Books posts

The most anticipated books of 2018

by Alison Huber

Dear Reader,

As 2017 drew to a close, a previously unknown writer, Kristen Roupenian, sparked an intense social media frenzy when her short story, ‘Cat Person’, was published in the New Yorker (NB: though the internet does love cats, the story is not about cats). By the end of December, the New York Times reported that Roupenian had secured a seven-figure, two-book deal (and in 2019 we’ll no dou…

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Eight road trip novels that aren’t On the Road

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

In this post-apocalyptic take on the road trip novel, a troupe of travelling actors and musicians bring Shakespeare to America’s isolated survivors in the aftermath of a global pandemic that wipes out most of civilisation. Marketing Manager Nina Kenwood describes this Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel as ‘smart, haunting and inventive’. Read her full …

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Six crime novels I love

by Bronte Coates

Online bookseller Bronte Coates shares the six crime novels she finds herself recommending to other people the most. For a twisty psychological thriller… The Secret Place by Tana French

I adored this twisty mystery. One year after the murder of a teenage boy at a prestigious girl’s boarding school, a note is found pinned to a board that reads: ‘I know who killed him.’ Two detectives come i…

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Popular TV shows matched to books

by Lian Hingee

Digital marketing manager Lian Hingee shares book recommendations for fans of popular TV shows. If you love Game of Thrones

The HBO TV series of Game of Thrones has introduced millions of readers to George R.R. Martin’s novels. If you’ve already read all of the books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, then grab a copy of The Name of the Wind. This wonderfully-written novel charts the ea…

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What our Teen Advisory Board have been reading over summer

The summer holidays are a perfect time for bookworms and over the last few weeks, the teenagers on our Teen Advisory Board have been very busy reading through some new and forthcoming young adult novels. Find out what they’ve been reading below. Everless by Sara Holland

‘In the futuristic Kingdom of Sempera, time is extracted from people and bound to blood iron coins as money. As time is ta…

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The 100 bestselling books at Readings in 2017

Here are our 100 bestselling books from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 10 bestselling CDs of 2017 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2017.)

Of the 100 books below…

32 are fiction (including two poetry collections, three translated works and 15 Australian novels) 30 are non-fiction (including three self-help books, three Quarterly Essays and a beautiful, comprehensive guide to Australia…

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Start your year with some feminist sci-fi

by Lian Hingee

Get inspired this year with one of these kick-ass book recommendations from our digital marketing manager, Lian Hingee. The Power by Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman’s brilliant novel about the corrosive nature of power took home the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Set in a not-too-distant future where young women have evolved the ability generate and conduct electricity through their …

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