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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: The Brothers Quibble
Spalding Quibble ruled the roost. He shared it with no other. But then his parents introduced a brand new baby brother.
Spalding Quibble ruled the roost. He shared it with no other. But then his parents introduced a brand new baby brother.
Published: 26/02/2014
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670076000
RRP: $24.99
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
What follows is a heart-stopping, funny, exhilarating and haunting. Eyrie asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.\r\n 
What follows is a heart-stopping, funny, exhilarating and haunting. Eyrie asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.\r\n 
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143571346
RRP: $22.99
Book Cover:  Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help.
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help.
Published: 18/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241146927
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Men and Women of Australia!: Our Greatest Modern Speeches
An anthology of Australia's greatest speeches since Federation, compiled by Rhodes Scholar, speechmaker and former prime ministerial adviser Michael Fullilove.
An anthology of Australia's greatest speeches since Federation, compiled by Rhodes Scholar, speechmaker and former prime ministerial adviser Michael Fullilove.
Published: 23/07/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670075737
RRP: $32.99
Book Cover: A Morbid Habit
A midnight delivery. A sole eyewitness. No loose ends.
A midnight delivery. A sole eyewitness. No loose ends.
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143799665
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Once a Month Cooking
Want to take the stress out of feeding your family?
Want to take the stress out of feeding your family?
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143799689
RRP: $24.99
Book Cover:  So It's Cancer: Now What?
So it's Cancer: Now What? Is a practical, comprehensive guide to what to do when cancer enters your life, by medical oncologist and award-winning author Ranjana Srivastava. 
So it's Cancer: Now What? Is a practical, comprehensive guide to what to do when cancer enters your life, by medical oncologist and award-winning author Ranjana Srivastava. 
Published: 23/07/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670077953
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Only the Animals
From award-winning novelist Ceridwen Dovey, a collection of short stories as innovative and beautifully written as Nam Le's The Boat.
From award-winning novelist Ceridwen Dovey, a collection of short stories as innovative and beautifully written as Nam Le's The Boat.
Published: 23/04/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781926428581
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover: The Feel-Good Hit of the Year: A Memoir
Hilarious, compelling and sometimes heartbreaking, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year is a memoir about family, addiction and learning how to live with yourself, from a sharp and original new Australian voice.
Hilarious, compelling and sometimes heartbreaking, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year is a memoir about family, addiction and learning how to live with yourself, from a sharp and original new Australian voice.
Published: 15/05/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670077557
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  What Came Before
Dark, atmospheric and gripping, What Came Before is a stunning literary thriller about the risks you take when you fall in love.
Dark, atmospheric and gripping, What Came Before is a stunning literary thriller about the risks you take when you fall in love.
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670077731
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover: The Wrong Girl
From the bestselling author of The Younger Man and Amazing Face comes a funny, heartfelt novel about what happens when life, love, work and friendships collide.
From the bestselling author of The Younger Man and Amazing Face comes a funny, heartfelt novel about what happens when life, love, work and friendships collide.
Published: 26/02/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921901270
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Where Song Began: Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World
Tim Low, award-winning author of Feral Future, in an eye-opening book on the unique nature of Australian birds and their role in ecology and global evolution.
Tim Low, award-winning author of Feral Future, in an eye-opening book on the unique nature of Australian birds and their role in ecology and global evolution.
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670077960
RRP: $32.99
Book Cover:  Living Legends: True Tales of Extraordinary Old-Timers
An entertaining collection of yarns about thirteen larger-than-life Aussie characters, full of bush wisdom and wit.
An entertaining collection of yarns about thirteen larger-than-life Aussie characters, full of bush wisdom and wit.
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921901379
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Mother Knows Best: Life lessons from the animal world
These arresting and entertaining images reveal and celebrate the love, patience and guidance of all mothers, great and small.  
These arresting and entertaining images reveal and celebrate the love, patience and guidance of all mothers, great and small.  
Published: 23/04/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143571612
RRP: $19.99
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:  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: 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:  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:  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
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:  #GIRLBOSS
#GIRLBOSS is for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success. It includes Sophia's story, and is filled with brazen wake-up calls, cunning and frank observations, and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal's meteoric rise.
#GIRLBOSS is for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success. It includes Sophia's story, and is filled with brazen wake-up calls, cunning and frank observations, and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal's meteoric rise.
Published: 08/05/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241181041
RRP: $29.99
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:  Red Sand Sunrise
From the internationally bestselling author Fiona McArthur comes a heartfelt story of family ties, the power of love and the passion of ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.
From the internationally bestselling author Fiona McArthur comes a heartfelt story of family ties, the power of love and the passion of ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921901867
RRP: $29.99
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
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: 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:  Tomorrow We Escape: One man's extraordinary story of courage and survival from Tobruk to the prison camps of occupied Europe
This is a thriller set amid the great battlefields and prison camps of the Second World War. Tom Trumble brings to life one man's extraordinary story of high adventure, courage, resilience and, above all, mateship.
This is a thriller set amid the great battlefields and prison camps of the Second World War. Tom Trumble brings to life one man's extraordinary story of high adventure, courage, resilience and, above all, mateship.
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670078066
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Ladybird Key Words with Peter and Jane Box Set
By Ladybird

Key Words with Peter and Jane is a highly trusted bestselling reading scheme using high frequency words in the English language as a foundation to reading successfully. With the help of Peter and Jane, key words are introduced, practiced and developed through the levels. The fail-safe reading scheme.

With nearly 100 million copies sold worldwide, Key Words with Peter and Jane has successfully helped...

Key Words with Peter and Jane is a highly trusted bestselling reading scheme using high frequency words in the English language as a foundation to reading successfully. With the help of Peter and Jane...

Published: 09/07/2014
Format: Misc.
ISBN: 9780723296782
RRP: $99.00
Book Cover:  Through the Cracks
A leafy street. A quiet neighbour. The darkest of crimes. Four-year-old Nathan Fisher disappears from the bank of a rocky creek. Did he drown or was he taken? The search for the missing boy grips the nation.
A leafy street. A quiet neighbour. The darkest of crimes. Four-year-old Nathan Fisher disappears from the bank of a rocky creek. Did he drown or was he taken? The search for the missing boy grips the nation.
Published: 23/04/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921901546
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Beyond the Boom: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
After decades of prosperity Australians are now worried about their jobs, their incomes and their future. The mining boom, said to explain Australia's past success, is declared to be over.
After decades of prosperity Australians are now worried about their jobs, their incomes and their future. The mining boom, said to explain Australia's past success, is declared to be over.
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143572183
RRP: $9.99

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23 Sep 2014
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards - 2014 Category Winners
The following Penguin Random House titles have been chosen as winners in the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for 2014.Fiction
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flannagan

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