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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad Normal People by Sally Rooney Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams Beatrix Bakes by Natalie Paull White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Curtis Sittenfeld makes an…

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Books to read during National Reconciliation Week 2020

It’s National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June) - a time for all Australians to learn about First Nations people’s histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The theme this year is a very apt ‘In This Together.’ Here are some recommended books to honour the voices, histories and cultures of Aboriginal and Torr…

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Sophomore books that will impress

The curse of the second book, or the sophomore slump, is often talked about by writers and readers. Here, we’ve collected together 10 sophomore outings from authors that will impress – and maybe even inspire some first-time authors to persevere. Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan

Conspiracies, memes, and therapies of various efficacy underpin this beguiling short-story collectio…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird Normal People by Sally Rooney Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Falastin by Sami Tamimi & Tara Wigley A Bigger Picture by Malcolm Turnbull See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill

Julia Baird once a…

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New debut fiction from around the world

We always love discovering new and exciting voices in books. Here are six recent works of debut fiction from writers around the world – from India, Denmark, South Korea, the US, Ireland and Ukraine. If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

If I Had Your Face plunges us into the mesmerising world of contemporary Seoul – a place where extreme plastic surgery is as routine as getting a haircut, where…

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Non-fiction books to expand your mind in May

May has been a bumper month for non-fiction readers. Here are 10 brilliant new books to help you learn something new about the world around you. Notes from an Apocalypse by Mark O'Connell

In the remote mountains of Scotland, in high-tech bunkers in South Dakota and in the lush valleys of New Zealand, small groups of determined people are getting ready. They are environmentalists who fear th…

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Recommended reads from non-binary authors

With Pride Month fast approaching, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite recent reads from non-binary authors. These books range from poetry to fantasy, from memoir to literary fiction.

For a moving, lyrical read… Throat by Ellen van Neerven

This is the second poetry collection from Mununjali Yugambeh writer Ellen van Neerven. Exploring love, language and land, van Neerven flexes…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird Normal People by Sally Rooney The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe A Bigger Picture by Malcolm Turnbull Preserving the Italian Way by Pietro Demaio See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

There are plenty of famili…

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Our top picks for book clubs this month

For book clubs who want to lean into our current situation… The End of October by Lawrence Wright

At an internment camp in Indonesia, 47 people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. Henry Parsons – microbiologist, epidemiologist – travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, and what he finds will have repercussions across the globe: an infected man is…

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The best new crime reads in May

by Fiona Hardy

He Started It by Samantha Downing

To say a book has a twist is sometimes a spoiler: you’ll find yourself living in a constant state of suspense, waiting for when it’ll happen. I don’t think saying that He Started It has twists is any kind of spoiler, because, dear reader, this book is absolutely packed with them. Every chapter ends with a new shock. Surprises come out of every corner. And I lo

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