasper, Detective Alex Markov has been sent back under the shadow of an LAPD corruption investigation. She is convinced that the man, a family friend, was murdered opportunistically under the cover of the fire. As the smoke clears, Alex reveals a town corrupt to its core – but exposing that corruption could destroy her and the people she loves. Will she ignore the crookedness and deceit, or face the consequences of pursuing an inconvenient truth?

Inspirational ...

Non-Fiction Book of the Month – “I Fight, You Fight” by Alex Noble 

Sixteen-year-old Alex Noble was a high school rugby star with a promising sporting career ahead of him when an on-field injury left him fighting for his life in the ICU. Following a four-day coma and a diagnosis of C4 quadriplegia, Alex’s first words to his brother Zac were, ‘If I fight, you fight.’ These words became a war cry as Alex’s friends, family and community rallied around him, watching in awe as he fought to regain control over his body and defy his diagnosis.

From learning to breathe and move again to travelling the world, starting his own business, and even going skydiving, Alex’s story is about the power of mastering your own mind, finding happiness and taking risks to achieve your goals. 

Nail-biting ...

“The Midnight Feast” by Lucy Foley 

Midsummer, the Dorset coast
Guests gather for the opening of The Manor hotel, the new jewel on the Dorset coastline. The champagne is flowing, the guest list sparkling, the sun setting on an unforgettable summer solstice.
But under the cloak of celebration, something dark is stirring. The Manor has a secret history; built in the shadows of an ancient wood.

Now old friends and enemies are creeping out of the shadows.
And they’ll soon discover what other deadly secrets come out at night . . .

Your guide health.

“Eat Like A Legend” by Dan Churchill

From chef, athlete, and performance coach Dan Churchill, a cutting-edge cookbook filled with protein-packed, healthy recipes for fueling up, feeling right, and living like a legend.We are not all super athletes, but we all perform in one way or another, every single day. Whether we’re training for a marathon, smashing that big presentation, or chasing after kids, we need energy and focus for a healthy mind and body. To be our best, we need to feel our best, and what we eat makes the difference.

Heart-warming new release.

“I Hope This Finds You Well” by Natalie Sue

Jolene is riddled with anxiety, depressed, and hates her coworkers. The less she knows about them, the better.
So when a catastrophic IT issue grants her access to all of their emails and private messages, she’s initially horrified. The last thing she wants is to be privy to their sad discussions about dying desk plants and marital troubles.
That’s until with job cuts looming, she realises the power this new-found knowledge gives her.

But as she digs deeper and deeper into the private lives of her colleagues, Jolene uncovers a lot more than she bargained for… And the walls she’d so carefully built start crumbling down.

For more information and to watch our Channel 7 Book Club reviews you can visit our website here. 

Or our YouTube Channel here. 

To keep up to date with our Book Club hosts you can follow them on Instagram here:

@victoriacarthew 

@leecarseldine 

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