We know. Looking at books online isn't as good as being able to pick them up in a bookshop.
You can't touch the cover. You can't flick through the pages. You can't get high on that great new book smell (or is that just us?)
But hey — at least you can read an extract. Here, we've given you a taste of the books on our list — enough to know if you like it (we're pretty sure you will), and if it's what you're looking for.
The boy enters the McDonald’s. It is a relief to escape the cloying…Read
The time is not quite what it ought to be.
On 1 January 1947, The Times…
Introduction to Sketch was held in Prebble Hall, a building Professor…Read
She slurps at her drink. After all these years in Australia she’s clung…Read
Nothing — and I mean really nothing — is as confusing as the many…Read
This is the dream: Lawrence is alone. It is not quite dark, between a…Read
On the night of 15 July 2014, The Australian marked its 50th birthday…Read
We were eating breakfast in McDonald’s when my parents told me they…Read
On the nights that the wolf does appear, he always waits for dark.
Why is life mostly just standing around doing nothing? Jack flicked…Read
The seat that had trapped me a few moments ago was resting on the…Read
Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all…Read
My bedroom. Population: one. I was horizontal under the covers,…Read
“Robin?” Olivia mumbles. Oi. But he won’t hear; he’s got those…Read