Month: January 2017

The Childhood Of Jesus – J M Coetzee

READ FOR TEN YEAR BOOKCLUB REUNION Chosen by Rachel A haunting and surprising novel about childhood and destiny in which a boy is separated from his mother on a boat bound for a new land. ◉ “I first read this book soon after its release when Suzy…

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

READ FOR TEN YEAR BOOKCLUB REUNION Chosen by Suzy Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity. ◉ “I came to this novel fairly fresh, with very little prior knowledge of the author or plot. Obviously…

2017 – Hot Genres

Genres are in accepted abundance these days. Gone are the days when crime, romance and fantasy were about all the classifications local librarians were willing to use. Today, not only are books cryptically catalogued, but classics are gaining new reclassifications too, as their historical significance becomes…