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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami

A Room of Her Own by Robyn Lea

With the Falling of the Dusk by Stan Grant

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota

Heart Sick by Jessie Stephens

Sex, Lies & Question Time by Kate Ellis

Turns Out, I’m Fine by Judith Lucy

New Animal by Ella Baxter

Our best-seller from the past week …

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Our top picks of the month for book clubs

For book clubs interested in the modern condition… No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

A woman known for her viral social media posts travels the world speaking to her adoring fans, her entire existence overwhelmed by the internet - or what she terms ‘the portal’. Are we in hell? the people of the portal ask themselves. Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die?


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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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A spotlight on translated fiction this month

We’re recommending some recently released fiction in translation. Fiction in translation is a wonderful gateway into storytelling the world over and we’re increasingly excited by the quality and breadth of what is available to us; this month is no exception. Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura (translated by Philip Gabriel)

How can you save your friend’s life if she doesn’t want…

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Penny Tangey wins the Readings Children’s Book Prize 2021

by Clare Millar

We are thrilled to share that the winner of the Readings Children’s Book Prize is As Fast As I Can by Penny Tangey! This thrilling and entertaining sporty adventure will delight readers of ages 8-12.

Ten-year-old Vivian has her life sorted already – she’s determined to go the Olympics. She just doesn’t know in which sport! She’s tried nearly everything, but now she’s found her love of cross cou…

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A beginner’s guide to Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami’s fiction and non-fiction is known for its unique ability to seamlessly blur the surreal with the ordinary.

Someone I know once likened reading a Murakami to repeat meetings with an enigmatic yet unknowable stranger (the one who never seems to remember your name). Just when you start searching for a conversational exit, you find yourself invested in the most compelling yet bizarr…

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Recommended kids books & news for April

by Leanne Hall

We’ve got animals in disguise and fascinating paleontology this month, along with sweet tales of family, unexpected friendships, and thrilling adventures in our own world and other worlds. Find our April picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH

Masters of Disguise by Marc Martin

Now you see them, now you don’t! Cloaked in a riot of colour, pattern and texture are a dozen animals…

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Recommended YA books & news for April

by Leanne Hall

This month we have gothic horror, gripping fantasy, wild behaviour in remote places and contemporary stories of romance, politics and self-exploration. Find our April picks for kids books here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

Ever since the three Hollow sisters – Grey, Vivi and Iris – disappeared on a suburban street in Scotland as children only to return a m…

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