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Looking for something new to read? Peruse our list of highly recommended, great reads that have featured on retailers’ bestsellers lists, top ten book lists and been reviewed across local and international newspapers, magazines, journals, websites and blogs. From bestsellers to classics to new releases, you’re sure to find a new ‘must-read’ book here.

Book Cover:  Crawf's Kick it to Nick : The Cursed Cup
Ben 10 meets Specky Magee! Kick it to Nick is a fast-paced and action-filled series with all the fantastic footy action you'd expect from Shane Crawford. Book one in an eight book series.
Ben 10 meets Specky Magee! Kick it to Nick is a fast-paced and action-filled series with all the fantastic footy action you'd expect from Shane Crawford. Book one in an eight book series.
Published: 26/03/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143307846
RRP: $9.99
Book Cover:  Skeletons
Jen has discovered a secret. It's not hers to share, but is it hers to keep?
Jen has discovered a secret. It's not hers to share, but is it hers to keep?
Published: 26/03/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780718156305
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Flash Boys: Cracking the Money Code
If you thought Wall  Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again.  That world is dead.
If you thought Wall  Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again.  That world is dead.
Published: 31/03/2014
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780241003633
RRP: $39.99
Book Cover: The Night Guest
The debut of a major Australian writer, The Night Guest is a mesmerising novel about trust, love, dependence, and the fear that the things you think you know may become the things you're least sure about.
The debut of a major Australian writer, The Night Guest is a mesmerising novel about trust, love, dependence, and the fear that the things you think you know may become the things you're least sure about.
Published: 21/08/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781926428550
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Madness: a Memoir
I've lived with acute psychosis and depression for the best part of twenty years.  This is the story of my journey from chaos to balance, and from limbo to meaning.
I've lived with acute psychosis and depression for the best part of twenty years.  This is the story of my journey from chaos to balance, and from limbo to meaning.
Published: 26/02/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143571391
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover:  Thinking, Fast and Slow

Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face?
Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch?
Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent?



Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face?
Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch?
Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent?



Published: 02/07/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141033570
RRP: $22.95
Book Cover: The Circle
By Eggers Dave
The Circle runs everything - all your internet activity in one easy, safe and visible place.  No wonder it is now the world's most powerful and influential company.  So when Mae Holland lands a job at its glittering California campus, she knows, she's made it.
The Circle runs everything - all your internet activity in one easy, safe and visible place.  No wonder it is now the world's most powerful and influential company.  So when Mae Holland lands a job at its glittering California campus, she knows, she's made it.
Published: 26/03/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241146507
RRP: $22.99
Book Cover:  Therese Raquin
In a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Therese Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. The numbing tedium of her life is suddenly shattered when she embarks on a turbulent affair with her husband's earthy friend Laurent, but their animal passion for each other soon compels the lovers to commit a crime that will haunt them forever. Therese Raquin caused...
In a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Therese Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. The numbing tedium of her life is suddenly shattered when she...
Published: 25/10/2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140449440
RRP: $9.95
Book Cover: A Rough Ride to the Future
The contribution of human beings to our planet is, Lovelock contends, similar to that of the early photosynthesisers around 3.4 billion years ago, which made the Earth's atmosphere what it was until very recently.
The contribution of human beings to our planet is, Lovelock contends, similar to that of the early photosynthesisers around 3.4 billion years ago, which made the Earth's atmosphere what it was until very recently.
Published: 07/04/2014
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780241004760
RRP: $35.00
Book Cover: The News: A User's Manual
De Botton has written the ultimate manual for our news-addicted age, one sure to bring calm, understanding and a measure of sanity to our daily (and sometimes even hourly) interactions with the news machine.
De Botton has written the ultimate manual for our news-addicted age, one sure to bring calm, understanding and a measure of sanity to our daily (and sometimes even hourly) interactions with the news machine.
Published: 29/01/2014
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780241146477
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Organic Gardening in Australia
By Pears Pauline Ed.

Organic Gardening in Australia  is an essential reference, now in a compact paperback, for all gardeners committed to a natural, safe and healthy approach. The book sets out organic guidelines, together with advice on where to begin, whether you're a novice or experienced gardener.

Organic Gardening in Australia  is an essential reference, now in a compact paperback, for all gardeners committed to a natural, safe and healthy approach. The book sets out organic guidelines, together...

Published: 26/03/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781740339599
RRP: $35.00
Book Cover:  East of Eden
Set in the rich farmland of Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families – the Trasks and the Hamiltons – whose generations helplessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery...
Set in the rich farmland of Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families – the Trasks and the Hamiltons – whose generations...
Published: 27/10/2003
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141185071
RRP: $22.95
Book Cover:  Beams Falling
Beams Falling is the brilliantly compelling and gritty second novel by the rising star of Australian crime writing. A portrait of our recent past, it's also a compulsive and utterly authentic insight into the way both cops and criminals work.
Beams Falling is the brilliantly compelling and gritty second novel by the rising star of Australian crime writing. A portrait of our recent past, it's also a compulsive and utterly authentic insight into the way both cops and criminals work.
Published: 26/02/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670074525
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover: The Simple Life: Penguin Specials
This is the story of her journey and the lessons she has learned along the way. Rhonda relates why she wanted to change her lifestyle, what simple living means to her, and offers guidance to those thinking about taking the same path.
This is the story of her journey and the lessons she has learned along the way. Rhonda relates why she wanted to change her lifestyle, what simple living means to her, and offers guidance to those thinking about taking the same path.
Published: 26/03/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143571810
RRP: $9.99
Book Cover:  Little Failure: A Memoir
Gary Shteyngart's loving but mismatched parents dreamed that he would become a lawyer, or at least an accountant, something their distracted son was simply not cut out to do.
Gary Shteyngart's loving but mismatched parents dreamed that he would become a lawyer, or at least an accountant, something their distracted son was simply not cut out to do.
Published: 20/01/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241146682
RRP: $32.99
Book Cover:  Save with Jamie: Shop smart, cook clever, waste less
Save with Jamie: Shop smart, cook clever, waste less. 120 tasty money saving meals from Jamie Oliver.
Save with Jamie: Shop smart, cook clever, waste less. 120 tasty money saving meals from Jamie Oliver.
Published: 05/09/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780718158149
RRP: $49.99
Book Cover: The Baker IDI Blood Pressure Diet and Lifestyle Plan
The Baker IDI Blood Pressure Diet and Lifestyle Plan will help you manage your blood pressure and take control of your health. 
The Baker IDI Blood Pressure Diet and Lifestyle Plan will help you manage your blood pressure and take control of your health. 
Published: 26/02/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567639
RRP: $35.00
Book Cover:  Survivor
Lesley Pearse returns with Survivor, the stunning third instalment in the Belle series.
Lesley Pearse returns with Survivor, the stunning third instalment in the Belle series.
Published: 29/01/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780718159061
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle For Global Justice
Cautiously optimistic about ending impunity, but unsparingly critical of diplomats, politicians, lawyers and others who evade international rules, this book will provide further guidance to a movement which aims to make justice predominant in world affairs.
Cautiously optimistic about ending impunity, but unsparingly critical of diplomats, politicians, lawyers and others who evade international rules, this book will provide further guidance to a movement which aims to make justice predominant in world affairs.
Published: 29/11/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141974835
RRP: $26.99
Book Cover:  Tigerfish
A novel of confrontation, loyalty and love from David Metzenthen, the award-winning and bestselling author of Jarvis 24, Boys of Blood and Bone and Black Water.
A novel of confrontation, loyalty and love from David Metzenthen, the award-winning and bestselling author of Jarvis 24, Boys of Blood and Bone and Black Water.
Published: 29/01/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143568421
RRP: $17.99
Book Cover:  This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl
Diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of twelve, Esther (Persian for 'Star') Earl was an exceptionally bright and talented - but very normal - teenager. 
Diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of twelve, Esther (Persian for 'Star') Earl was an exceptionally bright and talented - but very normal - teenager. 
Published: 29/01/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141354033
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover:  Wildwood Imperium
The third book in the Wildwood Chronicles is a rich, moving, and dazzling story, by turns funny and profound. Both Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis are at the height of their gifts with Wildwood Imperium.
The third book in the Wildwood Chronicles is a rich, moving, and dazzling story, by turns funny and profound. Both Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis are at the height of their gifts with Wildwood Imperium.
Published: 26/02/2014
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670075171
RRP: $22.99
Book Cover:  End of the Road: Penguin Specials
Gideon Haigh on why we have the car industry we do, why it is in trouble, and what the debate over its future tells us about Australia today
Gideon Haigh on why we have the car industry we do, why it is in trouble, and what the debate over its future tells us about Australia today
Published: 21/08/2013
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781743483510
Price: $3.99
Book Cover:  Murder in Mississippi
Murder in Mississippi is a brilliantly innovative true-crime story. Taking us places only he can, Safran paints an engrossing, revealing portrait of a dead man, his murderer, the place they lived and the process of trying to find out the truth about anything.
Murder in Mississippi is a brilliantly innovative true-crime story. Taking us places only he can, Safran paints an engrossing, revealing portrait of a dead man, his murderer, the place they lived and the process of trying to find out the truth about anything.
Published: 25/09/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781926428468
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Eyrie
The highly anticipated new novel from Tim Winton, Eyrie is a heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times – funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting.
The highly anticipated new novel from Tim Winton, Eyrie is a heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times – funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting.
Published: 14/10/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781926428536
RRP: $45.00
Book Cover:  Kissed by the Moon
Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.
Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.
Published: 25/09/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670076758
RRP: $19.99
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Book Cover: The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns) is a teen romance with a twist, exploring the tragic business of being alive and in love. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw - The Fault in Our Stars is perfect for young adults and adults alike.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns) is a teen romance with a twist, exploring the tragic business of being alive and in love. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw - The Fault in Our Stars is perfect for young adults and adults alike.
Published: 11/01/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567592
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover:  Yours Truly: Women of Letters
Collected here for the first time, these dispatches from Australia's favourite people are warm, wonderful and astoundingly honest.
Collected here for the first time, these dispatches from Australia's favourite people are warm, wonderful and astoundingly honest.
Published: 20/11/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670077298
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Get Real!: Inspiring Stories and lessons from the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation revolution
The Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation has already helped Australians lose over 700,000 kilos!
The Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation has already helped Australians lose over 700,000 kilos!
Published: 20/11/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570745
RRP: $24.99
Book Cover: The Weight Escape: Stop fad dieting, start losing weight and reshape    your life using cutting-edge psychology
Using the psychological science of ACT – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Dr Russ Harris, medical doctor and author of The Happiness Trap, psychological practitioner Ann Bailey and scientist Joseph Ciarrochi will help you make the lasting changes you want.
Using the psychological science of ACT – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Dr Russ Harris, medical doctor and author of The Happiness Trap, psychological practitioner Ann Bailey and scientist Joseph Ciarrochi will help you make the lasting changes you want.
Published: 02/01/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670078011
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover: A Long Way Home
A Long Way Home is a moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope.
A Long Way Home is a moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope.
Published: 24/06/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670077045
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  All That I Am
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567516
RRP: $22.95
Book Cover:  Cloudstreet
Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognised as one of the greatest works of Australian literature, Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday.
Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognised as one of the greatest works of Australian literature, Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday.
Published: 05/01/1998
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140273984
RRP: $26.95
Book Cover: The Power of One

First with your head and then with your heart …

To Peekay, a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world, this is a piece of advice that he will carry with him throughout his life.

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay...

First with your head and then with your heart …

To Peekay, a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world, this is a piece of advice that he will carry with him throughout...

Published: 05/06/2006
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143004554
RRP: $24.95
Book Cover: The House of Memories
From the bestselling author of Lola's Secret comes an exquisitely moving family story about forgiveness and learning to love again.\r\n \r\n 
From the bestselling author of Lola's Secret comes an exquisitely moving family story about forgiveness and learning to love again.\r\n \r\n 
Published: 26/09/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921518645
RRP: $29.99

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17 Apr 2014
Over two years after its release The Fault in Our Stars becomes the No. 1 selling book in Australia
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green today reached number one on the Nielsen BookScan charts, more than two years after its initial publication.Launched on January 12, 2012 in Australia, it has steadily climbed the BookScan charts, now having sold over 147,000 copies locally. Internationally, the book has over a million copies in print and has been adapted into over twenty languages. It has been a New York Times, USA Today and Amazon bestseller.

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