Categories for Memoir & Biography

9 Epistolary Books for Everyone

Epistolary books come in many forms; a novel written in letters, a historical diary or a book made up of newspaper articles, emails and text messages! There are countless ways to write an epistolary books and each variation adds it's own individual flavor to a piece of writing. Think you've never read an epistolary book before? Think again! Some of the most popular books throughout history fit in this category - The Dairy of Anne Frank and Dracula, for example. And plenty of well known children's books are written in diary form, from the Diary of Wimpy Kid series to Diary of a Wombat! We've collected a few of our favourite epistolary books below making sure there's something for all ages and tastes! READ MORE

5 Books you might have missed in 2017

With such busy lives, it's hard to get to all the books we'd like to read in the year. There are hundreds of international and Australian new releases in our bookshops every month, books are made into films and TV shows and it just seems impossible to keep up with your growing TBR pile. We've collected some of the reading highlights from 2017 in the hopes that they inspire you to keep plugging away at that never-ending pile of books by the bed. Maybe we just need to accept that we'll never finish the pile? Maybe the pile will just continue to shift and change as we read our way through life. READ MORE

Want to be a unique and effective leader?

“Why do I exist?” “Why does our institution exist?” “What is the role of a multinational corporation in our world? “What is the role of a leader in digital technology, especially as the world turns to tech as such a crucial input to drive growth?” These questions haunt me, and they motivated me to write Hit Refresh. Finding answers set me on an intellectual and introspective journey to discover what I uniquely can contribute to society and how to rediscover the soul of Microsoft, to define our role as a global company. They guide me daily in the pursuit to bring empathy together with big ideas in order to make a real difference. READ MORE

December New Releases

A book-a-holic's winter dream is to spread out a picnic run under the summer sun with a good read and naturally let that vitamin D soak right up. And December is the prime opportunity to make that dream a reality! We have a wide array of new titles hitting the shelves this month; whether it's Australian literary fiction that speaks to your soul or tantalising, plot twisting crime that gets your heart racing, we have something for everyone.    READ MORE

More Than Just A Music Bio

There are hundreds of music bios out there, but how many of them authentically portray the heart and soul of a musician? We've collected a few of our favourite Aussie (and one New Zealand) music biographies that will not only document the music careers in all their glory, but also who these musicians are and how they see the world.  READ MORE

Read A New Book Month

What a wonderful way to welcome spring in - September is also known as Read A New Book Month! To celebrate, all you need to do is pick up that book you've been meaning to start and finish it by the end of the month. But for added fun we challenge you to pick up a book outside of your favourite genre. Are you a romance reader? Maybe have a look at our contemporary fiction suggestions. Or maybe biographies are more your cup of tea? Try out a fictional read instead and let your imagination run wild on the adventure. READ MORE

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