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My five favourite reads of 2020

by Lian Hingee

Our digital marketing manager Lian Hingee shares five of her favourite reads from this past year, including gorgeously written fantasy and spine-melting true crime. Piranesi by Susannah Clarke

I’d been wallowing in a months-long reading rut when I was offered a copy of Susanna Clarke’s long-awaited second novel for review. I’d loved her multi-award winning first book, but it was a dense his…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

A Promised Land by Barack Obama Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart Ottolenghi FLAVOUR by Yotam Ottolenghi & Ixta Belfrage The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton The Survivors by Jane Harper Loving Country by Bruce Pascoe & Vicky Shukuroglou A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough The Yield by Tara June Winch Honeybee by Craig Silvey

Mix together in…

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Popular TV shows of 2020 paired with books

Have you been binge-watching as much as we have this year? Don’t let it cut into your reading - here are some TV show-book matches made in heaven.

For fans of The Queen’s Gambit:

Try… The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung

From childhood, Katherine knows she is different, and that her parents are not who they seem to be. As an adult she embarks on a quest to conquer the Riemann hypothesis - th…

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What we’re reading: Osman, Jansson & Kerr

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 Please Don’t Hug Me by Kay Kerr

I am notoriously bad at keeping up with all of the wonderful YA releases we get each year - typically I only read one or two. This year I did a little better, and one of the awesome titl…

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My five favourite reads of 2020

by Jackie Tang

Our incoming Readings Monthly editor Jackie Tang shares five of her favourite books from the past year, including poetry, memoir, essays, short stories and YA! Forgotten Corners by Pete Hay

Have you ever read a book and thought to yourself, ‘How have I never read this author before?’ It’s magical, this feeling of discovery, and you immediately want to share it with those around you. I had t…

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Pete Hay wins the Small Press Network Book of the Year Award 2020

Tasmanian writer and environmentalist Pete Hay has been named the winner of the inaugural Small Press Network Book of the Year Award for his stunning essay collection, Forgotten Corners. Published by Walleah Press, this work brings together Hay’s essays that have been published since 2003 and is an urgent, timely read for us all.

The judges commented: ‘Tasmanian poet Pete Hay’s Forgotten Corners

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My five favourite reads of 2020

by Leanne Hall

Online bookseller and kids and YA author Leanne Hall shares five of her favourite reads from 2020, including an enthralling middle grade fantasy, a gripping crime debut, a highly imaginative anthology of terrific Australian writers, and more. The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller

This atmospheric middle grade fantasy contains many of my favourite things: folk tales, sentient animals, maps…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart A Promised Land by Barack Obama Ottolenghi FLAVOUR by Yotam Ottolenghi & Ixta Belfrage Loving Country by Bruce Pascoe & Vicky Shukuroglou The Survivors by Jane Harper A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton What Is to Be Done by Barry Jones Death in Daylesford by Kerry Greenwoo…

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