What We’re Reading posts

What we’re reading: Margareta Magnusson, Nidhi Chanani & Kazuo Ishiguro

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. Kim Gruschow is reading two terrific middle fiction books

This past week I read Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani, a really sweet and touching graphic novel about family and choices. There’s lots of beautiful colour and magic as Pri, an artistic Indain-American teen, …

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What we’re reading: Rainbow Rowell, Tracy Sorensen & Tony Birch

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. Stella Charls is recommending Tony Birch

On Wednesday night I went along to the Wheeler Centre to see Tony Birch in conversation with Chris Flynn about his most recent short story collection, Common People. This event also included an exciting announcement – T…

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What we’re reading: Katherine Heiny, Carmen Maria Machado & Tony Tan

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. Bel Monypenny is reading Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny

Katherine Heiny’s first book Single, Carefree, Mellow is the most hilarious read I’ve had in a long time. This collection of short stories examines the complexities of love, betrayal and loss…

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What we’re reading: Alice Munro, Beau Donelly & Nick Toscano

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. Bel Monypenny is reading Alice Munro for the first time

I’m finally delving into the work of Alice Munro, the Canadian Nobel laureate and master of the short story. I’m starting with Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and it’s certainly been w…

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What we’re reading: Amy Reed, Kayla Rae Whitaker & Sue Perkins

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. Stella Charls is recommending The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker has stayed with me since I first read it nine months ago. At this point I can safely say it’s my international fiction pick of the year. It’s funny, deeply mo…

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What we’re reading: Robert Galbraith, Rochelle Siemienowicz & Laura Elizabeth Woollett

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. Ellen Cregan is reading Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

For the past few weeks I’ve been on a literary bent with my reading, which has been slightly mentally exhausting. For this reason, I picked up a copy of the third installment of the Cormoran Strike nov…

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What we’re reading: Jennifer Mathieu, Deborah Rodriguez & Jesmyn Ward

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. Ellen Cregan is reading Sally Rooney and Jesmyn Ward

I’ve just returned from a two week holiday, and I read so many great books while I was there. Out of the books I read, though, there were two stand-out favourites.

The first is Sally Rooney’s excellent debu…

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What we’re reading: Kate O'Donnell, Fiona Mozley & Alice Waters

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. Roland Bisshop is reading Elmet by Fiona Mozley

I can’t help feeling that it may be somewhat redundant for a lowly bookseller to review a novel which has already been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, but here it is. Fiona Mozley’s Elmet was actually longl…

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What we’re reading: Jennifer Egan, Lindsey Lee Johnson & Tamara Moss

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 Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

I’ve always felt slightly guilty for my indifference towards Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel A Visit from the Good Squad, and especially at Readings where it is such a favourite with my col…

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What we’re reading: Jessica Townsend, Jane Harper & Melissa Lucashenko

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. Ellen Cregan is reading Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

This week I’ve been reading Jessica Townsend’s hotly anticipated children’s fiction book. I don’t often get around to reading middle fiction, so when I do, the book has to be ex…

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