|Author:||Min Jin Lee|
|Awards:||Long-listed for National Book Award 2017.|
Reviewed by Bookoccino's newest staff member, Bibi.
Pachinko is a Japanese parlour game, a cross between pinball and slot machine, occupying a legal and social gray zone. The game itself is legal but not the gambling that accompanies it, thus the Japanese tolerate it whilst happ... read more
Biography & Memoir
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2016.|
THE NEW YORK TIMESNUMBER ONE BESTSELLERTHESUNDAY TIMESNUMBER ONE BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 'Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable' New York TimesAt the age of thirty-six, on the verge of c... read more
|Series:||The Wizards of Once|
The instant New York Times and International Bestseller
In the first book of a new series by the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon, the warring worlds of Wizards and Warriors collide in a thrilling and enchanting adventure.
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A moving, sweet and uplifting novel of love, grief and the heartache of letting go, from a wonderful new Australian author. Cate Carlton has recently died, yet she is able to linger on, watching her three young children and her husband as they come to terms with their life without he... read more
|Reading Level:||very good|
|Awards:||Winner of Readings New Australia Fiction Award 2017 (Australia). Long-listed for Indie Book Awards - Best Debut Fiction 2017 (Australia).|
Sam Carmody is a writer and award-winning musician from the mid-west town of Geraldton on the central coast of Western Australia. He is also a previous recipient of the Mary Grant Bruce Award as part of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) National Literary Awards and his s... read more
A brilliantly imaginative and poignant work from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman's first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery a... read more
|Awards:||Winner of Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2010. Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010 and International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2011.|
A 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Charlie Bucktin, a bookish thirteen year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, ... read more
Breakfast of Champions is a slippery, lucid, bleakly humorous jaunt through America circa 1973, with Vonnegut acting as our Virgil-like companion. The book follows its main character, auto-dealing solid-citizen Dwayne Hoover, down into madness, a condition brought on by the... read more
"If you read only one book this year, make sure it's this" (The Sunday Times, London): An award-winning debut novel from a rising star in Australia--a hauntingly beautiful story about the bond of brotherhood and the fragility of youth.
Joe, Miles, and Har... read more
'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Meet Scout, the narrator of this book. Her story is one of Deep South summers, fights at school and playing in the street. The spooky house of he... read more
|Author:||A. J. Betts|
|Reading Level:||From 14|
|Awards:||awardWinner, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, 2014 awardWinner, Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards, ANZ, 2014 awardWinner, The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, 2012 awardShortlisted, Queensland Literary Awards, Griffith University Young Adult Book Award, 2014 awardShortlisted, West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards, 2015 awardLonglisted, Gold Inky Award, 2014 awardShortlisted, Dioraphte Prize, Netherlands, 2015 awardShortlisted, Buxtehuder Bulle Award, Germany, 2014|
A moving story about love and hope found in the most unexpected of places Mia’s not your typical hospital patient. Her next-door neighbor, Zac, can hear her fighting with her mom and the nurses through their shared wall and he wishes she’d get over herself. But soon they are t... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2010 and Galaxy National Book Awards: International Author of the Year 2010 and Orange Prize for Fiction 2011.|
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2010 MAN BOOKER PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE 2011 ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTIONJack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key. Jack and Ma are prisoners.