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Books for everyone on your list.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and with giving one of the greatest joys over the holidays, we're excited to share with you the top books that friends and family will love to unwrap this year. Whether you're looking for a stocking filler or a present for a bookworm, we're here to help you tick some items off your gift list.

Most talked about books of 2021

A Slow Fire Burning

LOOK WHAT YOU STARTED

From the author of global phenomena The Girl on the Train and Into the Water comes a fresh, propulsive new novel. This is the event publication everyone will be talking about in 2021.

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The Lincoln Highway

Two brothers venture across 1950s America to New York in the absorbing new novel by the author of the bestselling A Gentleman in Moscow.

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Malibu Rising

The glorious new novel from the international bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

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Bestselling thrillers

Fear No Evil

The new novel in the globally bestselling Alex Cross series

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2 Sisters Detective Agency

The exciting new collaboration from James Patterson and Australia's own Candice Fox, following the recent bestselling success, both here and internationally, of The Inn.

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Better off Dead

Jack Reacher, "the coolest series character" (Stephen King), returns in a brand new, pulse-pounding read from Lee and Andrew Child.

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Gifts every kid will love

Scaredy Bath

A gorgeous bubble-filled ode to bath-time chaos, as seen from the bath’s point of view. From the inimitable Zoë Foster Blake, author of the bestselling No One Likes a Fart.

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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat

This heartwarming story by award-winning and bestselling author Monica McInerney will delight readers young and old.

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Pony

The highly anticipated, unforgettable new story from the internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning author of WONDER.

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Fan favourites of 2021

Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone

The much-anticipated return to the Outlander series from bestselling author Diana Gabaldon

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Well Hello

From the hit podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 comes a smart, hilarious and heartfelt book about friendship, the vagaries of life and culture, and everything in between.

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Will

The 'Event' Autobiography of the Year - a brave, inspiring and wildly entertaining memoir full of self-help lessons for readers, from one of the world's most charismatic and much-loved actors

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Most popular foodies

Together

Welcome family and friends back around the table with Jamie's 2021 cookbook

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Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love

This is Ottolenghi, unplugged. The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen team takes you on a journey through your kitchen cupboards, creating inspired recipes using humble ingredients.

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Death to Jar Sauce

Our favourite sweary, anti-jar-sauce warrior is back . . . and he’s actually written a whole cookbook this time.

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Bluey approved!

Bluey: Christmas Swim

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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Bluey: Sleepytime

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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Bluey: Verandah Santa

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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Laugh-out-loud and tear-jerkers

You’re Doing it Wrong: A History of Bad & Bonkers Advice to Women

You’re Doing it Wrong is an outrageous tour through the centuries of bonkers and bad advice handed down and foisted upon women, told as only Kaz Cooke can – with humour and rage, intelligence and wit.

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Puff Piece

Wild, hilarious and thought-provoking, Puff Piece is a probing look into Big Tobacco and the vaping industry, and how words can be literally a matter of life and death.

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The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

A reminder of what truly matters, as told through the adventures of four beloved friends. Based on Charlie's daily Instagram. For fans of Winnie-the-pooh's Little Book of Wisdom.

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Books that TikTok made

Real Magic

Magic is making the impossible possible. And there are tons of tips and tricks in this book, but the REAL MAGIC is finding the good vibes every day in everything you do!

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Made by Morgan

Combining global culinary influences with a pure love for sharing food and laughter, rising culinary star and TikTok supremo Morgan Hipworth takes you into his world of food, fun and inspiration.

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International bestsellers

Showtime!

Judy Nunn’s latest bestselling novel will take you from the cotton mills of England to the magnificent theatres of Melbourne, on a scintillating journey through the golden age of Australian showbusiness.

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The Spy’s Wife

The highly anticipated new historical adventure from the bestselling author of The Champagne War.

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The Man Who Died Twice

The second novel in the record-breaking number one bestselling Thursday Murder Club series from the biggest debut novelist in recent history

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Books that have gone viral in 2021

Let Go

From the bestselling author of THE RESILIENCE PROJECT comes this deeply personal book about the importance of letting go.

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Atomic Habits

A revolutionary guide to using tiny changes in behaviour to transform your life

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Misfits

The ground-breaking much-awaited debut by leading British star Michaela Coel. A personal and powerful book about the life-changing power of transparency.

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Introducing TV chefs to your kitchen

Good Food Every Day

The essential collection of Gary’s favourite home recipes, for down-to-earth and delicious cooking that’s achievable any day of the week.

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Matt Preston's World of Flavour

Cook up delicious food from around the world right in your kitchen, with Matt as your wise and entertaining guide.

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Nadiya's Fast Flavours

Nadiya's brand new tie-in cookbook to accompany her next BBC2 cookery series airing in autumn 2021

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Adventures where kids can escape

Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 5: Escape from Falaise

The stakes have never been higher for the Rangers of Araluen in the New York Times bestselling series.

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The Gilded Cage (The Prison Healer Book 2)

#1 bestselling Australian YA author Lynette Noni is back with the second book in the breathtaking Prison Healer trilogy!

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Big Shot: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (16)

The BRAND-NEW Diary of a Wimpy Kid BOOK from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney

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LEGO books from DK

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts at Christmas

A fun, Christmas-themed book featuring LEGO Harry Potter sets and Advent Calendars, for children aged 7-9

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The LEGO Games Book

With 50 fun and easy games to play with LEGO bricks, get the whole family playing together!

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LEGO Christmas Ideas

Build Christmas crafts, treats and presents with this fun LEGO festive ideas book

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DK's top gift picks

Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Life

Travel through time from the beginning of life on Earth and marvel at more than 90 amazing plants and animals along the way with this stunning book about dinosaurs and prehistoric life.

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Micro Life

This book combines graceful design and beautiful photography to provide an elegant introduction to microscopic nature

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Star Wars Year By Year

A comprehensive, fully updated guide to more than forty years of the beloved Star Wars franchise

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