What We’re Reading posts

What We’re Reading: Diamond, Powers

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. Mark Rubbo is reading Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change by Jared Diamond

I’ve been reading Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change by Jared Diamond. So far, the case studies I’ve read (Finland, Japan and Australia) are fascinating, al…

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What We’re Reading: Sved, Lobel

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. Chris Gordon is reading A Universe of Sufficient Size by Miriam Sved

The Hungarian people have had their hearts ripped out of their country for years, but yet they have retained a wonderful pride in their heritage. I’m married to a second generation Hungarian …

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What We’re Reading: Sales, Darke and Cheng

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. Fiona Hardy is reading Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

After selling piles of Leigh Sales' book on trauma, I was looking forward to reading Any Ordinary Day for my book club last week, even though it seemed obvious that a book about the very worst day of peopl…

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What we’re reading: London, Tokyo and Greece

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 Flatshare by Beth O'Leary

I’ve just finished reading The Flatshare by debut writer Beth O’Leary. Set in London, it’s the story of Tiffy Moore – a poorly-paid editorial assistant with a dreadful ex-boyfriend – who answers an advertise…

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What we’re reading: McLean, Kerr and Perlman

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. Chris Gordon is reading The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean

Last week I read the wonderful The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean. This is an atmospheric read about a summer in 1992 when three girls disappear from a small Australian town.…

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What we’re reading: Robinson, Hendrick and Gale

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. Chris Gordon is reading The Glad Shout by Alice Robinson

The premise of The Glad Shout by Alice Robinson completely threw me. Set in the (not-so-distant) future, Australia is flooded, and the main protagonist, Isobel, is left with her daughter in a survival si…

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What we’re reading: Hadley, Gilbert, Nwosu and Yoshitake

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. Mark Rubbo is reading Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley

I’ve been reading Tessa Hadley’s Late in the Day. Two middle-class couples – a teacher, an artist, a gallery owner and a dilettante – are inseparable. Add in death, adultery, fame, and angst and you might g…

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What we’re reading: Jenkins Reid, Choo, Davis-Goff and Guillaume

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 Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This novel follows the rise and fall of a legendary rock band from the 1970s, The Six, whose journey to fame took off when they were joined by singer and ‘it girl’ Daisy Jones. The book is …

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What we’re reading: Johnson, Jameson, Gooch and Oh

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. George Delaney is reading The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson

I’m really excited about The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson, a graphic novel for tween readers about a motley crew of very un-sporty kids in a C-Grade American High School soccer team. It’s a sweet s…

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What we’re reading: Boochani, Winn and some new music

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 listening to Better Oblivion Community Centre

I seldom come across new music. I am definitely out of all the loops. This week though, while listening to one of my favourite podcasts I heard the name Better Oblivion Community Center. A name th…

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