Who doesn’t love a new book? The chance to take time out and spend a lazy afternoon getting lost on a world of fiction is one of our favourite ways to spend the day. Here are some new releases due out in July to add to your reading list.
- Escape from Manus by Jaivet Ealom
In 2013 Jaivet Ealom fled Myanmar’s brutal regime, where Rohingya like him were being persecuted and killed, and boarded a boat of asylum seekers bound for Australia. Instead of receiving refuge, he was transported to Australia’s infamous Manus Regional Processing Centre.
This is the powerful true story of the only man to successfully escape Manus Island, to find refuge on the other side of the world.
2. The Leading Edge by Holly Ransom
What does true leadership look like in the 2020s, when we’re facing complexity and challenges in every direction? The answers aren’t simple, but Holly Ransom is closer to finding them than most. Barely into her thirties, Holly has been working with and learning from heads of countries, companies and charities to help them disrupt what they do and change the world for the better.
3. Plan B by Shannah Kennedy
Shannah Kennedy, bestselling author of The Life Plan, has created a simple yet powerful four-part guide that is designed to give you the confidence to accept, heal, grow and adapt.
Full of practical tips and exercises to help you process your emotions, restore and recover, shift your mindset, set clear goals and take control, Plan B is your roadmap to finding happiness once again.
4. The Invisible Life of U by Kate Jones & Mandy Hose
Kate Jones and Mandy Hose have experienced the highs and lows of parenting – and they wouldn’t change a thing. The pair met a decade ago and bonded over their premature twins with additional needs and their challenges.
With their signature empathy, honesty and compassion, the hosts of Too Peas in a Podcast invite you into their world to laugh, cry and make a difference.
5. The Deep by Kyle Perry
If you encounter the Black Wind while out there at sea, all you can do is race back to shore. And if you’re a Dempsey, it can play tricks on your mind. From the bestselling breakout author of The Bluffs comes a heart-stopping thriller set on the rugged coast of Tasmania about modern-day pirates, betrayals, and the dangers that lurk in the deep.
6. Semut by Christine Helliwell
A remarkable untold story about Operation Semut, a secret Australian military operation launched by the Z Special Unit in the final months of WWII with the Dayak tribes of Borneo.
Anthropologist Helliwell formed a close relationship with the sole survivor of the operation and the result is a truly unique account of an encounter between different cultures during WWII.
7. The Eighth Wonder by Tania Farrelly
The Eighth Wonder explores the brilliance and brutality of one of the world’s most progressive eras and celebrates the visionaries who dare to rebel. The Suffragette meets The Greatest Showman in this story of passion and courage, as a young feminist fights to find her place in the world.
8. The Coffin Confessor by Bill Edgar
Bill Edgar is a one-of-a-kind professional on a mission to make good on the last requests of his soon-to-be-deceased clients – by sharing their secrets after their deaths.
This is the extraordinary, compelling, heartwarming and heartbreaking true story of survival and how Bill went from living on the streets, to prison and to ultimately becoming the Coffin Confessor.
9. The Rabbits by Sophie Overett
A multigenerational family story about a disappearance with a dose of magical realism. It is about family secrets, art, very mild superpowers, loneliness and the strange connections we make in the places we least expect. Sophie Overett is an award-winning writer and cultural producer. Her first novel, The Rabbits, is the winner of the 2020 Penguin Literary Prize.
10. The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Jewell, comes The Night She Disappeared. A missing woman, an abandoned mansion and deep buried secrets,
The Night She Disappeared is a suspenseful and deftly written thriller that explores the power of toxic relationships, obsession and the cyclical nature of family trauma. This might just be her best book yet.
11. The Missing Girl by Kerry McGinnis
The darkest secrets are buried the deepest. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Australian bush in summer, with the ever-present threat of bushfire at its back, this is a highly evocative story of secrets and betrayal from the bestselling author of Croc Country.