What We’re Reading posts

What we’re reading: Stanley, Yee & Black

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 A Great Hope by Jessica Stanley

First of all, reading A Great Hope by Jessica Stanley made me feel old. This novel centres around the Kevin Rudd years of 2007 through to the turbulent years of Gillard and I found mysel…

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What we’re reading: Rushton, Burr & Thornton

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. Jackie Tang is reading The Most Important Job in the World by Gina Rushton

I reviewed Gina Rushton’s The Most Important Job in the World a little while ago (in short: it’s amazing, go read it) but I wanted to shout out its brilliance again in…

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What we’re reading: Ali, O’Farrell & Jordan

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 Love Marriage by Monica Ali

I’m reading the excellent Love Marriage by bestselling and all-round literary rock star Monica Ali. (I fell in love with her work with one of her first novels, Brick Lane.)

If the book was …

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What we’re reading: Dick, Krakauer & Leigh

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 They by Kay Dick

It really, truly is the case that the less you know about Kay Dick’s tense, haunting, perfectly controlled novella before you start to read it, the better. So I’ll say little more than that and tha…

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What we’re reading: Mellors, Davis & Allinson

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. Aurelia Orr is reading Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors

Reading Cleopatra and Frankenstein was like falling in love for the first time: you’re so blinded by the glamour and rose-coloured view of the world before you, you never expec…

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What we’re reading: McGuire, Miller & Li

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. Tracy Hwang is reading Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

I was lucky enough to have been given an early copy of Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li (publishing next week on 12 April), and upon finishing it I felt so grateful to have been able…

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What we’re reading: Tabucchi, Ratajkowski & Lo

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. Baz Ozturk is reading Little Misunderstandings of No Importance by Antonio Tabucchi

I just finished the short story collection Little Misunderstandings of No Importance by Antonio Tabucchi. It was recently published, along with the novels Per…

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What we’re reading: Briggs, Caro & Clarke

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. Mike Shuttleworth is reading Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs

A recent episode of the Backlisted Podcast prompted me to dig into the shelves for a copy of Fungus the Bogeyman, the Raymond Briggs graphic novel of 1977. Briggs, a graduate …

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What we’re reading: Winn, Reid & Scholte

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 The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn

I picked up a copy of a book we have on the bargain table called The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn.

Raynor’s husband, Moth, has a brain disease that can’t be cured. Raynor has a strong con…

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What we’re reading: Hinton & Gardner

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 Loudness of Unsaid Thing by Hilde Hinton

I meant to read The Loudness of Unsaid Things at the same time everyone else was reading it, but somehow, it just never happened that way. Then, I was asked to read and rev…

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