Our team at QBD Erina are excited to share their latest reads with you! What will you add to your reading list?
Eleven Hours by Paullina Simons:
I have always been a fan of Paullina Simons and many years ago when I first started at QBD I came across a copy of Eleven Hours (thanks to Yvonne, our Browns Plains Store Manager). Unlike any of her other books Eleven Hours is an absolute thriller, a page turner like no other. I read it in 2 sittings – a record for me! If you like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train you will love Eleven Hours, and won’t put it down. – Amanda (Store Manager)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson:
WOW! What an amazing trilogy. It took me 2 goes to get past the first 1/3 of the first book but I perservered and my goodness it had me hooked! What a page turner. Very descriptive and in some parts disturbing – but what a thriller. A must read! – Shirley
The Outsiders by S E Hinton:
Have you ever been forced to read a book at school and study it inside out and back to front? Did you still like it when you were finished? I’m guessing not. One book I studied at school I still love and amazingly the whole class enjoyed and is a classic today. S E Hinton began writing The Outsiders when she was 15 & it was published when she was only 18. It was inspired by 2 rival groups in her high school. The 2 ‘gangs’ are the Greasers and the Socs and it’s told from the point of view of one of the Greasers – Ponyboy.
The book was controversial at the time and banned in some areas for violence, language, underage drinking & smoking. Funny how times change as it is now a school study text! It’s a great coming of age story with some wonderfully real characters where you can’t help but want to be a part of their gang and pleading with them at the end – ‘Stay Gold, Ponyboy!’ – Allison (2IC)
Night by Elie Wiesel:
I initially read Night as a related text for my HSC English course, once I started I couldn’t stop despite the heavy content. Wiesel accounts in just over 100 pages of sparse and fragmented narrative his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945. Night draws you in with Wiesel’s emotionless recount of events which led to the demise of his faith in God. You can’t stop, constantly wondering what happened next and how Wiesel eventually escapes to write this captivating autobiography. Wiesel explains why he felt compelled to write Night, saying his “duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living”, he has done more than most to keep alive their memory – Madison
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey:
I had to read this novel for school and keep recommending it to everyone I meet. The novel captured my attention with its eerie/menacing language. The character of Jasper Jones was intriguing because of the unpredictable life he lives. The novel is the perfect mix of thriller and horror, a good novel to start with in the thriller genre – Jack