With the weather getting cooler and the warmth of the indoors beckoning, winter makes the perfect season to get cosy on the couch with a good book. Need some inspo? Read on, we’ve got five great titles for you to dive into this winter.
If you consider yourself a ravenous reader you’ll know there’s no better time than now to make yourself a cuppa, get comfy in your loungewear disappear into the pages of a well-written new release. Here, we share five titles that have impressed critics and readers alike this year. And the good news is, you’ll find all of them stocked right here at Woodgrove.
Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2018 and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize this acclaimed novel by Irish writer Sally Rooney is an exploration of love and loss across social classes. Set in rural west Ireland and Dublin, the story charts the friendship between Connell and Marianne, resulting in an exquisite love story that highlights the complexity of family and friendship and the power that relationships can have on our lives.
Set in 1983 in Brisbane's rough working-class outer suburbs, this joyous and exhilarating coming of age novel comes from one of Australia's most exciting new writers. Featuring a lost father, a wordless brother and a jailed mum, this Dalton’s entertaining tale of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships and has been described as “one the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel you will read all year.”
From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed and dark obsession. Millions of dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront and for years, merciless men have searched for it; most notably, the book’s protagonist, Hans-Peter Schneider. Thomas Harris is known as a master of conjuring monsters with terrifying brilliance and this, his long-awaited sixth novel, is no exception.
For lovers of crime fiction, this internationally bestselling debut from Australian screenwriter Christian White is the next page-turner you need to read. Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, The Nowhere Child is a gripping thriller of extended psychological suspense that sees a woman, Kimberly Leamy, uncover devastating secrets about her family — and her very identity. Stay in your seat, this raw and unsettling thriller promises to keep you transfixed until the final page.
For years, Jordanna Levin thought that she was psychic. She would worry about things and they would come true. Then she decided to flip the script to start manifesting the things she actually wanted. Here, Levin shares her personal experiences and struggles along with her method for manifesting your desires – from your dream job to a fulfilling relationship. Described as “witty, practical and laugh out loud funny,” this warm and inspiring read is designed to empower you to take ownership of your life and create what you want.