Category: YA

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sonya In 1939 Nazi Germany a young girl with a foster family begins collecting found books and attempting to understand her new reality. ⚑ “The Book Thief was my book choice and I was glad for it, an easy…

Soul Print – Megan Miranda

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sonya Alina Chase has been imprisoned all her life, after it was revealed she has a soul DNA match with a now dead convicted criminal. ◉ “I chose Soul Print because I wanted an easy, entertaining read. I think…

Into The River – Ted Dawe

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sonya An East Coast Maori boy wins a scholarship to an Auckland College where his ancestral beliefs collide with his private school education. ◉ “I had no idea that Into The River was a banned book when I chose…

Genesis – Bernard Beckett

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Becks Anax sits a detailed exam for admittance to The Academy, the governing body of her dystopian society, only to learn things are not what they seem. ➤ “This book was pleasantly easy to read with a surprise ending…

Holy Days – Joy Cowley

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A motherless boy seeks solace in an old convent and the three nuns who reside there. ✎ “A gentle and lovely book, tinged with sadness and hard family realities.  Paired with Navigator, Joy Cowley’s memoir, Holy Days is an…

Under The Mountain – Maurice Gee

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A 1979 children’s book that sees twins Rachel and Theo Matheson travel beneath Auckland’s extinct volcanoes to prevent the destruction of the world. ✎ “One of the best children’s books ever.  The joy of such recognisable landmarks when I…

The Member Of The Wedding – Carson McCullers

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sophia Troubled teen and tomboy Frankie Addams becomes obsessed with her brother’s wedding plans as she seeks to become a member of something important. ❖ “There is a kind of awkwardness to this book which makes it uncomfortable but distinctive, too….