Books We’ve Loved posts

What I Loved: A Death In The Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard

by Will Heyward

Depending on the continent on which you purchase your reading material, Karl Ove Knausgaard’s most recently published work will either be available as a novel entitled A Death in the Family (Australia and UK) or a biography entitled My Struggle: Volume 1 (US). This, I think, is unusual.

Granted, very often, for marketing purposes, books are assigned different titles in different countries on th…

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What I loved: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

by Jason Austin

Jason Austin shares with us a book he loved for our new ‘What I Loved’ series.

About ten years ago I was stuck for something to read. You might think it strange that a bookseller was bereft of reading material, but, like most, we too have those moments where nothing piques our interest.

It was at the back of one of my bookshelves that I found a bruised copy of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.…

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What I loved: To Siberia by Per Petterson

by Jessica Au

Readings Monthly editor Jessica Au shares with us a book she loved for our new ‘What I Loved’ series.

It is possible to think about reading as a series of turning points. Every now and then, a book comes along like a shock – making and breaking, staying with you. It’s an ‘ah’ moment of recognition, when you finally realise that writing can be done like that, often leading to a whole new plane …

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