We’re not talking deep dives like Craig Challen and Richard Harris’s daring Thai cave rescue, as told in their bestselling memoir Against All Odds (although it’s one hell of a gripping read). Here we’re talking more about delving far beneath the surface of the things you find intriguing. This is about spending some downtime unlocking passions, learning about the big picture, firing your synapses, discovering your next obsession. Here are some books that go way beyond scratching the surface.
A collection of more than 300 of Paul Kelly's favourite poems.
A close examination of whether Australia might have its own Brexit moment and the possible repercussions, from the Lowy Institute.
The bestselling phenomenon returns with 21 bite-sized lessons to help us understand our troubled times.
In her most galvanising book yet, Naomi Klein makes the case for a radical New Deal.
Eagerly awaited, must-read new science book from the UK's bestselling non-fiction writer. Bryson is the prize-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Road to Little Dribbling
Intimate portraits of people who love what they do
The definitive companion to the biggest TV series in the world - Game of Thrones.
A comprehensive guide to emotional intelligence from the bestselling author of The Consolations of Philosophy and Status Anxiety.
Learn how to interpret your dreams and use your unconscious mind as a tool for self-help with this in-depth guide to dream analysis.
The best – and most enjoyable – way to find out about whiskies is by drinking them. Taste your way to whisky wisdom with this hands-on guide that takes you on a tasting journey around the world. Discover your own personal whisky style and expand your horizons so you can find a world of new whiskies to enjoy.
Binge away with all the original texts, prequels, sequels, tie-ins and companions of the year's biggest TV series.
Titles worth revisiting, no matter how much you hated them at school.
Three Penguin Random House novels honoured among the Australian Book Review’s fan favourites.
Stories real and imagined about the moral cost of slavery, and its implications on humanity.