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7 books we’re loving to snuggle up with

We know spring is around the corner, but we also know that classic Canberra chill can linger right up until mid September – even if we have been getting some glorious days so far.

Winter saw us spending a lot of time on the couch, with our fave blankets and the heater on full and there’s nothing better to complement this than a huge cup of tea and a really great book.

Check out our 7 must reads:

Where the Crawdads Sing

This one is getting a lot of hype and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a painfully beautiful story that is a murder mystery, coming of age and celebration of nature all wrapped up into one book. It shows a human perspective on how isolation and rejection can have a deep effect on our lives. For years rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove until one day, a boy is found dead and the so-called Marsh Girl is thought to blame. Soon comes a time where two young men from town become intrigued by her and then the unthinkable happens. 

Normal People

We’re sure you’ve watched the show on Netflix, but find out where hit series Normal People really came from. This multiple award-winning novel is awkward, yet electrifying; a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t. 

Little Fires Everywhere

This international bestseller is beautifully written with a plot that whisks you along effortlessly. Beginning with a burned down house and a family that has lost everything comes an intricate story of friendship, motherhood and belonging. Centered around the stories of Elena Richardson and Mia Warren, it is a tale of secrets buried in the past with devastating results. 

The Institute

Stephen King is back in true Stephen King fashion with a story full of suspense and thrills that will suck you right in. Nobody has ever escaped from The Institute – when 12-year old Luke is abducted and taken to a secret government facility, he and his new friends with special abilities must do everything they can to survive. 

Midnight Sun

C’mon admit it, you were a twi-hard once upon a lifetime ago – there’s was a small pang of excitement when you heard Stephanie Meyer was finally releasing her long awaited novel Midnight Sun, telling the Twilight story from Edward’s perspective. Taking on the story through Edwards eyes gives the story a new and dark twist. 

Simple, Soulful, Sacred

Perfect for the modern woman who seeks clarity and guidance to live her best life on her own terms, who want time and space for what’s most important and to find the comfort, consciousness and connection that most often gets lost in the business and daily distractions of life. This book is written for the time-poor reader, including 200 short-form chapters – the perfect read for your morning commute!

Got a book recommendation? We would love to hear it or what you’re currently reading…

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