Spotlight on QBD: Hurstville

It’s Easter Saturday and the spotlight is on what every-bunny at QBD Hurstville is reading! Check out their great suggestions (and awesome Easter display)!

9781760111014Nanny Confidential by Philippa Christian: This is a deliciously gossipy novel written about the rich and famous by a real life nanny. Follow the ups and downs of Hollywood’s much loved nanny. A fantastic holiday read! – Sally (Store Manager)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz: It sent me on an emotional journey, which was both captivating and eye opening. It’s about being an outsider, standing up for what you believe in and finding that one person you didn’t know needed until you found them. A book that deals with identity, family and love. Overall, a beautiful piece of literature. – Jo

9780345477378Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction1 by Drew Karpyshyn: Rarely do we get a glimpse into the personal life of the Sith, and Path of Destruction follows the journey of a labourer to his descent into darkness, in a rich, deep and dramatic telling of the rise of one of the most powerful Sith Lords known – Alex

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend: This is a wonderful piece of literature which proves that you are never too old to read a children’s book. Often regarded as a younger and naive Holden Caulfield, Adrian Mole reminds us of what it means to be at the brink of adulthood, confused  and disillusioned by the realities of what lies ahead. This sweetly comic gem is an enjoyable and entertaining read for children and their parents alike. – Emma

9780575097360The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson: The first of a proposed ten book series, The Way of Kings throws the reader into a storm-lashed world where people, flora and fauna are forced to adapt to survive. Accompanied by artwork that gives the novel a depth other fantasy novels lack, this book a great introduction to Sanderson’s works. – Mersini

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins: This dystopian trilogy immerses you in the harrowing world of apocalyptic North America,now known as Panem, where a clearly uneven division of wealth and power have the people crying for rebellion. When Katniss Everdeen volunteers in place of her sister to compete in the 74th annual Hunger Games,her strong will & determination to expose the weaknesses within the all powerful capital begin to pave the road for an inevitable uprising. She soon becomes a national symbol of hope for those long oppressed by the capital & it’s merciless ruler,President Snow. Every turn of the page will unfold more & more of Katniss’ journey and gradually expose the dark world she is determined to transform. I highly recommend this read! – Jed

9780765342300Briar Rose by Jane Yolen: A wartime adaptation of a classic fairytale which focuses on the suffering of a young Jewish girl at the hands of the Nazis. Definitely worth a read! – Lara

My Big Birkett by Lias Shanahan: This is my absolute all time favourite book!! It’s a funny,light-hearted read that follows Gemma through the dramas of teenage life ,with the cute boy at school & the crazy family at home. It’s one of those books that makes you feel warm & fuzzy inside,but at the same time makes you want to cry. Just read it!!! – Katie

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