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PAGE TURNERS: Top five summer reads you need to sink your teeth into

Is one of your resolutions to read more this year?

Heck yeah, it is (or maybe should be) because it’s one of the top resolutions of all time.

But this is the year that you’re going to succeed, isn’t it? This is the year that you’re going to cut down on your TV binging and get your entertainment and escapism fix from within the pages off a food, old fashioned book.

Well, good on you dear reader, but do you need some inspo to help kick off your 2020 reading odyssey? Well, here are our top five suggestions for great reads to sink your teeth into this year.

1. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong

Any book written by a poet is one that you will treasure for many years to come. Vuong makes every sentence dance off the page as you’re transported into this beautiful amazing world that feels like yours, just for a moment.

It’s a little sad, quite deep, but a read that will blow your flipping mind. 

2. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

This is the book that everyone is still loving this summer and I think it’s about time you read it.

t’s thrilling and beautiful and everything you want in a summer read but so much more literary than you’d expect from your typical summer read. High brow crime kids. It’s the future. 

3. Slouching Towards Bethlehem – Joan Didion

Haven’t read any Joan Didion yet? What are you doing friend!

This particular collection is an incredible summer read because it will take you to the every day of a faraway place, specifically North America and even more specifically, New York.

Read Didion, change your life. Perfect for 2020

4. Dark Emu – Bruce Pascoe

I can’t stress this enough… please read this book.

Please read this book and then send a copy to Peter Dutton. I don’t think he actually read his. 

5. Animal Farm – George Orwell

It’s the times we live in, ain’t it.

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration of how to get through the rest of Scomo’s leadership shit storm, this book might give you some great advice. It’s cryptic and metaphorical advice sure, but it’s also packed with talking animals. 

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Written by Laura Kebby

I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.