Back in 2014, well-known author Kate de Goldi approached Gecko Press publisher Julia Marshall with an idea aimed to revitalize the reading experience for upper primary school children and create lifetime readers. Those children, and their families, are lucky Marshall jumped at the opportunity and took a punt on Annual.  "We wanted Annual to be a game… Read More

With her debut novel The Hating Game, Australian Sally Thorne has certainly made quite the first impression. Her sexy, workplace romantic comedy is utterly hilarious and completely engaging, and has received a lot of very positive hype. After reading it, I completely understand why! This book is a comical, naughty romp that had me laughing… Read More

After reading her twenty-seventh novel, You and Me, Always, it is clear that Jill Mansell has truly mastered the art of the romantic comedy. This story of a classic love triangle, set in the quaint Cotswold village of Stanton Langley, is engaging, uplifting and heart-warmingly funny. Since she was eight years old, every year on… Read More

Dawn French, aka comedienne extraordinaire, is enjoying some success with novel writing and this, her third novel is a light, entertaining read. It’s a little bit chick-lit and a little bit comedic. The main character, Rosie Kitto, is a frustrated (and a little bit bored) teacher who leaves her partner and teaching job in England… Read More

Frivolous, monied and funny – if you’re looking for a book to tide you over while you endure a quick weekend flight to the Gold Coast then this is your go-to. Shopaholic to the Rescue, is the latest novel in Sophie Kinsella’s ‘Shopaholic Series’. This time, Rebecca and a cast of friends, worst enemies (!?)… Read More

The fourth book in the New York Times bestselling series sees Timmy Failure take to the road – with the usual disastrous consequences. Everyone’s favourite kid detective is back in the newest addition to the series, which sees Timmy on a road trip with none other than notorious criminal Molly Moskins. Travelling halfway across the… Read More

Every now and then I pick up a book that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and it is so very refreshing, like taking a sip of a cold drink on a hot day. Wicked Charms, by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton, is just such a book. The witty, intelligent, tongue-in-cheek style is a nod to… Read More

Fans of fantasy comedy are in for a treat with Riftworld Chronicles, a set of eight webisodes about a dimension-traveling wizard, Alar (Tohmoh Penikett) who ends up stuck on earth without his magical powers. When he enlists the help of journalist Kim (Erin Karpluk) to help him on his quest to return home, the misadventure… Read More

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