The Readings Podcast: Summer picks for book lovers

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge

A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain, by award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.

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 Read reviewThe Hot Guy

The Hot Guy

Mel Campbell, Anthony Morris

Adam, a serious cinema nerd, has no idea that he is the Hot Guy - a man so ridiculously attractive there's a Facebook group dedicated to seducing him.Cate, a sports publicist who loves to crack a joke, is feeling down...

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 Read reviewThe Life to Come

The Life to Come

Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser's fifth novel is both a delicious satire on the way we live now and a deeply moving examination of the true nature of friendship.

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 Read reviewThe Passage of Love

The Passage of Love

Alex Miller

Critically acclaimed, two-time winner of the Miles Franklin award, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and numerous other literary awards, Miller's new work is an exquisitely personal novel of love and creativity.

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 Read reviewFirst Person

First Person

Richard Flanagan

What is the truth? In this blistering story of a ghostwriter haunted by his demonic subject, the Man Booker Prize winner turns to lies, crime and literature with devastating effect

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 Read reviewThe Choke

The Choke

Sofie Laguna

It is quite a feat to write characters with such nuance . . . in harnessing her storytelling facility to expose the flaws in the system with what is becoming trademark.....

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 Read reviewTracker

Tracker

Alexis Wright

Winner of the Stella Prize 2018Miles Franklin-winning author Alexis Wright has crafted a memoir in story form of the charismatic Indigenous leader Tracker Tilmouth, and an epic portrait of a important...

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 Read reviewTaboo

Taboo

Kim Scott

From the two-times winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, comes a work charged with ambition and poetry, brutality and mystery about a young woman cast into a drama that has been playing for over two hundred years ...

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 Read reviewAtlantic Black

Atlantic Black

A.S. Patric

The new novel from Miles Franklin award-winning author A.S. Patrić.

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La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1)

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1)

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set ten years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua.

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 Read reviewPlease Explain

Please Explain

Anna Broinowski

After eighteen years in the political wilderness, Pauline Hanson is back and more powerful than ever. Please Explain is a compelling, intimate look at how an Ipswich fish and chip shop lady changed the nation - and how she speaks...

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 Read reviewDepends What You Mean by Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables

Depends What You Mean by Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables

John Safran

No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the...

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Anything is Possible

Anything is Possible

Elizabeth Strout

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout comes a brilliant latticework of fiction that recalls Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity. Written in tandem with My Name...

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Jean Harley was Here

Jean Harley was Here

Heather Taylor Johnson

Jean Harley Was Here is a touching and original exploration of love, relationships, and the ways in which we need each other.

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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Bill Hayes

A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks.

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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

Margareta Magnusson

A charming approach to putting your life in order so your loved ones won't have to? There's a word for it in Swedish: Dostadning, literally, ‘death cleaning'.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

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 Read reviewLincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War.

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 Read reviewThe Town

The Town

Shaun Prescott

With this long-awaited and utterly unique debut novel, Shaun Prescott announces himself as a compelling new voice. The Town is magnetic, revealing the true depth of Australia: the good, the bad, and the captivatingly ugly.

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 Read reviewAdult Fantasy

Adult Fantasy

Briohny Doyle

A wry and topical inquiry into how we respond when our cultural clock starts ticking.

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Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Rutger Bregman

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling...

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The Good Girl of Chinatown

The Good Girl of Chinatown

Jenevieve Chang

Jenevieve Chang is a natural storyteller, and her absorbing memoir - spanning China, Britain and Australia - is told with grace, precision and unmatched�..

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

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 Read reviewThe Trauma Cleaner

The Trauma Cleaner

Sarah Krasnostein

Winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature 2018Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Writing for Non-fiction 2018Winner of the Dobbie Literary Award 2018<br...

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American War

American War

Omar El Akkad

Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her...

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The Power

The Power

Naomi Alderman

The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality while exposing our own world.

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 Read reviewFuture Home of the Living God

Future Home of the Living God

Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces...

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Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty's latest New York Times no.1 bestseller following The Husband's Secret.

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 Special priceForce of Nature

Force of Nature

Jane Harper

What happened to Alice Russell? Five women go into the bush... but only four come out. The second, hotly anticipated novel by the author of the bestselling The Dry.

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 Read reviewThe Dry

The Dry

Jane Harper

The Dry is the highest selling Australian debut in 2016.

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 Read reviewAnd Fire Came Down

And Fire Came Down

Emma Viskic

Winner of the Davitt Award (Adult Novels) 2018Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic used to meet life head-on. Now he's struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife,...

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 Read reviewResurrection Bay

Resurrection Bay

Emma Viskic

Profoundly deaf since early childhood, Caleb has always lived on the outside - watching and picking up tell-tale signs people hide in a smile, a cough or a kiss

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China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend

Kevin Kwan

A romp through Asia's most exclusive clubs, auction houses and estates, China Rich Girlfriend brings us into the elite circles of Mainland China, introducing a captivating cast of characters and offering an inside glimpse at...

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 Read reviewCrazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

Thwarted love, scheming snobs, obscene wealth and haute couture - it's all here in a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich. An absolutely wicked treat!

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You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Princesses, Trainwrecks and Other Man-Made Women

You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Princesses, Trainwrecks and Other Man-Made Women

Carina Chocano

In Carina Chocano's insightful, witty and moving You Play The Girl, we travel down the rabbit hole into the Wonderland of pop culture

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