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Literary thrillers in literary settings

These twist-filled stories are set in worlds that revolve around words – whether that be an isolated writers cottage in the country or the bustling hub of a publishing house in New York City; what these places share is that all is not as it seems.

Hell of A Book by Jason Mott

A Black author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives H

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

The Brilliant Boy by Gideon Haigh

So You Think You Know What’s Good For You? by Dr Norman Swan

Nordic Edge edited by Andrew Scott and Rod Campbell

After Story by Larissa Behrendt

Power Play by Julia Banks

I Alone Can by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker

Late Bloomer by Clem Bastow

Women in the Picture by Catherine McCormack

Vaxxers by Sarah Gilbert and Catherine Gre…

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What we’re reading: Montgomery, Rooney & Caletti

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on, or the music we’re loving. Tye Cattanach is reading Soul of An Octopus, The House in the Cerulean Sea, and Once There Were Wolves.

Friends, it has been an interesting (albeit slow) week of reading for me. I have been lucky enough to read not one, but three delightful b…

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Books to leave town with: summertime novels to dive into

Escape to warmer shores through the pages of these scintillating reads. But though it all seems light and warm – some of these summers have a dark side too. A lot can happen over a long, hot summer with the repercussions reverberating through lifetimes. The View Was Exhausting by Mikaella Clements & Onjuli Datta

Win knows that Hollywood demands perfection - especially from a woman of colour…

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Beginner’s guide to Sarah J Maas

by Aurelia Orr

It is an understatement in saying that Sarah J. Maas is an author you will never forget. My immense love for reading can always be linked back to when I discovered her in 2016. She immediately became my favourite author, and five years later she still holds that title.

Fair warning: Maas’s books will teach you the true meaning of love and friendship, whilst twisting and breaking your heart into…

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Strong women in YA

Teen Advisory Board member Annalise Comer talks about her favourite novels and series that champion complex and strong women.

Strong protagonists written by authors like Jane Austen, Sarah J. Maas, Nicola Yoon and Suzanne Collins are inspirational figures for young people everywhere, as they show us that you can do anything – regardless of the limitations and expectations placed on you by soci…

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Save $5 on these recent non-fiction picks

Time to read up while we lock down! These six picks are $5 off for a limited time. The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent by Gideon Haigh

H. V. ‘Doc' Evatt has long been obscured by Menzies’s broad shadow, as the Labor Opposition Leader through the prosperous and complacent 1950s. In this book, one of our finest writers and sharpest minds shows Evatt in his true light…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

Power Play by Julia Banks

So You Think You Know What’s Good For You? by Dr Norman Swan

The Brilliant Boy by Gideon Haigh

Late Bloomer by Clem Bastow

After Story by Larissa Behrendt

Rewilding the Urban Soul by Claire Dunn

Tribute by John Byron

When You Are Mine by Michael Robotham

One Hundred Days by Alice Pung

Our best-seller from the past week is the newly anno…

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What we’re reading: Jago, Pollan & Yee

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on, or the music we’re loving. Gabrielle Williams is reading This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan

I’m currently reading This Is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan, which explores the effects of opium, caffeine and mescaline on the human brain.

I’ve just finish…

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Our top picks of the month for book clubs

For book clubs who enjoy inventive short story collections… She is Haunted by Paige Clark

In She is Haunted, renditions of the author search for recognition and connection, and, more than anything else, small moments of empathy. But in what world will she move beyond her haunted past and find empathy for herself?

With piercing insights into transnational Asian identity, intergenerational tra…

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