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Let Your Book Love Shine!

Our team of book worms at Epping QBD are letting their #booklove shine this week as they tell us all about what they've been reading!

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart:

A thrilling and beautifully written book with a wicked twist! I did not see it coming until the page before and by then it was too late and I just needed to know if I was wrong. But I wasn't, and the gasp that escaped me was a warning to all to not interrupt me until I finished reading the last page.

Summer after summer, the Sinclair family spend their days holidaying on their very own private island. Four friends – four liars – and one secret that begs you to ask, what happened that summer? One thing's for sure, they might be lying, but we're here to find out the truth! - Carla (Store 2IC)

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven:

This is a story of a girl who learns to live from a boy that wants to die.
Theodore Finch is a boy constantly obsessed with death, especially different ways to kill himself. Violet Markey is a girl aching with grief from her sister's recent demise.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, their story and struggle really begins.
This book made me feel such raw and intense emotions that my tears stained the pages throughout. Every forty seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide. This is a fictional story of a not so fictional problem that affects society. You will want to hug your friends and family after reading this book. Just remember when times are dark that “You are all the colours in one, at full brightness”. - Adriana

Doctor Who Engines of War by George Mann:

A great Doctor Who novel featuring the "war doctor" during the great time war between the time lords and the Daleks. Doctor Who crashes on the planet Moldox. There he meets Cinder a young woman who is trying her best to fight the Daleks pretty much on her own. The Doctor discovers that the Daleks are taking human prisoners - which is unusual for them.
The Doctor and Cinder sneak onto a Dalek ship to find out why the Daleks are doing this. The Doctor discovers their plan and has to warn the time lords before it's too late. Have the Daleks found a way to finally win the war ? An enjoyable novel, but best suited for Doctor Who fans . - Peter

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes:

As a child Charlie experienced physical abuse from his mother and was constantly made fun of by his 'friends'. Charlie was chosen to participate in an experiment that would help increase his IQ and treat his disability. As Charlie becomes smarter he realises just how much his childhood affects him as an adult and what people really thought of him.
Would recommend for ages 16+ - Sarah

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult:

'If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way' – Martin Luther King Jr.

Ruth is a labour and delivery nurse with over twenty years experience – she is one of the best. Ruth can sooth a mother to be in an instant; make a father accept his responsibilities; and bring new joy into this world. Ruth loves her job, and even though she works harder than anyone else, still hasn't been promoted. But Ruth loves her job and her life.
That is, until she meets Turk – a father who doesn't want someone like Ruth touching his baby. Ruth is the only black nurse in her hospital, and Turk is a white supremacist. Ruth is instructed that she is not allowed to touch his baby, and although she is hurt, she agrees. But when she is the only nurse left on the floor and the baby goes into cardiac arrest, she has to step in...right?
But then the baby dies, and Turk is convinced that Ruth killed him on purpose. Ruth is charged with negligent homicide, and Picoult's usual courtroom drama unfolds.
This books makes you reconsider exactly how you live your life; how you interact with people of all colours and races. It makes you stand back and think about your actions before you make them. It makes you discuss these issues with your friends and family, and realise that you may, unintentionally, be a part of the problem.
This book will get you talking and it's time to talk about this tough topic. - Jacquie

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Our Epping Team have shared their epic reading choices with us this week

- including a great photo with 'Lady Love' Sylvia Day at her recent book signing!

zooofchinaThe Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly: Fast paced, plenty of action, typical of Matthew Reilly – but with a storyline I didn't expect. Well researched, with a strong female lead that you would want with you in a street fight. Fantastic ! I didn't want the book to finish. - Peter (Store Manager)

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner:  Travel the scorch in the dystopian world that is the sequel to The Maze Runner. Now the teens know they're a part of an experiment to find the cure for 'The Flare', a virus that has inhabited the earth. Alongside Thomas and the other gladers, the reader demands answers from WICKED, the agency behind it all. - Carla (2IC)

dark placesDark Places by Gillian Flynn: By the author of Gone Girl this is one of those books that once started, is impossible to put down! Libby Day's brother is in prison for the murder of his family because of her testimony as a six year old. But is he really the guilty one? - Daniela

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow by Sophia Loren: Discover the wonderful, yet surprisingly difficult life of Sophia Loren as she works to leave her mark on the show business world! Reading this makes me want to visit all of the places, and watch all of the movies that she mentions. I am yet to read a celebrity biography that has me hooked like this one. - Jacqueline

9781471115035Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire: At first glance, this book sounds like your typical, cliched, young-adult romance. But I found it was so much more and enthralled my mind from the first page. Travis and Abby aren't your conventional romance-novel characters and their love story is far from simple. Beware of this book, because it will become your next addiction. - Ashleigh

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover: Every word that Colleen Hoover writes demands to be read. It's one of those novels that you can't put down and have to keep reading throughout the night. Hopeless leaves you terrified yet captivated and leaves you feeling like you're a a part of the love story that unfolds. - Chantelle

veronica marsVeronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham: Listen up marshmallows, if you thought you'd seen the end of our favourite perky blonde detective, you thought wrong. Rob Thomas, creator of Veronica Mars continues the outrageous life of Veronica set right after the end of the Veronica Mars movie. All the unanswered questions from the hit TV show and movie finally get addressed. - Adriana

Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews: The four Dresden Dolls locked in the attic, but for how long? This isn't your typical story line. Flowers in the attic is the first of the five novel series. With enough plot twists to keep you coming back for more, this novel is a must read! - Antonietta

ameliaReconstructing Amelia by Kimberley McCreight: McCreight's debut novel which is a heartbreaking tale of a woman who will do whatever it takes to get to the truth of a loved one's supposed suicide. Reconstructing Amelia is a book about friendship, romance, love between parent and child and forging your own identity. It is also a book about the dangers of keeping secrets and the need to feel that you fit in. A thrilling novel that will hook you from start to finish. - Nilda

Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon: I first read this book 12 years ago and I still re-read it every year. A love story full of action and adventure across time. Gabaldon is a truly gifted story teller that captures the beauty and brutality of 1743 Scotland. - Danielle

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Top Left: Ashleigh and Nilda; Top Right: Peter (Store Manager), Carla (2IC), Sylvia Day, Daniela and Danielle
Bottom Left: Carla (2IC), Jacquie and Antonietta; Bottom Right: Adriana

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