What We’re Reading

Six Stories To Get Lost In This Season

Joan Didion

One’s life is not complete until they have read Joan Didion. Let Me Tell You What I Mean is a collection of 12 essays from the early stages of Didion’s writing career. The sharp read exposes the thought process behind one of the most influential literary minds, touching on topics of politics, gender and Didion’s self-doubt.

Lara Williams

Ingrid is a gift shop clerk on a luxury cruise ship liner, bored and restless and totally avoiding the real world.The Odyssey is a wickedly satirical look at modern life, capitalism and bad jobs – and how to find your way home, even if you don’t want to.

Jessie Clave

Meet Ruth and Hannah: sisters who are polar opposite. One is wild and carefree, and the other is structured and bright. When a summer holiday unravels, Ruth excludes herself from the world. Sunset is a bittersweet story navigating the nexus between love, grief and forgiveness – and how important sisterhood and second chances are.

Elena Ferrante

Middle-aged divorceé Leda is vacationing alone along the Ionian Coast when she meets Nina, a young mother, and her daughter. Nina’s relationship with her child forces Leda to confront the decisions she made as a mother in The Lost Daughter, a poignant story that shatters the perfect illusion of motherhood.

Peggy Frew

A trio of sisters take a trip to Far North Queensland to help one of them overcome their addiction. Nina, Meg and Amber were once close, but as they rehabilitate Amber, the depth of their love and responsibility are tested. Wildflowers is a compassionate, fast paced read about the fragility of the human condition. This is book is a must-read.

David Nicholls

One Day is a comforting, yet heartbreaking read, observing main characters Emma and Dexter, the ebb and flow of their relationship and their inability to commit to one another across twenty years. That is, until it’s too late. One Day is a page-turner, hard to put down and impossible to get over.