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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We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper

We Keep the Dead Close sounds at first glance like salacious true crime.  A young and beautiful archaeology student is murdered in 1969, fo...

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Having and Being Had by Eula Biss

In the opening pages of Having and Being Had you learn that the author has recently bought her first home. What unfolds from there is a candid, ...

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Mayflies by Andrew O'Hagan

Deeply human but unsentimental, Andrew O’Hagan’s Mayflies utterly engrossed me over the course of a sunny beach day, which is saying...

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Quickfire Q&A with Nat's What I Reckon

We sat YouTube sensation Nat's What I Reckon down for a quickfire Q&A on the release of his book, Un-Cook Yourself, with all questions s...

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Kai Wild on The 99th Koala

Hearing that there were bushfire-endangered koalas only an arborist could reach, Kai Wild drove 1500km to Kangaroo Island and into a he...

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Saturday Night Pasta by Elizabeth Hewson

Saturday Night Pasta features enriching recipes and self-care rituals for the home cook. Author Elizabeth Hewson here gives a us a sneak-peek be...

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The Survivors by Jane Harper

One of the strengths of every Jane Harper book is her ability to make the past as threatening as the present, and the Australian landscape as da...

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Honeybee by Craig Silvey

Craig Silvey has created an incredibly tender portrait of vulnerability, identity, and choice. HONEYBEE can be tragic, at times shattering, but ...

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What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez

A masterful investigation of life, death and the human condition. Nunez delves deeper into the binds of friendship and compassion she examined i...

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Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

"I can’t overstate how much I loved this! The third instalment of the Nevermoor series certainly didn’t disappoint and might ev...

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Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

Sorrow and Bliss presents itself as a light and witty observation of Martha's tense-yet-tender relationships with her family and husban...

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The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey

"Ever since an accident two years ago, Caitlin's existence has been defined by overwhelming anxiety about her own death. She used to be...

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