Book Recommendations Archives

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

BREAKING NEWS: We want you to nominate your Favourite Australian Author!

Nominations for Australia’s Favourite Author are now open! The poll that stops the nation is back! We’re asking you to tell us your favourite Australia Author! Novelists, picture book authors, historians, biographers, all authors are now all open for nomination! You see, January at Booktopia is the month of Australian Stories, an entire month dedicated to celebrating books by Austra... Read more

by | January 4, 2016

The book every Australian should read in 2016

In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and powerful response to racism in Australian and the sorrow, shame, anger and hards... Read more

by | January 1, 2016

Booktopia’s Top 50 Bestselling Books for 2015

With 2015 about to come to a close, and our Booktopia Books of the Year already announced, it’s time to present our Top 50 Bestselling Books of 2015. How many have you read? 50. SPECIAL DELIVERY by Annabel Crabb In Special Delivery, Annabel has teamed up with her best friend from childhood, fellow food tragic and Kitchen Cabinet recipe consultant Wendy Sharpe, to bring you recipes for tho... Read more

by | December 31, 2015