Staff Picks - #1

Published on 27 March 2020


Need inspiration on what to read next? Maribyrnong Library Service will update you with their Staff Picks. All titles are available on either Libby by Overdrive or BorrowBox.

Christy’s Picks - Indigenous Authors:

  • The Yield by Tara June Winch
  • Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko
  • My Place by Sally Morgan
  • Australia Day by Stan Grant
  • Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

Liliana’s picks - non fiction:

  • Our Woman in Havana by Sarah Rainsford
  • Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita Heiss
  • Village to Village by Alister Kershaw
  • The Full Catastrophe by Rebecca Huntley
  • Memory Craft by Lynne Kelly

Lyndell’s picks:

  • The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • We Are The Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Anita’s picks:

  • Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
  • Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton
  • The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Christine’s picks - kids books:

  • Preschool/Junior: The Duckling Gets a Cookie? By Mo Willems
  • Preschool/Junior: Playschool Silly Songs and Rhymes
  • Preschool/Junior: My Garden by Kevin Henkes
  • Primary School: Pokemon Adventure vol.1
  • Primary School: The Cheese Experiment by Geronimo Stilton

Kerry’s picks - award winning books:

  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Winner Man Booker 2017)
  • My Life as an Alphabet by B Jonsberg (Winner Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2014)
  • Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose (Stella Prize 2017)
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Winner Man Booker Prize 2019)
  • The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper (Winner Indie Book if the Year Award for Non-fiction 2019)

Gab’s picks - female writers:

  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
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