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What we’re reading: Celeste Ng, Stephen Fry & Ann Patchett

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. Lian Hingee is reading Mythos by Stephen Fry

I dove headfirst into Stephen Fry’s Mythos over my Christmas holidays. This engrossing book offers an in-depth but entertaining look at Greek mythology, from the creation myth of Gaia and Ouranos, to the legends of …

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Books coming to the screen in 2018

There are a stack of amazing books being adapted for the screen this year. Here are 10 of our favourites, and you can find plenty more picks by browsing our collections below. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Mary Ann Shaffer’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society received a rave response from readers when it was first publis…

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More children’s classics paired with their modern counterparts

by Leanne Hall

Some children’s books never get old, and there’s a lot of joy in giving a modern kid a tried and tested read from your own youth. Once more, we’ve paired some of our favourite children’s classics with newer books that share the same spirit. Read the classic! Read the new! Or best of all, read both! You can read our original post about children’s classics and modern counterparts here. If you …

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The 10 bestselling DVDs at Readings in 2017

Here are our 10 bestselling DVDs from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2017 and our 10 bestselling CDs of 2017.)

Our bestselling DVDs of last year reveal our customers' love of historical dramas, crime mysteries and cats!

Ceyda Torun’s documentary about the cats of Istanbul, Kedi was a favourite with staff as much as it was with customers this year, as was Tai…

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The 10 bestselling CDs at Readings in 2017

Here are our 10 bestselling CDs from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2017 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2017.)

We’re delighted to see some amazing Aussie talent included in our list of bestselling CDs of last year. This includes local guitar virtuosos Slava and Leonard Grigoryan with Songs Without Words, iconic folk band The Waifs with Ironbark, and staff fav…

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The 100 bestselling books at Readings in 2017

Here are our 100 bestselling books from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 10 bestselling CDs of 2017 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2017.)

Of the 100 books below…

32 are fiction (including two poetry collections, three translated works and 15 Australian novels) 30 are non-fiction (including three self-help books, three Quarterly Essays and a beautiful, comprehensive guide to Australia…

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Start your year with some feminist sci-fi

by Lian Hingee

Get inspired this year with one of these kick-ass book recommendations from our digital marketing manager, Lian Hingee. The Power by Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman’s brilliant novel about the corrosive nature of power took home the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Set in a not-too-distant future where young women have evolved the ability generate and conduct electricity through their …

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Costa book awards winners 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Costa Book Awards.

These awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland, across five different categories.

The 2017 winners for each category are…

First novel

The winner is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same cl…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein Force of Nature by Jane Harper Stories by Helen Garner Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan The Dry by Jane Harper Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Talking to My Daughter About the Economy by Yanis Varoufakis Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

The New Year is traditionally…

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Our children’s and YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1) by Philip Pullman Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4) by Dav Pilkey Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Wonder by R.J. Palacio The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill Never Fear (Friday Barnes Book 8) by R.A.…

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