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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton #MeToo: Stories from the Australian Movement by Miriam Sved, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott and Natalie Kon-yu The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie Room for a Stranger by Melanie Cheng Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi The Overstory by Richard Powers Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Life Before by Carmel Reilly Normal People Sally Rooney


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Ten YA award-winners to add to your reading pile

by Leanne Hall

When you’re in the mood for an inspiring and thought-provoking YA book, sometimes there’s no better bet than looking at a few awards lists to decide what to read next. Here are some highly recommended award-winners to sink your teeth into.

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Adib Khorram’s first novel took out the William C. Morris Award – awarded by the Young Adult Library Servi…

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The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists for 2019

Four emerging writers have been chosen as the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists for 2019. Congratulations to Tom Lee, Jamie Marina Lau, Robbie Arnott and Ruby J. Murray!

Read on for more information on each of the excellent novelists featured.

Flames by Robbie Arnott

‘This is the kind of book that you’ll be able to read a second, third, even fourth time, and it will sti…

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Five last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

T-minus two days to Mother’s Day! Still stuck on that last-minute gift? We’ve put together a short and easy list of our favourite new gift books that will go down a treat. You can find even more gift suggestions here – including cookbooks, crime thrillers, science books, and more. Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? A Mother’s Suggestions by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast


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What We’re Reading: Sved, Lobel

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. Chris Gordon is reading A Universe of Sufficient Size by Miriam Sved

The Hungarian people have had their hearts ripped out of their country for years, but yet they have retained a wonderful pride in their heritage. I’m married to a second generation Hungarian …

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Recommended YA books for May

by Leanne Hall

This month we’re pumped about Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s newest heart-pumping sci-fi, a thoughtful look at an Indigenous student facing a challenging situation, heartfelt Aussie contemporary YA, a swashbuckling historical tale and a new graphic novel from Readings favourite Mariko Tamaki. Find our May picks for kids' books here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle 1

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Recommended kids' books, news & events for May

by Leanne Hall

We have a great array of kids books this month – a great illustrated book about the moon landing, some fantastically quirky fantasy, a gorgeous body positivity guide and a funny and sweet story about a mum with a social media addiction. Find our April picks for YA books here. RECOMMENDED KIDS BOOKS THIS MONTH Moonwalkers by Mark Greenwood & Terry Denton

20th July 2019 marks the 50th ann…

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Clunes 2019 wrap-up

by Angela Crocombe

For two days each year, the town of Clunes becomes home to the largest collection of new, second-hand, rare and out-of-print small-press publications and collectible books in Australia. Readings Kids shop manager Angela Crocombe shares her wrap-up of this year’s Clunes Booktown Festival, held last weekend.

Thank you to the delightful town of Clunes for hosting a wonderful Booktown Festival th…

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Eight recent novels to gift on Mother’s Day

Still need inspiration for Mother’s Day this weekend? We have a plethora of suggestions for you to peruse that will appeal to all different types of fiction readers (who may or may not happen to be mothers). You can find even more gift suggestions here – including cookbooks, crime thrillers, science books, and more.

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Elizabeth Macneal’s debut, The Doll

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