What We’re Reading posts

What we’re reading: Disher, Papertalk Green & French

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. Mark Rubbo is reading Consolation by Garry Disher

For a bit of escapism, I’ve been reading the new crime novel from Garry Disher. Consolation is the third in his series featuring Constable Paul Hirschhausen as he investigates crimes in the du…

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What we’re reading: O’Hagan, Colwin & Mackintosh

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. Joanna Di Mattia is reading Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan

By no deliberate design, I’ve spent a significant chunk of the year thinking about life in 1980s Britain and the havoc wreaked by Margaret Thatcher and her policies on the working class. …

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What we’re reading: Tan, Carey & Garner

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. Chris Gordon is reading One Day I’ll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995 by Helen Garner

Along with the entire population of Melbourne, I’ve been reading Helen Garner’s new volume of diaries: One Day I’ll Remember This. This volume begins in 198…

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What we’re reading: Haig, Goenawan & Novik

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. Jason Austin is reading The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan

I finished reading The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan about a week ago and it’s one of those rare books that I have found myself still ponder…

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What we’re reading: Lockwood, Jackson & Offill

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. Lian Hingee is reading Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Patricia Lockwood’s book Priestdaddy is a favourite of our booksellers and often appears on our blog as a recommended read. I don’t read much memoir myself so it’s always passed me by, b…

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What we’re reading: Boyd, Spector & Schweblin

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. Bronte Coates is reading Samanta Schweblin

Earlier this year I listened to the audiobook of Samanta Schweblin’s 2017 Booker Prize shortlisted novel, Fever Dream, and I was completely blown away. The story is structured as a conversation betwe…

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What we’re reading: Tremblay, Wilkinson & O'Donnell

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. Leanne Hall is recommending two LoveOzYA novels

I have just finished a really satisfying reading week with two new Australian YA novels that kept me enthralled and entertained.

Kate O'Donnell’s This One Is Ours follows dreamy and effervescen…

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What we’re reading: Miller, Timberlake & Gyasi

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. Bronte Coates is reading Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

When I read Yaa Gyasi’s brilliant debut novel in 2016 I was impressed by her skilful prose, and in particular, her talent for conjuring unusual images. Transcendent Kingdom is her sec…

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What we’re reading: Carey, Pham & Herron

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. Julia Jackson is reading Mick Herron’s Slough House series

Lockdown for me has included making time to read books I’ve been meaning to, and Mick Herron’s Slough House series is in that TBR list. These books centre on a team of intelligence of…

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What we’re reading: Nunez, Patchett & Washington

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. Chris Somerville is reading Lot by Bryan Washington

Sometimes things converge perfectly. I have no attention span at the moment, our apartment is small and I’ve looked at every part of it. I watched every Fast & Furious movie in a row. The on…

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