Lona has dropped out of art school and no one is quite sure why, least of all Lona. It’s just that nothing in her life seems to make sense anymore, including art. She spends her days sneaking into the darkroom at her old school to develop photographs and her nights DJ-ing at the local roller disco.
Her aimlessness terrifies her, but everyone else appears oblivious to her fears: her parents are bewildered by her sudden lack of ambition, her brother is preoccupied with his new girlfriend, and her best friend Tab seems to be drifting away. Even a budding relationship with a bass-playing, cello-shredding med student isn’t enough to shake her existential angst.
Where The Dead Go
The aftermath of a personal tragedy finds police detective Gemma Woodstock in the coastal town of Fairhaven with her son Ben in tow. She has begged to be part of a murder investigation so she can bury herself in work rather than taking the time to grieve and figure out how to handle the next stage of her life – she now has serious family responsibilities she can no longer avoid. But Gemma also has ghosts she must lay to rest.
Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure
Beloved characters Rowley Jefferson and Greg Heffley are reimagined in an epic quest by internationally bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney.
From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure!
The Last Migration
As animal populations plummet and commercial fishing faces prohibition, Franny talks her way onto one of the few remaining boats heading south. But as she and the eccentric crew travel further from shore and safety, the dark secrets of Franny’s life begin to unspool. A daughter’s yearning search for her mother. An impulsive, passionate marriage. A shocking crime. Haunted by love and violence, Franny must confront what she is really running towards – and from.
Girl in the Mirror
Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer’s seemingly never-ending good fortune, including her perfect husband, Adam.
Called to Thailand to help sail the family yacht to the Seychelles, Iris nurtures her own secret hopes for what might happen on the journey. But when she unexpectedly finds herself alone in the middle of the Indian Ocean, everything changes.
Master of the spy thriller Silva has entertained readers with twenty-two thoughtful and gripping suspense novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back-from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East.
He returns with another blockbuster – a powerhouse novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination, destined to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts.
The Night Fire
Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective he had an inspiring mentor, John Jack Thompson, who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now John Jack is dead and Harry inherits a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before – the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals.
‘We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.’
Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.
Fire & Blood
Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, FIRE AND BLOOD is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever.
The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work by the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones.
The Giver of Stars
England, late 1930s, and Alice Wright – restless, stifled – makes an impulsive decision to marry wealthy American Bennett Van Cleve and leave her home and family behind.
But stuffy, disapproving Baileyville, Kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for.
Sex and Vanity
The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with the glittering tale of a young woman who finds herself torn between two men.
On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can’t stand him. She can’t stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she can’t stand that he knows more about Casa Malaparte than she does, and she really can’t stand it when he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins of a Roman villa.
‘Tense, atmospheric and unsettling, this book will stay with you long after you turn the last page, and long after you turn out the lights.’ – Christian White
At the bottom of the world, there is an island. It is a land of rugged wilderness, of ice and snow and blistering heat, of the oldest trees on earth . . . They say tigers still roam there. They say other things roam, too.
When a school group of teenage girls goes missing in the remote wilderness of Tasmania’s Great Western Tiers, the people of Limestone Creek are immediately on alert. Three decades ago, five young girls disappeared in the area of those dangerous bluffs, and the legend of ‘the Hungry Man’ still haunts locals to this day.
The Vanishing Sky
Germany, 1945, and the bombs are falling. In Heidenfeld, Etta and her husband Josef roam an empty nest: their eldest son Max is fighting on the frontlines, while fifteen-year-old Georg has swapped books for guns at a Nürnberg school for the Hitler Youth. At home, news of the war provokes daily doses of fear as the planes grow closer, taking one city after the next.
When Max is unexpectedly discharged, Etta is relieved to have her eldest home and safe. But soon after he arrives, it’s clear that the boy who left is not the same returned. With Georg a hundred miles away and a husband confronting his own difficult feelings toward patriotic duty, Etta alone must gather the pieces of a splintering family, determined to hold them together in the face of an uncertain future.
A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing
Growing up is always hard, but especially when so many think you’re a washed-up has-been at twenty-two.
Jena Lin plays the violin. She was once a child prodigy and now uses sex to fill the void left by fame. She’s struggling a little. Her professional life comprises rehearsals, concerts, auditions and relentless practice; her personal life is spent managing the demands of her strict family and creative friends, and hooking up. And then she meets Mark – much older and worldly-wise – who consumes her. But at what cost to her dreams
Women and Leadership
An inspirational and practical book written by two high-achieving women, sharing the experience and advice of some of our most extraordinary women leaders, in their own words.
As a result of their broad experience on the world stage in politics, economics and global not-for-profits, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Julia Gillard have some strong ideas about the impact of gender on the treatment of leaders. Women and Leadership takes a consistent and comprehensive approach to teasing out what is different for women who lead.
Almost every year new findings are published about the way people see women leaders compared with their male counterparts. The authors have taken that academic work and tested it in the real world. The same set of interview questions were put to each leader in frank face-to-face interviews. Their responses were then used to examine each woman’s journey in leadership and whether their lived experiences were in line with or different from what the research would predict.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo
The International Number One Bestseller, for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Kite Runner.
‘This is a novel of international significance. Courageous, provocative, haunting, it will open our eyes’ – Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live happily in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens and they are forced to flee. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain.
Budgets Don’t Work (But This Does)
In this breakthrough book you’ll discover your Money Story, your Money Type and just as importantly you’ll learn the habits, triggers and tricks that are right for you.
If you’ve ever tried to budget but found it just doesn’t work, you need to read this book.
When it comes to saving and spending money, we’re not all the same. Yet for too long, the financial advice world has treated us as if we are. This book will give you the tools you need to make that long-awaited financial breakthrough, allowing you to discover your ‘Financial Phenotype’: the unique combination comprising your Money Story, your Money Environment, your Money Type and, just as importantly, the habits, triggers and tricks that are right for you.
For Small Creatures Such As We
Part memoir, part handbook and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is a luminous exploration of all of Earth’s marvels that requires no faith in order to be believed.
A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness – the ‘light within’ that Julia Baird calls ‘phosphorescence’ – which will sustain us even through the darkest times.
The Best Australian Science Writing 2019
Good science writing makes us feel. It makes us delight in the discovery of a black hole munching on a star, laugh at the image of aliens puzzling over golf balls on the Moon.
Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl’s silence – three unconnected events that will prove to be linked by one small town.
House of Earth and Blood Bk1 Crescent City
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life-working hard all day and partying all night-until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.
MIRROR AND THE LIGHT
England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney emerges from the spring’s bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth.
Jenny is unloved, unemployable and emotionally unfiltered. Her long-suffering friends seem sick of her and whilst her social media portrays her life as a bed of roses, it is more of a dying succulent.
Where the Truth Lies
When investigative journalist Chrissie O’Brian lands a senior job at The Argus, she is desperate to escape the nightmares of her past.
A face-off on the waterfront between the unions and big business is just the kind of story to get her career back on track.
We Were Never Friends
We Were Never Friends is a compelling and powerful novel about friendship, the pursuit of a creative life and the legacies we leave behind.
Inspired by the real events of the Vardø storm and the 1621 witch trials, Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Mercies is a story about how suspicion can twist its way through a community, and a love that may prove as dangerous as it is powerful.
The Memory Wood
Elijah has lived in the Memory Wood for as long as he can remember. It’s the only home he’s ever known.
Elissa has only just arrived. And she’ll do everything she can to escape.
Soon to be a major motion picture, from the producers of the James Bond film series, starring Jude Law and Blake Lively.
All the Bright Places
The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park, All the Bright Places is a compelling and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.
The New Silk Roads
When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date, addressing the present and future of a world that is changing dramatically.
The Daughter’s Tale
Based on the true story of the Nazi massacre of a French village in 1944, an unforgettable tale of love and redemption from the bestselling author of The German Girl.
Dr Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and executive coach with a background in psychiatry, is convinced beyond all doubt of our ability to alter how our brains work – and transform our lives.
The Museum of Desire
ONE WILD PARTY. FOUR COUNTS OF MURDER.
A mansion in Beverly Hills is leased out to host an event wild enough to herald the end of days.
KNIFE is the brand-new Harry Hole thriller from Jo Nesbo where Harry will come face to face with a deadly foe
**SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**
Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself … A stunning novel of love, betrayal and family secrets for all fans of Fiona McIntosh and Natasha Lester.
After a shocking discovery, Grace Woods leaves her vast Australian sheep station and travels to tumultuous post-war Paris in order to find her true identity.
The unforgettable story of a mother and son fleeing a drug-cartel to cross the US-Mexico border.
Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she’s haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock.
Maggie’s Going Nowhere
Maggie Cotton’s life is a hot mess.
In one day, she’s dumped by her boyfriend, disinherited by her mum, and kicked out of the three-year degree she’d stretched to a decade
Such a Fun Age
When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for ‘kidnapping’ the white child she’s actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events.
Journey Into Darkness
The chilling sequel to the book that inspired the smash-hit Netflix drama, MINDHUNTER.
THE SHOCKING FOLLOW-UP TO MINDHUNTER, NOW A SMASH-HIT NETFLIX DRAMA
Looking for Alaska
The unmissable and genre-defining first novel from John Green, the international number one bestselling and award-winning author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN.
The incredible true story of the death of Jimmy Hoffa, the most famous hit in Mafia history. Now a major motion picture.
The book behind the major Netflix film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE – The poems by T. S. Eliot that inspired the movie Cats.
Germaine Johnson may not be all that good with people but she’s great with numbers. Unfortunately, as she discovers after the incident at Wallace Insurance, there are very few openings these days for senior mathematicians.
When a destructive fire brings Eliza back to her hometown, she witnesses an old friend commit a crime that sends her on a quest to uncover the mysteries of her childhood.
How To Be Second Best
A hilarious and heartwarming novel about the complicated, messy, delightful struggles of modern life, for all fans of Marian Keyes, Holly Wainwright and Zoe Foster Blake.
Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma’s husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast.
Lost Summers of Driftwood
Phoebe’s life has fallen apart and there’s only one place left to go. Alone and adrift after a failed marriage proposal, she flees Sydney to her family’s abandoned holiday cottage.
On the slow-moving river Phoebe is confronted with the legacy of her older sister’s suicide, a year before. Why did Karin leave a note written in flowers and walk into the water?
Run by celebrity power couple Drs. Miles and Grace Markell, Harmony Resort offers a chance for partners to repair their struggling relationships in a luxurious setting on the gorgeous Mayan Riviera.
Johanna and Ben have a marriage that looks perfect on the surface, but they don’t really know each other at all. Shell and workaholic Colin fight constantly, but what has really torn them apart is too devastating to talk about. When both couples begin Harmony’s intensive program, it becomes clear that Harmony is not all it seems – and neither are Miles and Grace themselves
Would Like to Meet
A smart romantic comedy for the Netflix Generation – can you fall in love like they do in the movies?
Long-suffering assistant Evie Summers will lose her job unless she can convince her film agency’s biggest and most difficult client, Ezra Chester, to finish the script for a Hollywood romcom. The catch? He hasn’t started writing it.
Check out Lonely Planet’s top recommendations for the Windy City!
Tom Clancy’s Code of Honour
The latest Jack Ryan mission from Tom Clancy’s bestselling series.
Best in Travel 2020
Check out an excerpt from Lonely Planet’s hotly-anticipated release, Best in Travel 2020.
Best of 2019 – Fresh Talent
Check out our favourite Fresh Talent titles of 2019!
488 Rules for Life
Kitty Flanagan’s 488 Rules for Life is a hilarious guide to modern behaviour.
The Beast of Buckingham Palace
Bestselling author David Williams is back with an epic adventure of myth and legend.
Wrecking Ball: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book 14)
Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series — from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney.
Warrior of the Altaii
Warrior of the Altaii is the never-before-published first novel from fantasy great, Robert Jordan.
The House of Brides
The House of Brides is a spellbinding tale set in the English countryside.
Jack Reacher is back in a brand new white-knuckle read from Lee Child.
Inspired by the experiences of the women behind the charity Dress for Success, The Changing Room proves that sometimes losing everything leads you towards freedom, and that hope can be found even in the unlikeliest of places.
After All is Said and Done
The AFL legend’s When All is Said & Done serves as a timely reminder that we all have the power to choose how to make our time on this earth matter.
Winner of the Booker Prize 2019, The Testaments is the much-anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.
Elton John’s official autobiography is an honest, revealing story of the music legend’s extraordinary life.
Girl, Woman, Other
Teeming with energy, humour and heart, a love song to black Britain told by twelve very different women.
Set on a remote and religious island, Impossible Causes is an enthralling tale about four women embroiled in a scandal.
Your Own Kind of Girl
ARIA Award-winning singer and actress Clare Bowditch confronts her inner critic in this no-holds-barred memoir.
From screenwriter David Koepp comes Cold Storage, a fast-paced, action-packed post-apocalyptic novel.
After The Flood
An unforgettable, inventive, and riveting epic saga about a mother, her daughter and their struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic flooded world, which signals the arrival of an extraordinary new talent.
Wearing Paper Dresses
Anne Brisden’s Wearing Paper Dresses is a brilliant tale set in country Victoria.
The Wayward Girls
A brilliant coming of age debut about sisterhood, family secrets and a dangerous game that becomes all too real.
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An unprecedented and terrifying bioterrorism plot threatens to kill millions in the midst of a divisive presidential election in this new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series.
The long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller PS, I Love You!
An enthralling and propulsive thriller from the acclaimed and bestselling author of Scrublands.
The Titanic Secret
Isaac Bell returns for another thrilling mission in a new book from the grand master of adventure, Clive Cussler, featuring Dirk Pitt.
The Wife & The Widow
The Wife and The Widow is the suspenseful new release from bestselling author of The Nowhere Child, Christian White.
The Secret Commonwealth
Master storyteller Philip Pullman continues the incredible journey of Lyra Silvertongue in the second volume of The Book of Dust.
The explosive new thriller from international bestseller John Grisham.
The sequel to the International Number One Bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz, based on a true story of love and resilience.
The Giver Of Stars
The brand-new standalone novel from the Number One bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and Still Me.
A searing and provocative novel by the acclaimed author of the international bestseller The Slap.
An international bestseller, The Club is a smouldering story of class, privilege and matters of the heart.
The Devil’s Grip
The Devil’s Grip is a thought-provoking meditation on the fragility of reputation, the folly of deception and the power of shame.
Call Me By Your Name
Now a major motion picture, Call Me By Your Name is one of the great love stories of our time.
La Belle Sauvage
Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust.
The Secrets We Kept
Lara Prescott’s dazzling first novel about the women in the CIA’s typing pool and Boris Pasternak’s banned masterpiece is one of the most anticipated debuts of the year.
Crossings is a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes.
Best Of London
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Going Under is a rare insight into the world of a trainee female medic.
PS, I Love You
Now a major motion picture, PS, I Love You is the bestselling love story from Cecelia Ahern.
Check out Lonely Planet’s top recommendations for Japan!
Adele Ferguson’s new book is for every person with a bank account.
Good Girl, Bad Girl
Good Girl, Bad Girl is the superb new thriller from bestselling crime author Michael Robotham.
Taking Tom Murray Home
Slee’s novel is a moving novel about hope and the power of community.
The Art of Growing Up
From the bestselling author of the Tomorrow series comes a new release about growing up.
Death and Other Happy Endings
Cantor’s Death and Other Happy Endings is a funny, thought-provoking debut novel.
Lisa Taddeo’s much-discussed non-fiction debut is an insightful and immersive account of three everyday women and their deepest desires.
Check out our Q&A with Lisa Taddeo!
Booker Prize-shortlisted cult sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas is a timeless tale of six interlocking lives.
Lies, Lies, Lies
Adele Parks’ new novel explores the darkest corners of a relationship in freefall.
Backyard to Backpack
Backyard to Backpack is the inspiring true story of a single mum and daughter travelling the world.
McKinty’s novel is a terrifying, suspenseful pageturner about the lengths that people will go to in order to protect their children.
The Heart Keeper
The Heart Keeper is the unputdownable new novel from the author of The Boy at the Door.
The Other Half of Augusta Hope
Glen’s debut is a brilliant novel about belonging.
Check out our Q&A with Petronella McGovern!
Brandi’s Wimmera is a engrossing debut about a small town and its big secrets.
From bestselling author Kate Atkinson comes the highly anticipated new novel about private detective Jackson Brodie.
Whisper Network is a timely, gripping novel about women in the workplace.
Check out Lonely Planet’s top recommendations for Central America!
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Eric Bana, the international bestseller The Dry is a stunning debut novel about a farming community and the mysterious death of the Hadler family.
Something In The Water
Catherine Steadman’s debut is a brilliant psychological thriller with a huge twist.
The Birdman’s Wife
Ashley’s glorious debut novel places Elizabeth Gould, a woman overshadowed by history, firmly in the spotlight.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Now a major television series, Atwood’s powerful 1985 novel still bares relevance in the modern day.
Big Little Lies
Now an Emmy Award-winning television series, Big Little Lies is the no 1. New York Times bestseller from the author of The Husband’s Secret and Nine Perfect Strangers.
The Daughter’s Tale
Armando Lucas Correa
From the bestselling author of The German Girl comes an unforgettable novel of love and redemption.
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
Dominic Smith’s novel is a mesmerising story about choices and their consequences.
Check out Lonely Planet’s top five recommendations for Hong Kong!
Naomi Novik’s Spinning Silver is a new take on the classic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin.
Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin
The first volume of A Song of Ice and Fire begins the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age, and serves as the basis for the worldwide phenomenon.
The Book Thief
From award-winning author Markus Zusak comes a beautifully-crafted novel about a young girl in wartime Germany. Now a major motion picture.
David Nicholls’ bestselling novel One Day is a heartfelt decade-spanning love story about the importance of timing.
Wild Horses of the Summer Sun
Bilski’s debut is a spectacular story of friendship and adventure.
A Lifetime of Impossible Days
Tabitha Bird’s stunning debut is a life-affirming novel about learning to forgive yourself.
James Delargy’s captivating novel, 55, is a gripping thriller with a killer hook.
Everything Is F*cked
From the author of bestseller, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F∗ck, comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope.
Anna Burns’ brilliant novel is a story of inaction and its enormous consequences.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Christy Lefteri’s powerful debut novel is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.
The Sparkle Pages
The Sparkle Pages is a heartfelt tale about one woman’s mission to reignite the passion in her marriage and find herself.
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The Parisian is historical fiction with a remarkable contemporary voice.
Sally Rooney’s Normal People is a girl-meets-boy story with a difference.
Boy Swallows Universe
Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe is a beautiful coming of age novel set in suburban Brisbane.
The Flatshare is a delightful debut novel about two people who strike up an unlikely living arrangement.
If You Could Go Anywhere
The compelling new novel from international bestselling author Paige Toon.
The Secret Runners of New York
The Secret Runners of New York is the new time-travelling novel from bestselling author, Matthew Reilly.
Journeys to the Other Side of the World
David Attenborough’s Journeys to the Other Side of the World is a brilliant story of the broadcaster and natural historian’s adventures during his youth.
The French Girl
Lexie Elliott’s debut novel The French Girl is an intriguing, tangled mystery.
Susan Hurley’s debut novel Eight Lives is a sophisticated thriller inspired by a real-life drug trial.
The newest addition to David Baldacci’s bestselling Memory Man series, Redemption is a thrilling tale about FBI Special Agent Amos Decker and a mistake he may have made as a rookie detective.
The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone
Felicity McLean’s debut is a mysterious coming-of-age novel about the disappearance of the Van Apfel sisters in the summer of 1992.
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid is a brilliant addition to the bestselling series, written from the perspective of Greg Heffley’s best friend, Rowley Jefferson.
Star-crossed is a dazzling debut novel about tinkering with destiny for love.
Croatia’s Top 5 Experiences
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E L James
The Mister is the sensuous new romance novel from bestselling author of Fifty Shades of Grey, E L James.
Read It! Be It!
Check out our list of books to change your life!
The Time Is Now, Monica Sparrow
The Time Is Now, Monica Sparrow is a delightful story of second chances and new beginnings.
The Silent Patient
The Silent Patient is a remarkable debut novel about a woman’s brutal act, and the psychotherapist obsessed with investigating her crime.
Soon to be released as a major motion picture, Stephen King’s bestselling 1983 horror novel is a thrilling tale about the discovery of a burial ground in the New England woods.
France’s Top 5 Experiences
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The Secretary is an enthralling read about an unassuming assistant who gathers knowledge about her peers.
From bestselling author James Patterson comes the latest instalment in the Women’s Murder Club series.
The Woman from Saint Germain
Set during World War II, The Woman from Saint Germain is a stunning historical fiction novel about two strangers who must become allies to survive.
After the Party
Cass Hamer’s After the Party is a hilarious and heart-warming story about an unexpected gift left at a fifth birthday party, and a journey to find a missing mother.
The Taking of Annie Thorne
The Taking of Annie Thorne is the haunting new thriller from bestselling author of The Chalk Man, C.J. Tudor.
The Lost Night
Set in Brooklyn in the late noughties, The Lost Night is an exciting thriller about a party girl’s mysterious death, and her friend’s efforts to unearth the truth.
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Rebecca reviews Samantha Shannon’s newest release, The Priory of the Orange Tree.
The Lost Girls
Jennifer Spence’s The Lost Girls is a stunningly haunting read about the ramifications of one’s choices.
Berlin’s Top 5 Experiences
The experts at Lonely Planet give their top travel recommendations for Germany’s gritty and vibrant capital, Berlin.
Into the Fire
Orchard’s debut novel, Into the Fire, beautifully examines female friendships.
Not Bad People
A brilliant debut novel from journalist Brandy Scott.
Go Your Own Way
Check out an excerpt from Ben Groundwater’s guide to solo travel, Go Your Own Way.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Check out our staff review and our Q&A with author Stuart Turton as we delve deeper into The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.
Muse of Nightmares
Check out our staff review for Muse of Nightmares, the second novel in Laini Taylor’s two-part series.
On the Come Up
Rebecca reviews On the Come Up, the newest novel from bestselling author of The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas.
As Seen On Screen – TV
Check out the books that inspired the TV series!
Zoe Foster Blake
Zöe Foster Blake’s excellent new release is a guide for love, in all its forms.
At The Wolf’s Table
Based on a true story, At The Wolf’s Table is a chilling debut novel about the experiences of one of Hitler’s food tasters.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Truman Capote’s sixty-year old novella Breakfast At Tiffany’s is a glittering tale about enigmatic socialite, Holly Golightly.
January Fresh Talent
Kickstart 2019 with one of our favourite new debuts!
Seoul’s Top 5 Experiences
The experts at Lonely Planet give their top travel recommendations for the dynamic city of Seoul.
As Seen On Screen
With awards season approaching, check out the books that inspired the films!
Fresh Talent – Best of 2018
Check out our favourite Fresh Talent titles from 2018!
Being John Lennon
Being John Lennon is an insightful account of one of the twentieth century’s most influential figures.
Dark Sacred Night
From number one bestselling author Michael Connelly comes a gripping tale about LAPD detectives Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch.
Wilbur Smith’s stunning new novel takes readers to the heart of a world at war.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Set several months after the first Fantastic Beasts instalment, The Crimes of Grindelwald is the magical new addition to the Wizarding World series.
The Three Secret Cities
The thrilling new release from international bestselling author, Matthew Reilly.
The deeply personal story of one of the most iconic and compelling women of the twenty-first century, former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Jeff Kinney’s The Meltdown is the thirteenth book from the brilliant Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
Fire and Blood
George R.R. Martin
From bestselling author George R.R. Martin comes Fire and Blood, the fascinating history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
Jeanne Marie Laskas
Ten years on from Obama’s historic presidential election in 2008, Laskas offers an intimate look at one man’s relationship with the American people, and how this extraordinary dialogue shaped an era-defining presidency.
The Ice Monster
Illustrated by Tony Ross, The Ice Monster is the fantastic new novel by No. 1 bestselling children’s author, David Walliams.
A gripping debut that explores issues in America’s rust belt.
The most hotly anticipated thriller of 2018 follows Jack Reacher on a quest into his father’s past, and climaxes in the most stomach-clenching, spine-tingling ticking time bomb of an adventure yet.
From the bestselling author of The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Dear John and The Last Song comes Nicholas Sparks’ superb new novel, Every Breath.
Lenny’s Book of Everything
Lenny’s Book of Everything is Karen Foxlee’s stunning, life-affirming debut novel.
The Lost Man
From the award winning author of The Dry comes a brilliant outback thriller.
Bridge of Clay
Natalie reviews the highly-anticipated new novel from Markus Zusak.
John Grisham’s gripping new novel explores how Pete Banning – war veteran and Methodist family man – became a murderer.
A Spark of Light
From New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes an engrossing novel about a hostage situation in a women’s reproductive health clinic.
Best in Travel 2019
Check out an excerpt from Lonely Planet’s hotly-anticipated release, Best in Travel 2019.
Chloe Benjamin’s The Immortalists is a decade-spanning tale that blurs the line between reality and illusion, and free will and destiny.
Robert Galbraith’s newest instalment in the Cormoran Strike series is a mysterious page-turner.
The Barefoot Investor for Families
From bestselling author Scott Pape comes the second instalment of The Barefoot Investor.
Crazy Rich Asians
Cat reviews Kevin’s Kwan’s lively debut novel, Crazy Rich Asians. Now a major motion picture.
The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village
The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village, is a heartwarming debut from author Joanna Nell.
The Children’s House
Alice Nelson’s breakthrough novel is a superb story about families and their complexities.
The Girl On The Page
John Purcell’s The Girl on the Page is a gripping debut injected with book industry intel.
Cuskelly’s Wedderburn is compelling true crime tale set in Central Victoria.
Nine Perfect Strangers
Cat reviews the newest novel from bestselling author of Big Little Lies and The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Emily M. Danforth
Emily M. Danforth’s debut novel is an brilliant story of self-discovery.
Set on an island off Western Australia, Judy Nunn’s Sanctuary is a superb tale of love and survival.
New Zealand’s Top 5 Experiences
Check out Lonely Planet’s must-do New Zealand experiences!
Dinner with the Dissidents
The newest novel from barrister turned author John Tesarsch is an enthralling tale of deception.
The Chocolate Tin
Fiona McIntosh’s new release is a dazzling historical fiction novel about love, duty, and chocolate.
Working Class Boy
Barnes’ debut novel is a story of a family’s collapse and young boy’s dream to join a rock’n’roll band.
The Sunday Girl
Pip Drysdale’s The Sunday Girl is a brilliant debut novel about a woman’s revenge.
Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
A collaboration between Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison, Shadow Tyrants is the gripping new novel in the Oregon Files series.
Interview With An Author: B.M. Carroll
B M Carroll
We chat with BM Carroll about her stellar new novel, The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy.
The House Across the Street
The new release from bestselling author Lesley Pearce is an engrossing novel about neighbours and their secrets.
James Patterson and Andrew Holmes
The new novel from the world’s bestselling thriller writer, James Patterson, and Andrew Holmes, Revenge is a riveting tale of betrayal and revenge.
The Botanist’s Daughter
Kayte Nunn’s The Botanist’s Daughter is a stunning debut novel that traverses time and place.
The War of the Worlds – Staff Review
Kate reviews classic science-fiction novel, The War of the Worlds.
From Sydney songwriter and musician, Holly Throsby, comes a compelling tale of a small community divided by secrets.
Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan’s hilarious debut novel, Crazy Rich Asians provides readers with great insight into the lavish lives of Singapore’s elite.
Interview With An Author: Zoje Stage
We chat with Zoje Stage about her debut novel, Baby Teeth.
High Fidelity – Staff Review
Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity is a brilliant story of love and music, set in the context of 1990s London.
Rebecca reviews the gripping debut novel from Australian author, Chris Hammer.
The Honourable Thief
Meaghan Wilson Anastasios
Archaeologist turned university lecturer, Meaghan Wilson Anastasios puts her expertise to use in her first solo novel.
Father’s Day Gift Suggestions – Our Favourite Autobiographies
Find the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day by checking out our favourite autobiographies!
The Rules of Seeing
The Rules of Seeing is an enjoyable, original debut about perceiving the world differently.
James Patterson and Candice Fox
Written in conjunction with award-winning Australian crime writer, Candice Fox, James Patterson returns with an enthralling sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Never Never.
Don’t Let Go
Don’t Let Go is the gripping new release from bestselling author of Fool Me Once and Home, and the creator of Netflix series, Safe.
The newest release from number one New York Times bestseller, Nora Roberts, is a terrific, multigenerational read.
Thrilling Reads: Top Picks
Check out our favourite crime and thriller novels!
Boy Swallows Universe
Injected with both melancholy and Australian humour, journalist Trent Dalton’s debut novel is a tale of brotherhood, unlikely friendships and a Christmas Day jail-break.
Aoife Clifford’s Second Sight is an enthralling read about small town mysteries.
Set in the years between World War I and II, War Cry is stellar novel from one of the world’s best historical fiction writers, Wilbur Smith.
Interview With An Author: Monica McInerney
We chat with bestselling author Monica McInerney about her new release, The Trip of a Lifetime.
Bangkok’s Top 5 Experiences
The experts at Lonely Planet give their top travel recommendations from Thailand’s vibrant capital city.
Stephen King and Owen King
Sleeping Beauties is a chilling tale from eminent author Stephen King, and his son Owen.
The Nowhere Child
Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, The Nowhere Child is a frenetic tale of trauma and memory.
Stephen King’s fans will love the bestselling author’s chilling and suspenseful new release.
Guest Feature: Pip Williams on Travelling With Children
Thinking about a family holiday? Pip Williams gives us the low-down on travelling with children.
Bri Lee’s courageous debut novel highlights the challenges associated with Australia’s legal system.
April in Paris, 1921
A charming debut novel that places a glamorous, Australian heroine in the epicentre of liberal, vibrant, 1920s Paris.
The President is Missing
Bill Clinton James Patterson
In the midst of an international crisis, the sitting US President disappears.
From award-winning author Gillian Flynn comes a disturbing thriller, soon to be a television series starring Amy Adams.
The Book Ninja
Ali Berg Michelle Kalus
Can a book fanatic broaden her literary horizons in the name of love? Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus’ new offering perfectly illustrates the challenges of modern-day dating.
The Rooster Bar
The Rooster Bar, from bestselling author John Grisham, is a thrilling, immersive pageturner.
Self-Development Feature: Break-Up Boss
Zoe Foster Blake
The newest release from bestselling author, Zoe Foster Blake, hopes to guide people through all the stages of their break-up.
A riveting domestic thriller about a family’s nightmare coming to life.
Full of flawed, narcissistic characters desperate to maintain their social standing, The Party demonstrates how quickly one’s life can change in the face of tragedy.
Interview With An Author: Tim Cahill
We chat with legendary Socceroo and national treasure Tim Cahill following the re-release of Legacy, as he prepares for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
Russia’s Top 5 Experiences
Check out Lonely Planet’s guide to Russia!
Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions
Find the perfect gift for Mum from our suggested reading list!
The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder
Sarah J Harris
The stunning debut adult novel from author and freelance education journalist, Sarah J Harris.
Set in Western Australia in the 1970s, Tim Winton’s Breath is a beautifully-written story about wild, adolescent behaviour.
Hunting El Chapo: Taking Down the World’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord
Andrew Hogan & Douglas Century
This is the untold story of the American federal agent who captured the world’s most-wanted drug-lord.
Into the Water
Into the Water is the gripping new release from bestselling author of The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins.
Self-Development Feature: New Power
Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms
A brilliant guide to navigating a world defined by the battle and balancing of old power and new power.
The Late Show
Los Angeles can be a dangerous city – never more so than in the dead of night.
You Me Everything
A gorgeous debut novel that is in turns heartbreaking and hopeful.
The Break, the newest release by bestselling novelist, Marian Keyes, is a warm, funny novel, full to the brim with Keyes’ signature Irish quirks.
The triumphant debut from singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Sally Seltmann.
Books To Make You Feel The Love
We’ve got royal wedding fever! Check out our list of books that make you feel the love.
The Inner Life of Animals
Wohlleben’s newest release is a fascinating read, giving great insight into the thoughts of animals.
The Lace Weaver
A magnificent historical fiction novel that highlights the value of love and friendship during wartime.
The scandalous conclusion to LS Hilton’s international bestselling Maestra trilogy!
The Lost Flowers of Alice Heart
Set against a beautiful Australian backdrop, The Lost Flowers of Alice is a brilliant debut novel that tugs at the heartstrings.
Charity Book: Terry’s Dumb Dot Story – A Treehouse Tale
Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
Grab a copy of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s cracking new book and support Save the Children Australia!
USA’s Top 5 Experiences
Check out Lonely Planet’s guide to USA!
Small Great Things
Small Great Things is a fascinating drama and undoubtedly a product of its time.
Best In Kids’ Books
Check out three of our favourite kids’ books!
A haunting, psychological thriller that brings readers into a nightmarish and paranoiac situation, questioning their own understanding of the truth.
Gaiman captivates readers by reviving iconic myths.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
An outstanding, clever and unputdownable debut, Gail Honeyman skillfully draws readers into the world of Eleanor Oliphant.
The Shepherd’s Hut
A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.
Best Reads for 5 Hours of Travel and Under
About to embark on a five hour flight and in need of some reading material? Check out our list of recommended books!
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden can identify her killer.
But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different person…
The Family Next Door
Do you ever really know your neighbours?
The safest suburbs often hold the deepest secrets.
The Pearler’s Wife
From the high seas to the deep seabed, from the latticed verandahs of Buccaneer Bay to the gambling dens in Asia Place, The Pearler’s Wife is a stunning debut, inspired by a small yet pivotal moment in Australian history.
Cormac Reilly is about to reopen the case that took him twenty years to forget … The most addictive crime fiction debut of 2018.
Before I Let You Go
Your sister needs you. But her child needs you more… A moving page-turner with a heart-pounding dilemma: Your sister or her baby. Who do you choose?
The Perfect Girlfriend
Karen Hamilton’s ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’ is a frightening depiction of unbridled obsession, for fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl.
The Year That Changed Everything
The brilliantly heartwarming and life-affirming new novel from bestselling author Cathy Kelly.
The Secrets She Keeps
THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS is a compelling psychological thriller that delves deeply into the psyche of the human mind, by internationally bestselling author Michael Robotham.
An immersive, non-fiction thriller informed by extraordinary research and vivid detail, Wolf Boys uncovers the dark truth about Mexico’s cartels and the tragic failure of the ‘war on drugs’.
Everything you thought you knew about Maestra…You don’t. Judith Rashleigh returns in the stunning thriller from the author of the worldwide bestseller, Maestra.
The third Lou Clark novel, following the number one international bestsellers Me Before You and After You.
The Husband’s Secret
The no. 1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Big Little Lies
“A staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable.” Mail on Sunday
The Barefoot Investor
This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette … and you’ll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week.
No Middle Name
The complete Jack Reacher short stories, published together for the first time, from the number one bestseller Lee Child.
The stunning third Orphan X thriller from No. 1 bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a welcome antidote to the ‘let’s-all-feel-good’ mindset that has infected modern society.
Unf*ck Your Finances
Learn to financially adult and become not just financially unf*cked…but financially well.
Two by Two
From the author of The Notebook and See Me comes a beautiful story of heartbreak, strength and unconditional love that will capture your heart.
The sensational new thriller from bestselling author John Grisham.
The Sunday Times ‘Thriller of the Month’, Mail on Sunday ‘Thriller of the Week’ and Sun ‘Best for Mystery-Lovers’.
The Girl Before
Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection . . . but can you pay the price?