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The best pop albums of 2019

by Ellen Cregan

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 pop albums of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Designer by Aldous Harding

At first glance, this could be labelled an album of background music, but it’s…

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The best art & design books of 2019

by Kara McQueen

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 art and design books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Step into Paradise by Jenny Kee & Linda Jackson

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson are arguably the mo…

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The best crime books of 2019

by Fiona Hardy

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 crime books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

After two young girls vanish from a Kmart parking lot, bounty hunter Alice…

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The best classical albums of 2019

by Alexandra Mathew

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 classical albums of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Mari by Mari Samuelsen

Mari – Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen’s first solo recording for Deutsch…

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The best international fiction books of 2019

by Alison Huber

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 international fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Lanny by Max Porter

So many of us at Readings fell head over heels for Max Porter’s very…

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The best non-fiction books of 2019

by Alison Huber

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 non-fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Three Women is an incredibly accomplished piece of writing, and a uniqu…

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The best picture books of 2019

by Alexa Dretzke

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 picture books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors by Davina Bell & Jenny Løvlie

Frankie can’t be deterred from…

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The best middle fiction books of 2019

by Dani Solomon

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 middle fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days by Fiona Hardy

After a year of preparation, Hayley finally h…

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What we’re reading: Atwood, Tolentino & Viskic

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. Chris Gordon is reading The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

There are some weeks where a television series will take over my life (thank you Succession) and during those periods, I simply can not follow two intense storylines at the same time an…

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