Best Books for Autumn
The team from Book Face Port Macquarie share their favourite reads this season.
Man Booker Prize-winning Milkman by Anna Burns draws on the author’s background growing up in troubled Belfast. At a time of deep mistrust and conflict, the novel’s protagonist, Middle Sister, is keeping everyone in the dark about her Maybe-Boyfriend and an encounter with a creepy figure twice her age – the Milkman. Described by reviewers as “pre-empting the #metoo movement”, Milkman is a novel for our times.
Following on the success of acclaimed Irish novelist Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends, comes a novel that tells the story of two Irish school friends-with-benefits, Connell and Marianne. In school, Connell is popular while Marianne is a loner. When the two strike up a conversation in Marianne’s kitchen, something life-changing begins. A thrilling love story.
Young adults will love Phillip Reeve’s sci-fi novel Mortal Engines, toted by reviewers as ‘thrillingly believable’. Main narrator Tom is an orphaned apprentice living in a dangerous futuristic London where huge cities hunt, attack and fight each other for survival. An action-packed adventure for ages 11 through to adult.
In this long-awaited memoir, Michelle Obama chronicles the experiences that shaped her – from a childhood spent on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood, marriage and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. Full of inspiration, depth and accomplishment, Becoming is the story of a life well-lived.
Using her own illustrations and words, Tania McCartney provides a fresh take on the life of iconic Australian author May Gibbs. In the story, May, known to her family as Mamie, lives in a world that is both real and imagined, singing and dancing with her magical friends until her family moves to ‘the bottom of the world’. A tale that will delight parents and kids alike.
The Fast 800
Health guru and proponent of the popular 5:2 Intermittent Fasting diet, Dr Michael Mosely, promises a revolutionary new way of losing weight in his latest offering. Based on the latest science, The Fast 800 method of eating includes three diet options and has been shown to potentially result in long term weight loss and reversal of type 2 diabetes.
All above the above titles are available at Book Face Store and Café at Port Central. Ph) 6584 6001.