Books posts

Books coming to the screen in 2019

A host of excellent books are once again being adapted for the screen this year. Here are a collection of some of our most anticipated picks, and you can find plenty more by browsing our collections below. Storm Boy by Colin Thiele

This classic Australian story was first published by Colin Thiele in 1964. After their mother is shot, Mike ‘Storm Boy’ Kingley rescues three pelican chicks and …

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Normal People by Sally Rooney Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Becoming by Michelle Obama Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi Less by Andrew Sean Greer The Fast 800 by Michael Mosley The Lost Man by Jane Harper The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

Our bestselling books of last week include a gripping rural crime (The Lost Man), true stories…

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Chilling reads to keep you cool in summer

by Ellen Cregan

Summer is here and Melbourne is heating up. Here, our marketing and events coordinator Ellen Cregan shares seven bookish recommendations to help you cool down. The Library of Ice by Nancy Campbell

This book takes on the mammoth task of telling the story of ice – a substance that covers a great deal of our planet, but is rapidly shrinking away. Nancy Campbell packed up her life and left on a…

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The 100 bestselling books at Readings in 2018

Here are our 100 bestselling books from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 10 bestselling CDs of 2018 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2018.)

Of the 100 books listed below…

27 are fiction (including eight Australian novels, three translated works from Japanese authors and both of Rupi Kaur’s poetry collections)
28 are non-fiction (including two buzzed-about books that transport readers …

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Normal People by Sally Rooney Becoming by Michelle Obama Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Less by Andrew Sean Greer Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales Milkman by Anna Burns Educated by Tara Westover The Lost Man by Jane Harper The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper

Our bestselling book of last week is Sally Rooney’s Normal People. This novel is one of the most talked-about boo…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Becoming by Michelle Obama Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi Normal People by Sally Rooney Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales Milkman by Anna Burns The Lost Man by Jane Harper The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani (translated by Omid Tofighian) Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Non-fiction is dominating our bestseller list in the fi…

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Terrific sci-fi & fantasy to indulge in this summer

by Lian Hingee

Our digital marketing manager Lian Hingee shares 12 sci-fi and fantasy books to get stuck into over the summer break. Plus, you find even more recommendations from this past year by browsing the collection below. Fire and Blood by George R. R. Martin

The final season of Game of Thrones hits our screens next year, so it’s the perfect time to reacquaint yourself with George R. R. Martin’s spr…

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Books that made our skin crawl in 2018

Our staff share the books that made their skin crawl this year.

‘Melissa Albert’s debut novel, The Hazel Wood, really got under my skin. It weaves together a contemporary set-up – two street-smart New York teens Alice and Ellery go on a road trip, searching for Alice’s missing mother Ella – with encroaching elements of dark fairytale. The fictional cult book written by Alice’s grandmother, Tal

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Books that kept us on the edge of our seat in 2018

Our staff share the books that kept them on the edge of their seat this year.

‘As a crime reader, it’s almost impossible to answer this question without missing 20 books that also kept me on the edge of my seat… Jane Harper’s The Lost Man, though, was suspenseful, mysterious and gripping, while Christian White’s The Nowhere Child kept my nails thoroughly chewed with its American snake cults an…

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Books that made us laugh in 2018

Our staff share the books that made them laugh this year.

‘On the recommendation of several great colleagues, I read the graphic novel Fante Bukowski by Noah Van Sciver, which follows the adventures of a young delusional lit-bro as he tries to make it in the scene. Fante is a horrible person, which makes for delightful reading – his high opinion of himself, his work, and what it means to truly…

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