Weather by Jenny Offill

April Book of the Month:

The Candy House

by Jennifer Egan

Wow I’m always astounded by the depth of this author and where she takes us, as you are never quite certain and yet always blown away. The Candy House is no exception at displaying Egan’s cleverness and brilliance- it’s all on show here! And yet she is not showy, her language is precise and unbound leaving exact description and language to perfectly suit the moment she is writing on. 

Sibling book to Egan’s great loved, lorded and prized Welcome to the Goon Squad which follows a similar format as characters loosely overlapped take on each chapter, travelling an exciting, culturally-rich story, this time in the tech world where social media is inauthentically passe and authenticity is everything as human consciousness is mined. 

Smart and clever, fizzing with electricity and thought this book is absolutely brilliant, original and shows Egan’s masterful writing process to a tee– you’ll be moved, blown away and engaged in the short time it will take you to devour this brilliant imagining. Loved it!
 
– Dean



Anita HeissWeather by Jenny Offill

April ILF Book of the Month:

Am I Black Enough For You? 10 Years On

by Anita Heiss 

Wiradyuri woman Anita Heiss is one of my all-time favourite authors (and people to follow on Instagram)! Am I Black Enough For You? was originally released in 2012, which was incidentally my first year working at Better Read AND it was one of the first books I purchased with my staff discount. I am so thrilled to see it being reprinted, on its ten year anniversary!

Heiss' memoir is insightful, candid and funny, being both a personal narrative of growing up in Sydney and also a broader exploration of Aboriginal identity in contemporary Australia. Her activist mentality is evident, as she works to address stereotypes prevalent in our society and suggests a reconciled way forward.

 
– Steph
 
Australian Fiction  
Loveland
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Sadvertising
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Love and Other Puzzles
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Burnt Out
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Fiction  
BOOTH: From the million copy bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
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Young Mungo
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The Candy House
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Cleopatra and Frankenstein
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Young Adult  
Tim Te Maro and the Subterranean Heartsick Blues
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The Monster of Her Age
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Girls in Boys' Cars
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Are You There, Buddha?
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Allergic
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Mim and the Baffling Bully (The Travelling Bookshop, #1): CBCA Notable Book 2022
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The Amelia Six: An Amelia Earhart Mystery
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The Swallows' Flight
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Cooking  
Tonight's Dinner: Home Cooking for Every Day: Recipes From The Cook Up
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Taste: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love
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Everything I Love to Cook
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Biography  
A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries: Volume Two
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Manifesto: A radically honest and inspirational memoir from the Booker Prize winning author of Girl, Woman, Other
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Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement
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Misfits: A Personal Manifesto - by the creator of 'I May Destroy You'
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Australian Non-Fiction  
Puff Piece
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My Body Keeps Your Secrets
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Broken: Children, Parents and Family Courts
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True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous knowledge and culture
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Non-Fiction  
The Fran Lebowitz Reader
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On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint
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Tongerlongeter: First Nations Leader and Tasmanian War Hero
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12 Bytes: How artificial intelligence will change the way we live and love
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Lifestyle  
Recipe for a Kinder Life
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Garden Like a Nonno: The Italian Art of Growing Your Own Food
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Around the World in 80 Plants
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The Complete Gardener: A Practical, Imaginative Guide to Every Aspect of Gardening
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Art  
Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind the Scenes with a Master Colorist
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Spring Cannot be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy - A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
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Australia at the Venice Biennale: A Century of Contemporary Art
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Ken Done: Art Design Life
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