Team Rabbits Recommend...
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Grown Up Fiction
Recommended by Emma
by Jodi Picoult and
Jennifer Finney Boylan
Anyone who has spent any amount of time with me will know that my favourite author is Jodi Picoult, and so November's book was a complete no-brainer for me. Co-authored with Jennifer Finney Boylan, Mad Honey is a novel which captures the mood of the moment. Examining themes of identity, gender, family and love it is, as we've come to expect from Picoult both confronting and educational. A book I sailed through, feeling very reminiscent of earlier novels by Picoult which remain some of my all time favourite reads.
Olivia fled her abusive marriage to return to her hometown and take over the family beekeeping business when her son was six. Now Asher is over 6 feet tall and in his last year of high school, a kind, good-looking, popular ice hockey star with a tiny sprite of a new girlfriend who Olivia loves. Then Lily is found with a catastrophic head injury at the bottom of the stairs - and Asher is arrested on a charge of murder. . . What was the truth of their relationship?
Mad Honey is published on the 15th November 2022
Recommended by Nick
The Philosophy of Modern Song
by Bob Dylan
The Philosophy of Modern Song is Bob Dylan's first book of new writing since 2004's Chronicles: Volume One - and since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.
Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers a masterclass on the art and craft of songwriting. He writes over 60 essays focusing on songs by other artists, spanning from Stephen Foster to Elvis Costello, and in between ranging from Hank Williams to Nina Simone. He analyses what he calls the trap of easy rhymes, breaks down how the addition of a single syllable can diminish a song and even explains how bluegrass relates to heavy metal. These essays are written in Dylan's unique prose. They are mysterious and mercurial, poignant and profound, and often laugh-out-loud funny. And while they are ostensibly about music, they are really meditations and reflections on the human condition. Running throughout the book are nearly 150 carefully curated photos as well as a series of dream-like riffs that, taken together, resemble an epic poem and add to the work's transcendence.
In 2020, with the release of his outstanding album Rough and Rowdy Ways , Dylan became the first artist to have an album hit the Billboard Top 40 in each decade since the 1960s. The Philosophy of Modern Song contains much of what he has learned about his craft in all those years and, like everything that Dylan does, it is a momentous artistic achievement.
Recommended by Mel
The Lies We Tell
by Katie Zhao
If you love Holly Jackson's, A Good Girl's Guide to Murder - try The Lies We Tell by Katie Zhao.
All Anna Xu wants to do as she starts freshman year at the local prestigious Brookings University is keep up her stellar academic performance, break out of her shell, be more social ... and investigate the unsolved on-campus murder of her former babysitter six years ago. And if that wasn't difficult enough, it seems that Chris Lu, whose family are the Xu's business rivals, is attending Brookings too. There's no way they can be friends. Until a vandal attacks the Lu's bakery and Anna puts the perpetrator's call sign together with a clue from her investigation into the cold-case murder.
When a very specific threat is made to Anna, she is forced to team up with Chris to undertake a dangerous search into the hate crimes happening around campus. Can they root out the current threat or will the town's ugly history take them down?
Recommended by Mel
Tyger by SF Said
Tyger has been receiving rave reviews recently, and stock is in high demand!!
In a strange alternate world, where the British Empire is still a cruel ruling force, a young boy called Adam has uncovered something incredible in a rubbish dump in London - a mysterious, mythical animal. A TYGER.
The Tyger is in danger, and Adam and his friend Zadie are determined to help. However, they soon realise it isn't just the Tyger's life at stake: the world they live in is also on the precipice of darkness. Luckily, the two children have great powers within them, and the Tyger can show them how to harness what's inside.
Recommended by Mel
The Woodcutter and the Snow Prince
by Ian Eagleton
A beautifully illustrated new fairy tale with a modern, inclusive spin.
Follow Kai on a snowy adventure to rescue his snow prince from the cracking ice palace and break the frozen curse, changing Christmas forever! An exciting, inclusive fairy tale to warm even the coldest hearts.