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The best young adult books of 2017

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 young adult books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas delivers an authentic and unforgettable teenage voice w…

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The best DVDs of 2017

by Jo Case

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 DVDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) Get Out

Cross The Stepford Wives with Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and the comedic brain of Key & Peele, and you …

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The best picture books of 2017

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 picture books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) Triangle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

Triangle sets off through a landscape of shapes to play a sneaky t…

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The best crime books of 2017

by Fiona Hardy

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 crime books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) The Student by Iain Ryan

It’s 1994 and in Gatton, Queensland, uni student Nate is in need of some weed. Bu…

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The best food & gardening books of 2017

by Chris Gordon

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 food and gardening books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) Ostro by Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Melbourne-based Italian food writer Julia Busuttil Nishimur…

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The best junior fiction books of 2017

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 junior fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) Diva and Flea: A Parisian Tale by Mo Willems & Tony DiTerlizzi

Diva and Flea live in Paris, formi…

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The best non-fiction books of 2017

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 non-fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Sarah Krasnostein does a marvellous job of illuminating Sand…

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The best fiction books of 2017

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) Pachinko by Min Jee Lee

Family and history come together in this captivating saga that spans nearly 100 …

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The best classical CDs of 2017

by Judi Mitchell

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 classical CDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) J.S. Bach: Cello Suites Vol.II by Slava Grigoryan

Following the extraordinary success of the multiple-aw…

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What we’re reading: Rainbow Rowell, Tracy Sorensen & Tony Birch

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. Stella Charls is recommending Tony Birch

On Wednesday night I went along to the Wheeler Centre to see Tony Birch in conversation with Chris Flynn about his most recent short story collection, Common People. This event also included an exciting announcement – T…

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