Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wow, October already. Thanks Nic for such attractive looking backgrounds. I have been leaving it open for you to chose your own Tim Winton title to read. A lot of them have been reserved for Kincumber's Book Club but there is a box of Breath (so to speak) which I could order if people would like. Breath comes very highly recommended. So I guess my first question would be - what are you reading and why?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Suggested reading for next month

I’m just going to briefly cut in on Rebecca’s month to give you a suggested reading list for next month.  Some of the books below are not held by Gosford Library, but are held by me and I would be delighted to share them, let me know if you want to borrow any.

The Wood Wife, by Terri Windling – Native American

Almost anything by Charles De Lint, my favourites are Forests of the Heart and Someplace to be Flying – Native American & Celtic

War for the Oaks – Emma Bull – Celtic

Almost anything by Neil Gaiman, my favourite is American Gods – Eastern European, Norse

Beauty, Rose Daughter, Spindles End, Deerskin by Robin McKinley – retold fairytales

Almost anything by Patricia McKillip, my favourites Ombria in Shadow and Winter Rose – loosely retold fairytales, mostly just have the same flavour

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier – retold fairytale

Valiant, Tithe or Ironside by Holly Black – Elves, fairies, goblins etc in the modern world

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett – Green Man myths

Almost anything by Mary Renault – retold Greek and Roman myths

Almost anything by Rosemary Sutcliff – retold Greek, Roman and Celtic myths

Dreamdark: Blackbringer by Laini Taylor – fairies

Yes, vampire books count too J


Further excellent recommendations can be found on the Endicott Studio site.