Mr Tresise has just finished reading “Walking Free” by Munjed Al Muderis and Patrick Weaver. It’s the true story of an Iraqi refugee doctor and his travel to get to Australia. I’d recommend this read if you like true stories.
Mr Ledger's pic is Don’t Call Me Ishmael by Michael Gerard Bauer. He says it is "one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. I laugh every time I re-read it as well. Each character is brilliant. I love Miss Tarango. Year 8 boys would get this story straight away."
My fav read atm is of course Ready Player One which Mr Tyrrell put me on to and is the current Books 'n 'Bros book club novel.
My boy and I are going to watch the film this weekend and I hear the author wrote the script and he has changed more than 30 things - so can't wait to see how the movie represents those. If you like gaming, virtual worlds, or VR you will love this book too.
Like many, Mr Chamberlain's fav book is John Marsden's - Tomorrow, When the War Began. He also loved reading:
Conn Iggulden’s Historic Fiction books, in particular the Emperor Series: Gates of Rome, The Gods of War etc
Great books he enjoyed in High school were:
Lockie Lenard and the Human Torpedo – Tim Winton Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew – Bustin’ down the door
Taronga – Victor Kelleher
Silence of the Lambs – Tomas Harris
Bravo Two Zero – Andy McNab
Eye of the Storm – Peter Ratcliffe
Tom Clancy’s war books – Clear and Present Danger, Into the Storm etc.
A fantastic book recommended to him by a year 8 boy last year was The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss.
And he has just finished reading:
World War Z – awesome.
Into thin Air – heavy
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Mind blown, philosophical.
Mr Hicks thinks you should have a read of Alexander the Great ‘Reckless Conqueror” – Carole Wilkinson:
"I really liked this book as it not only explains the massive campaign that Alexander (aged 20) undertook conquering Persia and India, but also has insight into Alexander’s attitude towards adversity and leadership. He won many battles against overwhelming odds and led his 50,000 strong army into battles from the front. At times he was risky, even reckless, however, he had courage and determination as well as the respect of his followers. Can you imagine leading 50,000 people by the age of 20?"
Mrs Murdoch's top pick read is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. What a wonder (boom-boom) ful book; both heart breaking and heart warming.
"I’m a massive fan of the crime/detective genre, whether it be in book, tv or film form. I think this all started with the original Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie books when I was around 12 years old. These days, it's difficult to find time to read for pleasure, but once the holidays arrive you’ll find me immersed in one detective novel after another!
It’s hard to go past the classics (anything Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie’s “Poirot" novels) but I highly recommend "Knightley and Son" by Rohan Gavin, a story about a father and son detective agency set in modern day London."
Tomorrow When the War Began’ by John Marsden is my pick; the first one in the series.