Written by Linnet Ng

It’s the start of a new year, a new beginning. Dreams are dreamt, new resolutions are made. What adventures will you have in the new year? What plans do you have in place? What goals do you want to achieve? What mountains (figuratively and literally) do you have to climb? Or are you just going to #YOLO? No matter what camp you belong to, as the dust settles on the new year festivities, take some time to review the past year and pick up a book to get some inspirations for the new year!

Summiting Everest: How a Photograph Celebrates Teamwork at the Top of the World

Author: Emma Carlson Berne

Call Number: J 796.522 BER

The tallest point in the world was a pipe dream for many. People came, saw and tried to conquer it, but it proved to be almost impossible, until May 28, 1968. Two men succeeded where many failed, including their team-mates who had tried to reach the summit, a mere two days before their own successful ascent. One of the men, Edmund Hillary, probably did not expect to reach the highest point of his life when he embarked on his mountaineering journey as a mere teenager. Read on to find out what it took for him and his team to ascend the world’s highest mountain.


Five on a Treasure Island

Author: Enid Blyton

Call Number: J BLY

Fancy an adventure but do not have the luxury or time to go for one? Why not pick up this classic adventure book and follow Julian, Dick, Ann and Timothy as they visit their cousin Georgina. Go with them as they sail to an island owned by Georgina to discover the secrets of a shipwreck that happened years ago. The downside? They are not the only ones in on the juicy hunt…

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