Our favourite books of 2020 (so far)

 Read reviewWeather

Weather

Jenny Offill

From the author of Dept. of Speculation, a dazzling and deadpan new novel about hope and despair, fear and comfort as it plays out in these times of environmental and political turbulence.

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 Read reviewIn the Dream House

In the Dream House

Carmen Maria Machado

In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing experience with a charismatic but volatile woman, this is a bold dissection of...

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Throat

Throat

Ellen van Neerven

Throat is the explosive second poetry collection from award-winning Mununjali Yugambeh writer Ellen van Neerven.

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 Read reviewIndelicacy

Indelicacy

Amina Cain

A ghostly feminist fable, Amina Cain's Indelicacy is the story of a woman navigating between gender and class roles to empower herself and fulfill her dreams.

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 Read reviewThe Animals in That Country

The Animals in That Country

Laura Jean McKay

Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks.

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 Read reviewBlueberries

Blueberries

Ellena Savage

A stimulating combination of memoir, essay, poetry, confession and critique, Blueberries is a powerful and revealing collection from a rising star in Australian creative non-fiction.   

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 Read reviewA Couple of Things Before the End: Stories

A Couple of Things Before the End: Stories

Sean O'Beirne

This brilliant collection mixes the storytelling originality of George Saunders and Lydia Davis with a sensibility all its own, taking the reader on an extraordinary tour of old and new Australia - and into a very frightening...

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 Read reviewThe Adversary

The Adversary

Ronnie Scott

A story about sexuality, the ache of friendship and love, and sticky summers at the pool, this exhilarating debut novel captures the heartbeat of one transformative summer where alliances are made and broken.

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 Special priceSmart Ovens for Lonely People

Smart Ovens for Lonely People

Elizabeth Tan

Conspiracies, memes, and therapies of various efficacy underpin this beguiling short-story collection from Elizabeth Tan.

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 Read reviewThe Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mothers, a powerful new novel about the parallel lives of estranged twin sisters who choose to live in two very different worlds - one black and one white.     ...

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 Read reviewSquare Haunting

Square Haunting

Francesca Wade

An enticing exploration of hidden interwar London from a prize-winning young biographer writing in the vein of Jenny Uglow.

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The Yellow House

The Yellow House

Sarah M. Broom

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir of home and family, from a stunning new talent, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans.     

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All Who Live On Islands

All Who Live On Islands

Rose Lu

All Who Live on Islands introduces a bold new voice in New Zealand literature.    

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 Read reviewThe Mother Fault

The Mother Fault

Kate Mildenhall

Mim's husband is missing. No one knows where Ben is, but everyone wants to find him - especially The Department. And they should know, the all-seeing government body has fitted the entire population with a universal tracking chip...

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 Read reviewKim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Cho Nam-Joo, Jamie Chang

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is the South Korean sensation that has got the whole world talking. The life story of one young woman born at the end of the twentieth century raises questions about endemic misogyny and institutional...

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 Read reviewThe Better Liar

The Better Liar

Tanen Jones

A stunning literary thriller from a talented debut author, Tanen Jones. If you loved Gone Girl or The Girls, you will love The Better Liar

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 Read reviewHe Started It

He Started It

Samantha Downing

The bestselling author of My Lovely Wife takes on the most fraught domestic relationship of them all: sibling rivalry.

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The Shapeless Unease

The Shapeless Unease

Samantha Harvey

A poignant, urgent memoir about insomnia from the acclaimed author of The Western Wind.    

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Actress

Anne Enright

From the Booker-winning Irish author, a brilliant and moving novel about fame, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truths.    

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Will and Testament

Will and Testament

Vigdis Hjorth, Charlotte Barslund

A provocative bestseller from one of Norway's most highly-regarded novelists.   

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Swimming in the Dark

Swimming in the Dark

Tomasz Jedrowski

Swimming in the Dark is an unforgettable debut about youth, love, and loss - and the sacrifices we make to live lives with meaning.

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Less

Less

Andrew Sean Greer

A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, Less is the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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Excellent Women

Excellent Women

Barbara Pym

Mildred Lathbury is one of those excellent women who is often taken for granted. She is a godsend, capable of dealing with most of the stock situations of life - birth, marriage, death, the successful jumble...

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Ghost Wall

Ghost Wall

Sarah Moss

Teenage Silvie and her parents are living in a hut in Northumberland as an exercise in experimental archaeology. Her father is a difficult man, obsessed with imagining and enacting the harshness of Iron Age life. Haunting Silvie's...

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Nothing to See Here

Nothing to See Here

Kevin Wilson

A heartwarming and blisteringly funny tale of family, friendship and fire, from award-winning American writer Kevin Wilson.

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Ghost Bird

Ghost Bird

Lisa Fuller

An intriguing and gripping young adult novel by the winner of the David Unaipon award.   

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Please Don't Hug Me

Please Don’t Hug Me

Kay Kerr

A funny-serious own-voices story about what happens when you stop trying to be the person other people expect you to be and give yourself a go.

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 Read reviewHow to Grow a Family Tree

How to Grow a Family Tree

Henry Jones

From the author of P is for Pearl comes a heart-warming book about family, friendship and what home can mean.

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 Read reviewLoner

Loner

Georgina Young

A sharp and unlikely coming-of-age debut novel from Australia's Sally Rooney.     

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Emergency Contact

Emergency Contact

Mary H. K. Choi

After a chance encounter, Penny and Sam become each other's emergency contacts and find themselves falling in love digitally, without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other --

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 Read reviewThe End of the World Is Bigger than Love

The End of the World Is Bigger than Love

Davina Bell

A breathtakingly original novel about love and destruction, from an award-winning Australian children's author.

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 Read reviewLanding with Wings

Landing with Wings

Trace Balla

Miri's been on the move and now she's finding her feet, her freedom, her community and her home, treading lightly all the way.

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 Read reviewThe Year the Maps Changed

The Year the Maps Changed

Danielle Binks

One extraordinary year will change them all...

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Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Philip Bunting

Am I my body? Am I my mind? Who am I? Take a trip into deepest inner space to answer one of life's biggest questions. This is a book for anyone who has ever paused to wonder exactly who is wondering.

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 Read reviewYour Birthday Was the BEST!

Your Birthday Was the BEST!

Maggie Hutchings, Felicita Sala

From the author of the best-selling MERMAID! and UNICORN! and one of the world's hottest new picture-book illustrators comes the story of a plucky young cockroach who gate-crashes a birthday party - with hilarious results.

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Cat Ladies

Cat Ladies

Susi Schaefer

This witty picture book explores the loving bond between cats and their humans    

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Azaria: A True History

Azaria: A True History

Maree Coote

A modern day fairy tale, cautionary and unforgettable. Essential reading for students of history and the law, young and old.

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Backyard Birds

Backyard Birds

Helen Milroy

What colourful birds are in our backyards? From laughing kookaburras and prancing mudlarks to dancing willy wagtails and hungry galahs, this picture book is a vibrant adventure discovering the native birds around us.

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I Can Be Anything

I Can Be Anything

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A pre-bedtime game of charades full of silliness and surprises that will delight kids and parents alike.

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