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    Read all about it! Every book from Ada Nicodemou & Lynne McGranger’s bookclub

    Summer Bay regulars Ada Nicodemou and Lynne McGranger spend their free time reading when production on Home & Away was halted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

    So much so that the soap’s Leah Patterson-Baker and Irene Roberts decided to partner together and form a virtual book club, where they critique each novel via live video chat.

    The virtual book club is still going strong over a year later, with the performers having developed a community of readers among their fan base.

    So, in the interest of all you voracious readers, we’ve compiled a list of Ada and Lynne’s book club selections.

    Scroll on for your next binge-read, from Sarah Winman’s Still Life to Genevieve Gannon’s The Mothers.

    Still Life by Sarah Winman

    Still, Life is set in 1944 Italy and tells the story of Ulysses, a young British soldier, and Evelyn, a sexagenarian art connoisseur, and probable spy. As war wreaks havoc all around them, the two strangers connect and find common ground.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $24.75.

    The Deep by Kyle Perry

    If you enjoy thrillers, you’ll enjoy this tale about modern-day pirates, familial relationships, and betrayals.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $25.75.

    Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    Four famous siblings throw an end-of-summer party in this historical and psychological fiction story. However, their lives are transformed in an instant.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $24.75.

    The Mistake by Katie McMahon

    The Mistake is a romance and psychological thriller about two sisters who couldn’t be more dissimilar, and their individual romantic lives. One of them is married, but she is drawn to someone else. And one falls in love with the seemingly perfect man until she discovers he’s been keeping secrets from her.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $24.75.

    below deck by Sophie Hardcastle

    Sophie Hardcastle’s debut novel follows Olivia, a 21-year-old woman who wakes up on a boat with no recollection of how she got there. She then accepts the assistance of two strangers, who will permanently transform her life.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $17.95.

    The Bluffs by Kyle Perry

    This crime fiction follows a group of young girls who went missing in “The Bluffs,” a haunted Tasmanian wilderness. One of the missing students’ fathers becomes a prominent suspect. Detective Con Badenhorst, on the other hand, is sure that everyone in town is concealing something.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $17.95.

    I Give my Marriage a Year by Holly Wainwright

    Lou begins to rethink her 14-year marriage to Josh, with whom she has two children, a mortgage, careers, and a lot of history, after a tumultuous Christmas together.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $18.75.

    Force of Nature by Jane Harper

    Five ladies go on a hike as a team-building exercise in this murder fiction, but only four return. The one who doesn’t just so happens to be a corporate fraud whistleblower.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $18.75.

    Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    Daisy Jones & The Six chronicles the growth and collapse of a 1970s rock band. Daisy is a songwriter who also happens to be a drug abuser. Camilla is the wife of the frontman. Karen is the keyboardist for the band. Then there’s the matter of the males in their lives.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $14.95.

    the end of cuthbert close by Cassie Hamer

    They live next door to one other, but they are polar opposites. Cara, Alex, and Beth all have different opinions about how to handle the matter when a new neighbor arrives in town who has no regard for Cuthbert Close’s traditions.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $22.35.

    Educated by Tara Westover

    Tara Westover’s battle for self-invention is chronicled in this well-received biography. She had no school or medical records, a radical father, and a violent sibling when she was growing up. She opted to educate herself when she was 16 years old.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $17.25.

    The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

    This page-turner is about a complicated relationship between a daughter-in-law and her mother-in-law. Lucy was well aware that she would never be friends with her husband’s mother, a respected member of her community. Diana is discovered dead with a suicide note 10 years later. The autopsy, on the other hand, offers a different story.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $16.90.

    The Dry by Jane Harper

    The murder of the Hadler family is the focus of this crime fiction. The case was ruled a murder-suicide, but when more information becomes available, Federal Police detective Aaron Falk begins to have reservations.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $18.25.

    The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

    It is the first installment in Lucinda Riley’s well-known series. After learning of their adopted father’s death, Maia D’Apliése and her five sisters gather in their childhood home, which happens to be a castle. After that, each of them is given a hint about their true ancestors.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $17.80.

    The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon

    A real-life IVF laboratory mix-up inspired this family story. When a lady discovers that her embryo was placed in the uterus of another woman, she must choose whether to stay childless while her son is raised by strangers or pursue custody of her child.

    You can purchase it via Booktopia, for currently $21.75.

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