Book Talk

Check out these great new additions to Shire of Dardanup Library Services to enjoy over summer.

New selections

The Blood of Rome by Simon Scarrow

The gripping new Cato and Macro adventure in Simon Scarrow’s bestselling Eagles of the Empire series, not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.

Adult Fiction 4.3/5 stars



The River Window by Ann Howard Creel; Narrated by Brittany Pressley.

In 1937, When Adah Branch accidentally kills her abusive husband, she must fight to save herself and her stepdaughter, Daisy, from the clutches of her husband’s notoriously cruel family. Will she choose to risk everything saving Daisy or take the new life offered by another man?

Audio Adult Fiction 3.8/5 stars


Upstart Crow by Ben Elton

With sparkling word play, hilarious gags and his trademark wit, Ben Elton celebrates the great William Shakespeare and reveals the startling stories behind the playwright’s best-known plays.

Graphic Novel 3.3/5 stars



The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars by Jaclyn Moriarty

The town of Spindrift is frequented by pirates, Shadow Mages and charlatans. It’s also home to the Orphanage School, where Finlay lives with Glim, Taya and Eli. From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes a spellbinding tale or unlikely friendship, unexpected magic and competitive athletics.

Junior Fiction 4.6/5 stars


Westworld – Season One

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence. Based on the novel by Michael Crichton, this is a reimagining of the classic 1973 film.

DVD TV Series 8.8/10 stars



Staff Recommendations

Law Abiding Citizen directed by F. Gary Gray

Starring Gerard Butler, Jamie Fox, and Leslie Bibb. This movie is well done and I really love Gerard Butler in this role. You empathise with the main character Clyde, when the legal system fails, he feels the only way for justice is to take matters into his own hands.

Recommended by Kelsie



Vodka and Apple Juice by Jay Martin

Loved this book! As my heritage is Polish, I can relate to the many quirky, difficult, and fascinating things about Poland, with its impenetrable language and sometimes unfathomable customs. Surprisingly, I understood my grandparents a little more, and it taught me about the Polish language. All mixed in with a lovely story.

Recommended by Helen