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' AUBURN LIBRARY:
Hand-Picked Holiday Reads
Looking for tom: portncl holiday reading? Then in! us holpl
Slmnly lltl out this quick survey and | member all the library ‘ _‘ -
team will select 5 book: just for you. -
We'll but our Iuggnllons on the answers you give hon. so try to provide ll much
. ,m, ,m, u,, , , , ”“u, .._ 3. Tell us about the type of books you enjoy. You could include information on characters, plot,
setting, writing style, moodlatmosphere. themes or anything at aﬂ. Tell us as much as you
1. Name: can — this will help us with our recommendations. ti you need more space, feel free to write
on another page and attach ‘it.
2. Library card number‘.
3. Email address:
4. Phone number:
6. Which genres do you enjoy most’! (please select no more than 5)
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Australian Iiurarure - Daiociiva stories
Woviﬂ lneralute (nmeis about - Action nmels
other oouriuie: and cultures) a Military fiction
- ugm nation - Fantasy
- Humour - Paranormal liiztlon
Classics . Scionoo ﬁaion
Award-wlnrfllg noveli . Horror
Historical action . snort sloriol
. Historical romance - Gnanhli: novels
- contnmnomv (modem) . Young man man
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- weswns . Noll-Ficlloﬂ (pause tell usthe
. erouc rlcnon subjects you're most
. Crime Interested lﬂ below)
- spy novolsmoloriage - Omar (visas: promo mm
. Thrillers iniomutiau below)
- Pay¢hoin9‘i: a| susuensa
. Romanlio auapenu
6 Do you have a pceiemaa format? For insianoa. paperback. hardback. lame prim. audio 9. is there anything you don't like In books?
7. List some of your favourite books and/ or authors. Please Include It Inst 5.
10. is there anything else you'd like to tell us to help with our selection?
PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO THE CIRCULATION DESK AT THE LIBRARY
Thanks! You'll hear lrorn us soon with some suggestions.
My name is Stephanie and I am the Systems Co-ordinator at Aubum Library l was given
yoi. ir‘l-land-Picked Holiday Reads‘ questionnaire so that I could suggest sortie titles for you.
I had a lot ol lun reading your responses. and based on what you wrote, have selected ﬁve
books that I think you'll enioy. All or these books are available in the library or through Inter-
1. The slow regard of silent things by Patrick Rothtuss.
The slow regard of siient things it the latest book by Patrick Rothfuss.
Aun a young girl who lives in the tunnels deep below the University that
lew people know about it. The fascinating part ol this book is that
everything is seen through Aun's eyes
Patrick Rothiuss is a highly regard fantasy author who is well known tor
his beautiful language and wond building abilities.
2. Lost & Found by Brooke Davis.
This is the heart wamiing, moving and joyful story or three people
needing to be found. Millie is 7 years old who wears red wellington boots
to match her hair one day she is left in a department store and her
mother doesn't retum. Agatha is 52 year old women whose husband has
died and she hasn't left her home since then. She ﬁlls her day by yelling
at passers-by and watching static on the tv Karl is 87 a touch typist who
used to type love notes to his wife with his ﬁngers on her skin that lives in
a nursing home looking for ways for lite to begin Karl escapes the
nursing home and together he and Agatha try to ﬁnd Millie's mum.
Brooke Davis is an Australian author and this is her debut novel. This novel created
quite a buzz in the literary world and a bidding war in London‘: Book Fair. I am so
intrigued by this book I may read it over Chnstmas I would interested to hear what
you think of it.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
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Don ‘ﬁilman is a brilliant. intelligent but socially challenged genetic
scientist who has decided the time is right in his life for a wile. Armed
with a sixteen page questionnaire for potential wives he stars his quest
to find his perfect match. Rosie Jarman is also on a quest to ind her
biological father but what she does is help Don in his quest.
The Rosie Project light ﬁction with ii lot ol humour it is by an Australian
author who has recently published the tollow up. The Rosie Effect and
will be soon made into a movie.
4. Snow by Orhan Pamuk
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Recently our Multicultural Librarian reviewed this book lor the staff. Snow is
set in 2000 in Kars, an Eastern Anatolian city bordenng Armenia The whole
story takes place over about 3 days and deals with issues including conllict
between a secularstate and Islamic govemment. poveny. the veil the role
of the army and suicide. Among all of these themes there is a lost love
between the main character Ka, and his old Istanbul schoolmate. lpek Ka
is trying to write an article about the municipal elections and investigate a
succession ol suicides by women and girls in the city.
Snow is political ﬁction. well-paced and easy to read It has many real characters and makes
you want to ﬁnd out what will be revealed and how the story ends
5. The husband‘: secret by Liane Moriarty
Cecilia Fitzpatrick is ﬁnds a letter addressed to her by her husband the
letter begins “For my wile Cecilia Fitzpatrick to be opened only In the event
of my death‘. Her husband, John»Pau| . isn‘t dead he's on a business trip
why would he have wntten this letter‘? when she asks him about rt she is
sure he is lying and that has never happened. Finding out why the letter has
been wntten tums her world upside down.
Liane is another Australian author who is more Iamous in countries outside
of Australia than in it. This is an intriguing story ofa woman who must solve
the why question in her life while not a conventional mystery it certainly has elements at it
and questions what you would do itthis was you
I chose these titles using a range of Readers Advisory tools including literature websites,
blogs. reference books. book reviews and personal recommendations. One of the databases
I used Novet_ist. is available in the Literature section at the Library’s Online Resources page
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perfect for linding book suggestions based on other books you ve enjoyed. as well as plot,
genre or setting. It you haven‘t used it before, you may like to give rt :1 go.
I hope you enjoy these books. I it love to know what you thought ol them next you're in the
library or I've attached a form In case you would prefer to glve leedback that way. Triis
feedback helps us to improve our Readers Advisory service so that we can give even better
suggestions next time.
Please Ieel free to get in touch with me or any other member of our library team next time
you're looking for a great read — were atways happy to talk about bociksl
One day, timid retiree Harold Fry receives a
letter from an old friend and colleague.
Queenie Hennessy explains that she is
Hewrites a replyboherandsem outtnpost
it. however, when he reaches the post box
prompted by some vague unknown force, he
His walk gradually turns into a 600-mile journey from the bottom of
England to its top. A type of rnodem-day pilgrimage, Harold is convinced it
will save Queenie’: life.
Katherine as you said that you like quirky charicters, redemptive endings,
a touch of humour and books which convey a strong sense of place — you
will not be disappointed! Written in a lovely meandering style this will
sweep you along for the ride as an ordinary man looks for a miracle.
Yes. you can get borrow this through the Auburn Library Catalogue
Thank you for taking part in our "Hand-Picked Holiday Reads" program.
We'd love to get your feedback so that we can continue oﬂering this service in the future.
and hopefully, give even better SUQQESOOHS‘
Please let us know what you thought in the space below then return your completed form to
Thanks very much for your help‘
Thank you so much for selecting these new books for me to read. You managed to
find 5 books that I have not yet read.
Each of the books you selected sound precisely like the kind of books I love and I am
really looking forward to reading them.
Isabelle Cannody writes beautifully and I look forward to reading fairytales with an
One of my colleagues at school recommended The Name of the Wind to me last week.
She was thoroughly enjoying it and was sure I would too.
The Bloody Chamber and The Book of Lost Things are books that I have not heard
anything about so I am excited to see that these authors have to offer,
lnkheart and the rest of its series are sitting on my shelf. It must be time for me to
actually read them.
The books you have selected are going to be the start of my reading challenge this
year. It gives me a focus for the next few months.
I think that this holiday reads program is a fantastic service to offer and your reader's
advisory services have inspired me to create a simplified service to my school library.
Thank you Winnie!
Thank you for taking part In our "Mend-Picked Holiday Reads" program.
We'd love to get your feedback so that we can oontinue oflenng this service in the future.
and hopefully. give even better suggestronst
Please let us know what you thought in the space below then return your completed form to
Thanks very much for your help!
Lt'1>rar_y Lover: /Day 2015
Looking for a book to fall in love with this Library Lovers Day? Then let us help! Simply fill
out this quick survey and a member of the library team will hand-pick 5 books just for you!
We'll base our suggestions on the answers you give here. so try to provide as much
information as possible.
2 Library card number
3 Email address’
4 Phone number
5 Which genres do you enjoy most'7 (please select no more than 5)
. Literature . M ystery
. Australian literature . oetecnve stones
. World literature lnoi. -eis about . Acton novels
other countries ant: cultures) - Mlltfary tlctian
. Ligntnaion . Fantasy
I Humour - Parariorvnal ﬁcmn
- Classics - Science fiction
. Award-winning novels . narrzir
- Hlstnncal ﬁchon - snort stones
- Histoncal romance o Graohlc novels
- Contemporary (modem i I voting adult ﬁuiian
romance o Biographleslm enters
- Westerns . Non-Fiction (please tell us the
- Erotic action sublets you're most
- Cnme Interested in belowl
. Spy novelslespionage . omer (please provide more
. Thrillers iiirorti-ration belowl
o Fsycriotag lcal susoense
. Romantic suspense
6. Do you have a preferred format’? For Instance. paperback hardback, large print, audio
7 List some of yourfavourite books andlor authors. Please include at least 5.
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