By now all our lovely subscribers should have received their November Luxuread book box, so here's a reveal of the books we hope you'll be racing through in the coming weeks.
From a stunning debut by a new name to watch in the Australian literary industry, to an eagerly awaited novel from the much-loved Anthony Doer, here's around up of the books included in this month's Luxuread book subscription box.
Birds of a Feather by Tricia Stringer
The latest offering from much-loved Aussie author Tricia Stringer, Birds of a Feather is a captivating ode to female friendship that will delight readers Australia-wide. A moving and heart-warming read set against the fictional coastal backdrop of Wallaby Bay, this multi-generational family drama tells the tale of three very different women thrown together under unusual circumstances and the bonds they soon form. The perfect read to curl and cosy up with, Birds of a Feather is fictional escapism at its very best.
I Love You I Hate You by Elizabeth Davis
A charming rom com that offers a fresh take on the classic ‘You’ve Got Mail’, I Love You I Hate You by Elizabeth Davis will charm readers far and wide. A tale that ticks all the boxes for an unputdownable read, in I Love You I Hate You we meet two "enemy" lawyers, Victoria and Owen who go head-to-head on cases in court, but who are also unknowingly friends online using false names who not only talk daily, but have come to rely heavily on each other. Written from two points of view and interspersed with Twitter messages and emails, this debut novel makes for a riveting read for fans of all things romance.
Love and Virtue by Diana Reid
A stunning debut from a new voice in Australian fiction, Love & Virtue by Diana Read is a smart and unputdownable read that will have you hooked from the very first page. A novel that tackles privilege, entitlement, and power, it’s a thought-provoking read, rich with flawless writing, a complex and pacy plot and hugely relatable characters. If you’re after a masterclass in page-turning fiction, this one’s for you!
A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark
A blisteringly good book from American P. Djèlí Clark, Master of Djinn is a brilliant whodunit set against an evocatively Egyptian backdrop. An unputdownable fantasy that reimagines history with verve, vivacity and undeniable ingenuity, Master of Djinn has murder, magic, mayhem, and at the centre of it all, one lesbian detective with a sharp taste in suits and even sharper monster-hunting chops. Rich with a strong female cast, a queer romance, a gang of thieves, worshippers of the old Egyptian gods, clockwork angels and ancient manuscripts, it’s the ultimate in escapism.
My Life in Full by Indra Nooyi
An unputdownable memoir rich with anecdotes and career aspirations, My Life in Full by American businesswoman Indra Nooyi – the first woman of color and immigrant to run a Fortune 50 company, My Life is Full is a mesmerizing and gripping read that depicts a great career journey and highlights not just success but what it took to get there; beyond just luck. With powerful insights into great leadership and of timeless advice on how to rise above self-doubts, invest in relationships and have the courage to stand up for what you believe in, My Life in Full is an inspiring read about one woman’s extraordinary life.
Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber
Stephanie Garber’s newest novel introduces us to her fiercest heroine yet. Meet Evangeline Fox- a young woman who believes in love at first sight and wants nothing more than to find her happily ever after. A beautiful, lyrical, fast paced, surprising, romantic and filled with twists and turns, Once Upon a Broken Heart is an intelligent, heartfelt, modern read, that offers a refreshing take on a much-loved Grimm brothers fairy-tale with a magical mystery novel twist. An unputdownable and whimsical story of romance, betrayal, and so much more, Once Upon a Broken Heart is an undeniable treat of a read.
The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker
Not for the faint hearted, The Bride Collector is the newest literary offering by the much-loved American writer Ted Dekker. A dark, deeply disturbing tour-de-force of good versus evil, told in bone chilling, graphic detail, the tale centres around Brad Raines, an FBI agent in pursuit of a deranged serial killer, who engages a select group of residents at the Centre for Wellness and Intelligence, a facility for the highly intelligent mentally ill. Rich with dark suspense, a tight and well-written plot and dialogue, The Bride Collector is unputdownable and thrilling fiction at its finest.
The Devil's Work by Garry Linnell
A thoroughly researched true crime that is brilliantly written, and rich with excellent descriptions and a pacy narrative, The Devil’s Work is set in Australia, and follows the story of serial killer, bigamist, liar and swindler Frederick Deeming. A book that is both fascinating and intriguing in equal measure, The Devil’s Work combines horror, the supernatural, ghosts, and insanity, with wonderful storytelling and an evocative 1800s Australian backdrop.
The Shadow House by Anna Downe
Fusing intrigue with mystery and suspense, Anna Downes's The Shadow House is a nail-biting story that follows one woman's desperate journey to protect her children at any cost, in a remote place where not everything is as it seems. Perfect for fans of unputdownable thrillers, The Shadow House is deliciously creepy, dark, and addictive, and thrilling fiction at its absolute finest. An engrossing read that’s both eerie and atmospheric, The Shadow House is a haunting mystery, superbly told.
Unbound by Tanara Burke
One of the most anticipated reads of the year, Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by American activist Tanara Burke is a must-read for anyone who watched the Me Too movement unfold with horror. An important read that is told with vulnerability and compassion, Unbound explores the #MeToo movement and shines the light on the work Tanara was doing years before the movement became a hashtag. Powerful, poignant, heartbreaking and inspiring, Unbound is one of 2021’s most moving memoirs.