7 Books You Need To Have On Your Bedside Table This Month

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7 Books You Need To Have On Your Bedside Table This Month

This month's book clubs

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (Allen & Unwin, $29.99): It’s the Booker winner’s new offering and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s a novel set in Britain’s Dark Ages. In four words? Truly, madly, deeply epic. Out now

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum (Pan Macmillan, $29.99): What’s a hausfrau, you ask? Why, a Swiss housewife. And Anna Benz is a true housewife of the desperate kind in this naughty debut novel. Out now

Etta and Otto and Russell And James by Emma Hooper (Penguin, $29.99): Here’s a quirky little romance to liven up those autumn days. A woman heads on a pilgrimage to the sea, while the men in her life follow her. Out now

The Painted Sky by Alice Campion (Random House, $32.99): Wonder what the ultimate guilty-pleasure read, The Thorn Birds, would be like in the 21st century? Look no further than this romance, composed by five Sydney book club members. Out now

The Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader (HarperCollins, $32.99): It’s the book that the whole literary world can’t stop talking about: an ambitious debut by an Australian author about a 13th-century woman who takes a vow of solitude. Out now

Second Life by SJ Watson (Text Publishing, $29.99): The king of psychological thrillers is back with a sophomore offering: a duck-and-dive page-turner about a woman investigating her sister’s murder. Out now

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (Scribe, $29.99). An incredibly moving story of four brothers growing up in ’90s Nigeria. Eleanor Catton called it “awesome”, we say: what she said. Out now


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