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New and noteworthy biography + memoir

July memoirs are full of hard fought emotional journeys and explore where we draw strength during periods of extreme adversity and pain. Below are eight uniquely compelling books for those looking to explore journeys of identity and belonging through another’s eyes. Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz by Gail Crowther

Introduced at a workshop in Boston University, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sex…

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What we’re reading: Winterson, McKay & Pippos

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 12 Bytes: How We Got Here. Where We Might Go Next. by Jeanette Winterson

There are quite a few books I am excited for this year (TBR groans audibly) However! Perhaps the one I was most excited for publishes next week …

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Debut Australian fiction to read this month

We always love discovering new and exciting voices in books. Here are six recent works of debut fiction from Australian writers. The Rabbits by Sophie Overett

How do you make sense of the loss of those you love most? Delia Rabbit has asked herself this question over and over again since the disappearance of her older sister, Bo. Crippled by grief, Delia and her mother became dysfunctional, …

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YA novels where high school and sporting ambition collides

These novels explore both the physical and mental toll of striving for excellence in sport as a young person. The stories are filled with losses and triumphs, as well as learning when to push forward and when to let go. Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli

The only thing seventeen-year-old Audrey Lee dreams about is swinging her way to Olympic glory. Nothing is going to stop her, not even t…

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Literary thrillers in literary settings

These twist-filled stories are set in worlds that revolve around words – whether that be an isolated writers cottage in the country or the bustling hub of a publishing house in New York City; what these places share is that all is not as it seems.

Hell of A Book by Jason Mott

A Black author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives H

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Must-read YA for the second half of 2021

by Leanne Hall

There are some really exciting YA books coming out in the second half of this year, so buckle up! Your TBR pile is about to grow…

Half My Luck by Samera Kamaleddine (released on 28 July 2021)

Layla Karimi is sort of Australian and sort of Lebanese: a ‘halfie’ who doesn’t really fit into either world. So when all hell breaks loose at a beach party, Layla finds herself caught between her fri…

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The 2021 Booker Prize longlist

The longlist for the 2021 Booker Prize has been announced! The Booker Prize is the has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. It is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

Below are the 13 longlisted titles:

A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam

Second Place by Rachel Cusk

The Promise by…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

The Brilliant Boy by Gideon Haigh

So You Think You Know What’s Good For You? by Dr Norman Swan

Nordic Edge edited by Andrew Scott and Rod Campbell

After Story by Larissa Behrendt

Power Play by Julia Banks

I Alone Can Fix It by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker

Late Bloomer by Clem Bastow

Women in the Picture by Catherine McCormack

Vaxxers by Sarah Gilbert and Cather…

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Books to leave town with: summertime novels to dive into

Escape to warmer shores through the pages of these scintillating reads. But though it all seems light and warm – some of these summers have a dark side too. A lot can happen over a long, hot summer with the repercussions reverberating through lifetimes. The View Was Exhausting by Mikaella Clements & Onjuli Datta

Win knows that Hollywood demands perfection - especially from a woman of colour…

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