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 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 …

The Lucky Galah by Tracy Sorensen

This debut novel is set in a small town In Western Australia that awaits the first man to step on the moon, observed by and observing the local characters, including a galah that thinks like a human. Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia with extract Reviews – Marie Kate Annie Vivian The Advertiser   Tracy Sorensen – Read More …

The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth

All appears to be quiet and suburban in Pleasant Court, but the secrets of the women who live there, and the new neighbour, are slowly revealed to show everything is not always as it seems. Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia with extract     Reviews: Vivian Wendy Nicole Annie Tara The Advertiser Sally Hepworth – Website Read More …

The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

A compelling debut crime thriller that reopens an old case that has haunted Detective Reilly for twenty years, and has him questioning his colleagues, from then and now. Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia  Extract      Reviews – Marie Nicole Wendy Tara Kate Vivian The Sydney Morning Herald The Australian The Advertiser Dervla McTiernan – Read More …