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Join the Tsundoku team for a chat about their favourite books of 2022 and their tips for a great summer read.

(Favourite books of 2022 start at 20minutes in – or feel free to listen to the full episode)


Detective Cato Kwong gets mixed up in dirty politics between Timor and Australia in “Crocodile Tears” by Alan Carter+ We’ve got your summer reads completely covered 

The fifth and final installment in the award-winning Cato Kwong series, “Crocodile Tears” sees Cato’s life on the line with someone from the past as his only hope. A thriller rich in political, cultural and historical detail, Cato’s search for the good guys will twist and turn all the way from Perth to Timor-Leste and Darwin…so hold on to your hat for the exciting climax!


Alan Carter, author of “Crocodile Tears”

Our Random readers: Rachael, Mads and Annabelle

Picks for your summer reading pleasure:

Michaela Andreyev recommends: “Meshi; A journey in Japanese food” by Katherine Tamiko Arguille, “Holy Woman; a Divine Adventure” by Louise Omer and “Stolen Focus” by Johan Hari  

Sarah Martin recommends: “Runt”by Craig Silvey and “The Unusual Abduction of Avery Confier” by Ilsa Evans. Sarah also recommends “Stolen Focus”

Annie Hastwell recommends: “How to be Idle”by Tom Hodgkinson, “The Candy House” by Jennifer Egan and “Sweetness and Light” by Liam Pieper

Cath Kenneally recommends: “Chai TIme at Cinnamon Gardens” & “Song of the Sun God” by Shankari Chandran and “The Cast Aways of Harewood Hall” by Karen Herbert

Rachael recommends: “Burial Rites” & “Devotion” by Hannah Kent, “The History of Bees” by Maja Lund, “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman and “The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams

Mads recommends: The Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear.

Annabelle recommends: “The Ella Diaries” & “Ella Goes to Eden” by Meredith Costain, “Little Gem”by Anna Zobel, “Harry Potter” by J.K. Rowling and “Muumitroll” & “Memoirs of Moominpappa” by Tove Jansson

Music composed by Quentin Grant 


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