The sun is shining! The birds are singing! And it is perfect weather for sitting outside and reading! Long may it last! This month we have four amazing books for you that can be read anywhere really, but we suggest a nice sunshiny park!
Fiction book of the Month
Juno has loved Legs since she fought bullies for him. It was their first encounter at school in Dublin, and they’ve stayed friends ever since. Legs feels brave with her. Juno feels safe with him. Together they feel invincible.
Although the world sometimes has other ideas.
On the verge of adulthood, their real lives are finally beginning. Only Legs’s might be taking him somewhere Juno can’t follow. Set during the political and social unrest of the 1980s, this book is about friendship, being young, and being loved.
You can read our interview with Karl Geary here and get your own copy of this brilliant book here!
Crime book of the Month
Canon Daniel Clement has been Rector of Champton for eight years. He lives with his opinionated, widowed mother and his two dachshunds, Cosmo and Hilda.
When a plan to install a lavatory in church divides the parish unexpectedly, Daniel is caught in the middle. Especially when long-buried secrets come dangerously close to destroying the apparent calm of the village.
And then a dead body is found at the back of the church, stabbed in the neck with a pair of secateurs. As the bodies start piling up, Daniel must try and keep his community together. That, and catch a killer.
Children's Book of the Month
Frankie knows she’s different. So is her best-friend, Sam. It’s tough when they both start secondary school. Especially with so many rules to follow like staying quiet in class, in the hallways, in assembly!
But Frankie talks to help her cope! She doesn’t know how to cope with all these new rules! With the chance to compete in a Battle of the Bands contest, she’s thrilled. Except she doesn’t have band. Or even band members. Or enough friends. And she doesn’t have the skills to make friends.
Frankie must battle to find her voice in this honest and funny story that will keep you reading until the very end!
Get a copy of Find My Voice here!
Non Fiction Book of the Month
The city of Paris is brought to life by Edward Chisholm’s spellbinding memoir of his time as a Parisian waiter. He takes you below the surface of one of the most iconic cities in the world and right into its glorious underbelly.
A world of inhuman hours, snatched sleep and dive bars. Of scraping by on coffee, bread and cigarettes. Often under sadistic managers, with a wage so low you’re fighting your colleagues for tips. Colleagues who, at the end of the day, are the closest thing to family that you’ve got.
The job is physically demanding, frequently humiliating and incredibly competitive. But at the end of it all, that doesn’t matter. Because you’re in Paris, the centre of the universe, and there’s nowhere else you’d rather be!