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Book of the Week

June 15, 2015

A beautifully descriptive love story set at the top of the world… Why we love it: The Sunlit Night is a poetically wrought tale about love and loss. It’s a debut novel that charms us with its whimsical young characters finding their way in a harsh, and sometimes disillusioning, world. Art student Frances, who shares […] - Read more


8 Conversation-Starting Books for Your Next Book Club

June 12, 2015

What makes a good book club book? Ideally it should suit the tastes and interests of most members – no point in choosing a mass market thriller if your book club only likes literary fiction. But then it’s good to get out of your comfort zone sometimes and choose books that broaden your horizons too. It helps to choose books […] - Read more

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Freebie Fridays!

This week we’re giving away 5 copies of a fabulous debut novel from local writer Julian Leatherdale. Set mostly in the Blue Mountains in 1914, you’ll be magically transported into another world. We love this one! To win, simply go to our Facebook page and tell us in 14 words or less why you should […] - Read more


18 Must-Read Books About Extraordinary Women

June 10, 2015

Better Reading’s Cheryl Akle was invited on Mamamia’s Debrief Daily this week to recommend some of the most inspirational autobiographical stories by women. We love to read about, talk about and converse with other women. We find other women fascinating. Whether they are political trailblazers, adventurers, musicians,  TV personalities, or mothers or daughters, women offer so many incredible stories. […] - Read more


Book of the Week

A stunning debut about trust from a new Australian voice… Why we love it: The Lost Swimmer is a smartly constructed, tense thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end. It’s a remarkable debut from former filmmaker Ann Turner, who’s destined to become a prominent name in Australian writing. Rebecca Wilding is an archaeology […] - Read more


Listen to Cheryl Talk ‘Get Back Into Reading’ on ABC Radio 702

June 5, 2015

Earlier this week Better Reading’s Cheryl Akle was on Mornings with Linda Mottram (ABC 702). Her mission? To inspire any lapsed readers back into the wonderful habit of reading. For anyone who is overwhelmed with the choice of books when they walk into a bookshop or library, this segment from Tuesday’s show makes great listening. “It’s all about […] - Read more


Get Back Into Reading on Mamamia

Continuing the theme of ‘Get Back Into Reading’, the campaign kickstarted with Cheryl Akle’s interview on ABC 702 this week, Cheryl was invited by Mamamia’s Debrief Daily Network  to recommend 12 books that she guarantees will inspire any lapsed bookworms back into reading. The 12 books that Cheryl is confident can rekindle anyone’s passion for the written […] - Read more

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Freebie Fridays!

This week, to celebrate the DVD launch of the splendid movie The Theory of Everything, we’re giving away 3 book & DVD packs and 7 copies of the book on which the movie was based, Travelling to Infinity. That’s right – 10 lucky winners! To be in with a chance, simply go to our Facebook […] - Read more


Book of the Week

June 4, 2015

Gritty and full of suspense, Helene Young’s Northern Heat brings together two people with tragic pasts, against the backdrop of steamy Far North Queensland and a brewing cyclone. While Young’s heartbreaking portrayal of domestic abuse is a major theme, readers will find comfort in the magnetic attraction between a mysterious deckhand and the local doctor. Conor Woods is […] - Read more