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The Readings Young Adult Book Prize shortlist 2019

We are delighted to announce the 2019 shortlist for the Readings Young Adult Book Prize. Now in its third year, the prize was created to recognise and celebrate new voices in Australian Young Adult literature, and considers the first and second books of YA authors across Australia.

The six shortlisted books for this year are:

Highway Bodies by Alison Evans What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillau…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

On Identity by Stan Grant Room for a Stranger by Melanie Cheng Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dlaton Australia Day by Stan Grant The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe The Overstory by Richard Powers Normal People by Sally Rooney Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan Stone and Star by Helen Macrae

Stan Grant’s meditation on hope and community, On Identity, leads the pack of best…

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An IDAHOBIT suggested reading list

by Jackie Tang

Today – Friday, 17 May – is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), a day to stand against the prejudice, fear, violence and marginalisation that members of the LGBTQIA+ community continue to face in their daily lives. It’s also a day for LGBTQIA+ people to celebrate themselves and their community, and for allies to commit in solidarity to making th…

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What We’re Reading: Hanff, Butler

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to.

Jackie Tang is reading 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

I recently gobbled up 84 Charing Cross Road, which I picked up thinking would be a frivolous indulgence, but ended up being genuinely surprised by the charm and force of personality packed into it.

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Kids books to read for IDAHOBIT

by Leanne Hall

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), celebrated every year on May 17, is a day to stand with the LGBTIQ+ community, celebrate LGBTQI+ people, champion inclusion and build a better world for the LGBTQI+ community. We’ve put together some recommended children’s books to read on IDAHOBIT, or any other day of the year. PICTURE BOOKS

Love Makes a Fam

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A reading list for Emerging Writers’ Festival 2019

Emerging Writers' Festival (EWF) is just around the corner (19–29 June). Here are 10 books to read in preparation. Highway Bodies by Alison Evans

Bodies on the TV, explosions, barriers, and people fleeing. No access to social media. And a dad who’ll suddenly bite your head off – literally. These teens have to learn a new resilience… Highway Bodies is a unique zombie apocalypse story featuri…

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Hot reads for the cooler months

With the brisk, crisp mornings securely in place and winter looming on the horizon, what better time to plan your winter reading list? We’ve picked out some favourites – some sizzling, some romantic, some exciting – to keep you occupied while you’re rugged up indoors. Cape May by Chip Cheek

The Great Gatsby meets Revolutionary Road in Cape May, an atmospheric tale of lust, innocence and bet…

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Our graphic novel recommendations

In recent years, graphic novels have taken the world by storm as fresh way of enjoying fiction and non-fiction. Whether it’s the stunning new adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale with illustrations by Reneé Hault, or Jeff Buckley’s life story in Grace, graphic novels have shown us that they are a force to be reckoned with. Below are some of our favourites from recent years. The Handmaid’s Tale

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Our top picks of the month for book clubs

FICTION For a crime thriller to keep you guessing… 55 by James Delargy

It is a scorching hot day when a bloodied, injured man stumbles into Police Sergeant Chandler Jenkins' station. The man, Gabriel, tells Jenkins he was drugged and driven to a cabin in the mountains and tied up in iron chains. The man who took him was called Heath. Heath told Gabriel he was going to be number 55. His 5…

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