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Staff Picks (33)

Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire, Book...

Steam-punk Assassins Creed meets The Witcher in the victorian age, in Scandinavia, with vampires??? – Willow

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Fast paced, incredibly well explained and a must read for anyone whose seen the film – Monique


**Trigger warning suicide theme** While this book is not for everyone. Mark Watson is my favourite comedian and writes about this sensitive topic with his own form of self deprecating humour – Alison

Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History...

Babel is a stark picture of the cruelty of empire, a distillation of dark academia, and a riveting blend of fantasy and historical fiction. - Dani

The Master and Margarita

A great introduction to dystopian Soviet literature - Karl

My Dark Vanessa


Four Aunties and a Wedding (Aunties, Book 2)

I would love to receive am invitation to the wedding of Nathan and Meddy… or maybe not. The portrayal of family in this book, and series, is what I love most from Jesse Sutanto. Her depiction of the challenges but also epic highs of Meddy’s relationship with her very close (sometimes too close) maternal South Asian family is an aspect of inter-generational families that is very rarely seen in contemporary romance fiction. And as advertised - is a cry-laugh kind of book. And I almost never cry-laugh. – Willow

Master and Margarita


20th Victim: Three cities. Three bullets. Three murders. (Women's...

I enjoy all James Patterson novels. The Women's Murder Club series is fantastic – Duncan

Altered Carbon: Netflix Altered Carbon book 1

A detective style novel based in a sci-fi future. Grounded in realistic characters dealing with emotions in bizarre realities – Ed

Songs in Ursa Major

If you loved Daisy Jones and the Six, you’ll love this book – Christina

Of Human Bondage

Perhaps Maugham's greatest novel. Fabulous tale - Karl

Where The Wild Things Are


A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes: A Son's Memoir...

A son’s sparse, haunting account of one of the most imaginative, brilliant minds of the last century in its last moments. -Nadishka

Stories: The Collected Short Fiction

Australian realism in its rawest and simplest form. Helen Garner is one of our greatest living authors and this collection is the perfect entry point – Jim

The Tower of Fools: From the bestselling author of...


Moab Is My Washpot

The remarkable story of Stephen Fry's tumultuous early life, is by turns funny, shocking, tender, delicious, sad, lyrical, bruisingly frank and addictively readable. – Jen

Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and...

In this very readable autobiography Jaron Lanier relates his own story as well as the role he played during the early years of Virtual Reality. Highly recommended – Jen

The Borgias

Fascinating read on one of the most (in)famous families in history – Monique


One of the best writers, Orlando is extraordinarily unique and creative – Monique

Brown Girls

A stunning debut from Daphne Palasi Andreades, Brown Girls explores the coming of age of a group of young women of colour & their immigrant families living in the “slums”of New York. Andreades’ debut novel is a bold, yet unforgettable story of the modern journey of growing up, with the influences of race, class, and the marginalisation of women of colour in America. - Rhiannon

Another Kyoto

Alex Kerr takes us through layers of this wonderful, ancient city that most would miss. A fantastic travel pick for when Japan re-opens... Jen

Travel Light, Move Fast

Wonderful and haunting memoir of childhood and loss. Jen

Orlando: Popular Penguins


At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bryson is always funny and readable and I’ve enjoyed every book of his I’ve read. I’ve nearly finished this one and it’s terrific – Tony


Fantastic history of the depressing conquest of South America - Karl

Orlando (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)


The Master and Margarita (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

A great introduction to dystopian Soviet literature - Karl


My favourite of all time - Dani

Four Aunties and a Wedding (Aunties, Book 2)



One of the best writers, Orlando is extraordinarily unique and creative – Monique

Another Bangkok: Reflections on the City

Very excited to read anything by Alex Kerr, who is a master - Jen

The Master And Margarita

A great introduction to dystopian Soviet literature - Karl