From spine-chilling thrillers to action-packed biographies our Liverpoool team have some great reading suggestions for you this week!
It by Stephen King:
You want scary? Pennywise is here and he’ll scare the be-Jesus out of you every other page. Pennywise made an entire generation scared of clowns when the film came out, kinda topical now that all these assholes are roaming the streets in clown outfits. Suffice to say I’m extra scared to go for a walk! – James
Everless by Sara Holland:
Imagine a world where time is money, drawn from the blood in your very veins. Holland brings originality to YA Fantasy with a new world and a quiet mystery that keeps on expanding and adding ever more questions. One of my favourite reads so far this year, so dig into a feast of plot-twists with this stunning and unique story! 4 out of 5 stars. – Samantha
1984 by George Orwell:
1984 is a horrifying yet captivating imagining of the future that was once yet to come, but is now here, albeit unrealised by the masses. Orwell’s portrayal of a dystopic future, in such a distant past, leads us to the appreciation of things that we once took for granted, like the privacy that is so oft disregarded today. Despite its horrifying depiction of the future, 1984 is an amazing novel, and a must read. – Dimitri
I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart:
I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons is the story of superstar comedian and actor Kevin Hart. Born in North Philadephia, Hart takes you through his inspirational journey from humble beginnings to becoming the comedic rockstar that he is today.
From selling shoes in a retail store to selling out stadiums on tour, Hart shares everything including the good, the bad, and the downright hilarious. More than just a memoir, I Can’t Make This Up is filled with life lessons and motivational quips that we can all learn from. A must-read for fans of Kevin Hart!
“Your dream is a huge boulder. It takes a lot of effort to get it moving. But if you can budge it just a few inches in the right terrain, then it starts picking up speed all by itself.” – Daniel
No Front Line by Chris Masters:
The soldiers of the SAS, the Commandos and Special Operations Engineer Regiment are Australia’s most highly trained soldiers. Their work is often secret, their bravery undeniable and for thirteen years they were at the forefront of Australia’s longest war. Shunning acclaim, they are the Australian Defence Forces’ brightest and best skilled.
In an extraordinary investigation undertaken over ten years, Chris Masters opens up the heart of Australia’s Special Forces and their war in Afghanistan. He gives voice to the soldiers, he takes us to the centre of some of the fiercest combat Australia has ever experienced and provides the most intimate examination of what it is like to be a member of this country’s elite fighting forces. But he also asks difficult questions that reveal controversial clouds hanging over our Special Operations mission in Afghanistan. – Phil
Blood Song by Anthony Ryan:
In this enthralling piece, we follow Vaelin in his sacrifices, victories and hardships as he’s thrown into a world of violence and discipline. Training as an elite warrior, he becomes part of a brotherhood that is inseperable and endevours into revelations and horrors that will change him and his brohters forvever. This is a book that grasps the reader from the start and keeps us hooked until the last word, leaving us all wanting more. 5 stars! – Maddie
Eragon by Christopher Paolini:
Eragon is one of the greatest novels I’ve ever read. It tells the tale of Eragon, a farm-boy turned dragon rider, and the reluctant leader of the rebellion against King Galbatorix, dictator of Alagaesia. The level of depth to which Paolini builds the world of Alagaesia, and the connection that you feel with the characters by the end of the first novel, is something that is completely amazing. This is the greatest novel of my childhood, and a must read for any fantasy lovers. – Helen