Welcome back to another instalment of our monthly recommended reading feature. This month is debut heavy, with four of the five featured titles debut releases for their respective authors. It’s also a bit of a global affair this month too, with two of the titles set in Australia, two in Africa and one in the UK.... Read More | Share it now!
The Lebs is the confronting and compelling new novel from award-winning novelist, editor, and community arts worker Michael Mohammed Ahmad. Following the release of the novel last week we caught up with Michael to discover more about the novel, the inspirations behind it, and his take on the state of diversity in Australian literature.... Read More | Share it now!
Sarah Knight, anti-guru and author of best sellers The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving A Fuck and Get Your Shit Together, is back with another empowering message for her readers. Only this time they can actually print the book’s full title in The New York Times. Score!... Read More | Share it now!
A lot of us have heard of the metaphor involving the carrot and the stick. It describes the idea of reward versus punishment, such that a cart driver can use the former to motivate a reluctant mule or they can hit it with the stick. When we think about self-help books they typically use the carrot or positive approach and look at affirming the reader. But what would happen if the author went with the stick method? Elan Gale is an internet prankster, social media provocateur and an executive producer on the US version of The Bachelor. He adopts the latter option with his anti-positivity self-help guide You’re Not That Great (but Neither is Anyone Else), with varying results.... Read More | Share it now!
October has been good to book lovers, with a bumper collection of new releases. So here, as promised, are five more books we think you need to be reading. Three of the five books are highly anticipated sequels, prequels and follow-ups, though some are more long-awaited than others.... Read More | Share it now!