The team at Garden City have dazzled us with their smiles
and their awesome reviews this week!
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce:
If you’re looking for a nice read I would recommend ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ by Rachel Joyce. It’s about Harold Fry who discovers that his old friend is in hospice and he wants to write a letter to say good bye. Instead of a quick trip down to the post office he decides to set on foot to deliver this letter to his old friend Queenie to save her life. Leaving his wife behind he goes on a journey of self discovery and along the way you meet all the people he met through each town and their story. This book takes you on a emotional roller coaster with laughter, sadness, loneliness and surprises. There are ups and downs, regrettable reflections on life but mainly it’s a book about new beginnings and a story you will never forget.
– Chau (Store Manager)
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien:
This is a story about a Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. You follow him as he goes on a dangerously crazy adventure with the dwarves. The best fantasy novel I’ve read in a long time. It has everything a fantasy lover could ever want. dwarves, trolls, hobbits, wizards, elves, giant eagles and of course a dragon. This book can be enjoyed by adults and children. Good on you Tolkien for writing a fantastic book. Love, love, love…
– Michelle (Store 2IC)
The 100 by Kass Morgan:
The few lucky survivors of a nuclear war on Earth have been sent into space to rejuvenate but now supplies are running low and it’s time to send 100 juvenile offenders down to investigate what Earth has become. Kass Morgan has created characters with depth that readers form strong alliances for or against as she explores the best and the worst humanity has to offer. Will the 100 survive the hazardous wasteland Earth has become? Or will they self destruct as tensions rise and reality fades away?
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith:
Career of Evil is the highly anticipated 3rd novel in the Cormoran Strike detective series written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith. Detective Strike’s assistant, Robin Ellacott, receives a woman’s severed leg in the mail which does not completely alarm Strike as there are 4 people from his military past who could be responsible. The police focus their investigations on the wrong man and Strike and Robin are forced to take matters into their own hands to solve the mystery whilst being at a crossroad with their professional and personal lives. Galbraith writes an unpredictable crime mystery that is full of suspense and will keep you guessing until the end. You are transported further into the lives of Strike and Robin in this novel and see how their relationship develops with the growth of their detective agency. This series is one of the best crime fiction series I have read and I strongly recommend it to lovers of crime fiction and mystery.
Trylle Trilogy 01: Switched by Amanda Hocking:
Amanda Hocking has produced a captivating Young Adult novel, exciting readers with magic, action and a fantasy world. The first installment of the trylle series ‘Switched’, is a mystical novel, incorporating magic and romance into once ordinary lives. Wendy, a normal 17 year old girl, discovers her life isnt all what it seems when a mysterious boy reveals her true identity and introduces her to an unknown world. Wendy, confused and hesitant, embarks on a journey of self-discovery to find where she really belongs. Switched sets the tone for the rest of the series by captivating audiences right from the beginning.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher:
The debut novel by Jay Asher, Thirteen reasons why is an insightful read about causes of suicide in modern day teens. The story is based around the main character of the story, Clay Jensen who receives a package containing several cassette tapes which detail why his first crush Hannah Baker committed suicide. By listening to the tapes, Clay is thrown into the secret life of his classmate. Hannah reveals her secrets about love, friendship and death and sends her listeners on a unique adventure that reveals a whole new side of herself. This honest and thought-provoking novel opens the readers mind to a different perspective on suicide than what we would normally perceive. This book is a must read.
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg:
Fun, quirky and exciting. Girl Online is the perfect young adult book and has certainly got it all; boys, best friend drama, social media, quirky families and the struggles of high school life. If you’re into these things then this is definitely the book for you!