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Spooky stories to read at Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to indulge in stories that are creepy, crawly, slimy, spiderwebby and wonderfully scary. This year, we’re holding some seriously spooktacular events at our Readings shops to celebrate. Drop by Readings St Kilda or Readings Malvern to enjoy a Halloween themed story time, or join Readings Kids for a jampacked afternoon of ghoulish festi

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Which 600+ page novel should I read in October?

October is a month of big releases, and by this, we mean BIG releases. But just in case you don’t have time to read everything, here’s a guide to which epic novel you should pop on your TBR pile. Read Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky if… …you’re a Stephen King fan!

Kate Reese is a single mother fleeing an abusive relationship by starting over in a new town, her young son Christopher in …

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Terrific events for teens in October & November

We have some huge events on for teens in the next few months - check out the great YA authors we have in our program this October and November. Garth Nix in conversation with Amie Kaufman

We are beside ourselves to have fantasy master Garth Nix coming in to talk about his new book, Angel Mage. Set in an alternative seventeenth century, Angel Mage is an action-packed story of angels, heroes, …

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The Voss Literary Prize longlist 2019

The longlist for the 2019 Voss Literary Prize has been announced.

The longlisted titles are:

Flames by Robbie Arnott Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader The Making of Martin Sparrow by Peter Cochrane Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton The Death of Noah Glass by Gail Jones Coach Fitz by Tom Lee, Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko The Everlasting Sunday by Robert Lukins Preservation by Joc…

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The best new crime reads of the month

by Fiona Hardy


Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke

Ranger Darren Mathews is finally on something of a good thing after a hell of a bad time. He’s on a team investigating the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, his previously failing marriage is tentatively back together, his drinking is mostly under control, and if you don’t count the fact that she has been blackmailing him, his time with his…

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An update from the Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club

by Sam Kelly

Sam Kelly updates us on all the goings-on at the Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club, and looks ahead to their upcoming book club reads.

The Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club is proving to be a lot of fun, and over the last few months we’ve had some amazing experiences. We’ve put on performances inspired by Drama, played a murder mystery game with dramatic deaths the likes of which would have …

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What we’re reading: Besson, Lawlor & Carreyrou

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. Fiona Hardy is reading Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

My usual reading diet consists of kids books and crime (I know, I know) but when I need to mix things up, I really love a non-bloodthirsty non-fiction book. Which makes it ironic, probably, th…

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Meet the bookseller with James Butler

by James Butler

James Butler works as a bookseller at our Hawthorn shop. Here we chat with them about how they ended up working in bookshops, and what’s an Australian book everyone should read. Why did you decide to work in books?

I began working in an independent bookshop when I first started studying creative writing and English literature at university. It felt like work that was the perfect extension of …

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