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A look back at some of 2017’s hottest releases to date.

We’ve ascended the hump of 2017. Soon enough, winter will be in the rear-view. And before we know it, we’ll be counting down to silly season and year’s end. If you blinked, you may’ve missed some of the biggest book releases of the year already. These are the titles on everyone’s nightstands, the covers you’ve seen on the bus and the stories your friends are raving about. Take a look at some of the most-turned pages of 2017 thus far.

  • It’s been five years since Turia Pitt made headlines for having barely survived her ordeal in the desert. And in that time, she has become one of the most inspirational women in Australia.

  • Set over ten tumultuous months in 1945, The Woolgrower's Companion is the gripping story of one woman’s fight against all odds, and a sweeping tribute to Australia's landscape and its people.

  • Harry Hole is back! The blistering Sunday Times number one bestseller

  • In the tradition of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, this is a charming historical novel set in the South of France by the bestselling author of The Olive Sisters.

  • Expecting skinheads, John Safran rocked up to a far-right rally in Melbourne. What he found led him into the mad world of misfits who helped propel the second coming of Pauline Hanson and foreshadowed the era of Trump.

  • 100 tales of extraordinary women - the most highly supported original book ever in the history of crowdfunding.

  • The complete Jack Reacher short stories, published together for the first time, from the number one bestseller Lee Child.

  • Two women – one the sister of a missing girl and the other a victim who escaped – come together to unmask a killer in this heart-stopping, unputdownable thriller from a sensational new voice in suspense fiction.

  • From the award-winning and #1 bestselling author Candice Fox comes an ingenious and edgy suspense novel that will keep you guessing to the very last page . . .

  • The No.1 hardback bestseller sequel - now in paperback.

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

  • Uproariously funny and provocative, tender and life-affirming, this is Kathy Lette at her very best.

  • The incredible new thriller from the author of the global bestseller, The Girl on the Train.

  • A dazzling new collection of short stories from the international phenomenon, Haruki Murakami

  • An unforgettable story filled with drama, conflict and deep emotion.

  • The new instalment in the bestselling Commissario Brunetti series.

  • This book is a step-by-step guide of how to survive on a weekly grocery bill of only $50, including great recipes and tips.

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

  • From Facebook's COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.

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