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Kids books to read for IDAHOBIT

by Leanne Hall

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), celebrated every year on May 17, is a day to stand with the LGBTIQ+ community, celebrate LGBTQI+ people, champion inclusion and build a better world for the LGBTQI+ community. We’ve put together some recommended children’s books to read on IDAHOBIT, or any other day of the year. PICTURE BOOKS

Love Makes a Fam

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A reading list for Emerging Writers’ Festival 2019

Emerging Writers' Festival (EWF) is just around the corner (19–29 June). Here are 10 books to read in preparation. Highway Bodies by Alison Evans

Bodies on the TV, explosions, barriers, and people fleeing. No access to social media. And a dad who’ll suddenly bite your head off – literally. These teens have to learn a new resilience… Highway Bodies is a unique zombie apocalypse story featuri…

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Hot reads for the cooler months

With the brisk, crisp mornings securely in place and winter looming on the horizon, what better time to plan your winter reading list? We’ve picked out some favourites – some sizzling, some romantic, some exciting – to keep you occupied while you’re rugged up indoors. Cape May by Chip Cheek

The Great Gatsby meets Revolutionary Road in Cape May, an atmospheric tale of lust, innocence and bet…

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Our graphic novel recommendations

In recent years, graphic novels have taken the world by storm as fresh way of enjoying fiction and non-fiction. Whether it’s the stunning new adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale with illustrations by Reneé Hault, or Jeff Buckley’s life story in Grace, graphic novels have shown us that they are a force to be reckoned with. Below are some of our favourites from recent years. The Handmaid’s Tale

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Great historical fiction and fantasy suggestions to see you through Droughtlander

Season 5 of Outlander may be in production, but it’s a long time until we see Jamie and Claire again, with the ninth book in the series still underway. See below for our favourite series and books with the perfect blend of fantasy, history and romance to see you through the ‘Droughtlander’. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin

This list would be incomplete without reference…

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Our top picks of the month for book clubs

FICTION For a crime thriller to keep you guessing… 55 by James Delargy

It is a scorching hot day when a bloodied, injured man stumbles into Police Sergeant Chandler Jenkins' station. The man, Gabriel, tells Jenkins he was drugged and driven to a cabin in the mountains and tied up in iron chains. The man who took him was called Heath. Heath told Gabriel he was going to be number 55. His 5…

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Ten YA award-winners to add to your reading pile

by Leanne Hall

When you’re in the mood for an inspiring and thought-provoking YA book, sometimes there’s no better bet than looking at a few awards lists to decide what to read next. Here are some highly recommended award-winners to sink your teeth into.

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Adib Khorram’s first novel took out the William C. Morris Award – awarded by the Young Adult Library Servi…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton #MeToo: Stories from the Australian Movement by Miriam Sved, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott and Natalie Kon-yu The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie Room for a Stranger by Melanie Cheng Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi The Overstory by Richard Powers Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Life Before by Carmel Reilly Normal People Sally Rooney


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What We’re Reading: Sved, Lobel

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 A Universe of Sufficient Size by Miriam Sved

The Hungarian people have had their hearts ripped out of their country for years, but yet they have retained a wonderful pride in their heritage. I’m married to a second generation Hungarian …

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