Amy Vuleta

Amy Vuleta is the Assistant Manager at Readings St Kilda.

Reviews

Us by David Nicholls

Reviewed by Amy Vuleta

David Nicholls’s latest novel deals in a similar brand of situation and relationship comedy as his past novels (the bestselling One Day, and the earlier Starter for Ten and The Understudy), however w…

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Deeper Water by Jessie Cole

Reviewed by Amy Vuleta

There’s always going to be something comfortingly familiar for me in an Australian novel about growing up in an isolated place. What rang most true in Jessie Cole’s Deeper Water was the immense yearn…

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Young God by Katherine Faw Morris

Reviewed by Amy Vuleta

Young God will interest anyone who enjoyed Gillian Flynn’s dark female villains or Megan Abbott’s quietly disturbing narrators; the hill-and-valley folk who people Daniel Woodrell’s grim and stifling…

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Lexicon by Max Barry

Reviewed by Amy Vuleta

If you’re a fan of speculative fiction or sci-fi crime, the combination of conspiracy theories, figures of absolute power, evil and some badass survivor skills are reason enough to pick up Lexicon. M…

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Steeplechase by Krissy Kneen

Reviewed by Amy Vuleta

For fans of Krissy Kneen’s erotic writing in Affection and Triptych, Steeplechase will pulse with a familiar sensuality.

For those who are discovering her writing for the first time, pay attention a…

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Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko

Reviewed by Amy Vuleta

Melissa Lucashenko’s latest novel depicts life as equal parts cheerful and heartbreaking, mundane and back-breakingly hard. Jo, recently divorced, moves to an old farm in the Byron Bay hinterland – t…

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The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

Reviewed by Amy Vuleta

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is unlike any book I’ve read before. It is beautifully written and richly descriptive, with a perfect balance of characterisation and action. I was eager to get back to it…

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The Amber Amulet by Craig Silvey

Reviewed by Amy Vuleta

‘The Masked Avenger can make things happen.’ And make things happen he will!

Using the full spectrum of his energy-driven superskills – granite for Poise and Determination, tiger’s eye for Speed and…

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Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Reviewed by Amy Vuleta

Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer Michael Chabon’s latest novel is an epic of the ordinary and the in-between. Archy and Nat are co-owners of Brokeland Records, a used vinyl store located on the…

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News

Things you might learn at our St Kilda non-fiction book club

by Amy Vuleta

Putting together an ultimate reading list for our new non-fiction book club at Readings St Kilda was easy but narrowing it down to only three titles for the short-format winter sessions was nearly impossible! Book club convenor and non-fiction enthusiast Gerard Elson (he can tell you everything there is to know about Montaigne’s essays – just ask him!), and I thought about the reasons we love to …

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Why we started a Queer Book Club at St Kilda

by Amy Vuleta

In May, Readings St Kilda is launching a new Queer Book Club dedicated to reading fiction and select non-fiction books that represent all aspects of LGBTIQ life. Here book club convenor Amy Vuleta tells us why. (This blog post is an edited extract from Amy’s interview with Time Out Melbourne.)

A friend of one of our staff members approached us with the suggestion of a book club dedicated to r…

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Non-Required Reading with the St Kilda Bookclub

by Amy Vuleta

Ever wondered what our bookclub meetings are like? Here’s a recap of a recent meeting at our St Kilda shop.

This month’s bookclub title was The Dinner by Herman Koch. It’s an incredible translation into English from its original Dutch, both funny and disturbingly chilling. All of our groups loved and hated this book in about equal measure, sometimes at the same time; it was all very confusing.…

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Stories From a Successful Book Launch

by Amy Vuleta

Amy Vuleta reports on a particularly entertaining book launch recently held at our St Kilda shop.

Earlier this week Readings St Kilda was full to bursting with people celebrating the launch of Bernard Cohen’s new novel, The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies.

Cohen’s novel was launched in the greatest of style by the infinitely fabulous Libbi Gorr. Perhaps known to most as the feisty Elle Mc…

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Meet the Bookseller with Amy Vuleta

by Amy Vuleta

Amy Vuleta shares some of her favourite new releases from Australian authors, and tells us which Michael Chabon book inspired her to invest in a beehive!

Why do you work in books?

I’ve always loved to read, and when I was a teenager I realised that most of what I knew about the world – of history, geography, biology and human relationships – I had learned from reading stories. I’ve always…

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