Must Reads - 14th December 2017
Here's some more lovely books I will be adding to my To Be Read list today:
Would you stake your life on your marriage?
Newlyweds Jake and Alice are offered a mysterious wedding gift - membership of a club which promises its couples will never divorce.
Signing The Pact seems the start to a perfect marriage.
Until one of them breaks the rules.
The marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.
Because The Pact is for life.
And its members will do anything to make sure no one leaves . . .
The university's selection committee nominates Georgia Davis to become their first woman vice president -- a job she's coveted for more than a quarter century. But the university's new president, Paul Van Horne, sours her plans by ignoring the committee and hiring Carl Overstreet, his old college buddy instead. In spite of her outrage and better judgment, Georgia begins having romantic feelings for the despicable scoundrel who is now her boss -- at least until he fires her. But Van Horne and Overstreet soon learn that a Southern peach like Georgia does not go quietly into the compost bin. And Georgia discovers that revenge can taste as sweet as romance. Like Peaches and Pickles -- a deliciously wicked story -- will make you laugh, love and cheer for one Southern peach with a pit of steel.
Please Don't Tell Mum That I Have Become a Government School Teacher - She Thinks I'm Still at Law School by Hugh Bachmann
"This will lead to tears of laughter and sadness. A must read for teachers, parents and anyone with skin in the education game.” John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne and internationally acclaimed author
“The quality of education can never exceed the quality of teachers, but it’s hard to change teaching because the status quo has so many protectors. This is the story of someone who tried, and shows it can be done.” Andreas Schleicher, Division Head and Coordinator of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the OECD Indicators of Education Systems Programme (INES)
“Incredibly Powerful. A must read for anyone with an interest in delivering the best possible educational outcomes to our children” Ian Ward-Ambler, Director of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia and former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs & Partners Australia Pty Ltd
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At the door she was hemmed in by his hands. On her face, in her hair. At her neck. I had seen what he had not; I had seen her flinch.
Ruby Robinson drifts through life stacking shelves at the library, quiet, solitary, invisible.
Invisibility lends itself to collecting secrets, though, and Ruby has always valued the importance of knowledge. She watches the world go by from her place amongst the shelves. The bored students, the domestic dramas, and her colleague Martha- vivacious, wild, enchanting.
Drawn in by Martha’s light, Ruby finds herself watching, observing… which is why she notices the cracks in Martha’s shiny new relationship before anyone else.
Forced to intervene, Ruby is drawn out of the shadows, but all actions have consequences, particularly for someone with a past she’d rather forget.
Ruby spends her days among books. She should have known that every story has a history and that secrets don’t stay hidden for long…
Tessa Tarrington's life is swirling out of control. No job. No apartment. Sick Dad...And she's back in high school! Teaching at her Gibson's Run alma mater would be tolerable, except she's sharing purgatory with her mortal enemy, Ryland Jessup. But eight years post-high-school, and after tragedies she can barely understand, Ryland no longer fits her mental image of the over-sized bully he once was. In fact, much to her disgust, he's finding his way into her heart. After the sudden death of his wife, Ryland hung up his professional shoulder pads and picked up a whistle. Now he's focused on coaching the high school football team and raising his daughter. The sudden return of his childhood crush, Tessa Tarrington, has reawakened long-ago feelings. But if God's giving him a second chance to impress Tessa, the Man Upstairs has a funny way of showing it. Just when Tessa starts to lighten up, Ryland's best friend returns. Will the always-irresistible Joey Taylor stifle any hope Ryland has to ignite the dream of a relationship with Tessa?
I can't wait to read and review these books - if you liked this post please have a look at my complete list of reading lists.