Jul 31, 2020
Anna and Amanda discuss books sales in the time of Covid-19 as the big box stores in America find success selling books next to the toilet paper.
Our book of the week is Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles, the New York Times best-selling author of News of the World, which was a National Book Awards finalist. This...
Jul 27, 2020
Anna and Annie discuss the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction winner The Nickel Boys, and what we think of David Walliams' books after criticism by Jack Monroe.
Our book of the week is Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke. This is the first in the Highway 59 series featuring Darren Matthews, a black Texas Ranger. ...
Jul 23, 2020
A special episode: Anna and Amanda discuss our top Wellbeing books.
We cover nutrition, sleep, exercise and mindfulness. Our top picks are:
- Food Rules by Michael Pollan
- Gut by Giulia Enders
- Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
- Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Jul 12, 2020
Anna and Amanda discuss the bookstores reopening after lockdown.
Our book of the week is How Much Of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang. This debut novel which reimagines the American Western has been getting so much buzz. It's been a national best-seller, and described as 'outstanding' (Washington Post) an 'epic...
Jul 5, 2020
Anna and Amanda discuss the Australian government's Arts package announced recently.
Our book of the week is Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd. Kawakami is a feminist icon in Japan. She has been profiled in the New York Times, praised by Haruki Murakami and has won the...