With so many books to choose from, how do you decide which book to take down from the library or bookshop shelves? Is it the cover? The title? The publisher’s blurb? Or do you only go shopping for a book on the recommendation of a review or from a friend?

The following books by Australian women were all released in 2016. Because their surnames come toward the end of the alphabet, they are most likely to appear at the bottom of your bookshop’s shelves.

If their covers were displayed prominently somewhere, which would you be most likely to pick up? Can you tell the ones from big publishers from those that are self-published? I’d love to know.

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