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Updated by St Joseph's Regional College Library on Feb 24, 2020
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Karen's and Tracie's Recommendations 2020

Tell Me Why | Book by Archie Roach |

Tell Me Why by Archie Roach - A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader.

Inner Worlds Outer Spaces by Ceridwen Dovey

Intimate portraits of people who love what they do

The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

A charming, moving account of one man's race to save a herd of elephants.

The Memory Pool, Australian stories of summer, sun and swimming by Therese Spruhan | 9781742236582 | Booktopia

Smell the chlorine, taste the hot chips and feel the burning concrete underfoot as you read these stories of Australian childhoods at the pool.

Bibliostyle by Nina Freudenberger

With its gorgeous photography, Bibliostyle offers a peek into the private libraries of passionate readers from all over the world and all walks of life, including Karle Ove Knausgaard, Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly, Silvia Whitman and Phillip Lim. Featuring an abundance of rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves and stacks upon stacks of books, Bibliostyle is a visual feast and inspiration for every bibliophile.

Grand Union by Zadie Smith

Nothing is off limits, and everything—when captured by Smith’s brilliant gaze—feels fresh and relevant. Perfectly paced and utterly original, Grand Union highlights the wonders Zadie Smith can do.


The Saturday Portraits by Maxine Beneba Clarke

The year is 2014, editor Erik Jensen contacts short fiction writer Maxine Beneba Clarke, and convinces her to write creative portraits for a new national newspaper, THE SATURDAY PAPER. The next four years will be a journalistic baptism of fire. She will come face to face with Prime Minister Tony Abbott; spend exactly nine minutes with Hollywood film star Hugh Jackman; write a love letter to Prince; be escorted out of David Jones for stalking Santa Claus; watch porn star Buck Angel striptease; eat slut cupcakes with feminist Karen Pickering; troll a local racist fried chicken eatery; hold audience with the Australian Ambassador to China; covertly profile One Plus One presenter Jane Hutcheon; share the stage with writer Roxane Gay; sip green tea with dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, and exchange emails with President Obama.

These are The Saturday Portraits

Against All Odds by Craig Challen

The inside account of the breathtaking rescue that captured the world.

Unlocking the Universe by Stephen Hawking

From the brilliant Lucy Hawking and her father, the world's most beloved scientist Professor Stephen Hawking, comes the ultimate children's guide to the universe.