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Books and Reading: Support Staff Reads

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We asked BGS Support staff to share their favourite reads and authors - Why not add one or two to your Must Reads list?

MS WALTERS

CURRENTLY READING


'Why Did You Lie?'
Yrsa Sigurdardottir

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Roald Dahl, Graeme Greene, Charles Dickens, Sieg Larsson and several Nordic Noir authors, James Michener

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The Evangeline - D W Buffa
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
All the light we cannot see - Anthony Doer
The light between oceans - M L Stedman

 


 

MS DUNSTAN

CURRENTLY READING


'The Traitor Queen'
Trudi Canavan

 

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Jane Austen, Tim Winton

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.

 


 

 

MR LUCAS

CURRENTLY READING


'Sleeping Beauties'
Stephen King

View in catalogue

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Stephen King

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The Diary of Anne Frank


 

MS EWART

CURRENTLY READING


'2.a.m. at The Cat's Pajama's'
by Marie-Helene Bertino

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Tim WInton
Liane Moriarty
Geraldine Brooks

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Three Cups of Tea by David Oliver Relin and Greg Mortenson; A Million Little Pieces by James Frey and Rodrigo Corral; A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry & All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


 

MS HARDY

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Jeffrey Archer, Tom Clancy, Wilbur Smith, Ken Follett, Bryce Courtenay, L.M,Montgomery

 

RECOMMENDED READING


When the Crow Flies - Jeffrey Archer
Anne of Green Gables - L.M.Montgomery

 

 


 

MS BREEN

CURRENTLY READING


'Eggshell Skull'
​by 
Bri Lee

 

'The Monthly'

 

'The Guardian'

 

'Boy Swallows Universe'
Trent Dalton

View in catalogue

 

'The Australian'

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon; Journey to the Stone Country by Alex Miller; Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman; A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Colm Toibin; Ann Patchett; Anne Tyler; Margaret Attwood; Pat Barker; Alexander McCall Smith; Penelope Lively; Julian Barnes; Ian McEwan


 

MS GILMORE

CURRENTLY READING


'Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal'
by Jeanette Winterson

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Isabel Allende
Margaret Attwood
Jane Austin
Peter Carey
Colette
Simone de Beauvoir
Daphne du Maurier
Gabriel García Márquez
Henry Miller
Rohinton Mistry
Anais Nin
Vladimir Nabokov
Michael Ondaatje
Jean Rhys
Vikram Seth
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
John Steinbeck
Tim Winton

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Too many to list but when I finished 'A Suitable Boy' I felt bereft as though I'd lost a close circle of friends. Also loved 'A Fine Balance' by Rohinton Mistry - one of the most brilliant books I've ever read. Particular inclination towards Indian authors.

Bruce Pascoe’s wonderful book Dark Emu. Hiss passion and research were inspiring and impressive.

Doris Lessing for her early books.

MS DAVIS

CURRENTLY READING


'The Complete Robot'
Isaac
Asimov

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


There are too many good ones to list! 

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Earlier this year I read the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov and was completely enthralled. 

 


 

MR SELF

CURRENTLY READING


'The Rembrandt Affair'
Daniel Silva

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


John Grisham ,Lee Child, Tom Clancy, Patricia Cornwell

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Any from the authors above.

 


 

MS KING

CURRENTLY READING


'Lost Connections'
Johann Hari

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Nikki Gemmell, Mindy Kaling, Benjamin Law

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Yes Please! by Amy Poehler; The Bone Woman by Clea Koff & Bossypants by Tina Fey

 


 

 

MS POWER

CURRENTLY READING


'The Botanist's Daughter'
Kayte
Nunn

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Too many to list but I am partial to Australian authors.

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, Underworld by Don Delillo, Collected Stories by Flannery O'Connor & A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan