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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Survivors by Jane Harper The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton Trust by Chris Hammer Honeybee by Craig Silvey To Asia, with Love by Hetty McKinnon Preserving the Italian Way by Pietro Demaio The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante (translated by An…

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The winners of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2020

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced their Book of the Year Awards winners for 2020. These Awards celebrate the best Australian books for readers in early childhood up to young adult readers.

Here are the winners for each category.

Older Readers (for ages 13-18 years) This Is How We Change The Ending by Vikki Wakefield

Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee has a lot of worr…

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What we’re reading: Tremblay, Wilkinson & O'Donnell

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. Leanne Hall is recommending two LoveOzYA novels

I have just finished a really satisfying reading week with two new Australian YA novels that kept me enthralled and entertained.

Kate O'Donnell’s This One Is Ours follows dreamy and effervescen…

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The Baillie Gifford Prize shortlist 2020

The Baillie Gifford prize is the UK’s most prestigious award for nonfiction writing.

The 2020 shortlisted titles have just been announced and include:

One Two Three Four by Craig Brown The Idea of the Brain by Matthew Cobb Black Spartacus by Sudhir Hazareesingh Our Bodies, Their Battlefield by Christina Lamb Stranger in the Shogun’s City by Amy Stanley The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Sum…

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The Ned Kelly Awards winners 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing. Best crime fiction The Wife and the Widow by Christian White

On a tourist island off the Victorian coast, two women come to slow realisations about the men they love. Kate’s husband has vanished, a body is found on the island, and Abby suspects her husband might be involved -– while the tr…

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The Goldsmiths Prize shortlist 2020

The shortlist for this year’s Goldsmiths Prize has been announced. This prize was established in 2013 to celebrate the qualities of creative daring and to reward fiction that breaks the mould or extends the possibilities of the novel form.

The six titles shortlisted for the 2020 Goldsmiths Prize are:

Mr Beethoven by Paul Griffiths A Lover’s Discourse by Xiaolu Guo The Sunken Land Begins to Ris

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Our top picks of the month for book clubs

For book clubs looking to read exciting emerging voices… The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan

Miwako Sumida has committed suicide. Now, those closest to her are attempting to piece together the fragments of her life. Ryusei, who has always loved her, follows Miwako’s trail to a remote Japanese village. He’s joined by Chie, Miwako’s best friend, who doesn’t know whether to …

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Introducing click and collect (sort of)

Our website isn’t set up for click and collect, but we know you’d like that option during these last weeks of lockdown!

To that end, if you are ordering online, live within 25km of one of our shops, and want to collect your items in person via contactless pick-up from a Readings shop rather than having them sent in the post, please write ‘I would like to pick up my order’ in the notes field duri…

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The best new crime reads in October

by Fiona Hardy

Our crime specialist shares 11 great crime reads to look out for this month. CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

In the seventeenth century, the East India Trading Company has a tight grip on the world. Those who sail as merchants rule absolutely, and everyone who works for them is ruthless, amoral, and evil. Sailors, in turn, are the worst of people: t…

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A spotlight on translated fiction this month

We’re recommending five recently released books in our October round-up of new fiction in translation. We’re also pleased to have a new compact edition of Nino Haratischvili’s bestselling The Eighth Life (For Brilka) in store this month, and make sure you check out the finalists for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated literature here. Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Cafe

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