Booktopia's Black Friday book specials to keep you entertained over summer

DELIGHT: There's not much better than spending a lazy summer's afternoon reading a page turner. Photo: Shutterstock
DELIGHT: There's not much better than spending a lazy summer's afternoon reading a page turner. Photo: Shutterstock

Everyone's gearing up to nab the best Black Friday deals this weekend, and just in time for the silly season.

If you were thinking about giving a loved one a book for Christmas, or maybe adding to your summer reading pile, now is the time.

With online retailer Booktopia offering up to 50 per cent off popular titles (and in some cases more!), it's the perfect opportunity to cross a few names off the list and grab a bargain.

And in case you needed further convincing, books really do make the perfect gift - they are easy to wrap, and mail, they never run out of batteries and you can open them time and time again.

So whether you are looking to follow up your Bridgeton binge with the book series or learn how to make some passive income with an online course, here's our pick of Booktopia's bestsellers on sale for Black Friday.

From the hit podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 comes a smart, hilarious and heartfelt book about friendship, the vagaries of life and culture, and everything in between.

From books to TV, music to cooking, friendship to films, there's little cultural terrain Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales haven't traversed in their oddly named but nonetheless wildly popular podcast Chat 10 Looks 3.

Whether you're a devoted listener of Chat 10 Looks 3, curious as to what all the fuss is about, or simply looking to cry-laugh on public transport, Well Hello is the book for you.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the first novel in her beloved Regency-set series featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family - now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix.

Entrepreneur and author Tina Tower delivers a new and smarter way to do business that avoids huge overheads and large capital investments. Fueled by recent innovations in technology and shifts in consumer behavior, the accomplished author shows you a new way to have a big impact with few resources.

Perfect for entrepreneurs, seasoned professionals, educated experts, and anyone else interested in sharing their knowledge with the world around them, Million Dollar Micro-Business is an indispensable guide to creating a lucrative online course from scratch.

The Handbag of Happiness is a collection of rollicking, defiant, real-life stories where self-improvement is satire and life-changing moments are found in the absurdity of our mysterious little lives.

Alannah Hill shares hard-won wisdom from a career in the fashion world (along with the fine art of stickybeaking). Irreverent, provocative, self-depreciating and witty, Alannah tells us in her own imperfect way how she overcame adversity - and sometimes didn't, despite her best intentions.

When Samuel Johnson unicycled around Australia, he met some awesome people. And before we had to lock down, he and his other sister, Hilde, were travelling the country talking at schools, community groups and at the side of busy streets to spread their message about how to kick cancer in the face hole.

But in the process they connected and listened as people shared their own stories - not just about how cancer impacted them, but about love, fighting fires, making families out of choice not blood, knitting, being there and being surprised by life and finding solace from strangers. They decided those stories should be shared and the idea for Heroes Next Door was born.

George Georgievski, aka School Lunchbox Dad, has a new obsession - the air fryer! This amazing machine is super hot and super fast, and allows you to create the crispiest, crunchiest food without the oil and mess of deep-frying. In Air Fryer Express, George shares 60 delicious creations to make in your air fryer.

There are snacks for the school lunchbox, such as pizza scrolls or sweet potato chips, as well as flavour-packed family food, such as lamb kebabs, guilt-free Nashville fried chicken or mac 'n' cheese. And don't forget the sweets - try hot jam muffins, game-changer baklava or berry good pavlova.

Fat Charlie Nancy is not actually fat. He was fat once but he is definitely not fat now. No, right now Fat Charlie Nancy is angry, confused and more than a little scared - right now his life is spinning out of control, and it is all his dad's fault.

If his rotter of an estranged father hadn't dropped dead at a karaoke night, Charlie would still be blissfully unaware that his dad was Anansi the spider god. He would have no idea that he has a brother called Spider, who is also a god. And there would be no chance that said brother would be trying to take over his life, flat and fiancee, or, to make matters worse, be doing a much better job of it than him.

Desperate to reclaim his life, Charlie enlists the help of four more-than-slightly eccentric old ladies and their unique brand of voodoo - and between them they unleash a bitter and twisted force to get rid of Spider. But as darkness descends and badness begins is Fat Charlie Nancy going to get his life back in one piece or is he about to enter a whole netherworld of pain?

To see all the bestsellers on sale for Black Friday visit Booktopia.

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