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October 16, 2019

Curl up with a good book during trimester break

Exams are wrapping up and the trimester is drawing to a close, but your library still has a lot to offer! Whether you are coming back for more study in T3 or you’re away from uni for the next few months, we recommend you don’t swear off books completely.

Did you know Deakin Library has a whole collection of great fiction and narrative nonfiction books at all four of our campuses? It’s called the Reading Nook, and we’ve highlighted some of the newest additions below. Visit the links to check them out, and happy leisure reading!

Humorous books

A touch of humour

Prick with a fork by Larissa Dubecki

Sissy: a coming-of-gender story by Jacob Tobia

Stay sexy and don’t get murdered by Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff

Good omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

World-changing books

Change the world

No friend but the mountains by Behrouz Boochani  

No one is too small to make a difference by Greta Thunberg

A mouth full of blood by Toni Morrison

Sand talk by Tyson Yunkaporta

Fantastical books

Hint of the fantastic

The astonishing colour of after by Emily X.R. Pan

Legacy by Whiti Hereaka

Magic for liars by Sarah Gailey

The water dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

International books

Going international

Conversations with friends by Sally Rooney

The librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe  

The night tiger by Yangsze Choo

The refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Thriller books

A thrill to read

The girl in Kellers Way by Megan Goldin

Bird box by Josh Malerman

The scholar by Dervla McTiernan

The nickel boys by Colson Whitehead

Bonus recommendations

We now have all six of the incredible novels shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2019, including the joint winners: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo and The Testaments by Margaret Atwood!

Trimester break library hours

Make sure you know how your campus library’s hours will change during the trimester break by checking our website or the library tab on DeakinSync.

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