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Japan

Lonely Planet

Check out Lonely Planet’s top recommendations for Japan!

Banking Bad

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson’s new book is for every person with a bank account.

Good Girl, Bad Girl

Michael Robotham

Good Girl, Bad Girl is the superb new thriller from bestselling crime author Michael Robotham.

Taking Tom Murray Home

Tim Slee

Slee’s novel is a moving novel about hope and the power of community.

The Art of Growing Up

John Marsden

From the bestselling author of the Tomorrow series comes a new release about growing up.

Death and Other Happy Endings

Melanie Cantor

Cantor’s Death and Other Happy Endings is a funny, thought-provoking debut novel.

Three Women

Lisa Taddeo

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!

Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell

Booker Prize-shortlisted cult sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas is a timeless tale of six interlocking lives.

Lies, Lies, Lies

Adele Parks

Adele Parks’ new novel explores the darkest corners of a relationship in freefall.

Backyard to Backpack

Evie Farrell

Backyard to Backpack is the inspiring true story of a single mum and daughter travelling the world.

The Botanist’s Daughter

Kayte Nunn

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 Dufty

Kate reviews classic science-fiction novel, The War of the Worlds.

Goodwood

Holly Throsby

From Sydney songwriter and musician, Holly Throsby, comes a compelling tale of a small community divided by secrets.

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

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.

Scrublands

Rebecca Varela

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

Joe Heap

The Rules of Seeing is an enjoyable, original debut about perceiving the world differently.

Fifty Fifty

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.