The Shape of Us by Lisa Ireland

Mezz, Ellie, Kat and Jewels all join an online weight loss forum. After finding common ground they meet up and a friendship grounded in their common desire to lose weight is formed. This soon grows and real connections are formed, which are tested when they go in different directions, and when tragedy strikes. Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia 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 …

Promise by Sarah Armstrong

When Anna hears cries coming from the house of her new neighbours next door she is worried. When five-year-old Charlie turns up on her doorstep showing signs of abuse she contacts the authorities. But when it keeps happening and no-one will help this child, Anna takes matters into her own hands. This harrowing story asks Read More …

When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Michael’s parents have founded the new political party Aussie Values. Mina has escaped Afghanistan with her mother and has made a new life for herself in Australia. When they end up at the same school opposites attract, and clash. This young adult novel questions assumptions made, how we form opinions, and shows that they do Read More …