What We’re Reading posts

What we’re reading: Richard Ayoade, Melina Marchetta & April Genevieve Tucholke

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Paul Goodman is reading by Ayoade on Ayoade by Richard Ayoade

After making a name for himself co-writing and directing the cult UK series Garth Merenghi’s Dark Place, giving an award-winning performance as Moss in The IT Crowd and then going on to make two exc…

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What we’re reading: Alice Nelson, Jenny Hval & J.P. Pomare

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Bronte Coates is reading The Children’s House by Alice Nelson

The Children’s House is the first book I read in the new year, and I found it incredibly moving. This is a generous story about trauma and displacement, family and finding home. Alice Nelson’s prose…

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What we’re reading over summer

Our staff share the books they’re planning to read over summer.

‘As I’ll be spending Christmas overseas (and leading on from reading Patrick Leigh Fermor’s A Time Of Gifts in anticipation) I will be packing Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Between The Woods And The Water, among other things, to accompany me. The second volume documenting his incredible journey on foot from Amsterdam to Constantinople, w…

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What we’re reading: Camille Perri, Patrick Leigh Fermor & Katherine Heiny

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Bronte Coates is reading Camille Perri & Katherine Heiny

It is that time of the year where everyone shares their end-of-year wrap-ups and the internet is flooded with recommendations for approximately one billion books that you missed out on reading this year.…

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What we’re reading: Karen Foxlee, Allie Brosh & Oyinkan Braithwaite

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Bronte Coates is reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, the Serial Killer may just be the perfect summer read. This is a pulpy, pacy thriller with a razor-sharp sense of humour. Set in Lagos, Nigeria, the story follows methodica…

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What we’re reading: Tana French, Ben Aaronovitch & Jan Morris

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Marie Matteson is reading Trieste And The Meaning Of Nowhere by Jan Morris

At the moment I am wholly enthralled in Jan Morris’s evocation of Trieste over the centuries, fading in and out of the spotlight as Europe ebbs and flows. When you need to be in Trieste…

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What we’re reading: Curtis Sittenfeld, Karl Ove Knausgaard & Lisa Hanawalt

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Paul Goodman is reading Inadvertent by Karl Ove Knausgaard (translated by Ingvild Burkey)

I took another break from the new Murakami to read Karl Ove Knausgaard’s contribution to the Windham-Campbell Why I Write series, Inadvertent. With characteristic suspici…

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What we’re reading: Jock Serong, John Boyne & Dorothy Baker

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Bronte Coates is reading two American classics

I’ve recently read my way through two American classics that I’ve had on my TBR list for a while: Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker (1962) and The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston (1976). The first is…

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What we’re reading: Jasmine Guillory, Sarah Moss & Ottessa Moshfegh

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Mike Shuttleworth is reading Helen Oxenbury: A Life in Illustration by Leonard S. Marcus

Generations of adults – children once – grew up reading the books of Helen Oxenbury: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Farmer Duck, There

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What we’re reading: Brandy Colbert, Karen Foxlee & Behrouz Boochani

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Bronte Coates is reading Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

I read this YA novel after it was recommended to me by a coworker and (as per the rule of recommendations from my colleagues) I really loved it. Suzette was unwillingly sent away to boarding school when …

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