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The best young adult books of 2020

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books and music of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 young adult books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books and music here.) The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love by Davina Bell

Twin sisters Summer and Winter live on a remote island, hiding from a dest…

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The best crime books of 2020

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books and music of the past 12 months. Here are our top five crime books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books and music here.) The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan

Razor-sharp Irish Detective Cormac Reilly returns for another utterly riveting police procedural in …

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The best classical albums of 2020

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books and music of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 classical albums of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books and music here.) Elgar: Violin Concerto by Nicola Benedetti, Petr Limonov, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski

Scottish-Italian violin…

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The best cookbooks of 2020

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books and music of the past 12 months. Here are our top five cookbooks of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books and music here.) A Year of Simple Family Food by Julia Busuttil Nishimura

A Year of Simple Family Food is a beautiful and inspiring offering from much-ad…

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What we’re reading: Haig, Goenawan & Novik

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. Jason Austin is reading The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan

I finished reading The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan about a week ago and it’s one of those rare books that I have found myself still ponder…

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100 great reads from Australian women in 2020

Each year we compile a list of great reads by Australian women, originally inspired by the Australian Women Writers Challenge which begun in 2012 and continues to this day. While last year we expanded our list to include gender diverse authors as well, this year we have made a separate list of 15 great reads from gender diverse authors from around the world. Find it here.

Here are 100 great read…

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Announcing Readings Rewards for November

The motto for Christmas gift buying this year is ‘shop early’ and we’re launching a special offer for our customers this month to help you get started.

We know the festive season often means buying several books, music and other items all at once, and with Covid restrictions, it’s easier to do a lot of your shopping all in one visit. So throughout the month of November, we’re offering customers …

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15 great reads from gender diverse authors in 2020

Each year we compile a list of great reads by Australian women, originally inspired by the Australian Women Writers Challenge which begun in 2012 and continues to this day (find this year’s list here).

This year we have also created a list of great reads by gender diverse authors from all around the world, as well as list of 50 great reads by First Nations writers and Australian writers of colou…

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