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Aug 10, 2020

Anna and Amanda discuss the 2020 Booker Prize Longlist.

Our book of the week is All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky translated by Sandra Smith. This is a beautiful novel set in France during the period from the 1910s to the 1940s.  Némirovsky was a best-selling author in her day and we can see why.  A...

Aug 3, 2020

Anna and Annie discuss the Miles Franklin Award winner, The Yield by Tara June Winch.

Our book of the week is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, the follow up to her best-selling debut The Mothers.  The story of twin sisters, race and passing as white in America, it spans 40 years from the 1950s to the 1990s. It is...

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

- Chi...