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The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood

Now a major television series, Atwood’s powerful 1985 novel still bares relevance in the modern day.

Big Little Lies

Liane Moriarty

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

Dominic Smith’s novel is a mesmerising story about choices and their consequences.

Hong Kong

Lonely Planet

Check out Lonely Planet’s top five recommendations for Hong Kong!

Spinning Silver

Naomi Novik

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

Markus Zusak

From award-winning author Markus Zusak comes a beautifully-crafted novel about a young girl in wartime Germany. Now a major motion picture.

One Day

David Nicholls

David Nicholls’ bestselling novel One Day is a heartfelt decade-spanning love story about the importance of timing.

Wild Horses of the Summer Sun

Tory Bilski

Bilski’s debut is a spectacular story of friendship and adventure.

A Lifetime of Impossible Days

Tabitha Bird

Tabitha Bird’s stunning debut is a life-affirming novel about learning to forgive yourself.

The Outsider

Stephen King

Stephen King’s fans will love the bestselling author’s chilling and suspenseful new release.

Guest Feature: Pip Williams on Travelling With Children

Pip Williams

Thinking about a family holiday? Pip Williams gives us the low-down on travelling with children.

Eggshell Skull

Bri Lee

Bri Lee’s courageous debut novel highlights the challenges associated with Australia’s legal system.

April in Paris, 1921

Tessa Lunney

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.

Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn

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

John Grisham

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.

Our House

Louise Candlish

A riveting domestic thriller about a family’s nightmare coming to life.

The Party

Robyn Harding

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

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

Lonely Planet

Check out Lonely Planet’s guide to Russia!