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Best Summer Holiday Reads

Summer holidays are the best time to relax, recharge and indulge in some quality holiday reading. Whether you opt for a challenging read or a bright and breezy beach read, get lost in the romance of a book this summer.

Set a reading challenge in 2019? Here's some inspiration to kick-start your book reading these holidays:

The Lost Man by Jane Harper
We've previously devoured Jane Harper's previous books, especially her debut novel 'The Dry' so there was much anticipation about her third book. Also set in the Australian outback, Jane Harper brings the Australian landscape vividly to life as the backdrop to this unfolding mystery.

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
A runaway success in 2018 was the much talked about 'Boy Swallows Universe' by Trent Dalton. You'll be captivated by the clever writing and nostalgic 80's references of this coming of age story of love, crime and fate, set in the suburban fringes of Brisbane.

Scrublands by Chris Hammer
Reminiscent of 'The Dry', Scrublands is set in a fictional Riverina town in the height of a devastating drought. The powerful and compelling crime novel is a real page-turner and a sensational summer read.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Quirky name and equally quirky characters greet you in 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine', a truly original story about the often unspoken feeling of loneliness. At times laugh-out-loud funny and others deeply moving, you'll remember Eleanor long after the last page.

Becoming by Michelle Obama
For some non-fiction, why not delve into the memoir of Michelle Obama, a powerful and inspiring read by the former First Lady of the United States. Emerging as one of the most iconic women of our times, 'Becoming' is a must-read in 2019.

Are you on Goodreads? Have you set yourself a reading challenge and if so, how many books are you planning to read this year? For more reading inspo, follow #alluxiareads on Instagram!

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