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A brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of ATONEMENT and AMSTERDAM; THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan is our Book of the Month – take a look at the Reading Group Questions below.

In spring the weather gets warmer, the flowers are blooming and the sky seems bluer than ever. After spending the last three months reading inside beside the fire or under a warm blanket, we can’t help but be excited to lie on the grass and bask in the sun with a good book. Bounce out of winter with our pick of ten great Spring reads!

Belinda Murrell has written an absorbing series of books involving young people slipping back in time. The Book Buddies told us what they think of the covers!

We know that a series of books can be a daunting prospect, and Lee Child has now written 19 books in his highly successful Jack Reacher series. Do you have to start at the beginning? Which book is the first one? Which book is the best one? We’re here to help bring some clarity to this confusion . . .

Kathy Lette is a celebrated and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. She is one of the pioneering voices of contemporary feminism, paving the way for Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham. Her new book, COURTING TROUBLE is out now. Here's a quick Q&A with the hilarious and high-spirited, Kathy Lette

 

Read a  special sample chapter from MAGISTERIUM: THE IRON TRIAL.

Jim Gaffigan is a stand-up comedian, actor, and the bestselling author of DAD IS FAT.  Jim Gaffigan, never imagined that he would have kids. And he definitely never expected to end up married with five young children, living in a small two-bedroom apartment in New York City. But lucky for his fans, Jim’s chaotic life makes for great comedic material. Jim’s debut book, DAD IS FAT, spent seventeen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and now Jim is bringing the hilarity to Australia with a series of events in Sydney.

 

One of the world's bestselling series, OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon has finally made it to our screens on Foxtel's Soho channel, screening Thursdays at 8.30pm AEST. Take a closer look at the key characters in OUTLANDER, an epic tale of romance, passion, history and adventure.

Take the James Patterson Masterclass with our overview of his most thrilling crime series' - Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennet and Private. 

It’s confirmed! THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS movie is happening and better yet, it’s happening soon!