Winter is the perfect time to cosy down on the couch and get some serious reading done. In fact, winter is the perfect time to be a book lover – you can light a fire, make yourself a huge cup of tea and stay in bed reading as long as you like. We’ve collected some of our favourite classic, current and upcoming reads to inspire your winter TBR pile. READ MORE
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Meet Kiki Button: socialite, private detective and spy
1920s Paris is my ultimate fantasy destination. Ever since I read Among the Bohemians by Virginia Nicholson, I have been fascinated (read: obsessed) with it. Nicholson’s book explores the lives of bohemian, artistic London from 1900 to WWII – not their work, but how they dressed, where they lived, what they ate, how they created lives as artists, rebels, and thrill-seekers. READ MORE
Sarah J. Harris: What colour is a murder?
Robyn Cadwallader: A book about why we write books
4 Books We Can’t Stop Talking About
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!
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
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
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
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
Why you need to read ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ right now!
Pressing a new book into someone’s hands can often feel risky – what if they hate it?? – but Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is not one of those books. I have given this book to countless colleagues, authors, agents and friends and always, always, felt entirely confident that they will find the book as special as I did the first time. READ MORE