The weather is cold, the days are dark, and there’s nothing we’d rather be doing than being curled up in bed, with a good book. Or on a train. In between meetings. On the toilet. It’s book month, and we’re happy to be reading anywhere, and everywhere. However you’re celebrating book month: whether you’re planning on coming along to Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival or heading down to a bookstore on Love Your Bookshop Day; we think you should start by reading one (or all) of these amazing books.
- Fleishman Is In Trouble — Taffy Brodesser-Akner. If you could do it all over again, would you? Should you? One man finds out in this finely observed, compulsively readable, and occasionally raunchy novel of marriage, sex, and dating for readers of Jonathan Franzen, Lauren Groff, and Tom Perrotta.
- Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom — Ariel Burger. In this profoundly thought-provoking and inspiring book, Burger gives us a front-row seat to Elie Wiesel’s remarkable exchanges in and out of the classroom, and chronicles the intimate conversations between these two men over the decades as Burger sought counsel on matters of intellect, spirituality, and faith, while navigating his own personal journey from boyhood to manhood, from student and assistant, to rabbi and, in time, teacher.
- I’m Not Really a Waitress — Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. In I’m Not Really a Waitress- Jewish mum and founder of #1 Beauty Brand around the world, OPI, Suzi reveals the events that led her family to flee Communist Hungary and eventually come to New York City in pursuit of the American dream.
- The Juggle — Samantha Brett & Steph Adams. Featuring stories from Megan Gale, Pip Edwards, Lisa Wilkinson, Teresa Palmer, Megan Hess, Natalie Barr, Bianca Rinehart, Melissa Odabash, Sally Obermeder, Kathryn Eisman, Noëlla Coursaris Musunka, Zoe Marshall, Tammin Sursok, Nikki Phillips, Elle Halliwell, Laura Csortan, Louise Roe, Chriselle Lim and more, with stories of motherhood they’ve never shared before.
- The Boy in the Photo — Nicole Trope. A heartbreaking, emotional and poignant drama about a family in turmoil. Fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and Linda Green – this moving and stirring novel is for you.