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Top 10 Easter Holiday Reads

by Random House Australia on 26 March 2013

Top 10 Easter Holiday Reads

Whether you’re settling into airplane seats, hotel cabanas or a comfy couch this Easter – these books will have you entertained for hours.

Life After Life

LIFE AFTER LIFE by Kate Atkinson

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?

Author and Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel said: 'Kate Atkinson’s new novel is a box of delights. Ingenious in construction, indefatigably entertaining, it grips the reader’s imagination on the first page and never lets go. . .'

The Girl in the Hard Hat


If you love romance with a splash of humour and set in the Australia outback you will love this novel from the author of THE GIRL IN STEEL-CAPPED BOOTS.

Wendy Hopkins arrives in the Pilbara to search for the father who abandoned her at birth. But when she takes a new job at the Iron Ore wharf she becomes the most hated person in the area. Giving up is not an option, though.


WOOL by Hugh Howey

Fans of dystopian fiction will love this book! Make sure you read it before the prequel, SHIFT, comes out in April.

In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies.

Alex Cross, Run

ALEX CROSS, RUN by James Patterson

An exciting read that keeps you guessing, from the world's bestselling thriller writer!

Three killers are on the rampage in the capital and dead bodies are piling up almost as fast as the police can count them. Can Alex unravel the cases and find the killers in time? Or will he be the next dead body on the list?

The Examined Life

THE EXAMINED LIFE by Stephen Grosz

This non-fiction book is perfect for people who love hearing real stories.

In his work as a practising psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behaviour. THE EXAMINED LIFE distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight, without the jargon.

The Rainbow Troops


If you loved Shantaram or Slumdog Millionaire, you’ll love this book about Ikal and his friends growing up in Indonesia.

First published in Indonesia, THE RAINBOW TROOPS has already sold over 5 million copies and is now set to captivate readers across the globe.

Until the End of Time

UNTIL THE END OF TIME by Danielle Steel

If it is true that real love lasts forever and lovers cannot lose each other, then UNTIL THE END OF TIME will not only comfort and fascinate us, as destiny does her dance, but it will give us hope as well.

Love and fate are powerful, irresistible forces, as Steel proves to us here, in a book about courage, change, risk, and hope . . . and love that never dies.

Lean In

LEAN IN by Sheryl Sandberg

This non-fiction book is a provocative and inspiring work on overcoming the obstacles facing women on the path to leadership.

Written by the COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg looks at what women can do to help themselves, and draws on her own experiences working in some of the world's most successful businesses to find practical answers to the problems facing women in the workplace.

Don't Let Me Go

by Susan Lewis

Would you risk everything for the child you love? Charlotte has made a new life for herself and little Chloe. They have left everything behind, determined to forget a past which has cast a shadow over both their lives.

When Charlotte feels they might have a chance of happiness at last, she is forced to confront the consequences of the heart-breaking decision she took only a few months earlier.

Absolution Creek

ABSOLUTION CREEK by Nicole Alexander

One man lost her. One man died for her. And one would kill for her . . . Nicole Alexander's new bestseller is a sweeping rural saga spanning two generations.

From the gleaming foreshores of Sydney Harbour to the vast Australian outback, this is a story of betrayal and redemption and of an enduring love which defies even death.


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