The Song of Achilles

Very rarely does a book capture my attention enough to make it in to the regular re-read rotation. “The Song of Achilles,” by Madeli...

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Horror Recommendation

Bookseller Sam recommends her tops picks for lovers of Horror. 

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A Long Way to A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Imagine if Joss Whedon's Firefly, Star Trek and Ursula K. LeGuin had a book baby. Well here it is!A character driven space-opera that explor...

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A Murder Without Motive by Martin McKenkenzie-Murray

A must for fans of Helen Garner, this is a chilling exploration of suburban malaise and toxic masculinity told via the murder of a young woman i...

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Author Spotlight - Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith is incredible, to put it simply. No one else creates such taught and fiercely contemporary thrillers, even fifty years after ...

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The Fireman by Joe Hill

Joe Hill’s The Fireman is not The Road. It does not steep you in despair, it does not haunt you for months to come. Joe Hill is not Co...

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Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix

An absolutely delightful read! This is definitely for those who like a little mystery, a thrilling chase and a bit of romance all in the one! ...

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Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Reeling after the death of her mother Cheryl spirals into drugs and depression. She finds solace in unfeeling when she realises that her scatter...

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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

As we delve back into the world of Shadowhunters, Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn and his siblings have more to deal with than an errant de...

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Lust and Wonder by Augusten Burroghs

The newest memoir from Augusten Burroghs is a beautiful piece on lost and found love through the eyes of a man with a seriously damaged past. As...

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Bossypants by Tina Fey

I'm really torn between wanting to be Tina Fey or be her best friend! Fey delves into her early life, without skimping on the sarcasm, a...

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Yes Please is beautifully honest memoir and musings on Poehlers' life – including lots of dirt on the SNL cast, her marriage breakdown...

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Author Spotlight on Mary Roach

In my opinion the best popular science writer out there. Witty and illuminating, Roach puts her singular mind to varied subjects be it cadavers,...

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Author Spotlight on Eka Kurniawan

Only now being translated into English, Kurniawan is Indonesia's Murakami; dark, twisty and vaguely psychedelic. He weaves traditional folk ...

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Author Spotlight on Michel Faber

It's hard to talk about Faber since his novels run the thematic gamut; a witty Dickensian tome about a Victorian prostitute named Sugar, a m...

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Cook and the Baker by Cherie Bevan and Tass Tauroa

By far the best baking book I've come across, these are homestyle classics elevated to new heights. Lemon curd bars, peanut cookies, and red...

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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

I read this in one fervent session and have been dipping in and out of it ever since. Every sentence has a clarity that is close to poetry. Writ...

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Everyday by David Levithan

 David Levithan's novel 'Everyday' follows the story of an adolescent boy who is given the mysterious power to inhabit the body...

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Their Fractured Light by Meagan Spooner

I eagerly awaited this conclusion to a wonderful trilogy and I was not disappointed. Their Fractured Light was the perfect conclusion to an ...

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How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe by Charles Yu

Completely wacky and entirely engrossing, How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe is an off-the-wall, Jasper Fforde-esque delight. Earl...

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