The Geography of Friendship by Sally Piper

Three women retrace the steps of a trek, taken twenty years earlier, that ended with devastating and long-lasting consequences for them all. Trying to reconnect with each other and work through the trauma, the unravelling of the event will have you turning the pages. Publisher: The University of Queensland Press with Sample and Bookclub Notes Read More …

The Ones You Trust by Caroline Overington

Breakfast TV and all of the scrutiny the hosts are put under, particularly the women, are examined in this thriller, where Emma from the couch of Cuppa, has her worst nightmare come true. Her youngest child has gone missing and it is all played out in the media. Revealing and mesmerising. Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Read More …

The Love That I Have by James Moloney

Nazi Germany is seen from both sides of the fence through Margot, a teenager working in the mailroom of a concentration camp, and Dieter, one of the prisoners whose mail she reads as part of her job. This heart-wrenching story is suitable for older teens and adults. Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia with Reading Group Read More …

The Nowhere Child by Christian White

Kim’s world is shattered when she is told she could be the sister of an American man who remembers the disappearance of his two-year-old sibling years before. This mystery/drama will have you guessing what has happened until the final pages. Publisher: Affirm Press Reviews – Marie Tara Vivian Annie Christian White – Website Twitter

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

This powerful and confronting novel depicts two boys growing up amongst drug use and trafficking. Older boy August doesn’t speak and the story is narrated by his younger brother Eli who wants something better for their lives. Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia Reviews – Kate Wendy Annie Tara Vivian Trent Dalton – Twitter  

The Book Ninja by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

If you’re a book lover, can you find love by connecting with others who enjoy the same books? Frankie decides to try, with hilarious results, but opposites can attract, and sometimes there are benefits to reading outside your favourite genres. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia      Reviews – Michelle Kate Vivian Annie Tara Ali Read More …

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Another devastating story from best-selling author, Lisa Genova, dealing with ALS – Motor Neuron Disease. Inflicted with this debilitating illness is concert pianist Richard, and with no-one to care for him, it falls on his ex-wife, Karina to step up. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Reviews – Vivian Annie Kate Marie Tara     Lisa Read More …