Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

This is the first instalment in a stellar feminist crime series, centring on a charismatic crime writer whose life jumps into sheer chaos throug...

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Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

Charming, quick-witted and a little bit saucy, Bringing Down the Duke abounds with joyous escapsim! A refreshing take on the genre (championing ...

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The F Team by Rawah Arja

"The reputation of Tariq’s school is so bad that the department of education is threatening to close it down. To save it, the princip...

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The Boy From the Mish by Gary Lonesborough

The Boy From the Mish is a fresh, funny, swoon-worthy story of an Aboriginal boy on the south coast exploring his sexuality as he weighs his opt...

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Kid Reporter: 5 simple steps to start your own newspaper!

You don't need to be an adult to break news and change the world. You can start your career as a young reporter right now. Here, author ...

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Tips on finding Higher Love with Jordanna Levin

In Higher Love, journalist, podcaster and author Jordanna Levin flips 'dating' on its head and instead encourages you to get curious abo...

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❄️ The chilling story behind Shiver by Allie Reynolds

It's been described as "the most gripping thriller of the year" and is inspired by author Allie Reynolds' time as a profession...

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Eat a Peach by David Chang

Eat A Peach embodies the concept of 'food for thought' perfectly. Through honest recounts David Chang exposes the underworld of the whit...

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The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Filled with gentle humor and constant surprises this is the perfect book for any curious crime junkie. Set in the shelter of a swanky up-market ...

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The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer

Delightfully terrifying, The Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance) is a must-read series for any sci-fi lover.  Whil...

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Firefront edited by Alison Whittaker

Fire Front is a brilliant anthology of Aboriginal poetry, from a diverse range of both familiar writers and contemporary ones. This collection a...

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca is the story of a woman haunted by the extreme social pressure to be a “perfect” wife. It is a haunted house tale without a ...

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Memorial by Bryan Washington

Mike and Benson have been slowly drifting apart when the sudden and unexpected illness of Mike's father jolts them out of their routine. Wri...

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Intimations by Zadie Smith

This is a book that thrums with the energy of a restless COVID world. The six essays within are indelibly stamped with the year they were writte...

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There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura

"The simple yet darkly humorous concept of this book is what drew me towards it. I found the random challenges that the protagonist fa...

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales From the Cafe by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

What’s this? A sequel that’s actually...good?! Toshikazu Kawuguchi’s 2019 novella, Before the Coffee Gets Cold, gained a cult ...

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The Devil & The Dark Water

It’s 1634 and the cursed and doomed East India merchant ship, the Saardam casts off for Amsterdam. Passengers include nobles, a gifted hea...

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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

I loved this book! El is now one of my favourite characters and I can’t wait to see more of her. Naomi Novik brings her wonderfully dark a...

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What inspired the making of Little Gem with creator Anna Zobel

"When her spell at Witchcraft School goes wrong, Gem lands in an unfamiliar, empty cottage, outside a strange, colourful town. But sometime...

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Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

A lot of things have been compared to Fleabag this year but how else to describe a novel about a whip-smart, emotionally detached woman. Sorrow ...

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