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I Hope the Reader will be Inspired by the Power of Whistleblowers: Q&A with Banking Bad Author Adele Ferguson

August 15, 2019

About the author Adele Ferguson is a multi-award-winning senior business writer and columnist for The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review. She is a regular guest reporter on ABC’s Four Corners and 7.30, and is the author of the bestselling unauthorised biography Gina Rinehart: The untold story of the richest woman in […] - Read more


Bookish Gifts and Gadgets for Certified Booklovers

Being a booklover is about so much more than just reading (although that is the foundation of it all). It’s about loving bookshops and libraries. It’s about how we stack our shelves at home. It’s about where we read, who we discuss books with… Being a booklover is a lifestyle. Therefore most bookish people also […] - Read more

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Joy Rhoades, Author of The Burnt Country on being Drawn to Stories about the Bush, Country and Community

August 14, 2019

About the author: Joy Rhoades was born in Roma in western Queensland, with an early memory of flat country and a broad sky. Growing up, she loved two things best: reading and the bush, whether playing in creek beds and paddocks, or climbing a tree to sit with a book. Her family would visit her grandmother, […] - Read more


The Book Everyone Needs: Read an Extract From Banking Bad by Adele Ferguson

Start reading now Against all the odds, Australia held a royal commission into the banking and financial services industries. Its revelations rocked the nation. Even defenders of the banks were blindsided. There is rarely a day that goes past when you won’t see an article in a newspaper or online about what new schemes the […] - Read more


Grabs you on Page One and Doesn’t Let Up: Read an Extract from Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks

August 13, 2019

Start reading now Daisy and Simon have been together for years, and life is good. After years of infertility treatments, they have their longed-for daughter Millie. She’s everything they dreamed of and more. Simon is determined to give Millie a sibling. Daisy feels that sometimes it’s best to not tempt fate. But Simon can be […] - Read more


Gripping and Heartbreaking: Read a Review of Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks

Daisy and Simon have been together for years, and life is good. After years of infertility treatments, they have their longed-for daughter Millie. She’s everything they dreamed of and more. Simon is determined to give Millie a sibling. Daisy feels that sometimes it’s best to not tempt fate. But Simon can be pushy… and usually […] - Read more


Street Library Giveaway

As you know at Better Reading we are big fans of Street Library, which we’ve shared on our site here. We are thrilled that the wonderful people at Street Library are giving you the chance to win one of your very own! We’re also going to come to the party and get you started with […] - Read more

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Eye-opening and shocking: Review of Banking Bad by Adele Ferguson

Against all the odds, Australia held a royal commission into the banking and financial services industries. Its revelations rocked the nation. Even defenders of the banks were blindsided. There is rarely a day that goes past when you won’t see an article in a newspaper or online about what new schemes the banks are involved […] - Read more


A Wonderful Celebration of Bookworms Everywhere: Read an Extract from Storytime by Jane Sullivan

Start reading now “What was it exactly? Wonder, rapture, delight, surprised recognition, laughter – but also darker feelings that made my heart beat fast and my stomach turn over, and sometimes a frantic urge to close the book before whatever it was sucked me in and destroyed me. But always, I read on.” A few […] - Read more