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Read this month: Top 10 eBooks List

Published: 22 June 2018

Stuck for reading inspiration? Check out our monthly list of top picks from Auckland Libraries’ collections, hand-selected by our own librarians.

For June, here are our top eBooks picks from Auckland Libraries’ OverDrive collection – download them on your device anywhere, anytime.

  1. How to Stop Time: The Illustrated Edition

What if your history teacher has actually been alive for centuries? From Elizabethan England to Jazz Age Paris, New York to the South Seas, Tom Hazard has seen far too much. Now he’s ready for an ordinary life – but can he tame the past that’s fast catching up with him?

    2. A Notable Woman: The Romantic Journals of Jean Lucey Pratt

In April 1925, Jean Lucey Pratt started a journal that she would keep for the rest of her life. Now, discover the portrait of a truly unique, spirited woman and a living, breathing chronicle of life through the twentieth century.

  1. How Not to Be a Boy

Rules for being A Man: Don't cry, love sport, play rough, drink beer and don't talk about feelings. But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now – are those rules actually any use? To anyone?

How Not To Be a Boy explores the lessons we learn as sons and daughters and understanding that sometimes you aren't the Luke Skywalker of your life – you're Darth Vader.

  1. Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters

The contrasting lives of the Mitford sisters – stylish, scandalous and tragic by turns – hold up a mirror to upper-class life before and after the Second World War.

     5. Things We Have in Common

Yasmin would give anything to have a friend. And anything to keep one. But what do you do when the only friend you’ve ever had could be responsible for something terrible?

  1. Pachinko

Follows one Korean family through the generations. From desperate struggles to hard-won triumphs, Sunja and her loved ones are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.

  1. The Half Sister

When she was sixteen, Diana left her unhappy family and set out to make a new life. Twenty-five years later, she’s arrived. The Half Sister is a profound and haunting portrayal of those who are imprisoned by the past and by their struggle to find the words which will release them.

  1. Stay With Me

Yejide has tried everything to get her miracle – a child. But when her relatives insist upon a new wife, it’s too much for her to bear. Set against the turbulence of 1980s Nigeria, Stay With Me weaves a devastating story of the fragility of married love, the wretchedness of grief, and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood.

  1. The Three-Body Problem

Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a military project makes contact with an alien civilization on the brink of destruction. Now these decisions will shape the future of mankind.

  1. The Dead Fathers Club

Philip Noble is an eleven-year-old in crisis. His father has died and his mother is succumbing to the greasy charms of her dead husband's brother, Uncle Alan. And things only get more complicated when the ghost of Philip’s dad’s appears.

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