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June special offers

3 for 2 Penguin Modern Classics

Throughout June, we have a special offer on a select range of Penguin Modern Classics. Buy two books, and choose a third book in the range (of equal or lesser value) for free! The range includes books by Virginia Woolf, Shirley Jackson, James Baldwin, George Orwell, and many more.

This offer is exclusively available in all Readings shops except Readings Kids u…

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Our top picks of the month for book clubs


For book clubs who like short stories… This Taste for Silence by Amanda O'Callaghan

Subtle, compelling and unsettling, Amanda O'Callaghan’s stories work at the edges of the sayable, through secrets, erasures and glimpsed moments of disclosure. They shimmer with unspoken histories and characters who have a ‘taste for silence'. Our reviewer Ellen says, ‘Whether it’s a dark secret co…

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What We’re Reading: Mandel, Searle and Gilbert

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. Ellen Cregan is reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

For the past five years, various, trusted sources have recommended Station Eleven to me. Last weekend, I finally got around to reading it and absolutely loved it. This book is the intersection of …

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Tayari Jones wins the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019

Tayari Jones has won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her heartbreaking novel An American Marriage.

An American Marriage is a stunning love story about family, injustice and marriage, and three people at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. The lives of newlyweds Celestial and Roy are torn apart when Roy is arrested and sent to prison for 12 years for a crime he did not…

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The best new crime reads in June

by Fiona Hardy

CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH The Nancys by R.W.R. McDonald

Eleven-year-old Tippy Chan lives in the poky New Zealand town of Riverstone with her mother, her best friends, a suitably acerbic teen neighbour, and too many memories of her father. This is all very normal and fine, but this little town is about to get quite a shake-up. Tippy’s spectacularly colourful hairdresser uncle, Pike, and his ne…

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The best YA books, news & events for June

by Leanne Hall

There is an exciting array of YA books coming out this month: a smart psychological thriller, a chilling look at VR technology, dystopian fiction with an ecological bent, heartfelt contemporary stories and a young adult edition of the bestselling The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Find our June picks for kids' books here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH

The Girl Who Came Out of the Woods by Emily Barr


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The best kids' books, news & events for June

by Leanne Hall

This month we have a landmark book by Bruce Pascoe, a how-to by legendary Jeannie Baker, a sweet graphic novel/prose hybrid, and excellent contemporary fiction for middle grade readers. Find our June picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe

This is the much-needed children’s version of Bruce Pascoe’s seminal and award-winning Dark

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A spotlight on Highway Bodies by Alison Evans

Highway Bodies is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Young Adult Book Prize.

A zombie spills out, musta bin leanin on the door. She screams, jumps forward, an the zombie’s reachin for us, fingernails cracked an bloody. It opens its mouth but no noise comes out. It used to be an old person, it’s wearin a dressin-gown; green, lacy pattern on the sleeves an collar.

– Aliso…

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A beginner’s guide to Jay Kristoff

by Zach Edge

I can thank almost all of my involvement in the book community to Australian author Jay Kristoff. The first novel of his I read was Nevernight, and I had never encountered a reading experience quite like it. It immediately became my favourite book, and still is to this day. Since then, I have aimed to read all of his works, having worked my way through everything except his original Lotus War tri…

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Four home and style books to inspire you in June

by Chris Gordon

Gloriously Gluten Free: Sweet Treats, Cakes, Tarts and Desserts by Frederique Jules

Before you turn up your nose at this title, consider this: the authors are French and all of the truly scrumptious recipes come from their incredible Paris-based bakery, Noglu. Consequently, here are 80 easy, delicious, gluten-free recipes for sweet treats and celebration cakes. Get this book because you want t…

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