Categories for Literary Fiction

How the Wilderness saves Turtle Alveston

In recent years it’s fair to say there have been quite a few novels about girls: girls with tattoos, girls on trains, girls in red coats, girls before, girls online, gone girls and, of course, the girls. But I can say with absolute confidence that you’ll have never met a girl like Turtle – the fourteen-year-old heroine of Gabriel Tallent’s astonishing debut novel. Turtle Alveston grows up in a decrepit house on the coast of Northern California in thrall to her father Martin, a reclusive autodidact and survivalist who is determined at all costs to keep his daughter close. 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

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

Up Lit: Books That Give Us Hope

'Up Lit' is our new favourite trend in reading - uplifting literature! After much excitement around popular 'grip lit' titles which don't exactly offer a lot in the way of hope - we're pleased that readers have been reportedly looking for meaningful, optimistic books that celebrate everyday heroes, human connection and love! We've pulled together some of our very best 'Up Lit' titles to add to your reading lists, pronto! 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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