As the weekend approaches, thoughts turn toward the campfire and that bottle of brandy that you’ve been planning to dust off. If that wasn’t entertaining enough, some historical drama, gripping biographies and existential crises are on the cards. Here’s a guide to the best reads for the weekend.
Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come, Curveballs and After She Left are just a few of the brilliant books that are going to keep us company for Happy’s Weekend Reading.
Breaking Badly by Georgie Dent
On paper, Georgie Dent was liable to take over the world. After landing a job at a prestigious Sydney law firm and achieving independence, mental illness turned her life upside down. Visit Affirm Press for details.
Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come by Jessica Pan
This one might be just the ticket if you’re trying to break out of your comfort zone. The story of an introvert who flips life upon its head. See Penguin for more.
After She Left by Penelope Hanley
An historical tale with our home town of Sydney at its core. When young Irish artist, Deidre O’Mara moves to the harbour city in the 1920s, it’s just the start of a sweeping, multi-generational epic. Via Ventura.
Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob by Gianni Russo with Patrick Picciarelli
The story of the real life mobster who walked onto the set of The Godfather, and subsequently, into cinema history. A story that has to be read to be believed. More details available at Simon & Schuster.
Curveballs: How to Keep It Together When Life Tries to Tear You a New One by Emma Markezic
The simple truth is that life sucks sometimes. The question is – how do you deal with it? Emma Markezic’s lust for life in the face of cancer might sheds light on this universal conundrum. More at Harper Collins.