40 Great Books to Read This Year

40 Great Books to Read This Year

Here are 40 great books to read. This list is inspired by the books Central West Mums are reading now. Book suggestions are in no particular order or genre.

  1. Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales (Genre: Biography)
  2. A Recipe for Family by Tori Haschka (Genres: Humorous Fiction, Domestic Fiction)
  3. Bad Behaviour by Liz Byrski (Genres: Contemporary romance, Domestic Fiction)
  4. Becoming Beth by Meredith Appleyard (Genres: Contemporary romance, Domestic Fiction, Romance novel)
  5. Before the Storm by Di Morissey (Genre: Domestic Fiction)
  6. Complicit: How We Enable The Unethical and How To Stop by Max H. Bazerman (Genres: Business & Economics, Law and Social Science)
  7. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Genres: Romance novel, Psychological Fiction)
  8. Exiles by Jane Harper (Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Crime Fiction, Police procedural)
  9. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey (Genres: Memoir, Philosophy, Poetry)
  10. Growing Up In Country Australia by Rick Morton (Genre: Biography, Autobiography)
  11. Half the Sky: How to Change the World by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl Wudunn (Genres: Non-Fiction, Politics, Sociology & Anthropology)
  12. Happier Hour by Cassie Holmes, PHD (Genre: Self-help)
  13. Her Time to Shine by Fiona McCallum (Genres: Psychological Fiction, Domestic Fiction)
  14. How to Do The Work by Dr Nicole LePera (Genre: Self-help)
  15. I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough” by Brene Brown (Genre: Self-help)
  16. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover (Genres: Romance novel, Fiction, Contemporary romance)
  17. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Genres: Humour, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction)
  18. Lost Without You by Rachael Johns (Genres: Romance novel, Domestic Fiction)
  19. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrick Backman (Genres: Novel, Domestic Fiction)
  20. Other Women by Cathy Kelly (Genres: Romance novel, Domestic Fiction, Diet book)
  21. Reckoning: A Memoir by Magda Szubanski (Genres: Biography, Autobiography)
  22. Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O’Neill (Novel, Romance novel, Fantasy Fiction, Contemporary fantasy)
  23. Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Genre: Non-fiction)
  24. Sedated, How Modern Capitalism Created our Mental Health crisis by James Davies (Genres: Health, Treatments & Medicine)
  25. The Bookseller of Florence: Vespasiano Da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance by Ross King (Genre: Biography)
  26. The Challenge for Africa by Wangari Maathai (Genres: Interdisciplinary studies, Sociology & anthropology)
  27. The Couple Upstairs by Holly Wainwright (Genres: Fiction, Thriller)
  28. The Falling: A Brightest Stars Novel by Anna Todd (Genres: Romance novel, contemporary romance, Domestic Fiction)
  29. The GodMothers by Monica McInerney (Genre: Domestic Fiction)
  30. The Goodbye Summer by Patricia Gaffney (Genre: Psychological Fiction, Domestic Fiction)
  31. The Lucky One by Caroline Overington (Genres: Mystery, Psychological Fiction)
  32. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott (Genres: Historical Fiction, Thriller, Spy Fiction)
  33. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Genres: Romance novel, Historical Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Domestic Fiction)
  34. The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding by Holly Ringland (Genre: Contemporary Fiction)
  35. The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth (Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense)
  36. The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff (Genres: Historical fiction, War story)
  37. These Impossible Things by Salma El-Wardany (Genres: Coming-of-age story, Psychological Fiction, Domestic Fiction)
  38. This Much is True by Miriam Margolyes (Genre: Memoir, Autobiography, Biography, Humour)
  39. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (Genres: Romance novel, Fiction, Contemporary romance)
  40. White Oleander by Janet Fitch (Genre: Fiction, Bildungsroman novel)



Amorette Zielinski

Amorette is a Mum of two boys who often keep her flying by the seat of her pants and a wife to a man who is so much fun to share life with; never dull! Friends often call her a ‘connector’ because she loves putting like minded people together curating experiences for them.

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