Spotlight on Tweed Heads

Our Tweed Heads team love a good read! Chekc out what they’ve been wrapping their hands around lately:

Caraval by Stephanie Garber:

Eons ago, when I finished reading the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, I thought nothing could ever compare… until I picked up Caraval. Every bit as enchanting, with an added splash of romance; the magic, mystery and adventure leaps off of the page in such vivid detail that you almost feel you’re there, participating in the week long travelling show that never visits the same location twice. Run by the elusive Legend, Caraval is a twisted, elaborate performance that will have you gaping in wonder, tug at your heart and leave you breathless in anticipation with every turn of the page. – Karen

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris:

Never before have I read such a captivating and profound story. This tale of the Tattooist of Auschwitz is such an extraordinary story of how inner strength, endurance and the will to survive can conquer the darkest and deepest well of inhumanity. Heather Morris has managed to convey this true story with such a unique depth into what Lale and Gita witnessed and endured, and the love that developed between them in such a horrendous environment. The atrocities committed against these people where all were punished with an equal lack of mercy, leaves the reader with a deep sense of the cruel and insidious nature of a very dark time in our history. Written so vividly, this story had me spell bound as I navigated the lives of the prisoners and their struggles. It is difficult to fathom the true extent of the horrors that the survivors of the Holocaust had to endure. Morris has crafted an astoundingly unforgettable story of strength, hope, love and endurance. – Sheridan

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan:

Beautifully written in a noir thriller style, Jennifer Egan’s 5th novel Manhattan Beach is a engrossing read. Set against the waterfront of Brooklyn spanning from the Great Depression through to the War years. The stories of 12 year old Irish Anna Kerrigan as she grows to womanhood, her father Eddie and His ‘employer’ Dexter Styles interweave. Quintessential daddy’s girl Anna searches for answers after he disappears. Drawing her and the reader into a world of organised crime where we witness the changing identities of women and men, and the relationships of father and daughter, and the flawed men that become good men. – Raychel

Game, Set, Cash by Brad Hutchins:

An extraordinary account of one mans journey across the globe to discover the unknown world of tennis trading. Mr Hutchins retells the tales of he and his buddies late night to early morning shenanigans in more countries than one can dream of. He allows his audience to gain a visual aspect of destinations he finds himself in and gives insight on some of the most recognised sportsman in history. Whether or not you are a fan of tennis I assure you; you will enjoy this insightful, often-hilarious memoir of this cheeky, mischievous man’s journey. It will leave you wanting to find that dream job that will provide you with the opportunity to jet set across this planet we call home to unravel the many diverse ways of living. – Ashley

Simon vs. the Homosapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli:

Being a teenager is hard. Feeling like you have a secret that you can’t tell anyone is harder. Combine the two and you might understand how Simon feels. Simon is gay, and he’s trying to understand and define his own identity while also navigating his family, his friends, and his new-found email crush. The way in which this book is written is so truthful that you can’t help but fall in love with every character presented. Becky Albertalli’s exploration of the relationships with those around you and your relationship with yourself is so true to the high school experience that any teenager would be able to find an aspect of themselves within the characters. Challenge yourself to read the book before the film (Love, Simon) is released in March; I promise you will not be disappointed. – Bridie

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green:

Written in his usual quirky style Green once again successfully climbs inside the teenage mind in his long awaited return to writing. Revolving around character Aza Turtles All The Way Down is a story about friendship, a conman on the run, first love, and the crippling weight of mental illness. Heart warming yet equally heart wrenching fans won’t be disappointed. Once you pick up Turtles you won’t put it back down! – Emma

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