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Free Recipe: The Perfect Pavlova from Donna Hay’s Basics to Brilliance

December 5, 2016

The Perfect Pavlova from Donna Hay’s new book Basics to Brilliance   1 x quantity no-fail meringue mixture (see basic recipe below) 1½ cups (375ml) single (pouring) cream, whipped raspberries, passionfruit pulp and sliced peaches, to serve Preheat oven to 150°C (300°F). Using a pencil, draw a 20cm circle on a sheet of non-stick baking […] - Read more


Dead Poet’s Society: The ones we lost in 2016

November 30, 2016

People are talking down 2016, but as the year draws to a close we can’t help wonder if it’s really been an especially sad one for the deaths of so many varied artistic talents or if every year naturally has its share of losses. It would certainly seem that way with the recent losses in […] - Read more


Try reading Beyond the Orchard by Anna Romer this week!

November 29, 2016

Start reading here!   Why we love it: Beyond the Orchard is a richly woven tale of family secrets and a haunting coming-of-age story as Anna Romer weaves together many different threads that finally come together in a dramatic conclusion. After receiving a cryptic letter from her aged grandfather promising to ‘explain everything’, Lucy Briar […] - Read more


Book of the Week: Beyond the Orchard by Anna Romer

Why we love it: Beyond the Orchard is a richly woven tale of family secrets and a haunting coming-of-age story as Anna Romer weaves together many different threads that finally come together in a dramatic conclusion. After receiving a cryptic letter from her aged grandfather promising to ‘explain everything’, Lucy Briar suddenly returns to Melbourne […] - Read more


Better Reading: Why one hundred thousand Australians love our page

November 28, 2016

What an amazing couple of years it’s been here at Better Reading. Through our website and Facebook page we have grown an engaged community of avid readers – people who are passionate about all kinds of books and who love to talk about them. We offer a space where Australians can discover new reads, talk about […] - Read more

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Meet our November Book Club Panel

November 22, 2016

For our next Better Reading Book Club Live on the 30th of November we’ll discuss Holding by Graham Norton. Set in the small fictional town of Duneen, Graham Norton’s tender debut novel will draw you in with a mystery, but you’ll stay for the genuinely sincere and well-rounded characters. We have two great book-lovers joining us on […] - Read more


Read The Chocolate Tin by Fiona McIntosh this weekend!

START READING HERE!   Chocolate and romance ­– what more could we ask for?  Set in York in 1915, The Chocolate Tin by Fiona McIntosh immerses us in a world of war where one woman’s dream to create her own chocolate leaves her entangled in the most unexpected love triangle. Alexandra Frobisher is a woman […] - Read more


Weekend Read: The Chocolate Tin by Fiona McIntosh

Chocolate and romance ­– what more could we ask for?  Set in York in 1915, The Chocolate Tin by Fiona McIntosh immerses us in a world of war where one woman’s dream to create her own chocolate leaves her entangled in the most unexpected love triangle. Alexandra Frobisher is a woman who knows what she […] - Read more


Try reading A Chance of Stormy Weather by Tricia Stringer

  START READING HERE!   Why we love it: Tricia Stringer takes us to outback Australia in a page-turning rural romance with characters we invest in wholeheartedly. Paula, an independent Sydney girl, has had a rocky past with men. Her ex took everything, leaving Paula feeling like a shell of the woman she used to […] - Read more