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Books for the inquisitive, natural communicators born 21 May – 20 June.

People are your potion, and conversation is the balm that invigorates you. Even if you’re prone to spreading your many talents just a little bit thinly, you leave an indelible mark via every quick-witted interaction. And even if you’re not too keen on spending time alone, you turn to music and books to fill the void. Here are some literary sidekicks for the dreamers.

  • A haunting, compelling first novel by the author of the award-winning Madness: A Memoir.

  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox, a dark, compelling and original thriller that will have you spellbound from its atmospheric opening pages to its shocking climax.

  • A mesmerising new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient.

  • The ambitious major new novel from this internationally celebrated writer, on the scale of his bestselling 1Q84

  • With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing together science, art and philosophy, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery, inviting us to imagine a world where time is in us and we are not in time.

  • A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter.

  • Do you feel exhausted by daily life? Are you unsure where to start? Unable to stop?

  • What is the truth? In this blistering story of a ghost writer haunted by his demonic subject, the Man Booker Prize winner turns to lies, crime and literature with devastating effect.

  • Our foremost storyteller returns with an audacious new novel, Machines Like Me.

  • From the author of the global sensation Cat Person comes You Know You Want This, a compulsive short story collection about sex, dating and modern life that will thrill you before it chills you.

  • Could psychedelic drugs change our worldview? One of America's most revered writers takes us on a mind-altering journey to the frontiers of human consciousness.

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