Surf, sun, sand… and books!  Summer is here and it’s time to hit the beach or chill by the pool with a great summer read.

Apples Never Fall is the highly anticipated 2021 release for Australian author, Liane Moriarty. From the outside the Delaney’s seem like the perfect family but when the mother, Joy, disappears her four adult children re-examine their childhood and their parents’ marriage. A light read that tackles some heavy issues but with the wit and readability Moriarty is known for. An in-depth look at marriage and siblings, full of suspense and drama, Apples Never Fall is the perfect Summer read. Published by Pan Macmillan Australia, August 2021

Lovers of historical fiction will devour this book in one seaside sitting! The Riviera House by acclaimed Australian author, Natasha Lester is based on a true story, set in wartime Paris to the sun-soaked French Riviera. This is a story of the brave women who worked against the Nazis in World War II, a compelling and gripping read full of art and fashion. An expertly told story that will have you shedding tears and turning pages this summer. Published by Hachette Australia, August 2021


Tunja Cottier is a book lover and owner of Bargara Book Boutique and The Book Boutique in the Bundaberg CBD.