Top 10 Summer Reads
Here are Book Face’s Top 10 Summer Reads to enjoy over the holidays, and even better with Jo’s coffee and cake!
1. Force of Nature, Jane Harper
Second hotly anticipated novel from this emerging Australian author. What happened to Alice Russell? Five women go into the bush but only four come out. A terrific suspenseful novel, it’s a great read for everyone and making waves around the world.
2. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, Jessica Townsend
Morrigan Crow is cursed, born on an unlucky day she’s blamed for all the local misfortunes. A breathtakingly beautiful debut by Australian Author Jessica Townsend. Ages 8+. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter.
3. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo
A reinvention of fairy tales, inspiring children with the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth 1st to Serena Williams. A book for bedtime and beyond.
4. The Secrets She Keeps, Michael Robotham
Two vastly different women both with a secret that could destroy all they hold dear. A compelling psychological thriller that delves deeply into the psyche of the human mind, by Internationally bestselling Australian author.
5. Wednesdays with Bob, Derek Rielly
On Wednesdays Robert Hawke, our 23rd and oldest living prime minister, would invite Derek into his home to share cigars and irreverent conversation. The result is an extraordinary portrayal of a beloved Australia – strange, funny and uniquely personal.
6. Little Secrets, Anna Snoekstra
Another fantastic Australian author, “what happens when ambition trumps the truth – an arsonist is on the loose”. Full of twists and turns, this dark examination of human nature is a fast-paced thriller set in small town Australia.
7. First Person, Richard Flanagan
Australian award winning author, by turns compelling, comic and chilling. First person is a haunting journey into the heart of our age.
8. Sweet, Ottolenghi
His stunning new baking and desserts cookbook. Fresh evocative ingredients, exotic spices and complex flavourings. Features 110 innovative recipes. A must for all baking fans.
9. 110 Best Australian albums, Toby Creswell
The best Australian albums for the past 60 years, placing each album in order and discusses why each album deserves its place. Tells the story behind the making and the impact the album made on the local and world stage. Interviews with artists and those involved in the record making processes.
10. The Horner, Jeff Horn
His journey from bullied schoolboy to world champion, written with award winning author Grantlee Kieza. His story proves that anything is possible if you never give up.