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August 2020

August book recommendations from the Library

Reading is a great way to enjoy your free time, whether you are in lock down or not. Vision Australia Library has a range of content in the format of your preference including audio books, hardcopy Braille or e-Braille, or e-text formats. You can learn with some non-fiction, keep updated with newspapers and magazines or go on a literary adventure with books from your favourite genre.

Here are some of our top picks available from the Library:

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, published 1985 has recently been adapted into a TV series of the same name. We think this revival serves as the reminder that it may be time to pick up the book. The grim tale centres around women enslaved for procreation in a totalitarian regime, where women’s rights, including reading, have been revoked. Atwood tells the story of their struggles and rebellion against the oppressive regime.

Available in audio.

The Stand – Stephen King

An absolute classic from Stephen King, The Stand is a post-apocalyptic dark fantasy novel set in a US infected by a deadly flu. Originating from a biological weapon facility, a virus rampages through the country leaving only a few survivors. This story tells the tale of the survivors and the conflict that ensues between the forces of good and evil in the remains of civilisation.

This Will Only Hurt a Little – Busy Philipps

You may know Elizabeth Jean ‘Busy’ Philipps from TV shows like Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek and ER. In her autobiographical book, Busy Philipps tells the stories of love, life, motherhood and her experiences in the cut-throat entertainment industry. If you’re after an honest account of the life of an actress told with wit and humour, this is the book for you.

The book is narrated by the author.


These three titles and more great reads are on the Vision Australia Library catalogue now.