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Top 5 Winter Reads

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a book fireside with a cup of tea. Holidays are the best time to indulge in the relaxing pastime of reading a great novel. Here’s our pick of the best reads this winter:


All the Birds Singing by Evie Wyld

Winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award, this contemporary thriller has so many twists and turns it will leave you guessing right up until the nail biting finish.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Written with warmth and humour as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. It’s a great read to snuggle up to by the fire! 


And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe – from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek Islands – the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

Henna for the Broken Hearted by Sharell Cook

Set in the Himalayan hills of Manali, the beaches of Kerala and the madness of Mumbai, Sharell’s is the real story of what falling in love with an Indian and India itself, really entails. Perfect for fans of Eat Pray Love.

Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting

In the first novel by Queensland writer Frances Whiting, this is an exquisite tale of female friendships in all its complicated glory. It’s about that intense bond between teenage girls, family, first love and what happens when the people you love the most betray you. One of those rare reads that’s funny, warm and engaging.

Looking for the perfect winter getaway to relax fireside? Check them out here.


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