Our favourite books of 2017 (so far)

Jean Harley was Here

Jean Harley was Here

Heather Taylor Johnson

Jean Harley Was Here is a touching and original exploration of love, relationships, and the ways in which we need each other.

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 Read reviewThe Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Arundhati Roy

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 Read reviewA Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

Bernadette Brennan

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.

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 Read reviewGravity Well

Gravity Well

Melanie Joosten

A heartrending portrait of how we rebuild when the worst has happened.

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 Read reviewAn Uncertain Grace

An Uncertain Grace

Krissy Kneen

From one of Australia's most daring literary voices, An Uncertain Grace is a moving, insightful and imaginative exploration of gender and sexual politics.

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Goodbye, Vitamin

Goodbye, Vitamin

Rachel Khong

Combining the pithy observation of Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation and the broken-hearted compassion of Miriam Toews' All My Puny Sorrows - an original, funny and tender novel, published by Scribner, about a family dealing...

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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Bill Hayes

A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks.

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The Power

The Power

Naomi Alderman

The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality while exposing our own world.

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 Read reviewCrazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

Thwarted love, scheming snobs, obscene wealth and haute couture - it's all here in a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich. An absolutely wicked treat!

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Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, Book 1)

Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, Book 1)

Alison Goodman

A tantalising new trilogy set in Regency London from the award-winning author of Eon and Eona. Against a backdrop of whispered secrets in St James's Palace, soirees with Lord Byron and morning calls from Beau Brummell, Lady...

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Triangle

Triangle

Jon Klassen, Mac Barnett

Multi-award-winning, bestselling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen conspire again on a slyly funny tale about some very sneaky shapes.

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Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze

Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze

Charlotte Jansen, Zing Tsjeng

Girl on Girl looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art.

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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

Thi Bui

An intimate and moving portrait of one family's journey from their war-torn home in Vietnam to new lives in America

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 Read reviewLincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War.

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Wimmera

Wimmera

Mark Brandi

In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends. Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of.....

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 Read reviewMy Absolute Darling

My Absolute Darling

Gabriel Tallent

A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul.

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Hot Milk

Hot Milk

Deborah Levy

Explores the violently primal bond between mother and daughter. Examining female rage and sexuality, this novel explores the strange and monstrous nature of motherhood, testing the bonds of parent and child to breaking point.

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The Student

The Student

Iain Ryan

A high-paced, hardboiled regional noir: fresh, gritty, unnerving, with a stark and lonely beauty.

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 Read reviewStandard Deviation

Standard Deviation

Katherine Heiny

'Standard Deviation is a marvel' Kate Atkinson, author of Life After Life A rueful, funny examination of love, marriage, infidelity, and origami. Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, this sensational debut will...

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Chloe Snow's Diary: Confessions of a High School Disaster

Chloe Snow’s Diary: Confessions of a High School Disaster

Emma Chastain

Welcome to the disastrous life of American high-schooler, Chloe Snow. Told in hilarous, heart-warming and awkwardly honest diary entries, this is Bridget Jones's Diary for a new generation.

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 Read reviewOne Of Us Is Lying

One Of Us Is Lying

Karen M. McManus

Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive.

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 Read reviewThe Secret Science of Magic

The Secret Science of Magic

Melissa Keil

Sophia is smart, like genius-calculator-brain smart. But there are some things no amount of genius can prepare you for, and the messiness of real life is one of them. When everything she knows is falling apart, how can she crack...

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Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Rutger Bregman

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling...

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 Read reviewDo Not Lick This Book

Do Not Lick This Book

Idan Ben-Barak, Julian Frost

A brilliantly simple, funny, interactive picture book that introduces children to the strange, unseen world of microbes all around them by the award-winning author of Small Wonders and the animator of the insanely successful video...

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 Read reviewWords in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue

Cath Crowley

This is a love story. It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. It's the story of how we leave our histories in the things we love - like books.

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The Barefoot Investor (2019 updated edition)

The Barefoot Investor (2019 updated edition)

Scott Pape

The Barefoot Investor is the only money guide you'll ever need. This is the 2017 updated edition, complete with new information. 

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 Special priceThe Mothers

The Mothers

Brit Bennett

Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.

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 Read reviewThe Animators

The Animators

Kayla Rae Whitaker

From age eighteen on, I had a partner, a kindred spirit. I had a friend. Someone bound and determined to keep me from the worst in myself.

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 Read reviewUniversal Harvester

Universal Harvester

John Darnielle

From the author of the acclaimed Wolf in White Van comes a horror-infused thriller set in a tiny Midwestern town.

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Marlena

Marlena

Julie Buntin

An electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss; the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life, and define the other's for decades.

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The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial

The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial

Maggie Nelson

In 1969, Jane Mixer, a first-year law student at the University of Michigan, posted a note on a student noticeboard to share a lift back to her hometown of Muskegon for spring break. She never made it: she was brutally murdered,...

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 Special price Read reviewNo Way! Okay, Fine: A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings

No Way! Okay, Fine: A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings

Brodie Lancaster

No Way! Okay, Fine. is a memoir about pop culture, pop music, feminism and feelings from freelance journalist and editor Brodie Lancaster. Shortlisted for the Richell Prize 2015.

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Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty's latest New York Times no.1 bestseller following The Husband's Secret.

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 Read reviewUnder the Love Umbrella

Under the Love Umbrella

Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys

From this award-winning creative duo comes a stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that love can bring - wherever we roam in the big, wild world.  

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Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1)

Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1)

James S. A. Corey

The first book of the Expanse series - a fast-paced and thoroughly gripping space adventure. 

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 Read reviewOur Chemical Hearts

Our Chemical Hearts

Krystal Sutherland

John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again.

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Quarterly Essay 65: The White Queen - One Nation and the Politics of Race

Quarterly Essay 65: The White Queen - One Nation and the Politics of Race

David Marr

Most Australians despise what Pauline Hanson stands for, yet politics in this country is now orbiting around One Nation.

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 Read reviewAnna

Anna

Niccolo Ammaniti, Jonathan Hunt

The extraordinary new dystopian novel from the author of the international bestseller I'm Not Scared

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The Blood Miracles

The Blood Miracles

Lisa McInerney

The second novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious Heresies

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Exit West

Exit West

Mohsin Hamid

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Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann

A masterpiece of narrative non-fiction, set around an American crime and the birth of the FBI, a thrilling investigative account of a forgotten moment in history.

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Vision In White: Number 1 in series

Vision In White: Number 1 in series

Nora Roberts

The first book in a brand new Wedding Quartet from Nora Roberts. A wedding a week doesn't guarantee you romance . . .

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