Books posts

Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas Bruny by Heather Rose The Weekend by Charlotte Wood Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot) Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dal…

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Books about self-acceptance & self-love

If new year’s resolutions don’t work for you, if making goals and to-do lists leaves you cold, maybe you’d like to focus that new-year energy on self-acceptance and self-love instead. We’ve put together a list of recommendations that encompass radical self love, raw memoir, accounting for the past, and unique characters in literature.

The Body Is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

Poet, …

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Books coming to the screen in 2020

We’re excited that 2020 continues the trend of great books being adapted for the screen. Here are six titles that we’re excited to see on the gold and silver screens in the coming months – and browse the collections below to find even more titles. Normal People by Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney’s Normal People is one of the most widely beloved novels to be published in recent years. Connell and …

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas Bruny by Heather Rose The Weekend by Charlotte Wood Outline by Rachel Cusk Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori) Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Normal People by Sally Rooney

Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu was our bestselling bo

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Books we want to see in 2020

Our booksellers share their thoughts on the kinds of books they’d like to get their hands on 2020 – everything from a trendy collection of nontoxic cleaning ideas, to more rainbow families in middle grade.

“A fashion history of hats that covers the way Trump has politicised the baseball hat, and more. Also in nonfiction, I would definitely read a book on the rise of neighbourhoods and what the…

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Five authors to read while you wait for the new Ferrante

The English translation of Elena Ferrante’s new novel, The Lying Life of Adults, is set to hit Australian bookshelves in June of this year! Here are five authors for Ferrante fans to read while they wait. Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991)

We are in the midst of a Natalia Ginzburg revival of sorts, with a number of her works having been translated for English readers over the past couple of years…

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The 100 bestselling books at Readings in 2019

Here are our 100 bestselling books from the past year. We’ve also compiled our 10 bestselling albums of 2019 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2019.

Of the 100 books listed below…

32 are non-fiction
31 are fiction
14 are children’s books (4 picture books, 2 junior grade books, 6 middle grade books, 2 YA books)
13 are biographies or memoirs
5 are crime reads
3 are cookbooks
3 are collecte…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Weekend by Charlotte Wood Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas Bruny by Heather Rose The Anarchy by William Dalrymple Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot) Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu ap…

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Fiction to make you engage (not escape)

Plenty of people use books as a way to escape from the world and so seek out stories that transport them to other places. But for others, books are a way to be more present in the world – to engage with and reflect on what’s happening around them. Here are eight books for those readers. Supper Club by Lara Williams

Supper Club is a secret society for hungry women. Women who are sick of bad …

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14 sci-fi & fantasy reads to pack for the beach

There’s nothing quite like listening to the waves, shielding your eyes from the sun, and imagining yourself to be on a distant planet or in a far-flung kingdom. Here are our summer picks for sci-fi and fantasy fans.

Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

Under the watchful eye of The Company, three characters – Grayson, Morse and Chen – shapeshifters, amorphous, part human, part extensions of …

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