Being transfixed by great literature is key in shrugging off the stressful vibes of the working week. What better way to change mental gears than to indulge in stories of friendship and love, people power and pastel planets. Here’s our tips for the best reading this weekend.
Little Stones, Room for a Stranger and The People vs The Banks is just a small sample of the books that will see you through this weekend.
Little Stones by Elizabeth Kuiper
Despite the political upheaval and deprivation of the country at large, Hannah enjoys a privileged life in Zimbabwe. The outside, however, can’t be kept out forever. More at University of Queensland Press.
The People vs The Banks by Michael Roddan
The Royal Commission into the banking sector has been one of Australia’s biggest news stories in recent years. Roddan creates a thriller from this real life story of betrayal and an ultimate reckoning. From Melbourne University Press.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Sometimes, we’re involved in conversations that can spark change. This award-winning novel chronicles the mutual fascination between two contrasting personalities, and their struggle to understand their relationship. Via Faber & Faber.
Room for a Stranger by Melanie Cheng
An unlikely homesharing arrangement between Meg, an elderly woman and Andy, a university student reveals a portrait of loneliness broken by improbable connections. Visit Text Publishing for more.
Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle
A parallel universe that’s suffuse with pastel pinks, blues, purples and greens is the home of a seemingly alien race, revealing truths that are closer to home than you might expect. Via Harper Collins.