Books Released in May 2024

Published:April 30, 2024

With May approaching, now is the ideal moment to get into some fresh new Aussie fiction. This month’s lineup boasts a diverse range of stories, each offering its own unique blend of intrigue, emotion, and entertainment.

Whether you’re in the mood for a gripping thriller to keep you on the edge of your seat or a heartwarming tale to uplift your spirits, we’ve got you covered (see what we did there?).

Released May 1, 2024

Safe Haven

Shankari Chandran

The new novel from the Miles Franklin award-winning author of Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens.

Released May 1, 2024

Milking Time

Rachael Treasure

The gorgeously funny, uplifting and entertaining new novel from Rachael Treasure, author of iconic, bestselling and much-loved stories of Australian rural life, including Jillaroo and The Farmer’s Wife.

Released May 1, 2024

To Sing of War

Catherine McKinnon

From the author of the Miles Franklin Award shortlisted Storyland, comes a rich, layered and thrilling novel of love, war and friendship, To Sing of War.

Released May 1, 2024

The Deed

Susannah Begbie

‘Now that’s the way to bury your old man … he sank into his Jason recliner, wincing. A burial: a body wrapped in handwoven cloth, women dancing and wailing.

Released May 8, 2024

When The Moon Hatched

Sarah A. Parker

Magic. Dragons. Romance. The fantasy phenomenon of the year

Released May 15, 2024

The Hummingbird Effect

Kate Mildenhall

An epic, kaleidoscopic story of four women connected across time and place by an invisible thread and their determination to shape their own stories, from the acclaimed author of The Mother Fault.

Released May 28, 2024


Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth gives voice, power and agency to Psykhe telling this much loved myth from the perspective of the woman at its centre.

Released May 28, 2024


Kate Kruimink

I saw my mother for a long time after she died. I would see her out windows, or in the corner of my eye. Always in the periphery, always a dim blur, but unmistakably my mother, the herness skating through every line and flicker.

So get sdome of these on your shelves to transport you to far-off lands and introduce you to unforgettable characters. Happy reading!

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