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A Wyndham City Libraries podcast talking about books and literature. Featuring special guest interviews, top ten lists, new and upcoming titles to watch out for, book recommendations, audio from our quarterly book panel Live with the Librarians and much more.

Recently Returned Wyndham City Libraries

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A Wyndham City Libraries podcast talking about books and literature. Featuring special guest interviews, top ten lists, new and upcoming titles to watch out for, book recommendations, audio from our quarterly book panel Live with the Librarians and much more.

    Episode 7: Romance books

    Episode 7: Romance books

    Love is in the air!

    Librarians Caroline and Emily join Kirsty for a discussion about the Romance genre, followed by recommendations for some romance books they've enjoyed.

    *Recommendations start at 13:25

    Books (and authors) discussed:

    The Little Beach Street bakery by Jenny Colgan

    A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

    Stephanie Laurens

    The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

    Ask, Tell by E.J Noyes

    • 35 min
    Episode 6: In Conversation with author Marcus Riley

    Episode 6: In Conversation with author Marcus Riley

    Author and ageing advocate joins Marcus Riley joins librarian Sophie for this special guest episode of Recently Returned. They talk about his book Booming - A Life-Changing Philosophy for Ageing Well; ageism; tips on staying healthy and happy entering the second half of your life; and how the current situation with COVID-19 is impacting our ageing community.

    • 42 min
    Episode 5: Live with the Librarians - Isolation edition

    Episode 5: Live with the Librarians - Isolation edition

    This podcast exclusive edition of Live with the Librarians was recorded remotely during the Covid-19 lockdown (April 2020). Librarians Anita, Kirsty, and Sophie share which titles have been keeping them busy, and where they are getting their books while the library doors are closed.

    Titles discussed (in order of mention):

    Persuasion/ Jane Austen

    The Bone Houses/ Emily Lloyd-Jones 

    All the Wrong Moves: a memoir about chess, love, and ruining everything/ Sasha Chapin

    The Ruin/ Dervla McTiernan

    The Scholar/ Dervla McTiernan

    The Good Turn/ Dervla McTiernan

    Uprooted/ Naomi Novik

    The Eyre Affair/ Jasper Fforde (Thursday Next series)
    The First Stone: questions of sex and power/ Helen Garner
    Monkeygrip/ Helen Garner

    Consider the Fork/Bee Wilson

    Upright Women Wanted/ Sarah Gailey

    • 43 min
    Episode 4: Midsumma - LGBTQIA+ literature

    Episode 4: Midsumma - LGBTQIA+ literature

    In this episode of Recently Returned, host Kirsty is joined by librarians Lachlan, Michaela, and Jess for a chat about LGBTQIA+ literature in honour of Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival.



    Books discussed (in order of discussion):

    The Men with the Pink Triangle/ Heinz Heger

    The A-Z of gender and sexuality : from ace to ze/ Morgan Lev Edward Holleb

    Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda / Becky Albertalli

    Bold : stories from older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & intersex people / edited by David Hardy

    Out of the shadows : reimagining gay men’s lives / Walt Odets

    From prejudice to pride: a history of the LGBTQ+ movement/ Amy Lame

    If the Shoe Fits/ E.J Noyes*

    Growing up queer in Australia / edited by Benjamin Law

    *Also referred to: 'Ask, Tell' and 'Ask Me Again' by E.J Noyes

    • 28 min
    Episode 3: Live with the Librarians Summer 2019

    Episode 3: Live with the Librarians Summer 2019

    This episode of Recently Returned is from our Live with the Librarians series. Initially broadcast live via our Facebook page on December 6, 2019, host Anita is joined by Librarians Anu, Jess, and Lachlan to discuss some of the books they’ve been reading, and what they're looking forward to next.

    Titles discussed (in order of mention):

    Lachlan


    Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
    The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power
    Bone China by Laura Purcell ebook
    Melmoth by Sarah Perry eaudio
    Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
    A Dark Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
    Ghostland by Edward Parnell eaudio
    The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley ebook   eaudio

    Jess


    Toil and Trouble - Augusten Boroughs 
    Braving the Wilderness - Brene Brown ebook  
    Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire 

    Anu


    The Green Road by Anne Enright
    The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Adichie  ebook
    Don’t Stop Believing: A Memoir by Olivia Newton-John ebook   eaudio
    I Am Change by Suzy Zail ebook

    Also mentioned:


    We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Adichie ebook
    Running with Scissors by Augusten Boroughs
    The Haunting of Hill Houseby Shirley Jackson
    Becomingby Michelle Obama ebook  eaudio
    Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Heart by Brene Brown ebook  eaudio
    A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine
    Peter Wimsey Mysteries (series) by Dorothy L Sayers
    Have His Carcaseby Dorothy L Sayers
    The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers
    The Weekend by Charlotte Wood ebook  eaudio
    The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood ebook

    Download the Live with the Librarians episode transcript

    • 38 min
    Episode 2: Horror Literature - Halloween 2019

    Episode 2: Horror Literature - Halloween 2019

    In our spooky Halloween episode, librarians Anita and Kirsty explore horror literature: delving into what makes it different to its onscreen counterparts; talking about a few of their own favourites; and sharing recommendations from staff and from our listeners.

    Books discussed:

    Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

    Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy) by Mira Grant

    The Girl with All the Gifts by M R Carey

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    Dracula by Bram Stoker

    Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

    You by Caroline Kepnes

    Let the Right Ones In by John Ajvide Linqvist

    Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink

    Southern Reach Trilogy/Area X by Jeff Vandermeer

    Ballad of Black Tom (Novella) by Victor LaValle

    Graphic Novels of Junji Ito

    The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

    • 22 min

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