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4 Books We Can’t Stop Talking About

April 24, 2018 Recommendations 0 Comments

We read them, we loved them and now we can't stop talking about these phenomenal books! These are the novels that keep us up at night thinking about what happens next - they're multi-layered, complex and beautiful reads that will stay with you. If you're at a loss for what to read or want to find a great book for your book club, we've got you covered!  READ MORE

7 Buddy Reads About Friendship!

April 19, 2018 Recommendations 0 Comments

Here at HarperCollins, we've been celebrating a month of friendship in honour of one of our very favourite fictional characters, Eleanor Oliphant. We've assigned staff with 'buddies' to perform anonymous, random acts of kindness for each other - it could be taking care of a random work task for someone or buying a them a morning coffee - simple things that brighten up their day! READ MORE

Remembering Our Heroes

April 16, 2018 Recommendations 0 Comments

Cementing the sacrifice our ANZAC heroes made through literature is one of the many ways their stories continue on. The significance of teaching our next generation about the importance of these brave individuals is sustained over 100 years later. To keep passing down the stories, we put together a list of books that keep our heroes in mind. READ MORE

The Modern Classics

April 10, 2018 Recommendations 0 Comments

Contemporary authors are paving their way to becoming timeless classics — we're calling these the Modern Classics. How many times have you seen multiple people on public transport or reading on a park bench, the same few titles? We've curated a list of titles that hype is still very much in the air, years after their publication date. How many of the below have you read? READ MORE

How to read: Jonathan Franzen

April 9, 2018 Recommendations 0 Comments

When an author is as well-known as Jonathan Franzen, it can be hard to know where to start. Scattered among his impressive body of work are literary award-winners, quirky non-fiction projects and personal memoirs - first impressions are important, so how do you pick the right one to start with? Lucky for you, we've put together a helpful guide to assist you in figuring out where to start with Jonathan Franzen - whose books are intelligent and readable, written with equal parts head and heart. READ MORE

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

February New Releases

January 31, 2018 Recommendations 1 Comment

Typically, February is a month of romance. But, as book lovers we're romancing books from all genres this month. We have books about loving yourself and your family. Books for those that adore scandal and those that are infatuated with fantasy.  Stories that will have you going mad over adventure. Or even to have you clutching your heart in heartbreak. Fall in love with one of our new releases this month. READ MORE

You’ll be marking this international holiday in your calendar every year…

January 16, 2018 Recommendations 0 Comments

The 19th of January is International Popcorn Day! A day we’re more than happy to hop aboard. What better way to celebrate than with the age-old tradition of a movie night. But how often is it you walk out of a cinema comparing the film to the book?  We know, the book is always better. So don’t compromise! Opt for the bookish alternative of a movie night. Pick up a copy of one of these five bestselling film tie in’s and grab a bucket of that delicious salty and buttery snack we know you’re already salivating over. READ MORE

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