12 September 2016
#AngelasPicks: Literacy Month Must-Reads

September is Literacy Month and a great opportunity to put aside the summer reads and dive into something a little meatier. To celebrate Literacy Month and encourage you to get reading, Angela has found five noteworthy reads from the past two years to suit every reader, all on the shelves at Books & Books.


The Murder House by James Patterson and David Ellis

Bestselling author James Patterson and David Ellis transport you to the Hamptons where a beautiful gothic mansion houses a deadly secret. This chilling page-turning whodunit is sure to please Patterson and thriller/mystery genre fans alike.

Why you should read it: Who doesn’t love an easy mystery read? Gripping and hard to put down, this book will be devoured in no time.

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

In her newest novel, Liane Moriarty takes on strong relationships and the innocent, seemingly harmless moments that can break them. For six adults all it takes is one long weekend for it to all goes wrong.

Why you should read it: This author – who has developed a huge following over the last few years – never fails to disappoint and you’ll be drawn in from the first sentence to the last.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
The eighth installment in the Harry Potter series is the first to be presented on stage. In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child the boy-who-lived is all grown up, a husband, a father of three and an overworked Ministry of Magic employee but growing up didn’t make his life any easier.

Why you should read it: Other than the fact that it is a new harry potter book??? If you aren’t a fan this screenplay could change that!

The Rocks by Peter Nichols
Set in a small seaside community on the Mediterranean, The Rocks follows two love stories decades apart. The first torn apart by a disastrous event shapes the Romeo and Juliet-esque romance years later.

Why you should read it:  A romantic, wanderlust-inducing novel is a definite reader pleaser. Be transported to this small community on the Mediterranean without ever leaving your couch.

Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
Every day is the same for Rachel as she travels to and fro on the commuter train, so familiar that she’s given names to a couple she spots daily. One day, however, she sees something she shouldn’t.

Why you should read it: It has been compared to Gone Girl but in our opinion it is better! Also, the book makes its cinematic debut this year in a motion picture starring Emily Blunt – we recommend you read it fist.