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25% off Thames & Hudson titles

Thames & Hudson have now been publishing beautiful illustrated books on the creative years for 50 years – and Readings has loved to have them on our shelves during this time.

To celebrate this auspicious birthday, Readings is offering 25% off a select range of their titles – including children’s books, stunning photography, enthralling read for armchair travellers, and more. Together with your c…

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What we’re reading: Carey, Pham & Herron

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. Julia Jackson is reading Mick Herron’s Slough House series

Lockdown for me has included making time to read books I’ve been meaning to, and Mick Herron’s Slough House series is in that TBR list. These books centre on a team of intelligence of…

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The Barbara Jefferis Award shortlist 2020

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Barbara Jefferis Award.

This prize is awarded every two years for ‘the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society’.

This year’s shortlisted titles are:

The White Girl by Tony Birch Too Much Lip by Melissa…

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Cosy crime reads to snuggle up with

Cuddling up with a cosy crime novel is an ideal way to spend a rainy day at home. Here are six recent titles that would perfectly suit such a plan. A Murder at Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

Armed with a legal education from Oxford, Perveen Mistry has joined her father’s law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. The firm has been appointed to execute the will of Mr Omar Fa…

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Eight books to help you reconnect with nature

With the warmer weather arriving in Australia, along with a hunger for outdoor explorations, now is an ideal time to reconnect with nature. Here are eight recent books to help you do so. The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn

The Wild Silence is the highly anticipated follow-up to Raynor Winn’s moving memoir, The Salt Path, in which she described her and her husband Moth’s transformative journey …

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Win an annotated first edition of Richard Flanagan’s new novel

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is the moving new novel from Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan.

In celebration of its release, we are excited to provide Readings customers the chance to win a signed and fully annotated first edition of the novel. Featuring handwritten notes from Flanagan that include reflections on his writing process, this one-of-a-kind edition will make a beautiful keepsake…

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Middle fiction to put a smile on your face

by Leanne Hall

We’ve got an inkling you might need some funny middle fiction to blow the real-world blues away, so here are some of the recent books we guarantee will put a smile on your face.

A Clue for Clara by Lian Tanner

Clara wants to be a famous detective with her own TV show. She can read claw marks, find missing feathers and knows morse code and semaphore. There’s just one problem. She’s a small …

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Survivors by Jane Harper A Year of Simple Family Food by Julia Busuttil Nishimura The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante (translated by Ann Goldstein) Ottolenghi FLAVOUR by Yotam Ottolenghi & Ixta Belfrage Rage by Bob Woodward Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton (pre-orders only) Phosphorescence by Julia Baird Piranesi by Susanna Clarke The Tolstoy

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