Captivating Reads To Keep You Warm This Winter

5 June 2024

Winter Warmers…

This month’s recommended new release books all sound so captivating, it’s going to be hard to pick which one to devour first! Whichever book takes your fancy, make sure you find a regular space in your day to relax and unwind, because you really do deserve it!

 

FINDING YOUR PEOPLE

By Alexandra Hourigan and Sally McMullen

A relatable guide to finding, keeping and saying goodbye to friendships, from the twin-flame hosts of the hit podcast ‘Two Broke Chicks’. In a world where constant communication is right at our fingertips, it can sometimes be harder than ever to make meaningful connections. While so much focus is placed on romantic relationships, it’s the platonic ones that are missing out. Friendships can be some of the toughest to navigate and hold on to as we grow and change. Whether you are struggling to find balance in your social life, confused by toxic friendships or need to find ways to make new friends, consider this book your new bestie.

DEATH IN THE AIR

By Ram Murali

The White Lotus meets Knives Out meets Crazy Rich Asians in this devilishly entertaining debut novel. Ro Krishna, the American son of indian born parents grew up with the finest education and an upscale lifestyle, but when he is dramatically forced to leave his high-profile job for mysterious reasons, he decides to take a much needed break at the world-class spa Samsara, a place for the elite, where spiritual rebirth is commonplace. But, amongst all of the colourful and affluent people he meets, murder ensues. As the death toll rises, Ro becomes entangled in a vicious world hidden beneath the surface, where nothing is what it seems. 

PARADE

By Rachel Cusk

A path-breaking novel of art, womanhood and violence, from the author of the Outline Trilogy. Midway through his life, an artist begins to paint upside down. In Paris, a woman is attacked by a stranger in the street, a mother dies, a man falls to his death and couples seek escape in distant lands. This new novel sets loose a carousel of lives and pushes the limits of identity, character and plot to tell a true story of art, family, morality, gender and how we compose ourselves. 

THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB

By Griffin Dunne

A charming, hilarious account of Dunne’s coming of age, among a larger-than-life family in Hollywood and Manhattan. A star-studded life, at age 9, Sean Connery saved him from drowning. At 13, he attended a legendary L.A party with Janis Joplin. In his early 20s, he lived with his best friend, Carrie Fisher. Amidst it all, his 22 year old sister, a rising Hollywood star, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, leading to one of the most infamous trials of the 80’s. With jaw-dropping scenes and a lavish celebrity cast, this is a family story of finding humour and light, even in painful circumstances.

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