This week the Spotlight shines on Indooroopilly’s Interesting Reads!
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde: Set after ‘Something that Happened’, Eddie Russet lives in a world where the amount and type of colour you can see determines your place in society. A very witty take on 1984, life is structured by The Rulebook, but there are some questions even it can’t answer – Where are all the spoons? – Sandy (Store Manager)
The 100 by Kass Morgan: A devastating nuclear war has forced the remainder of humanity to seek refuge from radioactive fallout by living in spaceships orbiting the scorched Earth. In a last-ditch effort to save humankind, one hundred young offenders are sent back to re-colonise the planet. Join heroine, Clarke, and her reluctant crew as they battle to survive not only a harsh and savage land but also each other. A gripping read for all fans of post-apocalyptic fiction. – Jessica
The Beach by Alex Garland: Extremely enjoyable. Very deep and humorous, it really gets you thinking about the price of paradise. – Nick
Holding the Man by Timothy Conigrave: An insightful memoir revealing to readers what it’s like to grow up as a gay teen in the suburbs of Melbourne durning the mid 70’s. A story of struggle, self-discovery and finding the ability to stay true to who you truly are. An undisputed classic. – Mitchell
The Duff by Kody Keplinger: With the movie coming out soon, The Duff is a definite recommendation. Even though the movie and the book have vastly different story lines, it’s sure to make you laugh-out-loud and take you back to those ‘Mean Girls’ days. – Caitlin
The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark: A gorgeous love story about Gabe and Maddy, two figure skating partners who have been BFFs since they were little and finally let themselves see what would happen it they act on their feelings towards each other. – Emily
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter: In this novel, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter weave a fantastic story based upon a series of different Earths and all you have do to explore them is take one step. Touching on issues in the world today, Terry and Stephen explore the ideas of adventure, conquest, discovery and delve into the notion of the limited suddenly becoming very much limitless. – Kristian