Lucie Dess

Lucie Dess is the marketing and events coordinator at Readings

Review — 23 Oct 2023

Stuck Up and Stupid by Angourie Rice & Kate Rice

Stuck Up and Stupid is a modern retelling of the much-beloved Pride and Prejudice. The story follows Lily, who lives in the quiet coastal town of Pippi Beach in NSW…

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Review — 25 Sep 2023

Everything Under the Moon: Fairytales in a Queerer Light by Michael Earp (ed.) & Kit Fox (illus.)

Everything Under the Moon is the latest queer anthology edited by Michael Earp, who gave us Kindred: 12 Queer #loveOzYA Stories. For this new anthology, Earp has brought together another…

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Blog post — 20 Oct 2023

Our guide to this year's Readings Young Adult Prize shortlist, based on your previous reads

Are you finding it hard to decide which title on the 2023 Readings Young Adult Prize shortlist to read? Well this guide will help you choose based on books you've…

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Blog post — 11 Aug 2023

New YA books to read from authors you've loved before

Looking for a new book to pick up but inspiration hasn't hit you? Well, I've compiled a stack of new release young adult books from authors you've loved before.


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Review — 31 Jul 2023

Perfect-ish by Jessica Seaborn

Prue’s life is far from perfect. She’s about to turn 30 and feels like an absolute failure. All around her, she sees people living their best lives while she’s having…

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Review — 31 Jul 2023

The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain by Cath Crowley

Gracie is a soccer superstar, and she knows it. She never misses a goal and she’s on her way to get everything she’s ever wanted. The team is going to…

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Blog post — 28 Jul 2023

New graphic novels for young adults

If you're anything like me, you love a good graphic novel! And there have been some incredible new releases recently. Below are some suggestions to help you pick your next…

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Blog post — 11 Jul 2023

Football books to celebrate the Women's World Cup

The Women's World Cup is finally here! And to help you get into the spirit, I've created a list of fantastic football books. From picture books to nonfiction and graphic…

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Blog post — 20 Jun 2023

Craft books to keep the cold away

We are now well into winter and if you're anything like me, there's nothing you'd rather do than snuggle under a blanket with a hot cup of tea and a…

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Blog post — 9 Jun 2023

Recommendations for Knit in Public Day

Tomorrow, Saturday 10 June, is Knit in Public Day and to celebrate, I've put together a list of titles to keep you stitching all day long. Whether you're a beginner…

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