Books posts

Books by women you should read this winter

by Nina Kenwood

We’re deep in winter which means you have a built-in excuse not to leave the house; it’s practically mandatory to spend your weekend reading under a blanket on the couch. As to the question of what you should be reading – please allow me to bossily provide you with some recommendations.

In this Year of Reading Women, July is proving to be a standout month with a deluge of brilliant books by wome…

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Interviews with our work experience students

by Estelle Sutherland

Over the next few weeks we’re participating in a work experience program with students from high schools across Melbourne. Here, Estelle Sutherland tells us about her favourite books. How would you describe your taste in books? Do you like romance or adventure, science fiction or history, etc?

Some of my favourite genres are adventure, fantasy and, in particular, historical fiction. I love re…

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Books you might have missed in June

by Belle Place

Given the sizeable number of new releases that arrive in store each month, here are notes from the Readings editorial office on books you might have missed in June.

Family Life by Akhil Sharma

This is Akhil Sharma’s brilliant second novel. It tells the story of an Indian family – with two sons, aged eight and twelve – who have migrated to America in the early eighties. Early in the novel, t…

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Belle Place’s top picks for July

by Belle Place

Your regular columnist, Martin Shaw, was holidaying in Germany last month, young family and reading material in tow, which leaves me the pleasure of reporting on bookish news from the southern hemisphere for July.

Far removed from the European continent, two Australian debut novels are released this month that find their setting in our west coast. The rights to Brooke Davis’ Lost & Found have al…

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Our top ten bestsellers of the week

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt My Story by Julia Gillard (pre-order available only) The Age Good Cafe Guide 2014 by Matt Holden Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi Piranesi’s Grandest Tour: From Europe to Australia by Colin Holden Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow Burial R

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Nicholas Walton-Healey on photography and poetry

by Nicholas Walton-Healey

In Land Before Lines Nicholas Walton-Healey presents sixty-eight unique photographic portraits of contemporary Victorian poets, with a revealing suite of poems written by each poet in response to their image. Here, he tells us why he started reading poetry in the first place, and still does so now.

I first encountered poetry in my final year of VCE when my English Literature teacher introduced…

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Interviews with our work experience students

by Joel Calabria

Over the next few weeks we’re participating in a work experience program with students from high schools across Melbourne. Here, Joel Calabria tells us about his favourite books. How would you describe your taste in books? Do you like romance or adventure, science fiction or history, etc?

I tend to read quite a bit. A lot of people I know are very happy to just stick with one genre and read t…

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