Page 10 of our blog posts

The best art & design books of 2019

by Kara McQueen

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 art and design books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Step into Paradise by Jenny Kee & Linda Jackson

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson are arguably the mo…

Read more ›

The best young adult books of 2019

by Leanne Hall

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 young adult books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood

This warm and intelligent novel depicts an Australian…

Read more ›

The best classical albums of 2019

by Alexandra Mathew

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 classical albums of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Mari by Mari Samuelsen

Mari – Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen’s first solo recording for Deutsch…

Read more ›

The best Australian fiction books of 2019

by Alison Huber

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 Australian fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) The White Girl by Tony Birch

The White Girl is local legend Tony Birch’s best novel to date…

Read more ›

The best junior fiction books of 2019

by Athina Clarke

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 junior fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Zanzibar by Catharina Valckx

When renowned lizard journalist Achille arrives seeking amazing ch…

Read more ›

The best pop albums of 2019

by Ellen Cregan

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 pop albums of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Designer by Aldous Harding

At first glance, this could be labelled an album of background music, but it’s…

Read more ›

The best international fiction books of 2019

by Alison Huber

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 international fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Lanny by Max Porter

So many of us at Readings fell head over heels for Max Porter’s very…

Read more ›

What we’re reading: Atwood, Tolentino & Viskic

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 Testaments by Margaret Atwood

There are some weeks where a television series will take over my life (thank you Succession) and during those periods, I simply can not follow two intense storylines at the same time an…

Read more ›

The Voss Literary Prize shortlist 2019

The shortlist for the 2019 Voss Literary Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader The Making of Martin Sparrow by Peter Cochrane Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton The Death of Noah Glass by Gail Jones Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton

Launched in 2014, the Voss Literary Prize is awarded to the best novel …

Read more ›

Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The hard-to-buy-for kids edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here is a list of suggestions for the tricky children in your life. THEY DON’T LIKE READING

The brand-new Bluey books! - They’ve seen the TV show, now they can join Bluey at the beach, or at night, or enjoy some sticker fun. For ages 4 and up. Beast Feast - A very charming story …

Read more ›