Category: YA

Born A Crime – Trevor Noah

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jodie The memoir of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. ✚ “Born a Crime is the true story of a South African boy who starts his life under Apartheid… Continue Reading “Born A Crime – Trevor Noah”

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… Continue Reading “The Book Thief – Markus Zusak”

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… Continue Reading “Soul Print – Megan Miranda”

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… Continue Reading “Into The River – Ted Dawe”

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… Continue Reading “Genesis – Bernard Beckett”

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… Continue Reading “Holy Days – Joy Cowley”

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… Continue Reading “Under The Mountain – Maurice Gee”

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.… Continue Reading “The Member Of The Wedding – Carson McCullers”

Coraline – Neil Gaiman

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sophia A children’s horror in which a girl called Coraline travels to another world through a mysterious locked door in the living room.  ☁ “Thoughts” – Sophia ☁ “Thoughts,” – Jo ☁ “Thoughts,” –Suzy ☁ “This book is like… Continue Reading “Coraline – Neil Gaiman”

Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy In this 1884 classic, a young boy named Huck sets off down the Mississippi River on a raft in search of freedom and adventure.  ☁ “Thoughts” – Suzy ☁ “Thoughts” – Sophia ☁ “Thoughts” – Jo ☁ “Before this… Continue Reading “Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain”