Best Summer Reads

Summer is here and holidays by the beach are around the corner. Looking for a book to get lost in? Look no further! The team from Book Face Port Central have shared their favourite summer reads.

Love Stories – Trent Dalton – Biography

A heartfelt, deep, wise and tingly tribute to the greatest thing we will never understand and the only thing we ever really need: love.

Devotion – Hannah Kent – Fiction 

A historical novel which focuses attention of the untold stories of women in far-flung places, where the natural and modern worlds exist in conflict and ancient and oral belief systems crash with reformed, modern ideologies.

Windswept & Interesting – Billy Connolly – Autobiography 

Comedy legend Billy Connolly reveals the truth behind his windswept and interesting life, which is both unforgettable and life-affirming.

Better Off Dead – Lee Child + Andrew Child – Fiction 

Jack Reacher returns in this pulse-pounding read from Lee and Andrew Child. Reacher never backs down from a problem. And he’s about to find a big one on a deserted Arizona road. Under the merciless desert sun, nothing is as it seems. 

Tomorrow Is a Brand New Day – Davina Bell – Children’s Picture Book 

A healing and uplifting tribute to learning and growing – to making mistakes and making amends.

Somebody’s Land – Adam Goodes – Children’s Picture Book 

An invitation to connect with First Nations culture, to acknowledge the hurt of the past, and to join together as one community with one precious history as old as time.

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy – Personal Develpopment

Enter the world of Charlie’s four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons. You’ll find Charlie’s most-loved illustrations and new ones, too. 

Apples Never Fall – Liane Moriarty – Fiction 

From the outside, the Delaneys appear to be an enviably contented family. But now Joy Delaney has disappeared and her children are re-examining their parents’ marriage and their family history with fresh, frightened eyes.

The Book of Hope – Jane Goodall – Science 

Legendary conservationist Jane Goodall draws on the wisdom of a lifetime dedicated to nature to teach us how to find strength in the fact of the climate crisis.

Ultimate Weekends Australia – Emma Shaw – Travel 

Now with the freedom to travel, this is the ultimate guide for the best weekend getaways across the continent.

Buy these titles and more at Book Face Port Central. Want more recommendations? Check out Cathy’s top picks.