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What we’re reading: Alice Nelson, Jenny Hval & J.P. Pomare

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. Bronte Coates is reading The Children’s House by Alice Nelson

The Children’s House is the first book I read in the new year, and I found it incredibly moving. This is a generous story about trauma and displacement, family and finding home. Alice Nelson’s prose…

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Chilling reads to keep you cool in summer

by Ellen Cregan

Summer is here and Melbourne is heating up. Here, our marketing and events coordinator Ellen Cregan shares seven bookish recommendations to help you cool down. The Library of Ice by Nancy Campbell

This book takes on the mammoth task of telling the story of ice – a substance that covers a great deal of our planet, but is rapidly shrinking away. Nancy Campbell packed up her life and left on a…

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The 100 bestselling books at Readings in 2018

Here are our 100 bestselling books from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 10 bestselling CDs of 2018 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2018.)

Of the 100 books listed below…

27 are fiction (including eight Australian novels, three translated works from Japanese authors and both of Rupi Kaur’s poetry collections)
28 are non-fiction (including two buzzed-about books that transport readers …

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The 10 bestselling CDs at Readings in 2018

Here are our 10 bestselling CDs from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2018 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2018.)

A range of talented artists feature in our bestselling music from 2018. Homegrown favourites include acclaimed songwriter Paul Kelly, operatic soprano Greta Bradman and Indigenous Australian musician Gurrumul. International stars include Norwegian ja…

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The 10 bestselling DVDs at Readings in 2018

Here are our 10 bestselling DVDs from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2018 and our 10 bestselling CDs of 2018.)

Our bestselling DVDs range from crime, drug addiction and historical dramas, to stories exploring the power of books; from moving tributes on the lives of creative geniuses, to the tale of an aircraft that changed the world.

Several of the following…

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The Costa Book Awards winners 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Costa Book Awards.

These awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland, across five different categories. One of the five category winners will also be named Book of the Year at a ceremony in London on January 29.

First novel

The winner is The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart…

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

Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 6) by Dav Pilkey All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen F…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Normal People by Sally Rooney Becoming by Michelle Obama Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Less by Andrew Sean Greer Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales Milkman by Anna Burns Educated by Tara Westover The Lost Man by Jane Harper The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper

Our bestselling book of last week is Sally Rooney’s Normal People. This novel is one of the most talked-about boo…

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Exciting YA books to look out for in 2019

Late last year we attended the Centre for Youth Literature’s YA Showcase for 2019. At this annual event, a host of different publishers share the most exciting new releases for teen readers coming out in 2019. Here are some of the biggest and buzziest books from the night. Homegrown rom-coms & coming-of-age tales Making Friends with Alice Dyson by Poppy Nwosu – Studious Alice and ‘bad b…

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See you all in 2019

2018 is coming to a close and we’d like to take a moment to express our gratitude to all of you have supported us during these past 12 months.

Thank you to everyone who has dropped by one of our shops, attended one of our events (or visited us at a festival or conference), flicked through a copy of the Readings Monthly, donated to the Readings Foundation, read our blog, chatted with us online, l…

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