Good Reading : JULY 2016
Most borrowed books GOODREADINGMAGAZINE.COM.AU GOOD READING JULY 2016 10 The 2016 list of most borrowed books from libraries in Australia and New Zealand has been announced. Topping the list is Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train, and Lee Child’s Make Me and Personal came in second and third respectively. The hottest non-fiction title was I Quit Sugar For Life by Sarah Wilson. Anh Doh’s The Happiest Refugee, although published in 2010, was number 1 in the biography borrowings. The YA genre was dominated by books that have been turned into films, starting with Divergent by Victoria Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days came in first place in children’s books, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever held third place. Squeezed in between was Thea Stilton and the Journey to the Lion’s Den by Geronimo Stilton. BOOK TRIVIA Bookselling behemoth After being accused of being the catalyst for the demise of so many bookstores across the US, news feeds are atwitter about Amazon’s opening of its second bricks-and-mortar bookstore in San Diego. The first store opened in Seattle last year. And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has confirmed more are on the drawing board. Amazon is now also the US’s second- largest clothes retailer; only Walmart sells more garments than Amazon. The news that Dan Brown is releasing a short version of The Da Vinci Code for young adults was received with mixed responses. Is he dumbing it down for YA readers? What’s hot In September it will be 100 years since Roald Dahl was born, and in celebration of the great man’s life the Chelsea Flower Show has debuted the ‘Roald Dahl’ (Ausowlish) English rose, a gorgeous, peach-coloured bloom which they showcased alongside a giant copper peach. If you’re a lover of all things Dahl, then keep an eye out for the new Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary, which features all the words that Dahl invented. Find out what a ringbeller is or a trogglehumper, or why witches need gruntle eggs. Dahl-ightful new rose Dahl-ightful new rose Amazon’sCEO,JeffB ezos borrowed books alongside a giant copper peach. Dahl, then keep an eye out for Dahl, then keep an eye out for Hearts of Harry Po er fans are aflu er! The scripts of the plays Harry Po er and the Cursed Child – Parts 1 and 2 released 31 July!