If you haven’t had a chance to start your holiday reading due to partying, food comas and hangovers, now is the time to look forward to weekend, rolling your towel out on the beach and settling down with a good book. From cheeky chick lit to health and lifestyle inspiration reads, you’ll be kicking yourself that you hadn’t started on these fab reads sooner. We’ve even thrown in a cupcake cookbook for good measure. Make 2014 the year of the of the book!
Close Up by Kate Forster
Kate Forster, author of Seduction and Perfect Location, is back with a racy, romantic story set in the movie world of Hollywood. Close Up follows three very different women each on a quest to find the actress who will score the role of a lifetime. But ambition and desire can bring out the worst in people and in a town built on illusions, believing you can escape your past might just be the biggest illusion of all.
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
From the star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, comes a witty, charming, and hilariously relatable debut novel and New York Times bestseller about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead, and keep it together, in New York City. Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, her eyes set on Broadway. But all she has to show for her efforts is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club. Now, everything is riding on the upcoming showcase.
Monkey Business by Kathryn Ledson
Join hapless and loveable heroine Erica Jewell (Australia’s own Stephanie Plum) in the fast-paced, funny and engaging romantic adventure, Monkey Business. Set in the jungle infested island of Saint Sebastian, this is Melbourne-based author Kathryn Ledson’s second book.
Get Real! Inspiring stories and lessons from the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation revolution by Michelle Bridges
Michelle Bridges is this country’s most recognised and influential fitness expert and in Get Real! she takes readers behind the scenes of her 12 Week Body Transformation program. Get Real also features 75 inspiring success stories, motivational advice from Michelle and sensational recipes.
Yours Truly: Women of Letters curated by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire
Talented co-curators Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire have reignited the art of letter writing with their sold-out Women of Letters shows around the country. They encourage our best and brightest to lay bare their sins and secrets, loves and loathings, memories and motives. Yours Truly is an honest, funny, warm and wise collection of letters from some of Australia’s favourite people including Leigh Sales, Hamish Blake, Jennifer Byrne, Tom Ballard, Sarah Blasko and many more.
The Crabapple Bakery Cupcake Cookbook by Jennifer Graham
Cupcake queen Jennifer Graham has teamed up with the McGrath Foundation, for this special edition of her deliciously sweet cookbook. A visual feast becomes food for the soul, with $3 from every copy sold donated to the charity, meaning you’ll be helping make a difference to the lives of Australian families experiencing breast cancer.