What We’re Reading posts

What we’re reading: Zadie Smith, Jasmine Guillory & Johann Hari

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. Dave Little is reading Lost Connections by Johann Hari

Johann Hari garnered fame for his previous book, Chasing the Scream, which chronicled the US’s exportation of the war on drugs throughout the twentieth century. In his new book, Hari examines the ways depr…

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What we’re reading: Louise Erdrich, Garth Nix & Jennifer Mathieu

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 Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

I’ve just finished reading Jennifer Mathieu’s young adult novel. This is the story of Vivian, a teenager living in small-town Texas. As far back as anyone can remember, Vivian’s school has worshipped their foot…

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What we’re reading: Heather Morris, Dervla McTiernan & Yumi Stynes

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 Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Over the weekend I read Heather Morris’s debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

This book tells the story of Lale Sokolov, the real-life tattooist who worked in the infamous concentration …

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What we’re reading: Shigeru Mizuki, Marie Lu & Carmen Maria Machado

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. Lian Hingee is reading Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Like several of my workmates I recently dived headfirst into Carmen Maria Machado’s debut book, which is due to hit our shelves in February. This collection of short stories sits in the …

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What we’re reading: Mick McCoy, Anita Brookner & Carlo Rovelli

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. George Delaney is reading Look At Me by Anita Brookner

I was intrigued by the premise of Anita Brookner’s Look At Me. It reminded me of Sally Rooney’s brilliant Conversations with Friends – the two books centre on a young woman named Frances who is dazzled and…

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What we’re reading: Celeste Ng, Stephen Fry & Ann Patchett

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. Lian Hingee is reading Mythos by Stephen Fry

I dove headfirst into Stephen Fry’s Mythos over my Christmas holidays. This engrossing book offers an in-depth but entertaining look at Greek mythology, from the creation myth of Gaia and Ouranos, to the legends of …

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What we’re reading: Maggie O'Farrell, William Boyd & Clémentine Beauvais

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 has two books on the go

This past week I’ve been snatching moments to listen to the audiobook of André Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name – the story of a passionate romance between 17-year-old Elio and his father’s house guest, Oliver, during a restl…

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What we’re reading: James S.A. Corey, Sally Rooney & Daniel Mendelsohn

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. Ann Le Lievre is reading An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn

This is my most favourite non-fiction book for 2017.

Daniel Mendelsohn is an undergraduate classics professor at Bard College in New York. One day his father, who is 81-year…

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What we’re reading: Louise Erdrich, Andrew Michael Hurley & Sally Rooney

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 Louise Erdrich and Alissa Nutting

I’ve just finished reading two excellent books.

The first is Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich. Initially, I’d planned on reading a couple of chapters, but ended up finishing the whole th…

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What we’re reading: Margareta Magnusson, Nidhi Chanani & Kazuo Ishiguro

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 two terrific middle fiction books

This past week I read Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani, a really sweet and touching graphic novel about family and choices. There’s lots of beautiful colour and magic as Pri, an artistic Indain-American teen, …

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