Four Books To Relax With This Summer

With the hustle and bustle of the silly season behind us, it is time to relax and tuck into some of our favourite summertime reads. 

Wickedly funny Nicole Hollander applies her generous wit and humour to explore the world of one’s mature years- weighing up the pros and cons of plastic surgery versus a really good haircut.

‘Goodbye, Vitamin is about memory: what gets recorded; what gets outsourced; and what happens when shared memories can no longer be shared.’ (Vogue) . Warmhearted, poignant and at times sweetly funny, Rachel Khong details the life of a woman- moving back to her childhood suburb of Los Angeles to live with her mother and father, the latter of which was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. A stunning story of family, friendship and memory.

A collection of stories exploring the lives of common people caught up in the motions of living and surviving. Compassionate, telling and perceptive- Birch’s message shines through, that ‘the ordinary kindness of strangers can have extraordinary results’(Readings) . A tale where beauty and hope can be found in everyday life.

A gripping TV series, starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, and an even more intense read. Moriarty’s story, unlike the inspired series, is set in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and details a tantalising, dramatic and shocking murder that takes place at Pirriwee Public’s annual school Trivia Night. Focused on the complicated lives of the Wives and Husbands involved, you will not be able to put this one down.

An old favourite or a gripping new tale? Let us know what you’re reading this summer! Comment below.