Best Books for Summer

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


Inside The Tiger

We love celebrating a local author! This is the powerful and award-winning debut by Port Macquarie based author, Hayley Lawrence. Schoolgirl Bel starts writing to a Death Row prisoner in Thailand (just a year older than she is) and finds herself falling in love. Lawrence delves into a confronting topic and one not often addressed in fiction. The novel is aimed at young adults but is getting rave reviews from readers of all ages.

Nine Perfect Strangers

The newest release from Liane Moriarty tells the tale of nine strangers who gather at a health retreat. Under the direction of Russian wellness guru, Masha, the guests are there to reboot their lives. To say the woman-in-charge opts for an unconventional approach with her guests would be an understatement! Following the runaway success of Moriarty’s Big Little Lies on the small screen, Nicole Kidman has already snapped up the rights to Nine Perfect Strangers.


For those readers who enjoy crime fiction, we recommend Krissy Kneen’s new novel about a woman whose partner disappears. With the dark Tasmanian wilderness as a backdrop, this book is part ghost story, part romance and part thriller.

So Much Life Left Over

The second in a trilogy by Louis De Bernières, this book follows on from The Dust that Falls from Dreams. The story centres on the troubled marriage between Dan and Rosie as they navigate the unsettled time between the World Wars. It has been described as ‘evocative and emotionally charged.’


The Barefoot Investor For Families

Following the runaway success of The Barefoot Investor, Scott Pape turns his attention to simple and practical money matters for families with everything from the money milestones kids should know before leaving home to tailor-made lessons for different age groups – all part of the author’s mission to make kids financially strong.

Milk Of Paradise

Acclaimed cultural historian Lucy Inglis offers an extraordinary insight into the history of opium – one of the most dangerous and profitable plants in the world. The author has drawn on a wide range of sources and trade, war, corruption, crime, medicine and humanity all come into play.

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