Winner Announcement!

Amy Poehler’s Yes Please:
Gary Downham
Ian James



David Walliams:
Beverley May

The Gourmet Farmer:
Rachael Lee-anne Rowberry
Mythreyi Ravikumar

Guilt by Matt Nable
Lisa Lorraine
Caitlin Chancellor
Kim Bray

River Cottage:
Louise Gregory

Paper Towns Premiere:

Zombie McCrombie:

Congratulations to everyone who won! Please drop us an email to with your postal details!

Winners: Fiction Favourites + Finding Audrey + More!


Congratulations to the winner of our Fiction Favourites Instagram competition:

Congratulations to the winner of our David Walliams competition:
Aimee Howison

Congratulations to the winners of our Finding Audrey competition:
Judith Janson
Catherine Furfaro
Melissa jackson

Congratulations to all of our winners! Please email your postal details to


Review Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella to win your free copy!


Calling all reviewers! We’re on the hunt for three Sophie Kinsella fans who would love to read and review her brand new YA book, Finding Audrey!

From the number 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain. An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energised. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

If you’re a quick reader and keen writer, drop us a line or two in the comments below about the last book you read and enjoyed. We will select three people next week to grab a book. * Australia-only.

Winner Announcement: Testament of Youth, The Bird’s Child


Congratulations to the winners of our Testament of Youth compeititon!
– Theresa Wilson
– Scott Crumlin
– Maree McCormack
– Robyn Du-Shane
– Rachel Gibbons
– Michael Collins
– Heidi Martin
– Robyn Beecham
– Cecilia Torney
– Lee Rippon

Congratulations to the readers selected to receive copies of The Bird’s Child:
– Rebecca Rose
– Kristy Smith- Em Smith

We also have a Q&A with the author of The Bird’s Child, Sandra Leigh Price! Read it here.

Winners, please email your postal details to

The Strays by Emily Bitto wins The Stella Prize 2015

The Strays - winner of The Stella Prize 2015

The Strays – winner of The Stella Prize 2015

The Strays is a beautiful and eloquent debut by Emily Bitto, winner of The Stella Prize 2015.

It’s the 1930’s, and Eva and Lily are best friends. Eva is a natural born bohemian, daughter to artists and modernists Helena and Evan Trentham. The girls ‘come-of-age’ in the Trentham’s artist colony in the outskirts of Melbourne, in a time when the world is wedged between world wars and the Australian art community is battling strong opposition to the modern art movement and social change.

Bitto’s prose tumbles into a beautifully crafted story, with strong balanced female leads. Eva is fearless, unique and spirited, while Lily is thoughtful and curious. The young girls have an idyllic relationship, and are bonded by their lifestyle… albeit to be inevitably interrupted by other desires.

The Strays is truly a standout debut from a talented Australian writer. Congratulations, Emily!

Reviewed by Gemma @ Bookworld

Awards Season: Pulitzer Prize & The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award winners

Bookworld’s No. 1 book for 2014 wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

All the Light We Cannot See - softback edition

All the Light We Cannot See – softback edition

Anthony Doerr’s stunning historical novel, All the Light We Cannot See, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Voted as Bookworld’s number one book for 2014, this epic WW2 tale has solidified itself firmly into the hearts of readers at Bookworld and book lovers everywhere.

Set in WW2, All the Light We Cannot See follows a blind young French girl, Marie-Laure, and her father, who flee the Nazis with a terrible secret tucked in their pockets.

Like The Book Thief, this moving and beautifully written novel will find a special place in on your heart, along with the wonderful characters who populate it.

 What you said about All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See - hardback edition

All the Light We Cannot See – hardback edition (*limited stock available*)

All the Light We Cannot See is a captivating and beautifully written novel which illuminates the impact of war on people, and the possibility of lightness in dark times….” (Rebecca – Bookworld Super Reviewer)

“The story uses flashbacks and flash forwards to establish the characters and their situations. The chapters alternate between several characters but are primarily written from Marie-Laure and Werner’s perspectives…”  (Jessica – Bookworld Super Reviewer)

All the Light We Cannot See is an emotionally driven story…. a powerful story that will have you feeling heavy of heart and yet utterly refreshed. It’s one for the memory bank, and one that will be hard to compete with in its storyline….” (Liana – Bookworld Super Reviewer)

“Simply stunning. Anthony Doerr’s writing is highly visual, full of vivid descriptions. His characters have an emotional pull that is hard to resist.” (Ann @ Bookworld)

All The Light We Cannot See is a book that will stay with you; comparable to a ageing story that you have the privilege to hear and pass on.(Lisa – Bookworld Super Reviewer)

Bookworld’s Top 10 Non-fiction pick wins Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction

The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert has won the Pultizer Prize for Non-Fiction. A fascinating study into the “sixth extinction”- predicated to be the futures most devastating extinction, the book also featured in Bookworld’s top 10 Non-fiction books of 2014. Kolbert urgently compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

“Elizabeth Kolbert distills the theories and causes of extinction over the last billion years in practical explanations. The Sixth Extinction is fascinating and enlightening read about the shocking affects caused on our world and environment.” (Emma @ Bookworld)

When There’s Nowhere Else to Run wins The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award


When There’s Nowhere Else to Run

Newcomer Murry Middleton has won The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for his collection of short stories, When There’s Nowhere Else to Run. The prize is awarded to an unpublished manuscript and the winners work is published by Allen & Unwin.

When There’s Nowhere Else to Run is a collection of stories about people who find their lives unravelling. They are teachers, lawyers, nurses, firemen, chefs, gamblers, war veterans, hard drinkers, adulterers, widows and romantics. Seeking refuge all across the country, from the wheat belt of Western Australia, the limestone desert of South Australia, the sugarcane towns of Queensland, the hinterland of New South Wales to the coastline of Victoria, they discover that no matter how many thousands of kilometres they put between themselves and their transgressions, sometimes there’s nowhere else to run.

When There’s Nowhere Else to Run is out tomorrow (22 April 2015) and we can’t wait to read this one!

Congratulations to all the winners!


Adult Colouring Books: The List

With Johanna Basford’s adult colouring books Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden topping our bestsellers list for the last two weeks, we thought we’d put together a fun post featuring colouring books you just can’t miss.

1. Enchanted Forest & Secret Garden

We thought we’d put these together since they’re both by Johanna Basford. Both Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden have become internationally renowned, charting bestseller lists across the globe. These two books sparked the adult colouring craze and the exceptional demand has led to the publisher re-printing.

If you don’t already have these two beautiful books, hop over here to reserve a copy before our next scheduled delivery sells out! Click here for Secret Garden Click here for Enchanted Forest



2. Mindfulness Colouring Book

9780752265629Another bestseller! The Mindfulness Colouring Book by Emma Farrarons has claimed the top spot on our daily bestseller list more than once! Aimed at relieving stress, this colouring book is a pratical exercise in mindfulness that draws on your creativity and hones your focus. Doesn’t that sound awesome?

You can grab a copy for yourself here



3. Just Add Color Series


The Just Add Color is a series of cool colouring books produced by Rockport Books. Each book is designed by a different illustrator featuring themes such as Day of the Dead, Geometric Patterns, Circus, Folk Art and more.

Check out this awesome collection here


4. Art Therapy: The Enchanted Forest

9781910254042The Enchanted Forest (not to be mistaken for Johanna Basford’s work above) by Marthe Mulkey is a fantastical journey through a magical forest filled to the brim with creatures rarely seen. Designed to provide a moment of calm and quiet in the hustle and bustle of every day life, The Enchanted Forest will give you the chance to explore your imagination.

Go on, get it here


5. Secret Paris

9780600632115We can’t tell you much about this one (it’s a secret), but we can say you’ll be amazed by the artistic drawings that will take you on a tour through the picturesque streets, quirky shops and delicious cafes in the beautiful city of Paris.

Secret Paris is currently available for pre-order here!

6. Creatures Great and Small

9781847806352Looking for a colouring book that’s not only fun to complete, but educational? Creatures Great and Small is the first of a series of illustrated guides to popular subjects, including natural history and fashion. From exotic fish to big cats, you can colour your way through the animal kingdom with Creatures Great and Small.

Pre-order it here

Need more? No worries! Check out our growing list over here!

REVEALED: The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody

The Red Queen28 years in the making, the much-awaited conclusion to Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn Chronicles has a release date! Penguin Teen have announced that the title will be released on the 12th of November, 2015.

Carmody began writing the series at the age of fourteen and worked on the manuscript during high school and university. It was published in Australia in 1987 and has since been released in the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Portugal.

The book has been featured in the Better Reading ‘Australia’s Top 100 Favourite Homegrown Reads’ list.

Pre-order The Red Queen here.

For readers new to the series, Obernewtyn is available in paperback for $8.27 via Bookworld. Click here to order a copy.

Synopsis of Obernewtyn:9780143204787

In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities that would see her sterilised or burned if discovered, it is also dangerous. There is only survival by secrecy, and so she determines never to use her forbidden powers. But it is as if they have their own imperative, and their use inevitably brings her to the attention of the totalitarian Council that rules the Land.


Winner Announcement: Easter Egg Hunt, Ed Sheeran + More

The lucky winner of our Easter Egg book pack is:
Michelle Craig

The winner of our Ed Sheeran pack is:

The runner-ups of our Ed Sheeran competition are:

The three winners of our signed copies of Nick Earls new novel, New Boy are:
Michael Potter
Sarah Ellwood
Grace Flynn

If you have won a copy of Nick Earls new novel, please drop us a line on