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Staff picks: Jeffery Deaver will turn anyone into a crime thriller reader

The Never Game - in situ

The Never Game is written by beloved crime thriller author, Jeffery Deaver. To test the strength of this bestseller we asked one of our in-house bookworms, Hannah, to read a genre she'd never tried before: crime thriller. The way she spoke about crime thrillers pre-Jeffery Deaver and after are worlds apart. Keep reading to find out why she loved Deaver's characterisation and plot so much. READ MORE

Books to share with new dads

Child reading with dad

Father's Day is a very special day on the calendar. We've selected a few beautiful, uplifting and inspiring stories to help you celebrate the wonder and complexity of fatherhood - you might be a new father yourself, or be helping a friend gain confidence in fatherhood, or you might even be a newly minted grandpa! However 'new fatherhood' applies to you, we hope you find something on this list to guide you or make you smile. READ MORE

Books to share with sporty dads

Man hiking

Dads, grandpas and father figures all over Australia are busy. Which is why, when thinking about the perfect gift, you should consider something that gives them their time back. There's always an opportunity to find a new hobby or indulge a special interest. We've put together some of our favourite picks for sporty dads - who knows, maybe he might discover an entirely new sport this Father's Day? READ MORE

Perfect winter long weekend reads

Winter bed with books

The long weekend is upon us! But unfortunately so is winter. So to tide you over, and to justify the hours you'll spend hiding from the cold and rainy days, we've picked some great long weekend reads. Some of them are tearjerkers, others are darkly funny; some are thrill rides, and others are peaceful getaways. All of them are good, though, so get reading! READ MORE

Books to share with busy mums

Sewing kit

Mums, grandmas and mother figures all over Australia are busy. Which is why, when thinking about the perfect gift, you should consider something that gives them their time back. There's always an opportunity to find a new hobby or indulge a special interest- whether it's learning how to apply mindfulness in everyday life, how to create the perfect cocktail for book club, or learning about different species. We hope you find the perfect match for your Mother's Day gift here. READ MORE

Find the perfect gift for a bookish mum

Tea and book

If you've got a particularly bookish Mum, you'll know how difficult it can be to find the perfect pick for her. We've found some books which any Mum can love - whether it's crime fiction, epic Australia history, time-travelling romance, or an ode to imperfect parenting. Sometimes the best gift you can give the mother figure in your life is a cup of tea and a quiet day of reading. READ MORE

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