Psychological thrillers and more – podcast 1

Hello lovely people, we had a great chat today on the first Library Love podcast, with loads of excellent reading suggestions (with links here so you can request them with a Falkirk Library card). Vikki, Kevin and I (Tanya) shared what we had recently been reading and listening to:
• Tanya read The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
• Tanya has been listening to No Such Thing as a Fish podcast (sweary warning)
• Vikki read Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan and Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
• Kevin read Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

New and forthcoming adult books:
Munich by Robert Harris
The Seagull by Anne Cleeves
The Break by Marian Keyes
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King
The Growing Season by Helen Sedgewick
Moonshine vol.1  by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso

New and forthcoming children’s books:
The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson and Illustrator Axel Scheffler (picture book)
Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz by Michael Morpurgo and Illustrator Emma Chichester Clark (picture book)
Birthday Boy by David Baddiel (for roughly 8 – 12 year olds)
No Shame by Anne Cassidy (for teenagers)

DVD recommendations:
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (12)
Alien Covenant (18)
Beauty and the Beast – Live action (PG)
Smurfs – The Lost Village (U)

Our Reading Agony this week is to help a mum whose 8 year old son is having trouble reading and who is becoming really turned off books. We suggest some excellent tactics to help this boy learn to love books again.

We discuss Psychological Thrillers today and Vikki and Kevin try and persuade me to give them a go. Psychological thrillers recommended :
I Let You Go by Claire Macintosh
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewel
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant
Girl On a Train by Paula Hawkins

Staff quote of the day is from Vikki “I want a dragon for my birthday”

Did you know?  Kevin tells us all about the fantastic emagazines that are available for free on your mobile device with a Falkirk library card.

Thanks very much for listening and don’t forget to get in touch with us