What We’re Reading posts

What we’re reading: Tayari Jones, Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus

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 The Book Ninja by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus

This week I’ve been reading a debut Australian novel from co-authors, Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus. Berg and Kalus are the founders of the Books on the Rail project, which aims to get commuters…

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What we’re reading: Eleanor Davis, Mat Larkin & Karen Liberman

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. Kim Gruschow is reading You & a Bike & a Road by Eleanor Davis

I absolutely loved this thoughtful illustrated travelogue. The book follows a big cycle journey that the author made through the southern states of the USA, from Tucson Arizona to Athens Georgia. T…

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What we’re reading: Hilary Reyl, Elizabeth Acevedo & Ally Carter

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 has just returned from Sydney Writers' Festival

I attended Sydney Writer’s Festival on the weekend, and I spent a large part of Saturday listening to excellent authors discussing their books and the ideas they each delve into.

The first session o…

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What we’re reading: Richard Powers, Canna Campbell & Emily Power

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. Bronte Coates is reading The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

I came across mention of this book when I was looking for funny YA recommendations. Drawing comparisons with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it’s the story of 16-year-old Ivy Leage hopeful, Genie Lo, wh…

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What we’re reading: Richard Lloyd Parry, Robin Benway & Mary Miller

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 Staying by Jessie Cole

I sometimes go through periods (thankfully short) when whatever I pick up to read just doesn’t engage me. Last week, a friend gave me a copy of Jessie Cole’s memoir Staying, which will be reviewed in the May issue o…

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What we’re reading: Curtis Sittenfeld, Eliza Robertson & Miyoko Schinner

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 Demi-Gods by Eliza Robertson

I just read Demi-Gods by Eliza Robertson. Eliza, a Canadian writer, won last year’s ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize for her story ‘Pheidippides’, and this is her first novel. It’s a highly charged comin…

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What we’re reading: A.J. Finn, Ruth Jones & Sally Piper

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. Nina Kenwood is reading The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Some people hate marketing hype, and turn away from any book being talked up as the Next Big Thing. Publishers, take note: that is not me. I love hype. I love knowing what books publishers and early …

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What we’re reading: Jenny Erpenbeck, Moreno Giovannoni & Jewell Parker Rhodes

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. Kelsey Oldham is reading Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck (translated by Susan Bernofsky)

I’m currently reading Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck and I can’t put it down. Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky, it follows Richard, a newly-retired profe…

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What we’re reading: Julie C. Dao, Becky Albertalli & Ryan Graudin

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. Bronte Coates is reading two great teen novels

I always try to read the book before seeing the film and so last weekend I picked up a copy of Becky Albertalli’s YA novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, which has recently been adapted into a film named Love

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What we’re reading: Blexbolex, Jamie Marie Lau & Meredith Lake

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 Bible in Australia by Meredith Lake

I’m not religious and I picked up this book simply because it was by Meredith Lake, who is a beautiful writer. She makes reading about the past a joy, and at the same time compels me to think abou…

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