Feel Good Reads

American humourist P.J. O'Rourke once said, "Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." But sometimes we simply feel like reading something other than all those worthy and impressive literary award winners - something lighter but still well-written, something wonderfully witty which makes us laugh out loud, or maybe just a cracking good adventure. So for all of you who wander in and tell us that you're looking for something different to read, but you don't really know what you want; or who need something for a friend in hospital; or a book to take on holiday; or just something to escape from the grimness of the nightly news - we are delighted to present a new area in our bookshop entitled "Feel-Good Reads."


Titles include both fiction and non-fiction options - beloved classics from P.G. Wodehouse, Barbara Pym, and Nancy Mitford; hilarious travel narratives from Bill Bryson; amusing essays from David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs; modern Australian classics from John Clarke, Shane Maloney, and Thea Astley; plus many more from Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions to Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole series; from Alexander McCall-Smith's warm and witty Scottish tales to Paul Carter's gripping and often hilarious true-life adventures.

We will also be promoting Feel-Good Friday where we will feature a chosen title from these shelves and posting on facebook, twitter and instagram so keep an eye out for your next great read. 


Category:

 Feel Good Fiction

Reading Level:1 Fiction

A bold new novel from Dawn O'Porter, the bestselling author of The Cows. IS ANYONE'S LIFE . . . Beth shows that women really can have it all. Ruby lives life by her own rules. And then there's Lauren, living the dream. AS PERFECT AS IT LOOKS? Beth hasn't had sex in a year. Ruby feel... read more

So Lucky
$32.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 13

Category:

 Feel Good Non-fiction

Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

488 Rules for Life is Kitty Flanagan's way of making the world a more pleasant place to live. Applying truth and wit to modern problems. An antidote to stupidity. 488 Rules for Life is not a self-help book, because it's not y... read more

Kitty Flanagan's 488 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Idiots
$29.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 10

*THE SIDE-SPLITTING NEW COMIC SHORT FROM ONE OF BRITAIN'S BEST-LOVED WRITERS, SOON TO BE A MAJOR BBC TV SERIES* ______________________________
Each week, Tom and Louise meet for a quick drink in the pub before they go to meet their marriage co... read more

State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts - screen play
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

Category:

 Feel Good Fiction

Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Loveis one of the funniest, sharpest novels about love and growing up ever written.'Obsessed with sex!' said Jassy, 'there's nobody so obsessed as you, Linda. Why if I so much as look at a picture you say I'm a pygmalionist.' In the end we g... read more

The Pursuit of Love
$22.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Feel Good Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction  

One of The Millions' "Most Anticipated" Books of 2018
Evoking the sharp insight of Little Fires Everywhere and the sweep of NW, an incisive portrait of the bliss and torment of domestic love.
Hailed as "one of the most thrilling writers at work today" (Huffington ... read more

Ordinary People
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Feel Good Fiction

A sparkling romantic comedy that vividly evokes the lost glamour of aristocratic life in England between the wars.
 
Polly Hampton has long been groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, the fearsome and ambitious Lady Montdore. But Polly, with h... read more

Love in a Cold Climate
$22.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Feel Good Fiction

* Instant New York Times Bestseller *Named a Notable Book of 2016 by the Washington Post, one of Amazon's Top 100 Books of the Year, one of New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books, one of The Guardian's Best Books of 2016, one of NPR's Best Books of 2016, a Mus... read more

Today Will be Different
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Feel Good Fiction

Series:A\Dog's Purpose Ser.

A Dog's Promise is the heart-warming and uplifting story about one dog who fulfils his promise and helps a family who needs him the most, from W. Bruce Cameron the international number one bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose.
Bailey knows one thing for sure: all dogs ... read more

A Dog's Promise
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Feel Good Fiction

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Winner of Galaxy National Book Awards: Galaxy New Writer of the Year 2011. Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: WH Smith Paperback of the Year 2011.

Sarah Winman's bestselling, critically-acclaimed debut novel WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT continues to captivate and enchant readers. 1968. The year Paris takes to the streets. The year Martin Luther King loses his life for a dream. The year Eleanor Maud Portman is born. Young... read more

When God Was a Rabbit
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Feel Good Fiction

*** Can't get enough of Aisling? The hilarious follow-up to the smash-hit romantic comedy Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling is AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW! *** Meet Aisling. She's a country girl learning to love the city sophistication of unlimited Pinot Gree... read more

The Importance of Being Aisling
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Feel Good Non-fiction

Reading Level:3 Biography

Praise for Corey White's stand-up- 'Captivating' Tom Gleeson 'It's a spiritually enriching show. Whitey has safer hands than Gilchrist circa 2003 ...
Strap in for this one, it's a harrowing little number that leaves you in a good mood, quite ... read more

The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory
$32.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Feel Good Fiction

Reading Level:1 Fiction

'YOU'RE NOT LOST. YOU'RE JUST LOOKING.
Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. At six, she's memorising the dictionary. At seven, she's correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: ... read more

The Other Half of Augusta Hope
$32.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2