Our recommended reads
There are so many choices to keep kids and adults entertained at home, but there’s nothing like a good book! Here are our recommendations for reads to satisfy people of all ages
School aged children
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
This teen sci-fi and fantasy novel by author Suzanne Collins takes Hunger Games fans back to about six decades before it all began in this prequel to the trilogy. The book’s central character is Coriolanus Snow in his teenage years, and like most successful prequels, it sheds much sought light on how the world Katniss Everdeen’s world came to be.
Vegful by Nadia Lim
Her previous cookbooks have helped us with recipes that don’t take too much time out of our day, or help us manage weight. But this time Kiwi celebrity chef Nadia Lim has turned out a cookbook celebrating vegetables in any colour, to show even diehard meat fans that vege-filled recipes can be delicious.
Walk The Wire by David Baldacci
David Baldacci keeps the Memory Man series going with the sixth book, Walk the Wire. For the uninitiated, the memory man is FBI agent Amos Decker and he has the rare ability to remember everything. In this book he and his FBI partner are investigating a murder in a remote community, where the pair must get answers to questions about the victim’s mysterious past.
The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester
Natasha Lester has a talent for storytelling that keeps the reader engrossed, and she does it again with this tale that unfolds as a fashion researcher looks into what lies behind her grandmother’s hidden Dior dress collection. Her investigation takes us back to a 1940s mystery and the story of a pilot and three others whose paths cross thanks to secret wartime assignments.