Anti-Christmas reads for Grinches

Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses

Kurt Andersen

Largely out of sight, they rapidly built and funded a new empire of think tanks and academic institutions and professional organisations, lobbying and political groups, using them to transform politics, media, finance, the legal...

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Mother for Dinner

Mother for Dinner

Shalom Auslander

A novel of identity, tribalism, and mothers: an outrageously tasty comedy.

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 Read reviewA Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

Jessie Tu

A finalist for the 2020 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, this is a dazzling and original debut from a young writer with a fierce, intelligent and audacious voice.  

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 Read reviewEarthlings

Earthlings

Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori

Natsuki isn't like the other girls. She has a wand and a transformation mirror. She might be a witch, or an alien from another planet. Together with her cousin Yuu, Natsuki spends her summers in the wild mountains of Nagano,...

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 Read reviewJillian

Jillian

Halle Butler

From the author of the The New Me, comes a subversive, hilarious portrait of two colleagues, each more like the other than they would care to admit.

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 Read reviewThe Abstainer

The Abstainer

Ian McGuire

From the widely acclaimed author of The North Water comes an epic story of revenge and obsession set in 19th century Manchester

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Red Pill

Red Pill

Hari Kunzru

When a Brooklyn writer leaves behind his young family to take up the offer of a three month residency at the Deuter Centre on the shore of Berlin's Lake Wannsee, he arrives with romantic dreams of days devoted to total artistic...

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The Haunting of Alma Fielding

The Haunting of Alma Fielding

Kate Summerscale

London, 1938. Alma Fielding, an ordinary young woman, begins to experience supernatural events in her suburban home.

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Factory 19

Factory 19

Dennis Glover

They tell us that human happiness lies only in the future. But what if it really lies in the past?   

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 Read reviewThe Living Sea of Waking Dreams

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

Richard Flanagan

An ember storm of a novel, this is Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan at his most moving - and astonishing - best.     

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Death in Her Hands

Death in Her Hands

Ottessa Moshfegh

From the Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen, a novel of haunting metaphysical suspense While on her daily walk with her dog in the nearby woods, our protagonist comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the...

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Toto Among the Murderers

Toto Among the Murderers

Sally J Morgan

An atmospheric debut novel set in 1970s Leeds and Sheffield when attacks on women punctuated the news.    

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Rooted: An Australian history of bad language

Rooted: An Australian history of bad language

Dr Amanda Laugesen

From the defiant curses of the convicts and bullock drivers to the humour of Kath and Kim, Amanda Laugesen, director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre, takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of...

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Pine: The spine-chilling Sunday Times bestseller

Pine: The spine-chilling Sunday Times bestseller

Francine Toon

Lauren and her father Niall live alone in the Highlands, in a small village surrounded by pine forest. In the shadow of the Highland forest, Francine Toon captures the wildness of rural childhood and the intensity of...

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