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Summer's here and that means more time to relax and curl up in your favourite reading place with a good book! Whatever your plan for the summer, we're on hand to connect you with the latest releases, bestsellers, trending titles and recommendations to help you get the most of your summer reading!

Keep an eye out for our series of online author interviews dropping weekly on our YouTube channel.  We caught up with authors Jack Heath, Michelle Upton, Nita Prose, Natalie Murray and Elizabeth Coleman to chat about their latest book and what they have on their summer reading pile. Stay tuned and happy summer reading! 

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Genre reads

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Find your genre

Discover an author in your favourite genre or try something new. From epic sagas to thriller and suspense we have you covered.

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Each bookmark features 20 authors and a box next to each name so you can check them off as you read.

You will also find a QR code for another extensive list of authors in that genre. Or while you are here, click a genre below for great reading recommendations.

Australian rural romance

Lust in the dust. Tales of love and fortune lost and found in rural regions and the great Aussie outback.

Award winning fiction

The finest in fiction. Outstanding authors who have celebrated a literary prize or two.

Cosy mysteries

Often in a small community, these whodunnits are crime without the gore.

Domestic noir

Suburban crime. Drama unfolds in the place most people feel safest – the family home.

Epic sagas

Follow generations of families through drama, love and tumultuous times.

Fresh & flirty

Light-hearted modern romance for the perfect escape. A great beach read.

Historical fiction

Set in historical places and times, these stories relocate you to a world gone by.


Laugh out loud, feel good and smile as you follow crazy adventures and fun stories.

Nordic noir

Focused detectives solving crimes in challenging and often freezing settings.


Magic, fantasy, escapism and the epic hero story. Journey into the impossible yet believable.

Paranormal romance

Love of another kind with steamy shapeshifters and loveable monsters.


Romantic comedies that leave you feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside


Stranger than fiction stories set in space, parallel universes and beyond.

Swoonworthy romance

Guaranteed to give you heart-eyes and fill you with positive emotions.

Time travel

Travel without a passport. So many worlds, so many endless possibilities.

Thriller & suspense

Edge of your seat suspense with plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Uplifting reads

Feel good, life affirming stories that warm the heart and feed the soul.

Urban fantasy

Magic set in the world we know. Supernatural meets reality.