Nina Kenwood

Nina Kenwood is the former marketing manager for Readings. She is the author of two novels for young adults, It Sounded Better in My Head and Unnecessary Drama.

Review — 31 Jan 2021

The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough

Gary Lonesborough’s debut YA novel is an extraordinary coming-of-age story of first love, community and discovering who you are. Seventeen-year-old Jackson lives with his family on the Mish in rural…

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Review — 26 Jun 2017

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is the smart, funny, outspoken author of the bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist and several acclaimed works of fiction. Her new book, Hunger, is a deeply personal…

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Review — 25 Feb 2018

Educated by Tara Westover

Tara Westover grew up on a mountain in Idaho with her parents and six siblings. She was given almost no formal education, as her father kept the family isolated, prepping…

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Review — 24 Sep 2017

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Jane Harper’s The Dry was the book of 2016. An Australian debut that grabbed everyone’s attention, it won awards, hit the top of bestseller lists, and captured a Hollywood movie…

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Review — 30 Apr 2018

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Much like her previous novel The Interestings, I found Meg Wolitzer’s new book The Female Persuasion to be completely immersive. It is centered around two characters: Greer Kadetsky, who…

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Review — 20 Aug 2017

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng’s second novel, Little Fires Everywhere, opens with the line: ‘Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children…

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Review — 26 Apr 2017

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout is one the best American writers working today. She is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge, and last year’s devastatingly brilliant short novel My Name

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Blog post — 4 Dec 2017

Five things that made me happy in 2017

Our marketing manager shares five things that made her feel happy this past year

2017 has been a very hard year for a lot of people, the kind of year…

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Blog post — 6 Jun 2017

10 fun books to read in dark times

Sometimes the best escape from the dark times swirling around us is a good, fun book, dammit. And as luck would have it, right now there are a bunch of…

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Review — 27 Mar 2017

The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

Ariel Levy’s first book, Female Chauvinist Pigs (2005), was an influential feminist work on raunch culture and the sexualisation of women. In the 12 years since its publication, Levy has…

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