Low Tox Life by Alexx Stuart

I've been a fan of Alexx and her podcasts for years now, so was over the moon when her book arrived. It is all I had hoped for and more. Thi...

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The Power of Hope by Kon Karapanagiotidis

This memoir is exactly the antidote you need if you're feeling depressed and angry at our country's treatment of its most vulnerable and...

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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End is set in a future in which humans receive an alert on the day they die, letting them know that it will be their f...

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

A quiet, psychoanalytical read that demonstrates how minor character dynamics can be cleverly manipulated to create a powerfully captivating sto...

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This Idea Must Die by John Brockman

Bite-sized science is the best science! “This Idea Must Die” is a fascinating collection of thoughts from 175 brilliant minds, chall...

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Adult Fantasy by Briohny Doyle

Briohny Doyle turned thirty without a clear idea of what her adult life should look like… sound familiar?! Adult Fantasy is a fantast...

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When Breath Becomes Air

Absolutely poetic and devastatingly philosophical. This read follows the life and work of an extraordinary neurosurgeon as he strives to grapple...

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The Little Red Writing Book by Mark Tredinnick

Time and time again I come back to this home library essential for anyone who writes regularly for business or pleasure. Mark Tredinnick’s...

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Stoner by John Williams

This forgotten gem of a classic is a deeply moving novel and universal tale that follows William Stoner from his humble country roots, through u...

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Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda

Enjoy the twists of fate that connect four contemporary Parisians, Camille, Philibert, Franck and Camille in this beautiful character-driven nov...

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Butterfly on a Pin by Alannah Hill

One of Australia’s most identifiable fashion designers, Alannah Hill, bares her soul in her hilarious and heartbreaking memoir, Butterfly ...

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The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

A dark and haunting tale set in the Australian outback, where a group of women are held captive with no idea why. Doing hard labour and struggli...

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Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

An old favourite of mine, Jurassic Park has been called Science Eventuality rather than Science Fiction. Crichton writes with a sharp eye on gen...

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The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman

When I first read Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, I was hooked: it was fantastical, infinitely charming, and accessible, yet...

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Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

This is a beautifully illustrated book taking young children on a journey through the wonders of the earth and our universe. Written by the auth...

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Illuminae Files

A mind-blowing trilogy by two awesome Australian authors, the Illuminae Files is a story of epic proportions, featuring a kick-butt ensemble of ...

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The Witch's Boy by Kelly Barnhill

This is a darkly enchanting tale; full of redemption, bravery, friendship and magic. And although aimed at a younger audience, Kelly Barnhill&rs...

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My Name Is Leon by Kit de Waal

I fell in love with this thought provoking novel from the very first page.  The story is told through the eyes of keenly observant, Leon, a...

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Grief Is the Thing With Feathers

All good short stories have to pack a punch, but this particular one hit me straight in the guts and I am still recovering from it a month after...

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Well this was a surprise read! Juliette hasn't touched anyone in years – if she does, they'll die. The Reestablishment has kept he...

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