What We’re Reading posts

What we’re reading: Ward, Pollard, & Noni

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 Cattanch is reading The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward.

It seems everyone is talking about The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward. And rightly so. A taunt, sinister, psychological thriller that had me holding m…

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What we’re reading: Bennett, Gong & Bardugo

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 The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half is one of those extraordinary novels that stays with you long after you turn the final page. This cross-generational story about two sisters whose lives are intrinsi…

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What we’re reading: Barker, Brokken & Ginzburg

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. Teen Advisory Board Member Aurelia Orr is reading Waking Romeo by Kathryn Barker

I finished Waking Romeo by Kathryn Barker last night and it was SO GOOD. I loved every minute of it and devoured it in two days (stayed up to 3am first night, 1.…

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What we’re reading: Murphy, Rovellis, &  Lord

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. Clare Millar is reading The Shape of Sound by Fiona Murphy

I was so excited about the release of this book. I honestly raced through this one over the Easter break. It’s such a perfectly structured memoir that I felt completed immersed.

Fion…

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What we’re reading: Ryan & Fuller

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. Eleanor Jenkins is reading A Room Called Earth by Madeleine Ryan

I’m reading A Room Called Earth and I’m finding it a joyous stream-of-consciousness ride. I was talking with a friend recently about how Convenience Store Woman left me saddened…

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What we’re reading: Romanova, Peters & Richardson

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. Jessica Strong is reading Goblin Girl by Moa Romanova (translated by Melissa Bowers).

Goblin Girl is a semi-autobiographical graphic novel which follows a young struggling artist who matches on a dating app with a famous celebrity, Known TV-G

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What we’re reading: Nolan, Mason & Saramago

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 Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan

It may surprise some of you to learn I am one of those shocking people who believes books want to be interacted with in a physical manner. Spines cracked, pages dog-eared, sentences …

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What we’re reading: Hall, Thorne & Welsh

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. Gabrielle Williams is reading The Gaps by Leanne Hall

I’m reading The Gaps by Leanne Hall. Full disclosure, Leanne is a friend and a work colleague so of course you’d expect me to say great things about her book! But I love The Gaps for all k…

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What we’re reading: a deep-dive into Scottish literature and a round-up from our head book buyer

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. Our head book buyer Alison Huber has been busy reading for the year ahead while still finding the time to catch up with friends from Middle-earth.

I’m just back to work after three weeks of annual leave. I set myself a pretty challenging read…

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What we’re reading: Saunders, Forsyth, and Maas

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. Joe Rubbo is reading A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

Some of George Saunders happiest memories arise from teaching Russian short stories to a small group of students - 6, to be exact, chosen from a pool of 600 - at Syracuse Un…

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