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What we’re reading: Collins, Onda & Hardcastle

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. Ellen Cregan is reading The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

The Confessions of Frannie Langton was one of the winning books in this year’s Costa Book Awards. This is a big, intelligent bildungsroman-esque novel set in 1826 Londo…

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Recommended YA books & news for March

by Leanne Hall

This month we have atmospheric fantasy novels with unique settings, heartfelt contemporary YA and a sprinkling of romance. Find our March picks for kids books here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH

Our YA book of the month is Astrid Scholte’s The Vanishing Deep – a standalone fantasy murder mystery set in a flooded post-climate change world.

When seventeen-year-old Tempest’s older sister Elysea my…

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Recommended kids books, news & events for March

by Leanne Hall

This month in children’s books we have inventive historical fiction, Pippi Longstocking’s successor, atmospheric fantasy novels and intriguing mysteries galore. Find our March picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH The Ghost of Howlers Beach by Jackie French

Butter O'Bryan lives in a small but comfortable castle with his father and three aunts. When a scruffy three-legged dog d…

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20% off Books For Dummies

Throughout March, we’re pleased to have a special offer on For Dummies books at participating Readings shops.

Online Readings customers as well as those visiting our Hawthorn and Carlton shop will receive 20% off all full priced titles in the For Dummies range. Each book in this series is designed to be a non-intimidating, accessible guide to the topic covered, so they’re perfect for beginners.

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3-for-2 special offer on beloved classics

Throughout March, we have a special offer on a select range of award-winning and popular classic titles from Penguin Random House. Buy two books in the Penguin Black Classics and Coralie Bickford Smith Clothbound Classics range, and choose a third book in the range (of equal or lesser value) for free.

You can find some highlights below, or come in-store to browse the full range.

This offer is e…

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Five cookbooks to inspire you in the kitchen in March

by Chris Gordon

Our monthly food and gardening columnist selects five new cookbooks to inspire you at home this month. Beatrix Bakes by Natalie Paull

Yes, yes, I know how much you love a light, fluffy sponge and marshmallows dipped in pure chocolate. The importance of sweet food in our daily grind should never, ever be underestimated. Beatrix Bakes is a beautifully presented guide, not for the faint-hearted,…

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A spotlight on The Secrets of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt

The Secrets of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize. Here’s everything you need to know about this delightful story.

The Secrets of Magnolia Moon is for the whimsical child in your life. A curious and irrepressible nine-year-old, Magnolia is fascinated by mythology and approaches the world with a sense of wonder tha…

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist 2020

The longlist for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced.

Martha Lane Fox, Chair of the judging panel, commented that many of the novels: “Ahead of the longlist meeting I was anxious that the negotiations between judges might be as arduous as Brexit, but it was an absolute delight to pick our final 16 books. Entries for the Prize’s 25th year have been spectacular and we revelled in…

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Mark’s Say, March 2020

by Mark Rubbo

One of the booksellers at Readings Kids suggested in early January that we do something to support the bushfire victims. We decided to put the money we raised from gift wrapping in January towards bushfire relief. We also decided that Readings would match the amount collected. In a normal January we collect about $1000. We were thrilled that in response to our call the amount raised this January wa…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan Beatrix Bakes by Natalie Paull Art Matters by Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell Fire Country by Victor Steffensen Weather by Jenny Offill Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Grown Ups by Marian Keyes Actress by Anne Enright

Australian author Dervla McTiernan tops our list of last week’s bestselling books with …

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