Get a life! (at the library).

Do you like to read about what people have done with their lives, accompanying them as they follow their dreams or destiny? Perhaps you’d just like to know what makes people tick. Do you seek inspiration from people who have overcome adversity or made a difference? Maybe you like to try to get to know the real person behind the public persona, or just "get the dirt". Do you like to find out individuals secrets of success, or read about rock stars and adventurers and fathom just how they survived?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you should try reading a biography. Biographies are also a great way to learn about human nature, the world, history and celebrate culture through someone else’s eyes. There are biographies all sorts of people from royalty, world leaders and heros to sports stars, movie stars and musicians. (Just a tip- if you do like to get the dirt- try an unauthorised biography). Get a life, at the library.

1. “Autobiography of Mark Twain. Volume 1” Harriet Eleanor Smith, editor; associate editors Benjamin Griffith ...[et al]. We’ve been waiting a hundred years for this, the first of three volumes of Twain's uncensored autobiography. Read it, and decide for yourself if it was worth the wait.
2. “William and Kate: Their lives, their romance, their wedding". With the latest royal wedding fast approaching, read all about the royal romance by the infamous biographer, Andrew Morton.
3. “I shall not hate: a Gaza doctor’s journey on the road to peace and dignity” by Izzeldin Abuelaish. This is a heartbreaking yet inspirational story of one Palestinian man’s call for peace in the face of personal tragedy.
4. “Jackie as editor: the literary life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” by Greg Lawrence. Discover another side to this enigmatic woman, in her role as editor with two major publishing companies.
5. “Running the books: The adventures of an accidental prison librarian” by Avi Steinberg. Read this humorous account of one mans experience working in a far from ordinary library.
6. “Up and down with the Rolling Stones: My rollercoaster ride with Keith Richards” You may have already read the bestseller “Life” By Keith Richards, get another perspective of the Rolling Stones in this candid account by Tony Sanchez.
7. “The King's speech : how one man saved the British monarchy" by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi. Seen the movie? Now read the book. This book, by speech therapist Lionel Logues grandson, offers insights into the real life events behind the academy award winning movie, “The Kings speech”.
8. “The explosive true story of a British Mafia princess: They're lawless. they're criminal. they're family”, by Marisa Merico with Douglas Thompson. Read this shocking true story of a small town British girl who became a mafia princess.
9. “1000 hour day: two adventurers take on the worlds harshest island” by Chris Bray. Join Aussie adventurers Chris and Clark on their 1000 kilometre walk across Victoria island in the Canadian Artic and find out how they survived, despite themselves.