It's almost time to put your feet up, get comfy, and hopefully get some reading done!
What better way to wrap up the year, by spoiling yourself, and of course, spoiling your shelf?
Here are 20 brand new books from the Vision Australia Library collection we recommend to everyone.
Can you read them all during the holiday? Let us know if you do, and what your favourite was.
Time of My Life - Myf Warhurst
From the much-loved Myf Warhurst comes a captivating and joyous memoir of wisdom, humour and heart that unleashes the music within us all.
Dreamer - Dami Im
Dreamer is an inspiring story of faith, family, determination and talent, and a powerful reminder that dreams can come true. The inspirational memoir from Australian singing sensation and Eurovision grand-finalist Dami Im.
The Battle of Long Tan - Peter Fitzsimmons
From the bestselling author of Kokoda and Gallipoli comes the epic story of Australia's deadliest Vietnam War battle.
Willowman - Inga Simpson
From the critically acclaimed author of Mr Wiggcomes an enthralling literary novel about a batmaker and a gifted young cricketer, set around the time the game began changing...
The Light We Carry - Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress.
The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner - Grace Tame
The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner is Grace's story, in Grace's words, on Grace's terms. Like Grace, it is sharply intelligent, deeply felt and often blisteringly funny. And, as with all her work, it offers a constructive and optimistic vision for a better future for all of us.
Born A Crime - Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah's Born a Crime is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lens.
The Diamond Eye - Kate Quinn
The Diamond Eye is the fictionalized autobiography of Lyudmila Pavlichenko "Mila", a Russian sniper during World War II.
The Murder Rule - Dervla McTiernan
No one is innocent in this story. First Rule: Make them like you. Second Rule: Make them need you. Third Rule: Make them pay.
The Gates of Athens - Conn Iggulden
Two and a half thousand years ago, the Greeks and the Persians fought an epic battle to decide the future of our world. This is their story.
The Last Crocodile Hunter - Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin's extraordinary life as a wildlife pioneer, father to wildlife warrior Steve and founder of Australia Zoo, told in his own words. "When the world lost Steve, the animals lost the best friend they ever had, and so did I".
The Bullet That Missed - Richard Osman
The third book in the record-breaking Thursday Murder Club series from British national treasure Richard Osman, a local news legend is on the hunt for a sensational headline, and soon the gang are hot on the trail of two murders, ten years apart.
The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding - Holly Ringland
From international bestselling author of The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Holly Ringland, comes a haunting and magical novel about joy, grief, courage, and transformation.
Cooper Not Out - Justin Smith
A delightfully uplifting Australian novel about the joy of discovering your greatest potential.
Corporal Hitler's Pistol - Tom Keneally
When an affluent Kempsey matron spots a young Aboriginal boy who bears an uncanny resemblance to her husband, not only does she scream for divorce, attempt to take control of the child's future and upend her comfortable life, but the whole town seems drawn into chaos.
Bryce Courtenay: Storyteller - Christine Courtenay
Bryce Courtenay: Storyteller is a memoir of Australia's most beloved writer, written by his wife Christine Courtenay.
Lisa: A Memoir - Lisa Curry with Ellen Whinnett
In this funny, heartbreaking but always life-affirming memoir, Lisa Curry reflects on a life well lived and the experiences that shaped her.
Exiles - Jane Harper
Between Falk's closest friend, a missing mother, and a woman he's drawn to, dark questions linger as long-ago truths begin to emerge.
The Invasion of Gaul - S. J. A. Turney
It is 58 BC and the mighty Tenth Legion, camped in Northern Italy, prepare for the arrival of the most notorious general in Roman history: Julius Caesar.