What Staff are Reading
Ever wondered what the staff at the Oamaru Library is reading? Well here's your chance! Check out our list below for all the goodies the staff are reading this month
Marina’s pick is ‘Vitamin D’ by Ian Wishart (Adult Non Fiction/Health & Wellbeing, 612.3 WIS)
Ian Wishart brings together the most up to date science on vitamin D and how it could well save your life. With more than 300 scientific trials and studies cited, this book is a reference guide not just for the general reader but for medical professionals alike.
Award-winning investigative journalist, exploring the medical evidence on the importance and possible life-saving prospects of Vitamin D
Glenys’ pick is ‘Loving Sylvie’ by Elizabeth Smither (Adult Fiction, SMI)
Three generations of women grapple with identity, purpose and worth in this beautiful novel that moves between Auckland, Paris and Melbourne. Each also has a male partner who variously aids or obstructs these women.
Kerrie’s pick is ‘The Chosen’ by Taran Matharu (Young Adult Fiction, MAT)
Throughout history, people have vanished with no explanation. A group of teenagers are about to discover why.
Cade is settling into a new boarding school, contemplating his future, when he finds himself transported to another realm. He soon discovers their new world is populated with lost remnants from the past: prehistoric creatures, ancient relics, and stranger still people. Overwhelmed by his new surroundings, Cade has little time to adjust, for soon he and his fellow classmates are forced to become contenders in a brutal game, controlled by mysterious overlords.
A thrilling beginning to a new series
Maclean’s pick is ‘The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek’ by Kim Michele Richardson (Adult Fiction Rental, RIC)
1936. Tucked deep into the woods of Troublesome Creek, Kentucky, lives blue-skinned Cussy Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People ancestry. She joins Roosevelt's Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a traveling librarian, riding across slippery creek beds and up treacherous mountains on her mule to deliver books and other reading material to the impoverished hill people of Eastern Kentucky. Along her route, Cussy faces doubters at every turn, but is determined to bring the joy of books to the hardscrabble Kentuckians.
A wonderful read!
Zuni’s pick is ‘Raised by Animals’ by Jennifer Verdolin (Adult Non Fiction/Animals & Pets, 591.563 VER)
When it comes to family matters, do humans know best? Leading animal behaviorist Dr. Jennifer Verdolin argues otherwise. Along the way Verdolin challenges our often counterproductive beliefs about what families ought to be like and how we should feel.
A fascinating look at the similarities and differences between human and animal behaviour. We could learn a lot from animal instincts.