With the Autumnal season heading in to full swing, there's no greater time to sort out your reading list and curl up on the couch with a brand new book.
For our April book club we've selected some of the best new releases and bestselling favourites to inspire you to switch off the TV and get reading. Check them all out below!
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
$24.99 | dymocks.com.au
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, except she's not. She lives a simple life in Glasgow, Scotland, where she works a simple office job surrounded by unimpressive colleagues. Following a turbulent and dangerous childhood, Eleanor is perfectly content with the quiet life she leads... until... one chance encounter sets her whole life into a spin. It's a heart-wrenching novel about loneliness, love and life that will have you in tears one moment, and laughing out loud the next. Filled with plot twists and clever narration, it's an engaging book you'll struggle to put down.
Circe by Madeline Miller
$29.99 | bloomsbury.com/au
Circe is the daughter of Helios, The Sun God, and Perse, a beautiful Naiad, and is best-known for turning men into pigs in Homer's The Odyssey. In this retelling, Circe is a young woman coming to terms with her place among the Gods and her increasing draw to mortals, with one handsome male mortal in particular capturing her attention.
This new release novel - available from the 10th of April 2018 - breathes new life into classic Greek mythology.
Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom For A Better Life by Cleo Wade
$24.99 | allenandunwin.com
She was named "the Millennial Oprah" by New York magazine, and leads a legion of celebrity fans including Nicole Richie, Katy Perry and Yara Shahidi. Cleo Wade's debut book of poetry is filled with raw, breathtakingly relatable pieces to inspire you every day. If you loved Rupi Kaur's Milk & Honey, you're going to love Heart Talk.
Still Me by JoJo Moyes
$32.99 | dymocks.com.au
From the bestselling author of Me Before You comes the third installment in the beloved Louisa Clark tales. Following her complicated journey in After You, Lou moves to New York ready to start a new life, confident she can keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive. After quickly blending in with NYC's high-society, she finds herself in the company of Joshua Ryan, who reminds her of her past. The latest piece of Lou's puzzle is captivating, heart-wrenching and most of all, endearing, as we learn more about our favourite character and her journey to self discovery.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
$22.99 | allenandunwin.com
This novel is, by no means, new. However, the 2008 New York Times Bestseller has recently been adapted to a period film starring incredible actors including Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell and Katherine Parkinson (watch the trailer here).
The film is set to be released on the 19th of April, giving readers plenty of time to indulge themselves in the captivating world of the protagonist, a strong-willed author named Juliet Ashton. Upon learning about a secret book club who survived German occupation in WWII, Miss Ashton visits the small British island of Guernsey in 1946 to meet with them and hear their stories. It's literally a book about a book club, and it's truly captivating.
Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies by Kitty Flanagan
$29.99 | allenandunwin.com
If you're in need of a laugh - and let's be honest, who isn't - then beloved Aussie comedian Kitty Flanagan's latest book is for you. With a candid collection of cautionary tales, the comedian provides hilarious anecdotes from her life in showbusiness and dishes out practical life advice you never knew you needed.
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland
$24.99 | dymocks.com.au
This enchanting debut novel by Australian author Ringland tells the story of a young girl, the daughter of an abusive father, who is taken in by her grandmother, a native Australian flower farmer, at 9 years of age. As she grows up over two decades she has to learn the hard way that she can break the patterns of the past, live on her own terms and find her own strength.
Peach by Emma Glass
$22.99 | bloomsbury.com/au
This fictional debut is a brutal yet enthralling read; in a mere 97 pages Glass manages to take her reader on an oddly poetic heartbreaking journey of a sexual assault victim. It's shocking, intricate and though, at times, rather uncomfortable, Peach is utterly captivating as it dips between reality and fantsasy in the aftermath of a horrifying experience.