Gentle, creative and wise, your trusting nature can be mistaken for naivety. Some insensitive non-fish may even label you ‘martyr’, but really, your emotional intuition just occupies a higher plain than most. Escapist by nature, solitary is your resting state. And while alone, you turn to music, visual art and literature to fire your vast imagination. Here are some books to do just that.
A reimagining of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ set amongst the passions and tragedies of the Pre-Raphaelite circle of artists and poets.
The long-awaited new collection of short stories from Australia’s master of the short-story genre.
Run away and join the night circus - magical performances, inexplicable marvels, rivalry and love. What would be your act?
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The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Dual Walkley Award-winner Leigh Sales investigates how ordinary people endure the unthinkable.
From the award-winning author of Only the Animals comes an unputdownable novel of obsession, guilt, and the power of the past to possess the present.
I'm strong. I can be tough. I've been broken. I'm opinionated. I'm a people-pleaser. I'm spoilt. I'm needy. I contradict myself. I try to do good. I want to do good. I'm impassioned. I'm observant. Most importantly, I tell the truth. And this is my story.
A celebration of the last two decades of work from Australian artist Ben Quilty, to coincide with a major retrospective of his work. With a Foreword by Richard Flanagan.
In his most autobiographical novel to date, Paulo Coelho interweaves adventure, philosophy and the true stories of his own life to give readers an essential book for our time.
The leading voice on emotions offers a revolutionary approach that enables us to understand and embrace difficult emotions without letting them derail us.
The third Lou Clark novel, following the Number One international bestsellers Me Before You and After You.
A dreamlike and compulsive feminist dystopia for the #metoo generation.
A raw, startling, genre-defying novel of friendship, sex, and love in the new millennium. Perfect for fans of Jennifer Egan, Joan Didion, Melissa Banks, and Leanne Shapton.
Woolf exposes the prejudices and constraints against which women writers struggled for centuries, and argues for a more equal literary establishment
Books for the independent masters of self-control born 22 December – 19 January.
Books for the open-minded, philosophical enthusiasts born 22 November – 21 December.
Books for the assertive, resourceful decision-makers born 23 October – 21 November.