By now all our lovely subscribers should have received their September 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 anticipated YA by one of the nicest writers around, here are the books you can expect to find in your August Luxuread boxes.
Anything But Fine by Tobias Madden
The eagerly-awaited debut from YA Australian author Tobias Madden, Anything But Fine is set to charm bookworms around the world. A beautifully told tale, Anything But Fine follows Luca, who is destined for the Australian Ballet School, until a freak fall down the stairs shatters his ankle. What follows is an unputdownable read about ex-ballerinas, injuries, gay teens, existential angst, and what happens when everything you thought you knew and loved is stripped away.
Buy Now Pay Later by James Eyers and Jonathan Shapiro
A must-read for aspiring entrepreneurs and budding businesspeople around the world, Buy Now Pay Later offers readers a fascinating insight into the Aussie technology start up that changed the way a whole generation around the world does their shopping.
Lizzie & Dante by Mary Bly
An unforgettable love story about all the wonderful things we hold dear, and a reminder to savour all that life has to offer and never underestimate the impact you have on others, Lizzie and Dante is beautifully rendered book that will reminds readers of the fragility of life while celebrating the joy - and strength - to be found in loving and living each day with every fibre of our being.
Muddy People by Sara El Sayed
A hilarious and heart-warming memoir of growing up and becoming yourself in an Egyptian Muslim family, Muddy People is Egyptian-born Sara El Sayed’s debut offering that is sure to generate a mass of literary fans. A stunning reflection of a reflection of moving between the lines that are drawn for us – as children, as girls, as migrants – as we come of age – Muddy People will stay with readers long after they’ve finished the final page.
Prison Break by Arthur Taylor
If you’re a fan of true crime and want an intimate insight into the life of one of New Zealand’s best-known criminals, you’ll love Prison Break. Entertaining, engaging, and utterly absorbing, Prison Break offers readers a candid look at the life of Arthur Taylor, who was released from prison in 2019, after an incredible 38 years behind bars.
Small Joys of Real Life by Allee Richards
A compelling read to devour in a single sitting, Small Joys of Real Life by Australian author Allee Richards is a nuanced and nostalgic novel with an indie Melbourne backdrop that mingles joy with sadness; and grit with grief.
The Housemate by Sarah Bailey
An utterly addictive read perfect for fans of all things thriller, The Housemate is the latest literary offering from Australian author Sarah Bailey, that will captivate bookworms far and wide. Near impossible to put down, it tells the tale of three housemates; one dead, one missing and one accused of murder. Set between St Kilda and rural Victoria, The Housemate is full of twists and turns and makes for the perfect book to lose yourself in during lockdown.
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
A sparkling debut about heartbreaking power, the terror of our collapsing atmosphere, and the ways we unknowingly change our fate, The Nature of Witches is a mesmerising and captivating read that will surprise and delight fantasy fans far and wide. Perfectly fusing a gripping plot with an amazing cast of unique characters, The Nature of Witches has it all: contemporary fantasy a unique magic system, stunning writing, and a sweet botanist love interest. What’s not to love?
The Pariah by Anthony Ryan
An epic fantasy that has it all - politics, religion, battle scenes, doomsayer, outlaws, and a main character that readers will continuously root for, it’s easy to see why The Pariah is being hailed by readers and critics alike as author Anthony Ryans’ best book yet. A gritty, heart-pounding tale of betrayal and bloody vengeance, fans of fantasy will love this unputdownable tale that has been cited by many as *the* fantasy book to read in 2021.
The Riviera House by Natasha Lester
A stunning tale that will captivate the hearts of readers across Australia, The Riviera House explores the impossible choices ordinary people faced every day during extraordinary circumstances, weaving fact with fiction and celebrating women who push the boundaries of their time.