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The best art & design books of 2019

by Kara McQueen

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 art and design books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Step into Paradise by Jenny Kee & Linda Jackson

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson are arguably the mo…

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The best Australian fiction books of 2019

by Alison Huber

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 Australian 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, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) The White Girl by Tony Birch

The White Girl is local legend Tony Birch’s best novel to date…

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The best international fiction books of 2019

by Alison Huber

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 international 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, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Lanny by Max Porter

So many of us at Readings fell head over heels for Max Porter’s very…

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The best non-fiction books of 2019

by Alison Huber

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, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Three Women is an incredibly accomplished piece of writing, and a uniqu…

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The best crime books of 2019

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, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

After two young girls vanish from a Kmart parking lot, bounty hunter Alice…

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100 great reads from Australian women & gender diverse authors in 2019

Each year we compile a list of great reads by Australian women, originally inspired by the Australian Women Writers Challenge which begun in 2012 and continues to this day. This year we have expanded our list to include gender diverse authors as well. Here are 100 great reads by Australian women and non-binary authors published in 2019. The following books are displayed in no particular order a…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo The Weekend by Charlotte Wood Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré Blue Moon (Jack Reacher, Book 24) by Lee Child Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Fighting for Hakeem by Craig Foster with Alex Engel-Mallon

November is alwa…

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Dear Reader, November 2019

by Alison Huber

Did I think this time last year that I’d be encouraging everyone to read a book based on the life of St Paul and a bunch of other folks from biblical times? Certainly not, but here I am and it is so. The mighty Damascus is the book in question by the one and only Christos Tsiolkas. It’s our Fiction Book of the Month that everyone who cares about literature will be talking about very soon, roundin…

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