Reading at home – our librarians have got you covered!

While the rates of COVID-19 cases are slowly declining around the state, many are opting to remain at home to keep safe and prevent the further spread of this deadly disease. 

To keep you entertained and reading during this pandemic, our Hills Shire librarians have listed the books they’ve been engrossing themselves in, and these include: 

Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler’s love story follows tech expert and creature of habit, Micah Mortimer. Micah is content on leading a steady life. But that gets tossed up in the air when a random teenage boy shows up on his door step, claiming to be his son. Next, Micah’s lady friend (which he refuses to call his “girlfriend”) also finds herself in an unlikely predicament where she’s being evicted and has no place to go. These surprises change Micah’s organised existence forever! 

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Ayobami Adebayo’s shortlisted Women’s Prize for Fiction read is set in Nigeria, and gives voice to both husband and wife as they tell their story of marriage – and the forces that threaten to destroy their union.

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Karen Foxlee’s novel follows older and more protective big sister Lenny. Lenny lives an ordinary life, with the exception her younger brother suffers from a rare form of gigantism. Together, Lenny and younger brother, Davey, leave their conventional lives through the pages of a new encyclopedia, which arrives at their home each week. Lenny and her younger brother go on many wonderful adventures, while learning more about the world around them.  

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica’s novel follows the story of a wife’s undying love for her husband. The story begins after Clara Solberg’s world shatters when her husband, Nick, is killed instantly in a car accident. Their four-year-old daughter, Maisie, miraculously survives the deadly crash unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident, however, days later Maisie starts having night terrors that makes Clara question the accident and if it was indeed an accident or something more sinister. 

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent 

Hannah Kent’s book follows the true story of a woman who has been accused of murder. Set in the harsh Icelandic countryside in 1929 – Agnes, has been sent away to a farm ahead of her execution. There her story unfolds, and the truth about whether she was really behind the grisly crimes.  

All books can be accessed digitally, via The Hills Shire Library App, which can be downloaded for FREE via the App Store or Google Play, depending on your device. 

You can also drop into Castle Hill Library and pickup your Click and Collect order (which can be made online via The Hills Shire Library App) and also grab a coffee and cake from one of the local cafes. 


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