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The best classical CDs of 2017

by Judi Mitchell

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 classical CDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) J.S. Bach: Cello Suites Vol.II by Slava Grigoryan

Following the extraordinary success of the multiple-aw…

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The best non-fiction books of 2017

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 non-fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Sarah Krasnostein does a marvellous job of illuminating Sand…

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The best art & design books of 2017

by Ellen Cregan

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 art and design books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield

In this fascinating, lushly photographe…

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The best DVDs of 2017

by Jo Case

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 DVDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) Get Out

Cross The Stepford Wives with Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and the comedic brain of Key & Peele, and you …

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The best food & gardening books of 2017

by Chris Gordon

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 food and gardening books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) Ostro by Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Melbourne-based Italian food writer Julia Busuttil Nishimur…

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The best junior fiction books of 2017

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 junior fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) Diva and Flea: A Parisian Tale by Mo Willems & Tony DiTerlizzi

Diva and Flea live in Paris, formi…

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The best picture books of 2017

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 picture books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) Triangle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

Triangle sets off through a landscape of shapes to play a sneaky t…

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Our 2017 Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy your siblings

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. If they’ve recently moved out of home… House plants are experiencing a revival of sorts and there are plenty of books with information about how to maintain and style them, such as the Plant Style, or the aptly named How Not to Kill Your House Plant. It’s common knowledge that most s…

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Winners of the National Book Awards 2017

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s National Book Awards! 2017 Fiction Winner Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

13-year-old Jojo and his younger sister Kayla live with their grandparents in rural Mississippi. When their father, a white man, is released from prison, their mother Leonie packs the children into her car with a friend, and together they set off to collect the man sh…

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Our 2017 Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy your significant other

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. If they enjoy throwing dinner parties… For comforting, delicious and heartwarming try Ostro by Julia Busuttil Nishimura. This one is especially great if your significant other (S.O.) has a pasta machine gathering dust in their cupboard as Julia demonstrates how to make a wide range o…

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