Father's Day is around the corner and we're here to help you sort through all the bookish choices on offer. Here are 8 stories every Dad can enjoy.
When She Was Good - Michael Robotham
For the Dad who loves a gripping thriller. From Australia's foremost crime writer, Michael Robotham, this is the second explosive novel featuring gifted criminal psychologist Cyrus Haven following the bestseller GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL.
Paul Kelly - Stuart Coupe
For the Dad who only loves 'real music'. In PAUL KELLY, renowned music journalist Stuart Coupe examines the life of an Australian music icon - honest, revealing and a must-read for Paul Kelly fans and music lovers alike.
Golden Daze - Sean Doherty
For the Dad who dreams of the perfect wave. Part journal, part biography, part surf culture memoir, in GOLDEN DAZE, world renowned surf writer and bestselling author Sean Doherty gives a fascinating insight into what makes Australian surfing tick.
Fatherhood - William McInnes
For the lover of Dad jokes. William McInnes, one of Australia's best-known storytellers and actors, has turned to a subject that is close to his heart. FATHERHOOD is about family, about memories of his father and the memories he's creating as a dad himself, with his own son and daughter.
The Truth Hurts - Andrew Boe
For the Dad who always ducks to the shops for a paper. THE TRUTH HURTS is an unflinching exploration of the fault lines in our justice system by an outsider who found his way in. With forthright and uncompromising focus, Boe, now a barrister, spares no one, including himself, in this thought-provoking and at times brutal account.
Utopia Avenue - David Mitchell
For the Dad who boasts about his book collection. UTOPIA AVENUE is a bewitching novel that celebrates the power of music to connect across divides, define an era and thrill the soul. David Mitchell turns his unique eye on the dark end of the 1960s in his enthralling new novel, a story of music, dreams, drugs and madness, love and grief, stardom's wobbly ladder and fame's Faustian pact.
The Insider - Christopher Pyne
For the Dad who always talks politics at the dinner table. THE INSIDER is one of the most brilliant, funny and engaging books by an Australian public figure you will ever read, Christopher Pyne's political memoir covers the years from 2007, during the first Rudd Government, to Pyne's exit from public life in 2019.
The Daddy Animal Book - Jennifer Cossins
For the brand new Dad. THE DADDY ANIMAL BOOK is an adorable and informative picture book about baby animals and their dads that is perfect for Father's Day, from the author of the CBCA Notable THE BABY ANIMAL BOOK and the bestselling 101 COLLECTIVE NOUNS.