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If you belong to a book club and are wondering what book you should read next, check out the titles in our Book Club and subscribe to receive our free Love to Read Local e-news. Each month we add to our book club recommendations with a new-release title that we’ve selected as our ‘Book of the Month’, and provide accompanying notes to prompt discussion in your group!

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Book of the month

Three Can Keep A Secret

Night Parrot publishers Linda Martin and Laura Keenan have done it again with their third flash-fiction anthology, Three Can Keep A Secret. ‘It’ in this case is a diverse, compelling and surprising ...

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What we are reading

The Work Wives

  • Author: Rachael Johns
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Published: November 2022

My paperback copy of The Work Wives is a treasure, as it was gifted to me and personally inscribed by my truly marvellous Writing WA work wife. As someone who …

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  • Author: Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler
  • Publisher: Magabala Books
  • Published: August 2023

Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler’s latest novel for young readers, Dirrarn, is a sequel to Black Cockatoo. Whereas Black Cockatoo focuses on Mia’s life in remote Australia, surrounded by her …

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  • Author: Scott-Patrick Mitchell
  • Publisher: Upswell Publishing
  • Published: March 2022

Anyone who ever made anything worthwhile is or was an addict of sorts. In this impressive first (full-length) collection, Scott-Patrick Mitchell (hereafter SPM) brings us news from hell. And it’s …

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Jirdarup Bushland and the Friends who care for it

  • Author: Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck
  • Publisher: Friends of Jirdarup Bushland
  • Published: September 2023

I’m a country kid, born and raised on a large sheep and crop farm on the outskirts of Ongerup, Western Australia. Growing up surrounded by an expanse of broadacre paddocks …

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