You might have one glowering at you from the bottom of your bookshelf already. It’s not that you don’t want to read them. On the contrary, they’re the books that you aspire to read in your lifetime. Eventually. It’s just that they’re so imposing – not to mention heavy – and you’re yet to find the time. Well, they’re not getting any shorter. And there’s no time like the present. Here are some insightful, inspiring, enlightening and delightful literary tomes to tick off your bucket list.
Beautiful clothbound edition of Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love, ahead of the major new film starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.
In War and Peace (1868-9), Tolstoy entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death, free will and fate - with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur.
A heart-thumping journey into the violent and unpredictable world of post-Escobar Colombia, from the author of the international bestseller MARCHING POWDER.
The new classic from the queen of contemporary fiction.
Master storyteller Philip Pullman continues the incredible journey of Lyra Silvertongue in the second volume of The Book of Dust.
With hilarious yet endearing portraits of his family and their many unusual hangers-on, The Corfu Trilogy also captures the beginnings of the author's lifelong love of animals. Recounted with immense humour and charm, this wonderful account of Corfu's natural history reveals a rare, magical childhood.
A beautiful clothbound edition of Miguel de Cervante's mock-epic masterwork, Don Quixote.
As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people.
A mesmerising, epic, utterly involving masterpiece from Haruki Murakami
These books will help secondary students better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.
These books will help primary school students better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.