What We’re Reading posts

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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What we’re reading: Liane Moriarty, Carey Pietsch & Atelier Sento

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 Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter by Atelier Sento (translated by Marie Velde)

This is a delightful graphic novel that follows a two tourists as they search for yôkai – the supernatural beings from Japanese folklore. Two adventurers,…

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What we’re reading: Haruki Murakami, Eleanor Davis & Luke Pearson

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. Lian Hingee is watching The Haunting of Hill House and Hilda

I’ve just started watching The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, which is based on Shirley Jackson’s book of the same name. Where Jackson’s book is the story of four people who are invited by a para…

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What we’re reading: Nancy Campbell, Tana French & Nick Drnaso

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. Lian Hingee is reading The Wych Elm by Tana French (available November)

I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of Tana French’s upcoming book The Wych Elm, a great big brick of a novel that stands outside her wonderful Dublin Murder Squad series.

Toby Henn…

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What we’re reading: April Genevieve Tucholke, J.M. Coetzee & Clémentine Beauvais

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 Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

Emotions are raw this week after taking a recommendation from a customer and finally reading the copy of J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace that had been collecting dust on my shelf.

I was lured into what seemed like a st…

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What we’re reading: Dervla McTiernan, Anna Burns & Adam Liaw

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 Barr is listening to Lanterns by Ryan Ayers

Former classical guitarist Ryan Ayers has picked up a steel string guitar to great effect on Lanterns. Ayers has a gift for melody and unlike a lot of the current crop of acoustic players, his music has echoes o…

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What we’re reading: Dervla McTiernan, Karl Ove Knausgaard & 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. Bronte Coates is reading The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke (available October)

Frey is the leader of a band of boneless mercies – women who roam the land and are hired to bring a merciful death to the sick and the old. It is gruelling work and F…

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What we’re reading: Meg Medina, Ibi Zoboi & Brian K. Vaughan

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 Barr is listening to Deran by Bombino

Tuareg musician Bombino has a new album out and it’s a beauty. Similar in style to other desert blues bands like Tinariwen, Bombino has a heavier guitar sound and likes to riff and rock out a bit more than most. This …

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What we’re reading: Ottessa Moshfegh, Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina

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 Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Seasons Quartet

To whet my appetite for Knausgaard’s finale to My Struggle, I have been dipping into his Seasons Quartet – the series of essays he wrote for his (then) unborn daughter. Ranging from reflections on t…

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