UTOPIA

February Book of the Month

Your Utopia 

By Bora Chung

I have never wanted to know what goes on in an author’s mind more than when I was reading this book. Starting off with humour and moving into the almost philosophical with a sense of creepy sci-fi, despite the disjointed feeling of the beginning the stories interconnect to show the evolution of humankind. From the overreliance of machines, projections about the future of humanity, and the belief in the perseverance of nature, the strength of these stories is not in the individual but the cohesive view of humankind. From the quest of immortality to recent protests in Korea, Your Utopia is both a looking glass into the future and filled with hope.

- Lexie

$27.99

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ILF BOOK OF THE MONTH

 
By Jeanine Leane 

Cherished childhood memories, significant Aunties and Elders, conflicting identity and intergenerational trauma, issues of repatriation and “the 3 Cs” (colonialism, capitalism and Christianity), and of course, the good “C” - Country; Jeanine captures so much in her poetry collection. One of my favourite moments was her gazing upon a taxidermied platypus in a museum in France, and another as she makes daisy chains in her family garden. These poems are deeply personal but also highlight current and historical issues, in a stunning act of activism and love. Purple Threads was a highlight of the First Nations Classics collection, also published by the great folk at UQP, and I am just as enamoured by Jeanine’s storytelling here.

- Steph

$24.99

 
 MURRAY
 
February Kids Book of the Month
 

Murray and Bun: Murray the Viking

By Adam Stower 

I am already in love with Murray and Bun and this is only the beginning of their adventures together! Murray is a cat and Bun is…you guessed it, a bunny. In an amazing turn of events, the duo discover that Murray’s cat flap is enchanted and walking through it means winding up somewhere you never thought you’d be! This time, the cat flap leads Murray and Bun to a land of Vikings, where they are given a super important mission: to rescue a Viking from the depths of Troll Island. What follows is a funny, sweet and laugh-out-loud tale. This book is perfect for newly independent readers who are looking for a segue into the world of chapter books and is great for fans of the Dog Man series. I can’t wait to see what else Murray and Bun get up to in the future!

- Ally

$15.99

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