Summer in Tassie is a great time to head to the beach or the park with a good book.
We asked some of our knowledgeable Tasmanian booksellers for their picks.
Big Red Rock by David Owen
This is the new “Pufferfish” detective novel, with a great central character and another intriguing plot. Perfect holiday reading for anyone who enjoys crime novels written with a touch of wry humour. – Tim Gott, Devonport Bookshop
Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion
A great debut novel about love, loss, treasuring old memories and creating new ones. Just the book to take down to the beach. – Tim Gott, Devonport Bookshop
First Person by Richard Flanagan
Another thought provoking tome from the Booker prize winner that fits well in the age of “fake news”. – Michael Roach, The Book Cellar
An Activist Life by Christine Milne
Milne was a formidable fighter for economic and social reform during her years in parliament, as well as a tireless conservation activist. Her memoir is a privileged insight into her work and the machinations of Australian politics, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more inspiring summer read. – Anica Boulanger-Mashberg, Hobart Bookshop
Congo Dawn by Katherine Scholes A captivating story of unconditional love and dark family secrets set against the civil war in post- independence Congo. A longer novel ideally suited for a long plane trip. – Tim Gott, Devonport Bookshop
Head to your favourite Tasmanian bookshop top pick up a great summer read.