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Winter Holiday Reads

Winter is a great opportunity to snuggle up with a good book. Whether you’re holed up at home or relaxing on holidays, we’ve gathered some recommendations that we hope you’ll enjoy.

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
This epic saga of love, loss, and lies follows Cyril Avery’s life, leaping forward 7 years at a time from childhood, through to adulthood. At times, it catches your breath wondering what will happen to Cyril and the loved ones around him. Boyne’s beautiful writing will have you in tears one moment and laughing out loud the next. If you loved “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara, then dive right into ‘The Heart’s Invisible Furies’.

Honeybee by Craig Silvey
There has been plenty of hype about Honeybee and we’re here for it! This profoundly moving novel will hook you in with its heart-warming characters and sense of hope. Written by Australian author Craig Silvey, his luminous words will have you thinking about this book, long after you’ve turned the last page.

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird
This non-fiction book by Australian journalist Julia Baird manages to weave hard facts with exquisite writing and moving moments to create a unique memoir. Turning tragedy into triumph, Phosphorescence is the kind of dose of positivity we all need right now.

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
You won’t be able to put down this absolute page-turner from Sally Hepworth! This fast paced psychological thriller about twin sisters and the lies that bind them will have you intrigued from start to finish. Hepworth is the queen of writing about family drama and if you want to follow her personal and always hilarious family dramas, give her a follow on Instagram, you won’t regret it.

The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson
This is a fabulous holiday read, it’s an uplifting tale of adventure and discovery by a pint sized comedian and his unlikely group of supporters. You’ll be completed captivated and championing for Norman’s success every step of the way. Such a sweet read.

While we’ve included links for more information above, we’d love you to support independent bookstores in your travels and purchase your next holiday read locally if you could. Some of our favourites include Bouquiniste Kiama and The Book Room Byron/Lennox.

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