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Books to dowse your literary longings.

Love books? You’re not alone. And while it’s possible that love, in the human sense, is blind, our love of books is generally of the more choosy variety. Whether you long for escapism, vicarious experiences, pure entertainment, thrill rides, enlightenment, laughs, connection or just plain downtime – reading can take you there… and beyond. Here are some books to (re)ignite your passion for reading.

  • The fizzingly fresh and funny new standalone novel from Number One bestselling author Sophie Kinsella!

  • From the internationally bestselling author of The Homestead Girls and Red Sand Sunrise comes this heartfelt story of friendship, forgiveness and love.

  • ‘Austin writes a captivating story, surprising and intriguing, in prose that’s spare but vivid.’ Rosalie Ham, author of The Dressmaker

  • The book that was written by a book club! The Shifting Light is a riveting rural novel of family intrigue, love and suspense, from the authors of The Painted Sky.

  • One family, one day, one act of inexplicable violence -- and a lifetime spent trying to make sense of it

  • The new novel from the author of the Richard & Judy Book Club Pick Our Endless Numbered Days.

  • One Day meets Gravity - this is the stellar debut from Katie Khan

  • From the award-winning author of Hades and Eden comes an ingenious and edgy suspense novel that will keep you guessing to the very last page . . .

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