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Cosy crime reads to snuggle up with

Cuddling up with a cosy crime novel is an ideal way to spend a rainy day at home. Here are six recent titles that would perfectly suit such a plan. A Murder at Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

Armed with a legal education from Oxford, Perveen Mistry has joined her father’s law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. The firm has been appointed to execute the will of Mr Omar Fa…

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Eight books to help you reconnect with nature

With the warmer weather arriving in Australia, along with a hunger for outdoor explorations, now is an ideal time to reconnect with nature. Here are eight recent books to help you do so. The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn

The Wild Silence is the highly anticipated follow-up to Raynor Winn’s moving memoir, The Salt Path, in which she described her and her husband Moth’s transformative journey …

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Win an annotated first edition of Richard Flanagan’s new novel

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is the moving new novel from Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan.

In celebration of its release, we are excited to provide Readings customers the chance to win a signed and fully annotated first edition of the novel. Featuring handwritten notes from Flanagan that include reflections on his writing process, this one-of-a-kind edition will make a beautiful keepsake…

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Middle fiction to put a smile on your face

by Leanne Hall

We’ve got an inkling you might need some funny middle fiction to blow the real-world blues away, so here are some of the recent books we guarantee will put a smile on your face.

A Clue for Clara by Lian Tanner

Clara wants to be a famous detective with her own TV show. She can read claw marks, find missing feathers and knows morse code and semaphore. There’s just one problem. She’s a small …

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The Davitt Award winners 2020

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. Adult crime novels The Trespassers by Meg Mundell

Fleeing their pandemic-stricken homelands, a shipload of migrant workers departs the UK, dreaming of a fresh start in prosperous Australia. Among them is nine-year-old Cleary Sullivan, Glaswegian songstress Billie Galloway, and impoveri…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Survivors by Jane Harper A Year of Simple Family Food by Julia Busuttil Nishimura The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante (translated by Ann Goldstein) Ottolenghi FLAVOUR by Yotam Ottolenghi & Ixta Belfrage Rage by Bob Woodward Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton (pre-orders only) Phosphorescence by Julia Baird Piranesi by Susanna Clarke The Tolstoy

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What we’re reading: Nunez, Patchett & Washington

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. Chris Somerville is reading Lot by Bryan Washington

Sometimes things converge perfectly. I have no attention span at the moment, our apartment is small and I’ve looked at every part of it. I watched every Fast & Furious movie in a row. The on…

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12 Australian novels & story collections to read this month

September was a blockbuster month for Australian fiction. We’ve compiled a list of 12 newly released novels and story collections from our local shores, including a regular storm of exciting emerging voices. State Highway One by Sam Coley

Alex hasn’t been back to New Zealand in years. But when he and his estranged twin sister Amy lose their parents in a shock accident, they decide to seize …

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YA thrillers to keep you up late at night

Who needs sleep when you could instead stay up late to read a page-turning, spine-chilling YA thriller? Here are our six of top picks of recent, thrilling books for teens. You can find even more recommendations by browsing the collection below. The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson

A girl wakes up on a self-driving bus with no memory of how she got there or who she is. Her nametag reads…

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