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We are excited about a new series of chapter books for early readers that celebrate diverse Australian voices. We’re so excited about it, in fact, we made the debut title, Maku, our Book of the Month. It’s a wonderful, heartwarming story that we highly recommend.
We’re also showcasing some beautiful picture books, a new book by funny guy, Matt Stanton, a historical fiction title about women foo…
The new releases are coming thick and fast this month, just in time for the school holidays! Our book of the month is the debut young adult novel by a past winner of our Readings Prize for Kids, Carly Nugent. She has written a powerful contemporary novel about a young woman living with diabetes who is grieving for her father and trying to uncover a local mystery.
We also have an incredible coll…
Reviewed by Tristen Brudy, bookseller at Readings Carlton
Egan proved with Goon Squad that she was at the vanguard of the future of fiction. The Candy House shows she isn’t ready to give up that position any time soon.
The Candy House opens in New York City with Bix Bouton, a character we only glimpsed briefly in Goon Squad. I…
The festival celebrates books and authors, taking over the historic buildings and wide streets of this tiny town in the Goldfields, just under two hours from Melbourne.
We’ll be on hand with a large marquee featuring books from the authors appearing at the festival and hosting aut…
Treehouse Tales by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerney
Dear Greta by Yvette Poshoglian
Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup: Book 1 by Andy Sagar
Flames of Hope: Wings of Fire 15 by Tui T. Sutherland
The Unstoppable Flying Flanagan by Felice Arena
Sugar by Carly Nugent
When You’re Older by Sofie Laguna, illustrated by Judy Watson
The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
Ten Steps to Nanette by Hannah Gadsby
Apollo and Thelma: A True Tall Tale by Jon Faine
Other Houses by Paddy O'Reilly
Keeping Them Honest by Stephen Charles & Catherine Williams
French Braid by Anne Tyler
Quarterly Essay 85: Not Waving, Drowning by Sarah Krasnostein
Dinner with the Schnabels by Toni Jordan
Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
In Sydney one bright clear day, a high-profile barrister is publicly gunned down on the courthouse steps. Not long after, another bloke in Melbourne suffers the same fate, and then another in Sydney. Before long, the violence escalates across Australia and more blokes are dead. Yeah, that’s right, the victims are all men. Empathetic yet steely detective Emi…
I was lucky enough to have been given an early copy of Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li (publishing next week on 12 April), and upon finishing it I felt so grateful to have been able…
The International Booker Prize celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world. The prize is awarded every year for a single book that is translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland. It aims to encourage more publishing and reading of quality works of imagination from all o…
Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (among other awards) for her superb 2010 novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad. It was a runaway staff favourite at Readings that year too, and remains one of our backlist stalwarts. It’s such a good book! So it’s with considerable anticipation that we look forward to having The Candy House in store, our Book of the Month for April. Described in some…