The 12 Page-Turners You Need To Add To Your Reading List Right Now
Discovering a book that you can't put down is one of life's simple pleasures. You know that when you're muttering to yourself "just one more page" each night, you've found a real page-turner. Unless you've been recommended a particular title or author it can be a daunting task to choose a new book with thousands of compelling reads calling your name at the bookstore (It's impossible not to judge by their cover). So, to streamline your decision, we've put together a list of the best-sellers that everyone is reading right now to spark your interest.
The Girls by Chloe Higgins
The Girls is Chloe Higgins debut book release and boy is it a doozy. If you're after something lighthearted then this might not be your cup of tea, but we implore you to give it a go anyway. In 2005, Chloe was seventeen years old when she lost her two younger sisters to a devastating car accident. In The Girls, she describes the heartbreaking aftermath of that day and explores ideas of death, love, and sex.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
If you've visited a bookstore in the past six months, you'll be familiar with the recognisable cover of this breakout hit. With months spent on the New York Times best sellers list, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is a story about loneliness and the power one kind gesture can have in shaking up someone's life.
Fake by Stephanie Wood
This contemporary look on love by Stephanie Wood includes stories of her own love life as well as other women who have been lured in with the promise of a happily ever after ending. Woods, a journalist, has uncovered these deceitful stories that have become commonplace in our modern world of online love.
Being Black 'n Chicken, & Chips by Matt Okine
You might know Matt Okine from his stint as a Triple J radio host or from his successful television show The Other Guy. His first novel is an equally funny and tragic tale of losing his mother at twelve years of age and the struggle of living with his culturally-inept father who he barely knew at the time.
Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Delia Owens has previously received acclaim for her internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa. Where The Crawdads Sing is her first novel and revolves around a mysterious murder in a small town in North Carolina. Locals immediately suspect a girl who spends her time alone in the wild and whose life is about to change when two young men from town take an interest in her.
All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg
When a power-hungry real estate developer winds up on his death bed, his estranged daughter returns home to interrogate her mother and to uncover the real truth about his life and dealings. With a brother bound for Los Angeles and a sister-in-law on the verge of a breakdown, they have to figure out a way to move forward as a family.
If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
Frances Cha tells the story of four distinctive characters in this unsettling and riveting tale of celebrity obsession and the desire for beauty at any cost. Follow along to see how these individuals navigate the competitive and downright aggressive world of contemporary Seoul.
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, Less by Andrew Sean Greer is still a top-seller two years after its release. It's a story about Arthur Less, a forty-nine year old writer who will do anything to avoid attending the wedding of his former boyfriend. In fact, he sets off across the globe to remove himself from the situation, landing himself in plenty of precarious situations along the way.
Older But Better, But Older by Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas
From the authors of How to Be Parisian comes the French-girl instructional on growing up. The tongue-in-cheek guide perfectly describes the ups and downs of working, living alone, accepting imperfections and of course, fashion. Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas bring their signature wit and charm to their newest release that'll be sure to leave you with a smile on your face.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Such a Fun Age comes recommended by Reese Witherspoon's book club and is at once a made-up tale and something we wouldn't be surprised to see on the news. After babysitting her employer's two-year-old daughter, Emira is apprehended at a supermarket in an affluent area and charged with kidnapping. Her boss, feminist blogger Alix, resolves to make things right but things just get messier for the pair who are entangled in this mess.
Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Catch and Kill was a spy thriller and not a real-life account of lies, deceit and threats on Farrow's own career and family. In this book, he aims to expose serial abusers in Hollywood who will do anything to stop journalists exposing the truth and interfering with their intimidating ways. This is definitely one you won't be able to put down.
Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper
Megan Phelps-Roper left her life in the Westboro Baptist Church aged twenty-six after a lifetime of attending protests and living with camera crews and documentary makers in her home. Now, she's an advocate for all of the groups she was once taught to detest and is spreading her message of empathy with the world.
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