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What Kind of Reader Are You?

November 14, 2018

Let’s face it, we all have our reading habits. Some of us like to cosy up in bed with our book. Others reserve their reading for crowded trains and buses. Then there are those of us who treat reading like a hot date – we set time aside for it, treat it like an occasion. […] - Read more

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The 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards – Children’s and Young Adult Fiction Shortlist

November 13, 2018

This month Better Reading will be delivering you the latest news about The 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards which began in 2008, celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia, recognising the contribution that Australian writing makes to our nation’s cultural and intellectual identity. The awards are presented in six categories: fiction non-fiction […] - Read more


The 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

This month Better Reading will be delivering you the latest news about The 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards which began in 2008, celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia, recognising the contribution that Australian writing makes to our nation’s cultural and intellectual identity. The awards are presented in six categories: fiction non-fiction […] - Read more


Dish Best Served Cold: Read an extract from The Spite Game by Anna Snoekstra

Start Reading Now ‘You’ll want to know where she is. The missing woman. Melissa Moore. Mel. You’ll want to know where she has gone and whether I had something to do with it. Of course I did. We both know that already. That’s why I’m here.’ Have you ever been wronged? Betrayed by someone you […] - Read more


Win one of five DVD copies of The Crown’s complete second season!

We have five DVD copies of The Crown, The Complete Second Season to give away! Created by Peter Morgan, this critically acclaimed drama series follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early ‘60s, as she struggles to navigate a world that’s changing around her. Each DVD set up for grabs includes the complete second season […] - Read more


Crime of Another Time: Review of The Turn of Midnight by Minette Walters

‘So great a plague has never been heard of from the beginning of the world to the present day… The sickness befell people everywhere… and generated such horror that children did not dare to visit their dying parents, nor parents their children, but fled for fear of contagion.’ In The Turn of Midnight, the year […] - Read more


Engrossing, Hopeful, Compelling: Review of Southern Discomfort by Tena Clark

‘When I grew up, girls like me knew our place. We were expected to smile politely and keep our white-gloved hands folded neatly in our laps when we sat in church… We did not ask: “Why?” We did not say: “That doesn’t seem fair”… And as we grew up, we understood that stepping off the […] - Read more


Buried Family Secrets: Review of Family Skeleton by Carmel Bird

‘Imagine you have a talking skeleton in the wardrobe. That’s me. I still have my own teeth.’ We all have skeletons in our closet – secrets we’d rather keep hidden, locked away out of sight to gather dust and be forgotten. In Carmel Bird’s Family Skeleton, the pile of bones locked away in the closet […] - Read more


Richly Rewarding Reading: Review of A Diamond in the Dust by Frauke Bolten-Boshammer

Love can take us to some very unexpected places. Take a young German woman called Frauke Bolten, whose marriage took her from Europe to a dusty frontier home in the Kimberley, to floods, crocodiles and a life full of twists and turns. Her amazing story, from young wife and mother battling to survive the heat […] - Read more