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Meet our new Human Resources Manager Megan Wood

by Megan Wood

Megan Wood started at Readings in late 2019, stepping into the role of Human Resources Manager for the company. Here, we ask her about her about some of her favourite authors, and which fictional world she’d choose to live inside of. Describe your taste in books.

I find my taste varies quite a lot. I wouldn’t say I have one particular genre or style of book that I favour, it really depends on…

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What YA book to read next, based on your zodiac sign

by Leanne Hall

It’s crucial to get your summer reading just right – so we’ve selected your next YA read based on your zodiac sign. Naturally, our choices are all one thousand percent correct and we will hear no criticism…

What to read if you’re an Aries… Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Aries, you are passionate, competitive and the first to leap into action, so we think you’ll love the tenacity of Hetty, Ree…

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The Costa Book Awards winners 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 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. They are intended to reward the most enjoyable book in each category, with the winner of the overall £30,000 book of the year prize to be announced on 28 January.

First novel

The wi…

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The 100 bestselling books at Readings in 2019

Here are our 100 bestselling books from the past year. We’ve also compiled our 10 bestselling albums of 2019 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2019.

Of the 100 books listed below…

32 are non-fiction
31 are fiction
14 are children’s books (4 picture books, 2 junior grade books, 6 middle grade books, 2 YA books)
13 are biographies or memoirs
5 are crime reads
3 are cookbooks
3 are collecte…

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The 10 bestselling albums at Readings in 2019

Here are our 10 bestselling albums from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2019 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2019.)

Our bestselling albums of last year include releases from some of our favourite Australian musicians, including Gurrumul, Nick Cave, Archie Roach and Paul Kelly – who appears here twice! The first collaboration from two of Australia’s finest class…

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Support the #AuthorsForFireys online auction

Australian authors are hosting an online auction to raise funds for the firefighters who are working to fight this year’s unprecedented and horrifying fire season.

Items up for auction can be tracked on Twitter under the #AuthorsForFireys or #AuthorsForFiries hashtags. We’ve compiled a list of some of the offerings below with links straight to the author’s bids on Twitter. This is an incomplete …

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Weekend by Charlotte Wood Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas Bruny by Heather Rose The Anarchy by William Dalrymple Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot) Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu ap…

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The 10 bestselling DVDs at Readings in 2019

Here are our 10 bestselling DVDs from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2019 and our 10 bestselling albums of 2019.)

Our bestselling DVDs range from a much-loved, literary inspired detective series, to a stunning love story set against the backdrop of WWII, to an inspiring documentary about how to face the realities of climate change. Two DVDs about music icons …

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See you all in 2020

With January fast approaching, we wanted to take a moment to look back over the past twelve months.

2019 marked Readings’ 50th birthday which gave us an excuse to celebrate more than usual this year. As Readings' Managing Director Mark Rubbo expressed in his column reflecting on Readings' history – we love and value being part of this intelligent, compassionate community.

This year also marked …

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