What We’re Reading posts

What we’re reading: Atwood, Tolentino & Viskic

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 The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

There are some weeks where a television series will take over my life (thank you Succession) and during those periods, I simply can not follow two intense storylines at the same time an…

Read more ›

What we’re reading: Cusk, Disher & Sittenfeld

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 Peace by Garry Disher

I’ve been reading Peace by Garry Disher which is a sequel of sorts to his award-winning 2015 novel, Bitter Wash Road. Paul Hirschhausen has been demoted to a one-cop town in country South Australia a…

Read more ›

What we’re reading: Winterson, Rooney & Colfer

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. Tye Cattanach is reading The Passion by Jeanette Winterson

I picked up this slim little volume after reading Winterson’s The Daylight Gate and finding myself ruined for reading anyone else for the time being. It seemed only sensible to work my…

Read more ›

What we’re reading: Miller, Wood & Whitehead

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 reading The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller (available March 2020)

I have just finished reading The Republic of Birds, the second middle grade novel by Berlin-based Australian author Jessica Miller. It isn’t out until March …

Read more ›

What we’re reading: Brookner, O'Callaghan & Pullman

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. Ellen Cregan is reading The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust, Volume 2) by Philip Pullman

I’ve been reading the second installment in Phillip Pullman’s The Book of Dust trilogy, which only came out a couple of weeks ago. I am a huge fan o…

Read more ›

What we’re reading: Robinson, Haratischvili & Abbott

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 Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

Late to the game, I have finally joined my colleagues in their love for Megan Abbott. I’m reading Give Me Your Hand. It’s a story about female friendship that I know is about to go terr…

Read more ›

What we’re reading: Besson, Lawlor & Carreyrou

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. Fiona Hardy is reading Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

My usual reading diet consists of kids books and crime (I know, I know) but when I need to mix things up, I really love a non-bloodthirsty non-fiction book. Which makes it ironic, probably, th…

Read more ›

What we’re reading: Lawlor, Ginzburg & Townsend Warner

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. Ele Jenkins is reading Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

I just finished Lolly Willowes, a 1926 novel by Sylvia Townsend Warner. It’s a remarkable book, short and whimsical and deeply subversive. At age 47, Laura Willowes escapes the na…

Read more ›

What we’re reading: Brodesser-Akner, Torres & Smith

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. Amanda Rayner is reading Glory and its Litany of Horrors by Fernanda Torres (translated by Eric M. B. Becker)

I’m currently reading Glory and its Litany of Horrors by Fernanda Torres, translated from the Portuguese by Eric M. B. Becker. Torres…

Read more ›

What we’re reading: Wakefield, Irby & Strout

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. Ellen Cregan is reading We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

I’ve been reading We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby. This hilarious collection of essays makes for delightful reading – Irby is a comedian who runs the…

Read more ›