I’ve been a bit remiss lately – it’s that time of the year when we are flooded with stock and it’s really hard trying to keep up with what’s coming in. I thought I’d list my picks for Christmas. With fiction, it’s got to be Donna Tart’s The Goldfinch, Wally Lamb’s We Are Water, Joe Lansdale’s The Thicket (when we can get stock), Richard Flanagan’s Narrow Road to the Deep North, and Gary Disher’s Bitter Wash Road. With non fiction (bio and history) Rob Mundle’s Cook, Mark Donaldson’s Crossroad, Mike Carlton’s First Victory 1914, and Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor and Spy by Michael Pembroke. There are some knockout cookbooks, including Neil Perry’s Simply Good Food and Karen Martini’s Everyday. There are so many fabulous kids books – popups, lift the flaps, illustrated, just plain readers for all ages, that you really need to see to choose.
And I guess that’s it from us here at Bookoccino. Our best wishes for a very happy, joyful Christmas, and if we dont see you over the holidays, we’ll see you next year.