With the weather heating up in Australia, there’s no better time to pick up a book and dive into some poolside reading. Whether you enjoy heart-wrenching romance or gripping thrillers, you’ll be able to beat the heat with this list of page-turning books. Here’s Team Sporteluxe’s spring reading recommendations.
“If you love historic epics, then this novel is for you. It’s set in Rome during the Second World War and follows the tale of a spinster who rescues a child from the clutches of the concentration camps. Make sure you have a tissue box handy.”
“I’m a sucker for light-hearted chick lit and this witty novel from bestseller Maggie Alderson ticks all the right boxes for me. The story revolves around the lives of three very different sisters and the gripping secrets which divide them. I couldn’t help but devour this book in a matter of days.”
“Set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee has struck gold once again. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil, the plot follows twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise ‘Scout’ Finch as she returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Featuring many of the iconic characters and themes, I think it’s a must-read!”
“If you liked Gone Girl, then you’ll love The Girl on a Train. This top-notch psychological thriller will have you enthralled from the first chapter. It starts with Rachel, who catches the same commuter train every morning until one day when she sees something shocking and everything’s changed. That’s all I can say without spoiling some unexpected twists.”
“In my down time, I love to cook and this is one of the first books I gravitate to for inspiration. Eleanor Ozick is the the creator of the hugely successful blog, My Petite Kitchen, and her first cookbook features over 100 simple, nourishing and wholesome recipes. I also appreciate her unique and creative approach to food styling and photography.”