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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas Bruny by Heather Rose The Weekend by Charlotte Wood Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot) Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dal…

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What we’re reading: Lara Prescott, Kassia St Clair & Emma Forrest

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. Rosalind McClintock is reading Royals by Emma Forrest

Emma Forrest’s Royals is a book that twirls you around, swings you up into the air and then fells you at the knees, before pulling you up and doing it all again. It is a tale as old as time…

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Meet the guest judges for the Readings Prizes in 2020

We’re delighted to reveal our three guest judges for the Readings Prizes in 2020.

Readings runs three annual literary prizes that support emerging Australian authors: The Readings Children’s Book Prize, The Readings Young Adult Book Prize and The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction.

Every year, a shortlist of six titles is selected for each prize by a revolving panel of Readings staff. On…

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Books about self-acceptance & self-love

If new year’s resolutions don’t work for you, if making goals and to-do lists leaves you cold, maybe you’d like to focus that new-year energy on self-acceptance and self-love instead. We’ve put together a list of recommendations that encompass radical self love, raw memoir, accounting for the past, and unique characters in literature.

The Body Is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

Poet, …

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Books to help kids (and parents) prepare for first days

by Leanne Hall

Starting childcare, kindergarten or school can be an exciting, scary and challenging time (for kids and parents!) Reading together about what those first days might be like can provide some comfort. Here are some of our favourite books to help with this big transition. You can find more recommendations here and here. Little Nic’s Big Day by Nic Naitanui & Fatima Anaya

This charming picture…

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The Indie Book Awards shortlist 2020

This year’s shortlist for the Indie Book Awards has been announced.

Each year, independent booksellers from around the nation get together and vote for their favourite titles in six different categories, as well as their favourite book overall. Here are the shortlisted titles in each category.

Fiction There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett Bruny by Heather Rose The Wife and the Widow by Christ…

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Books coming to the screen in 2020

We’re excited that 2020 continues the trend of great books being adapted for the screen. Here are six titles that we’re excited to see on the gold and silver screens in the coming months – and browse the collections below to find even more titles. Normal People by Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney’s Normal People is one of the most widely beloved novels to be published in recent years. Connell and …

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The Readings Teen Advisory Board meets Will Kostakis

by Angela Crocombe

In our Teen Advisory Board’s last meeting for 2019, the hilarious Will Kostakis visited the teens to talk about his career as an author. First up was his journey to publication at age nineteen. He had the teens in hysterics as he showed them his author photo of a precocious young author and his many stories of growing up as a young gay man with strong Greek family ties.

He talked about how it wa…

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Finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards 2019

The finalists for this year’s National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) awards have been announced. The NBCC honours outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature.

Here is the complete list of NBCC Award finalists for the publishing year 2019:

Fiction Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg The Topeka School by Ben Ler…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas Bruny by Heather Rose The Weekend by Charlotte Wood Outline by Rachel Cusk Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori) Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Normal People by Sally Rooney

Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu was our bestselling bo

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