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Last week’s top ten bestsellers

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (film tie-in edition) The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Stoner: A Novel by John Williams Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi

Marcus Zusak remai…

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Last week’s top ten bestsellers

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (film tie-in edition) Stoner: A Novel by John Williams The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan Starting School by Jane Godwin, Anna Walker Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas Burial Rites by Hannah Kent The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt The 1,000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Twenty Iconic Portraits to Complete

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Last week’s top ten bestsellers

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton Burial Rites by Hannah Kent The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Stoner: A Novel by John Williams Murder in Mississippi by John Safran Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin Eyrie by Tim Winton

With the release of the film adaptation last week, Markus Zusak’s much-loved …

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Reading challenges for 2014

Read a translated novel

In 2013, many of our staff members got hooked on reading translated books. Jonathan Franzen’s translations of the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus in The Kraus Project was a favourite for some, while others loved the metaphysical crime novel The Infatuations from Javier Marias (translated from the original Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa). Emily Gale called Fanny Britt & Isa…

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The 100 bestselling books at Readings in 2013

Here are our 100 bestselling books from the past year!

The list combines sales from all Readings shops and our website. Where possible, different editions of titles have been combined to reflect total sales of each title. The list includes all genres. It covers sales from 1 Jan 2013 to 31 December 2013.

100. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
99. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art o

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Last week’s top ten bestsellers

Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton Burial Rites by Hannah Kent The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Eyrie by Tim Winton The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan Stoner: A Novel by John Williams Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi Bewitched and Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years by Samantha Trenoweth

This wee…

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Our New Year’s (literary) resolutions

Happy new year everybody! Now 2014 is upon us, here’s a collection of our literary-themed resolutions.

Nina plans to read more fiction from Australian authors.

Looking over the books I read this year, there is a clear gap in my list. Australian fiction.

I read a lot of Australian non-fiction (my favourite Australian writers right now are Anna Krien, Anna Goldsworthy and Benjamin Law), but…

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Five books that unsettled me in 2013

by Bronte Coates

Elena Ferrante is my favourite literary discovery of 2013 and the first book of hers I read, The Days of Abandonment, has permanently lodged itself under my skin. Even though I also love Ferrante’s other books (you can read my review of My Brilliant Friend here), this title wins ‘most distressing book I read this year’ hands down.

Narrated by Olga, a woman whose husband unexpectedly leaves h…

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Why I want my sister to read Terry Pratchett

by Dani Solomon

Bookseller Dani Solomon tells us why she’s gifted her sister Terry Pratchett’s series about a witch named Tiffany Aching.

My sister turned 11 this year. She’s an excellent human with a wicked sense of humour who very much knows her own mind and I am stupidly proud of her just for existing. She’ll start high school soon and like any decent big sister who works in a bookshop I want to load up he…

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