What We’re Reading posts

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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What we’re reading: Conte, Deer & Biss

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. Elke Power is reading The Doctor Who Fooled the World by Brian Deer

I’ve been reading our September Nonfiction Book of the Month, The Doctor Who Fooled the World by British investigative journalist Brian Deer. Amanda’s review was so convincin…

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What we’re reading: Cline, Gifford & Stayman-London

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 One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London

I’ve just finished reading One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London about a plus-size fashion blogger who becomes the new love interest in a Bachelor-esque TV show called The Main Squeeze.…

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What we’re reading: Knox, Downes & Lindqvist

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 The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox

I’ve been struggling to read the past few weeks, instead opting for mindless television over books, but then my partner brought home this hefty fantasy epic from New Zealand writer …

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What we’re reading: Persaud, Lehmann & Conte

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 Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte (available 2 September)

It’s been hard to find time to read during this second lockdown but then I picked up Conte’s second novel. Set in Russia during the second World War, Germany req…

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What we’re reading: Smith, Coley & Rosoff

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 I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I Capture the Castle has been on my radar for many years - ever since I fell in love with Michelle Cooper’s The Montmaray Journals series, and realised how often readers of those book…

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What we’re reading: Hardy, Kiesling & Haynes

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 The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling

I’ve been in a real reading slump lately, for a variety of reasons I’m sure, but I mostly blame being stuck in our small apartment in lockdown with our 18-month-old child. I can r…

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What we’re reading: Bennett, Honey & Que Mai

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 Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

This week I have been transported to jungles, to muddy fields, to bomb shelters, and to straw bedding. I’ve been led by grandmother Hương’s hand through the recent history of V…

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What we’re reading: Ireland, Marney & Majumdar

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 Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

I usually avoid Zombie novels, or Zombie related anything actually. I find them utterly terrifying. I listened to the Zombies, Run! phone app for five whole minutes a few years back and…

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What we’re reading: Schweblin, Daylight & Fannin

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 Weight of Love by Hilary Fannin

One of my friends gave me a new novel, The Weight of Love by Irish author Hilary Fannin to read during these tough times. She said, this is just for fun … but while I enjoyed reading…

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