An Aussie author, Craig Silvey’s lastest novel Jasper Jones won the Indie Award earlier this year. A great, entertaining read about some very loveable young boys. Great for any reader who loves being taken away with great characters and a captivating story. Trade paperback, $30.
For the reluctant reading teenager with time to kill, Anna Godbersen has written The Luxe Series. Fans of Gossip Girl or The O.C. will be sucked in by this somewhat bitchy but brilliant turn-of-the-century drama about girls with very big dresses and even bigger secrets. Number four Splendour is out now, along with Luxe, Envy and Rumours. And no, they’re not about vampires! Paperback, $19.95
The recently re-jacket Chunky Cookbooks by Murdoch are a range to suit every taste in the kitchen. From Cool Food, perfect for an Australian summer, to the nifty Bowl Food, these books are a great addition to any kitchen at a even better price. Paperback, $19.95