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Sep 29, 2019

Our Booker Shortlist double-header!

Anna has read Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann. The story of an Ohio housewife who bakes cherry pies and worries about the state of the world, this 1,000 page novel has been described as 'breathlessly brilliant' (Irish Times), 'a jaw-dropping miracle' (Library Journal) and 'a...

Sep 25, 2019

Anna, Annie and Amanda discuss the Testaments 'Winner' sticker gaffe. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe has been chosen as the inaugural Parliamentary Book Club book.  And on the book club theme, Room to Read has started a new book club. We love their work!

Our book of the week is The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.  The...

Sep 23, 2019

It's our Booker Shortlist Week!

Anna and Annie discuss the release of The Testaments and the embargo furore.

Our book of the week is 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak.  Set in Istanbul, it tells the story of Leila and her five best friends.  Described as a 'rich, sensual novel' (The Financial...

Sep 15, 2019

Anna and Amanda discuss the 2019 Book Prize Shortlist.

Our book of the week is The Ditch by Herman Koch, translated by Sam Garrett.  Koch is best known for his hugely successful book The Dinner.  In a similar style, showing the reality beneath outwardly successful lives, The Ditch is the story of a mayor of Amsterdam...

Sep 9, 2019

Anna, Amanda and Annie discuss the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction shortlist.  This is becoming widely followed and is a great way to discover new Aussie authors.

Our book of the week is Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko, winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin Prize and short-listed for the Stella Prize.  We...