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Meet the guest judges for the Readings Prizes in 2018

We’re delighted to reveal our three guest judges for the Readings Prizes in 2018.

Readings runs three annual literary prizes that support emerging Australian authors: The Readings Children’s Book Prize, The Readings Young Adult Book Prize and The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction.

Every year, a shortlist of six titles is selected for each prize by a revolving panel of Readings staff. On…

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What our Teen Advisory Board have been reading over summer

The summer holidays are a perfect time for bookworms and over the last few weeks, the teenagers on our Teen Advisory Board have been very busy reading through some new and forthcoming young adult novels. Find out what they’ve been reading below. Everless by Sara Holland

‘In the futuristic Kingdom of Sempera, time is extracted from people and bound to blood iron coins as money. As time is ta…

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What to read if you loved Wonder

by Leanne Hall

Published to acclaim in 2012 and boosted by a recent movie adaptation, R.J. Palacio’s middle fiction novel, Wonder, has been much-loved by readers for several years now.

I’ve lost count of the numbers of parents or kids who’ve told me they love Palacio’s multi-perspective story of Auggie March’s first year at a mainstream school. Born with a crano-facial difference, Auggie is stoic and good-hum…

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Our children’s and YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

Wonder by R.J. Palacio La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1) by Philip Pullman Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4) by Dav Pilkey No One Likes a Fart by Zoë Foster Blake and Adam Nickel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas…

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Indie Book Awards shortlist 2018

This year’s shortlist for the Indie Book Awards has been announced.

Each year, independent booksellers from around the nation get together and vote for their favourite titles in four different categories, as well as their favourite book overall. Here are the shortlisted titles in each category.

Fiction Force of Nature by Jane Harper The Choke by Sofie Laguna On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong C

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Join our Doncaster book club

You’re invited to join our first-ever Doncaster book club! Enjoy lively discussions, wine and nibbles, and a 20% discount on any full-priced fiction.

When and where do the meetings take place?

The Readings Doncaster Book Club will meet in the Readings bookshop on the Ground Floor of Westfield Doncaster at 619 Doncaster Rd, Victoria. Meetings take place on the last Thursday of every month at 7…

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Books coming to the screen in 2018

There are a stack of amazing books being adapted for the screen this year. Here are 10 of our favourites, and you can find plenty more picks by browsing our collections below. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Mary Ann Shaffer’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society received a rave response from readers when it was first publis…

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What we’re reading: Celeste Ng, Stephen Fry & Ann Patchett

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. Lian Hingee is reading Mythos by Stephen Fry

I dove headfirst into Stephen Fry’s Mythos over my Christmas holidays. This engrossing book offers an in-depth but entertaining look at Greek mythology, from the creation myth of Gaia and Ouranos, to the legends of …

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More children’s classics paired with their modern counterparts

by Leanne Hall

Some children’s books never get old, and there’s a lot of joy in giving a modern kid a tried and tested read from your own youth. Once more, we’ve paired some of our favourite children’s classics with newer books that share the same spirit. Read the classic! Read the new! Or best of all, read both! You can read our original post about children’s classics and modern counterparts here. If you …

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