November 21, 2013
Ponting: at the close of play by Ricky Ponting
From child protégé to international cricket star and then life after cricket, this is the autobiography of a private man who became one of Australia’s most public figures. (Also available as an e-book)
Cross my Heart by James Patterson
This is the twenty-first novel featuring Metro Police detective Alex Cross. Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime. When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them – but if he does anything to protect them, they will die.
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
Grisham’s legal thrillers have made him the one of the most popular storytellers of the past 20 years. This long-awaited sequel to Grisham’s 1989 novel ‘A Time to kill’ that launched his phenomenal career is already topping the bestseller lists.
King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
They’re back! Sean King and Michelle Maxwell - former Secret Service agents turned private investigators – return in their sixth and most dangerous case ever.
Teenager Tyler Wingo learns that his soldier father was killed in action in Afghanistan. Tyler then receives a communication from his father . . . after his death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery, but the investigation raises troubling questions. Is Tyler’s father really dead? What was his true mission? Is Tyler the next target?
The Winter Sea by Di Morrissey
Escaping an unhappy marriage, Cassie Holloway moves to the NSW coastal town of Whitby Point where she falls in love. But a devastating family secret threatens to destroy her dreams and future happiness.
Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
An American searches for her Irish ancestors to learn more about her powers and break an ancient curse.
November 12, 2013
Take a minute to look at the books that have hit the latest bestseller lists. We have 20 copies of each book to make it even easier to grab a great read!
Bridget Jones: mad about the boy by Helen Fielding
Confessions of a wild child by Jackie Collins
Doctor sleep by Stephen King
Eyrie by Tim Winton
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
Just one evil act by Elizabeth George
The house of Hades by Rick Riordan
Vicious circle by Wilbur Smith
There’s plenty more for you to choose from on our Bestselling Reads page.
November 4, 2013
The library is closed from Wednesday 6 November and reopens at 1pm on Saturday 30 November.
To assist the community to access local library services, Elsternwick Library’s opening hours are extended in November:
During the works, Caulfield Library events will be relocated to Elsternwick Library. Check out the full details here.
Caulfield Library’s returns chutes will be closed, however you can return items to Elsternwick, Carnegie and Bentleigh Libraries, or renew them by phone and online.
October 8, 2013
Anyone aged 12 – 20 is eligible to vote for books on the shortlists -
Gold Inky (Australian books)
- Girl Defective - Simmone Howell
- My Life as an Alphabet - Barry Jonsberg
- Cry Blue Murder - Kim Kane & Marion Roberts
- Life in Outer Space - Melissa Keil
- Friday Brown - Vikki Wakefield
Silver Inky (International books)
- The Diviners - Libba Bray
- See You at Harry’s - Jo Knowles
- The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
- This Is Not a Test – Courtney Summers
- Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein
It’s easy; the book with the most votes in each category wins.
Voting closes on 18 October.
October 4, 2013
We invite you to visit Caulfield and Bentleigh libraries that day between 12pm and 5pm.
The returns chutes at Carnegie Library will be open for you to drop off your library items.
September 30, 2013
Two thrilling stories from a favourite author and the new ‘kid’ on the (writer’s) block:
The latest bestselling adventure from Janet Evanovich and (in much smaller print) Lee Goldberg. The Heist will be familiar to fans of Stephanie Plum but also has shades of “Charlie’s Angels” meets “The Thomas Crown Affair.” Fearless and flawless Kate O’Hara loves her job as an FBI agent tracking down master conman and potential love interest Nicolas Fox. Supported by a cast of amateur actors and petty thieves they plan their own con involving rich men, poor men, pirates, exotic locations, designer clothes and RPGs.
This speculative thriller by A.K. Benedict combines the dislocations of time travel with the moral dislocation of a serial killer roaming the ages to find his prey. It’s “Time Traveller’s Wife” meets “‘Twin Peaks” with the murder of a beauty queen found (and then not found) wrapped in plastic. Set in Cambridge from the present day back and forth to the 17th Century. This killer frames his murders in a quest to convince others of the beauty of murder and show his intellectual and emotional superiority. Sometimes all you need is love and a well-stocked library to follow the clues and track down a murderer.
September 25, 2013
Working your way through the bestsellers at the libraries? We have 20 copies of the latest bestselling books so it’s even easier to keep up. You could even be the first of your friends to say, “Yes, I’ve read that!”
Here are some new books that have hit the lists -
The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
Another action-filled bestseller about the treasure-hunting husband and wife team. Sam and Remi Fargo find a mummy clutching a sealed pot. Inside the pot is an ancient Mayan book with priceless information about the Mayans, their cities, and mankind itself. Sam and Remi must protect the book and its secrets from the ruthless and wealthy woman who will stop at nothing to possess it.
‘Clive Cussler is the guy I read.’ Tom Clancy
Wrongful Death by Lynda La Plante
Six months after the apparent suicide of London nightclub owner Josh Reynolds, DCI Anna Langton is asked to review the case. Details suggest that someone else may have fired the gun. With the help of Senior FBI Agent Jessie Dewar, Anna’s review begins to question the competence of the original investigation. This is the latest gripping crime novel from bestselling author Lynda La Plante, who was inaugurated into the Crime Thriller Writers’ Hall of Fame in 2009.
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
The second instalment in “The Mortal Instruments” series, a young adult urban fantasy series set in New York. Clary Fray wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter and your mother is in a magically induced coma?
Also available as an e-book
Last Stand of Dead Men by Derek Landy
This is the eigth instalment in the “Skulduggery Pleasant” series of fantasy novels by Irish author Derek Landy. They follow the adventures of wise-cracking skeleton detective and magician, Skulduggery Pleasant, who mentors and protects Stephanie Edgley, an unusual and darkly talented 12 year old.
Check out more top selling reads here