I always have a book that I'm reading. I also have lists in my head or on my phone of books that I want to read, as soon as possible. And a 'To Be Read' pile beside the bed, a big one. When I really love a book, it becomes like an old friend and I'll go back to re-read it repeatedly: re-reading books creates a special kind of connection to the story for me. The books I've listed are a mix of books from the past, books I'm currently reading or am about to read, books in the 'To Be Read' pile, and the ones in my re-reading collection.
An instant New York Times Bestseller! Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Oprah.com, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, Nylon, The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more. "A lyrical w ...Show more
Teeming with energy, humour and heart, a love song to black Britain told by twelve very different people. Grace is a Victorian orphan dreaming of the mysterious African father she will never meet. Winsome is a young Windrush bride, recently arrived from Barbados. Amma is the fierce queen of her 1980s ...Show more
Winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2020. Winner of the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2020. Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2020. Just tell the truth and someone will hear it eventually. The Yield in English is the reaping, the things that man can take from the land ...Show more
Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks. Hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, and allergic to bullshit, Jean is not your usual grandma. She's never been good at getting on with other humans, apart from her beloved granddaughter, Kimberly. Instead, she surrounds herself with animals, working as a guide ...Show more
Category: Biography & Memoir
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE CHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BY Observer Guardian Telegraph Irish Times New Statesman Times Literary Supplement Herald. When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascina ...Show more
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
The extraordinary new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Station Eleven. Vincent is the beautiful bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent ...Show more
Category: Natural History and Environment
The Birds and the Beesseries was designed for Vintage Classics by Timorous Beasties, the Scottish studio famous for their designs inspired by the natural world.As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. Years later, when her father died, she became obsessed with the idea of trainin ...Show more
'An exquisite novel about four sisters living though a turbulent decade...I'd put it in the 10 greatest books of the 20th century' David Mitchell 'A near-perfect novel' Hanya Yanagihara In the years leading up to the Second World War, four sisters live in dilapidated houses in Osaka and Ashiya, and each ...Show more
The winged red monster Geryon's story is a mixture of whimsy and sadness. He is tormented as a boy by his brother, escapes to a parallel world of photography, and falls in love with Herakles - a golden young man who leaves Geryon at the peak of infatuation. This is an epic poem.
Category: Fiction | Reading Level: very good
"WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD/i>What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?b>uring a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and liv ...Show more
A Saturday in May. Paris. It's the eve of the French presidential elections - 'The Election of the Century' say the newspaper headlines - and Chaouch, the nation's first Arab candidate, has victory in his sights. It has been a long campaign, and with his wife Esther and daughter Jasmine by his side, he ...Show more