Mescaline by Mike Jay, Kudos by Rachel Cusk and more – Happy’s Weekend Reading

Now that the winter winds are sweeping through, we can’t even pretend that we want to go outside. So we’ve assembled variety of works, some hard hitting, others historically illuminating and some flat out brilliant stories. Here’s a handful of favourites for keep you captivated this weekend.

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Australia’s First Naturalists, Daisy Jones & The Six and the Mueller Report all feature in this edition of Happy’s Weekend Reading

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

It was the ’70s, it was rock and roll, and it was dramatic. A tale of excess, love and complex web of relationships at the heart of a band. More details are available at Penguin.

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Australia’s First Naturalists: Indigenous Peoples’ Contribution to Early Zoology by Penny Olsen and Lynette Russell

This book chronicles the untold but significant role that Indigenous Australians played in introducing native fauna to the early European explorers. Head to the National Library of Australia for more.

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Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic

If this book doesn’t take you on a journey, nothing will. The term psychedelic was coined from describe this extract of the peyote cactus; its roots extending deep into prehistory. More at Yale University Press.

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Kudos by Rachel Cusk

The conclusion of a powerful trilogy from the pen of Rachel Cusk. Faye is on tour to promote her book, she becomes the vessel for various characters’ innermost confessions. Learn more at  Faber & Faber.

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The Mueller Report with an introduction from Alan Dershowitz

A book that’s particularly pertinent to our turbulent times. The full 300 page report detailing Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election. Via Skyhorse Publishing.

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