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Spice up your reading this summer with the Adult Summer Reading challenge.
Complete 10 challenges to be in the draw for prizes. Expand the list for some staff recommendations if you need inspiration.
Five Minutes Alone By Paul Cleave
The uncle’s story by Witi Ihimaera
Tamar by Deborah Challinor
Historical?The wonder by Emma Donoghue
fiction? The time ships by Stephen Baxter
Thriller?Predator by Wilbur Smith
Or, browse by genre here.
Being a beast by Charles Foster
Hard country by Robin Robilliard
Not my father’s son by Alan Cumming
The sellout by Paul Beatty (Man Booker award)
A whispered name by William Brodrick (Gold Dagger award)
Coming rain by Stephen Daisley (Ockham
Great expectations by Charles Dickens
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Pontoon: a Lake Wobegon novel by Garrison Keillor
The Gropes by Tom Sharpe
Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
A monster calls by Patrick Ness
The emergency zoo by Miriam Halahmy
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The 10 pm question by Kate de Goldi
The secret life of James Cook by Graeme
Sydney Bridge upside down by David Ballantyne
This too shall pass by Milena Busquets
I hid my voice by Parinoush Saniee
The fox was ever the hunter by Herta Muller
Cobra in the bath by Miles Morland
First fleet surgeon : the voyage of Arthur Bowes
Smyth by David Hill
A teardrop on the cheek of time: the story of
the Taj Mahal by Diana Preston
Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell
Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovitch
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choice! Some of our old favourites:
The scarecrow by Ronald Hugh Morrieson
Dark materials series by Phillip Pullman
Rachel’s holiday by Marion Keyes
Room, based on the book by Emma Donoghue
Me before you, based on the book by Jojo Moyes
The book thief based
on the book by Markus Zusak
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