Adult Summer Reading Club: Books worth a re-read....
Sutherland Shire Libraries Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Read, revisit, remember...
Celebrating its 200th anniversary of publication in 2015, now is the time to re-read what is regarded by many as Jane Austen's most accomplished work. Emma, the 21 year old heroine of the book is beautiful, clever, rich and meddlesome!
Join Sutherland Shire Libraries as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Emma at Sutherland Library, as Susannah Fullerton presents...Emma.
Tuesday, 10 February 6.30pm
Bookings open soon online.
$5.00 per person. Sorry no refunds.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015. This is the unmissable debut novel from bestselling and award-winning author of The fault in our stars.
Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe, boring and rather lonely life at home. He leaves for boarding school filled with cautious optimism, to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps. Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. Poignant, funny, heartbreaking, compelling.
Lord of the Rings by J.R R Tolkien.
"The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them."
― Sunday Times
This enormously popular epic high fantasy trilogy just celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2014. The third book in the trilogy, Return of the King is celebrating its 60th anniversary of publication in 2015. Originally planned as a sequel to the Hobbit, it was published in three volumes in 1954 and 1955. Many of you may have recently seen the the second part of the Hobbit movie adaptation.Lots of reasons to read or re-read these books! Short of time ? Listen to the audiobooks or watch the movies!
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Conjured up one 'golden afternoon' in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was an instant bestseller, and has never been out of print. Celebrating 150 years since publication in 2015, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's (Lewis Carroll was his non de plume) crazy wonderland, navigated by the curious Alice, continues to charm and excite.
Middlemarch by George Elliot
With the publication of My life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead, now is the perfect time to re-read what is regarded by many as the as the greatest English novel. Described by Virginia Woolf as 'one of the few English novels written for grown-up people', this is a classic worth re-reading over and over.
Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
After seventy years out of print, Three Early stories by J.D Salinger have been republished. Enjoy these stories and re-visit this most well known and classic novel of teenage angst- by an author regarded as one of the most significant American authors of the 20th Century.
Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Anthony Trollope(24 April), by reading or re-reading one of his 47 novels. Try The Warden, the first book in the Chronicles Of Barsetshire. The television series `The Barchester chronicles' was based on these novels.
What books do you want to re-read and why?
**Don't forget to to fill in an entry form and drop it into an entry box at any of the library branches for your chance to win an Adult Summer Reading Club weekly prize.