Team Indooroopilly’s Hot Reads!

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9781472233097Defender by GX Todd:

Definitely a must-read book for 2017.
The debut novel from English librarian-author GX Todd is a riveting and thought-provoking thrill ride through a post-apocalyptic wasteland where the voices in our heads are the most dangerous enemy of all. The story follows Pilgrim, a wanderer who reluctantly agrees to escort Lacey across a ravaged United States. The first in a four-part series, Defender is a book that blends King’s horror prose with Gaiman’s world-building and Barker’s heart-stopping action on a road trip through a nightmare of man’s own creation. – Jess

Lost Brisbane 2 by QBD & The Royal Historical Society:

I purchased Lost Brisbane and just loved all the pictures. I really enjoyed trying to put myself back in the day -with no TV’s, internet, horse and carts – we certainly have come a long way and so much has changed over 100 years! Luckily, we had one of the authors, Margaret Kowald, visit us at the Mt Ommaney store and she signed a copy for me so now I have 2 copies! Needless to say I eagerly awaited Lost Brisbane 2. As soon as we received our stock I purchased my copy and went home and sat on the couch admiring again how we have come along way…
I felt like I could relate the Lost Brisbane 2 more easily than the 1st edition, because the images were more familiar to me – pictures of buses that I use to catch too school and, even though I was 14, seeing all the glitz and glamour of World Expo 88…
I had a customer come in store to purchase Lost Brisbane 2 and he told me that he was intending to take his kids around and reference the book to the current sights, which I thought was a great idea. I absolutely loved the Lost Brisbane story lines! I am hoping to see a book released on Brisbane Now – with photo’s that marry up the present with a historical insert photo – so you can really see the changes. – Brenda

9780552779777The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins:

With always reading either fantasy or science fiction, I decided that I wanted to have a crack at another genre. I craved a book that would put me on the edge of my seat and have me keep guessing. The Girl On The Train didn’t disappoint. With disappearances, murder mysteries I struggled to keep up with the intensity. If you like books that have twists and turns with every page but somehow is still easy to follow, then I recommend this book by Paula Hawkins. It will give you goosebumps with every chapter..- Luc

1984 by George Orwell:

‘War Is Peace, Freedom Is Slavery, Ignorance Is Strength’
One of the most important books ever written and more poignant now than when it was first published, George Orwell’s seminal work presents a terrifying, almost prophetic vision. Winston Smith works in the Ministry Of Truth, altering history to suit the agenda of The Party under the ever-watchful eye of Big Brother. Longing to rebel against the totalitarian control, he embarks on a forbidden love affair with Julia. As we ourselves enter a world of ‘alternative facts’ and manufactured reality, where political discourse has become a war of ideology, 1984 is essential reading. – Natasha

9780141194882The Call of the Wild by Jack London:

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is a thrilling adventure story published in 1903, set in the late 1800’s. During this time sled dogs were in high demand and this tale takes readers on a journey of one of these animals, a well kept working dog, and his struggle to cope with the wild and strip his pet like roots.
The novel centers around Buck, a ranch dog.
When Buck is stolen from his home on a ranch in sunny, hot California he is sold as a sled dog in cold and bitter climate of Alaska. Through this novel we follow Buck’s journey to dominance. Buck learns to adapt and thrive in a harsh climate, relying only on his instincts and experience to become a leader in the wild. The story mirrors the human journey of self discovery and the ideology that man will revert to his ‘natural instinct’, or the caveman like roots, as Darwin protested, the survival of the fittest.
The Call of the Wild started as a simple series in the Saturday Evening Post in mid 1903 and was published in book form just a month later, this story is powerful, emotional, harsh and bitter and is an emotional roller-coaster for every reader. Buck guides the reader through his struggle with the feral environment and his emotional journey to discover his own primordial instinct.
I recommend this book to any reader wanting an emotional, thrilling, edge of the seat novel that will take your idea of survival and evolution and pull it apart at the seams. This novel will break your heart, scare you, open your mind, and take you on a journey of your own self discovery. – Sarah


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