Best Books for Spring

The team from Book Face Port Macquarie share their favourite reads for the season.


The Nowhere Child

The debut novel from Australian author, Christian White represents a new voice in crime fiction. This is a tale of trauma, cult, conspiracy and memory.

Second Sight

More home-grown talent in the crime fiction genre. This, the second novel by Aoife Clifford is described as a taut and thrilling read. Written across two timelines it will keep readers guessing until the very end.

Boy Swallows Universe

There is high praise for this book by Walkley-winning journalist Trent Dalton. Set in Brisbane in the 80s, the novel is described as a story of “brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships.”

The World’s Worst Children 3

The latest collection of stories of beastly boys and ghastly girls from British comedian, actor and author David Walliams.


This is the latest book from award-wining Aussie author and illustrator Shaun Tan. As the title suggests, a suitwearing insect is at the heart of this picture book about an unappreciated cicada and the drudgery of office life. The book has a rich subtext with themes of migrant workers and workplace bullying and is recommended for children and adults alike.


Eggshell Skull

A powerful, brave and compelling memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back. Eggshell Skull tells of Bri Lee’s journey through the legal system from one side of the courtroom, as a judge’s associate, to the other just two years later as a complainant telling her own harrowing story.

All of the above titles including Empty are available at Book Face Store and Café at Port Central.
Phone 6584 6001