Behind the Seams


It’s Melbourne Writer’s Festival time again… inspiring us to find a quiet spot for a catch up with our favourite authors. From unexpected love stories and real life romantic quests to a memoir of self invention, here’s what we’re reading right now…

The Librarian - Sally Vickers

Things to enjoy… small English villages, brilliantly sketched characters, women forging their own path to success or otherwise and the unexpected nature of love.

Educated: A Memoir - Tara Westover

Things to enjoy… getting to know the mountains of Idaho, a quietly courageous heroine and inspiring life lessons.

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

Things to enjoy… the beautiful power of words and the triumph of humanity over its opposite.

Fake - Stephanie Wood

Things to enjoy…savvy investigative journalism, breathtakingly honest writing and invaluable tips on how to avoid falling for the wrong person.

The Restless Wave - Sarah Meyrick

Things to enjoy…an epiphany that starts with a Facebook post, three storylines that transform into one, and a surprising but passionate love story that slowly reveals itself.

Boy Swallows Universe - Trent Dalton

Things to enjoy… a perfectly written modern redemption story set in suburban Brisbane where ‘home is always the first and final poem.’

Handbags and Gladrags - Maggie Alderson

Things to enjoy…vivid descriptions of fashion, Sydneysider Maggie Alderson’s witty writing and surprising pops of poignancy.