Books posts

Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante (translated by Ann Goldstein) Ottolenghi FLAVOUR by Yotam Ottolenghi & Ixta Belfrage Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith A Year of Simple Family Food by Julia Busuttil Nishimura A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu The Yield by Tara June Winch A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville The Golden Maze by Richard Fidler Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Pi

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Our top picks of the month for book clubs

For book clubs that want a powerful contemporary read… Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Gifty’s family have emigrated from Ghana to the American South. While her gorgeous brother is a basketball hero, her father longs to return home and her mother is desperate to hold this family of four together. When Gifty’s brother’s success falters, addiction strikes and the mother turns inward, and to …

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The best new crime reads in September

Two of our dedicated crime specialists, Fiona Hardy and Kate McIntosh, share their best picks for crime readers to look out for this month. CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH Electric Blue by Paul F. Verhoeven

“Sometimes it’s pretty easy to categorise a crime book. I’ll say ‘procedural’, or ‘psychological thriller’, and while every book is original, you’ll have an idea of what to expect. Then you g…

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Dear Reader, September 2020

by Alison Huber

If, after six weeks at home during Stage 4 restrictions, you’ve been staring at your shelves thinking, ‘I’ve read all these’, then have I got some great news for you. September is usually the month that gets me prepping for the Christmas season, with lots of the biggest books of the year due in store. This September is bigger than ever, full of books readers are waiting for, some of them delayed …

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Ottolenghi FLAVOUR by Yotam Ottolenghi & Ixta Belfrage The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante (translated by Ann Goldstein) A Year of Simple Family Food by Julia Busuttil Nishimura The Golden Maze by Richard Fidler The Yield by Tara June Winch A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku Phosphorescence by Julia Baird The Mother Fault by Kate Milden…

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Riveting non-fiction for lovers of adventure & detective stories

Calling all fans of adventure and detective tales. We’re gathered together a list of eight recent works of non-fiction that will captivate, thrill, and engage your wits – and you’ll also learn something new along the way. The Golden Maze by Richard Fidler

Having first discovered Prague during the Velvet Revolution, Richard Fidler returns 30 years later to uncover the glorious and grotesque …

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Eight books to read on Indigenous Literacy Day

Today is Indigenous Literacy Day. Here are some new and recent releases featuring First Nations voices that can help readers to better expand their minds and empathy towards the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. You can find even more suggestions by browsing the collections below.

Guwayu, For All Times edited by Jeanine Leane

Guwayu, For All Times is a collectio…

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Which book should I read from the Readings Fiction Prize 2020 shortlist?

Are you having trouble deciding which of the six brilliant books on the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2020 shortlist to read? Then take our quiz to find out which one to pick up first… Grab a sheet of paper, write down the letters of your chosen answers and then tally them up before scrolling down to find out what your next book should be. QUESTION 1. WHEN READING A BOOK, DO YOU L…

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