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Australian books to get excited about in the second half of 2018

Here’s a preview of some of the most exciting local releases for the second half of 2018. FICTION The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell (July) The Coves by David Whish-Wilson (July) A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski (July) The Far-Back Country by Kate Lyons (July) We See the Stars by Kate Van Hooft (July) When Elephants Fight by Majok Tulba (…

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What we’re reading: Melissa Broder, Patricia Lockwood & Erin Gough

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Bianca Looney is reading The Colour of the Sun by David Almond

A summer day. A young lad wandering free. Drifts of blazing poppies. Lying on rock in the sun. Wondering and dreaming at the aliveness of the world…

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Seven YA books I loved recently

Here are some of my favourite overseas YA reads from this year. I’ve followed my tastes freely and it’s lead me all over the place: dark fairytale, contemporary realism, historical fiction, humour, magic realism and fantasy. (If you’re in the mood for Australian YA, you should definitely work your way through the Readings Young Adult Book Prize s

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