Book Recommendations Archives

Harlequin Valentine’s Day Competition

Love is all around at Booktopia and thanks to Harlequin Books Australia we’re celebrating by giving one lucky customer the chance to win a major romance pack! Bringing together some of the best in romance to bring you goosebumps, shivers down your back, tears, but above all, the joy of falling in love with characters falling in love. Remember, if you want to win, just order any of the tit... Read more

by | February 4, 2016

REVIEW: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Review by John Purcell Why do I put off reading books which come with a great many excellent recommendations? Is it some residue from my adolescent self, standing firm against the coercion of the group? Probably something as stupid as that. Well, I’m glad I overcame that foolishness when it came to picking up this much lauded, discussed and recommended novel, which is the first in a serie... Read more

by | January 20, 2016

And the Finalists for the 2015 Australian Romance Readers Awards are…

The Australian Romance Readers Association have announced the finalists for the 2015 Australian Romance Readers Awards…..and the end result is delectable. ARRA members can now vote for their favourite in each category, but you have until 28 February to vote! Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner, which will be held on 19 March 2016. For more details about the night click here. Fa... Read more

by | January 18, 2016

David Bowie’s 100 Must Read Books

The great David Bowie passed away yesterday, so we thought we’d dive back into his 100 favourite books. He released the list in 2013 as part of the exhibition, David Bowie Is,  at the Art Gallery of Ontario, giving a fascinating insight into the mind of the influential musician and style icon. Bowie’s love of the written word was legendary. He was a voracious reader, knocking over a... Read more

by | January 12, 2016

Would you pay $4o million for a cup of tea? Someone did and Dr. Karl tells us why! All in his new book Short Back and Science

Why would anyone pay $40 million for a cup of tea? How did a toilet seat help to end the First World War? And why are there scientists running around naked in the Antarctic? All these questions and more are answered in Short Back and Science, Dr Karl’s brilliant and insightful new book.   Grab your copy of Short Back and Science here! Dr. Karl’s Short Back & Science Dr. Kar... Read more

by | January 11, 2016