To Know My Crime by Fiona Capp

Ned has never taken responsibility for much, but when his sister becomes a paraplegic he needs to step up. Investing all of their money with his childhood friend goes wrong when the GFC hits. Then he overhears a conversation between a politician and a property/mining magnate and he seizes the opportunity to get their money Read More …

Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

The unlikely pairing of Henry and new girl at school, Grace, makes for great reading as their histories are peeled back with a tender and sensitive hand. This young adult novel about the pitfalls of first love will appeal to teenagers, and adults who can remember what it was like to fall for the first Read More …

Try Hard: Tales from the Life of a Needy Over Achiever by Em Rusciano

Em Rusciano was thrust into the spotlight when she entered Australian Idol in 2004. She talks with candor, wit and colourful language about her life before and after Idol. She has packed a lot into her young years, and her book will have you laughing out loud, tearing up, and wanting to see her next Read More …

Goodwood by Holly Throsby

In small town Goodwood not much happens, so when two people go missing in mysterious circumstances, one week apart, the whole town is involved. With great characters, this debut looks into the lives of many of them to find out what happened to Rosie and Bart. Publisher: Allen & Unwin Book Publishers with free excerpt   Read More …

The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke

A powerful memoir of an Australian woman growing up in suburban Sydney. Her parents are of Afro-Caribbean descent and in the eighties she stood out, and was made to feel her difference in the most negative ways. The impact of this racism has affected her incredibly, but she has turned the hatred into beautiful writing, Read More …

The Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson

Ruby has lost her brother and feels responsible. Her father is in prison and her mother has fallen in a heap. Left to her own devices she comes across Fox who offers her another world, and some hope. He and the ways of his ‘family’ are seductive and Ruby is pulled in, despite doubts about Read More …

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Adam Sharp has been with partner Claire for many years. But when he hears from Angelina, the woman he had an affair with while working in Australia over twenty years ago, the cracks in their relationship open up. When he joins Angelina and her husband in France things get really interesting. Will they get together after Read More …

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

A backyard barbeque with a few friends, neighbours and acquaintances. What can go wrong? Liane Moriarty’s latest book looks behind each of those there on the day, their relationships with each other and the effect that day has on them all. An absorbing novel about friendship, neighbours, marriage, being and having parents, and how they can all Read More …