A good book can definitely perk up your mood and get you out of Melbourne’s winter slump. For those travelling for many hours and are sick of the on board entertainment; we have great book picks for you.
1. Is everyone hanging out without me? (And other concerns) – By Mindy Kaling
This book is a great quick read with many laughs through out. Mindy Kaling was a writer for the hit show, The Office and is a producer, writer and stars in her own show The Mindy Project. Mindy Kaling offers readers a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship and Hollywood. Once you’ve read this, she has another great book – Why not me?
2. Everything’s Eventual – By Stephen King
Now this one is for those thriller/horror lovers or even those who love the sheer genius of Stephen King. This books is collection of 14 dark short stories therefore another easy read and the winner of the International Horror Guild Award. You may recognise some these short stories as they’ve been adapted to films and become blockbusters. Of course Stephen King has many great books but this is great starter to what more he has to offer.
3. Textbook Romance – By Zoe Foster Blake and Hamish Blake
A great book if you’re after a good laugh throughout. Textbook Romance is exactly what the title insists, essentially lessons on clever dating and how to build the perfect relationships whilst having a laugh at yourself. The couple have executed this book, relatable for any age and anyone. Zoe Foster Blake is also author of The Wrong Girl, which is now a hit TV show.
4. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
A great, strong female author who has previously written greats such as The girl on the train. Into the Water is an addictive novel with mystery and suspense, a novel filled with unravelling the truths from a family drowning in secrets. It’s difficult to follow her previous novel however this just does it.
Okay, so it was difficult not add a few more. Here we’ve added some honourable mentions that definitely deserve it. Most are written by comedians, but who doesn’t love to have a laugh.
Yes please – by Amy Poehlar ( Seriously do not read in public if you don’t want to be embarrassed by laughing hysterically)
The Crucible – By Arthur Miller (A great playwrite from 1953 regarding the 1692/93 witch trials that took place in Massachusetts Bay Colony)