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Autumn 2022 Senior Reading Suggestions: Home

A selection of new library books for your reading pleasure.

We can gather together suitable books, magazine articles, videos and websites for any topic outline you give us. So just ask! Recent examples include:

I love nothing more than a good crime book, so when one of my favourite crime authors has one of their books made into a series or a film I get very excited.  There are currently 3 series airing on television and streaming services that are written by crime authors.  I have read each of the books they are based on, and have watched each series, so I can vouch for their authenticity (and their awesomeness).

The first is the series "Troppo" which is currently airing on ABC.  Troppo is based on the book Crimson Lake by Australian author Candice Fox.  Detective Ted Conkaffey's career as a policeman in NSW is ruined so he escapes up to the croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake in Queensland.  There he meets Amanda Pharrell, a private investigator who knows what it's like to be public enemy number one.  They team up together to investigate a series of missing persons who appear to have been victims of a shark attack, or were they?

The second is a series called "Pieces of Her" which is currently airing on Netflix.  This series is based on the book Pieces of Her by American author Karin Slaughter.  It stars Toni Collette as Laura Oliver, a woman who is the pillar of her small community but has been living a lie for the last 30 years.  it is a really great psychological thriller which is guaranteed to make you want to binge watch all 8 episodes in one weekend!

Finally, the third series is called "Reacher" and this is currently airing on Amazon Prime.  This series is based upon the Jack Reacher series by the brilliant author Lee Child, with this specific series being based on his first book called Killing Floor.  I am a huge fan of Lee Child and the actor they chose to play Reacher (Alan Ritchson) was a stroke of genius!

You will be pleased to know that we have all 3 books in the library.

ClickView is handy even over the holidays. Firstly it may fill in gaps where you have missed a series and even has limited Foxtel content. You also have access to a workspace where you can save up to 20G of video content to watch later (traveling with children overseas on a budget anyone?). Sign on using your school email and your normal laptop password.

Michael Mosley is one of my favourite television doctors.  He is witty and wise, but the thing I like the most about him is that he is always willing to be involved in his experiments.  In this new 3 part series on SBS, Michael runs a series of tests to find out just how badly lockdown has affected his 5 English volunteers' health before creating a bespoke diet plan for them that lasts for 21 days.  That diet is the Fast 800 Keto diet which only allows the volunteers to eat 800 calories each day.  It is interesting to watch them on their journey to lose their "lockdown bellies" as Michael likes to call them.

While we're on the topic of "lockdown bellies", this film takes a very alarming look at the amount of sugar in products that we might consider healthy.  It was a real eye opener to me when it originally came out in 2015, who would have thought orange juice had so much sugar in it?  That Sugar Film is great to watch as you see Damon Gameau embark on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as "healthy".

Check the TV Guide:

The ClickView TV Guide brings you the best recommendations for educational programmes from free to air television, saving you time and energy. Every fortnight the ClickView Curation Team will look ahead in the free to air broadcasting schedule and find programmes that are relevant to your classroom. If you've requested a programme, it will automatically be added to your Workspace with the ads removed when it airs.  You can even browse by channels.

Book Series in Order is a website run by a man named Graeme who works with librarians to build the best resource for book series in order.  There are over 18,000 listing currently on here and they are adding to them every day.  I find this particular website really useful for young adult authors.

We also encourage you to create a Cambridge Library eMembership as this will give you access to online resources, digital audio and emagazines. Just fill out a membership application form available at the front desk of Forrest Library and we will do the rest on your behalf.

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