It’s hot and all we can think about is grabbing a new book and lying back on our deck with a cold beer or margarita (or both)! Everyone has a book list as long as their bucket list but take it from us, here are our must reads on a hot, early autumn’s evening.
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
We picked this book up from Rouse Hill Dymocks last year and ever since we’ve read it, it has completely changed our lives. It has been passed around the office once, twice and still going. Marie Kondo, a professional Japanese organization expert takes tidying to new life changing levels (and never have to do it again she boasts). As you clear room-by-room of old shoes, book reports you’ll never read again, your soul feels lighter, you let go of past loves and disappointments. You will end up surrounded by beauty and usefulness. Read it, live it, we cannot recommend it enough.
The Revernant by Michael Punke
Leo just won an Oscar for it and the world celebrated but in our opinion, the book is even better. It’s a story of Rocky Mountain Fur Campany trappers and their brutal frontier life. One tracker is mauled by a bear and left for dead. He survives and sets out to cross hundreds of kilometros out of revenge. Based on a true story, The Revernant cannot be missed.
The Danish Girl by Danish Ebershoff
What is a major motion picture starring Eddie Redmayne was once a book about one of the most unusual and passionate love stories of the 20th century. Loosely based around a true story, The Danish Girl is a story based around Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history, a women torn between her true self and her devotion to her wife. Amalgamating truth and fiction into an inspiring love story that will not soon be forgotten.
Reckoning: A Memoir by Magda Szubanski
Remember her from side aching Kath & Kim to the ground-breaking Big Girl’s Blouse, Magda is a true jewel of Australia and finally we get to know the story behind the humour. Her Polish assassin father, her early career and the honing of her tremendous skill, her courage in coming out as a lesbian. Reckoning is reviting, poignant and gripping autobiography by a genius – read it, lend it, read it again.