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Better Reading Preview: Star-Crossed Registration Form

November 6, 2018

Our next Preview title is Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke! To register your interest in being a Preview reviewer for this title, just fill out the form below. Please only enter once: Better Reading Preview: an exclusive chance to read and review free books before anyone else We invite our trusted community to engage directly with […] - Read more


I Am Woman, Hear Me: Review of Roar by Cecelia Ahern

When was the last time you wanted to roar at a coworker’s sexist jokes, at pay gaps and pigeonholing, at all the unjust ways women are treated? Maybe you thought you were alone in wanting to roar? Or that your experiences were so painful, strange or embarrassing, no other woman could possibly feel the same? […] - Read more

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Absorbing and Wildly Entertaining: Review of The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra

The Invitation is a tale of two sisters, set against the backdrop of Paris and New York. Marking a slight change in direction for Belinda Alexandra, The Invitation, while having the exotic locations and rich historical details her readers enjoy, is more a story of intense relationships between sisters and mother and daughter, than a saga. The story opens in Paris […] - Read more


An Eye For An Eye: Review of The Spite Game by Anna Snoekstra

‘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 thought you could […] - Read more


Cooking the Books: Review of Well Read Cookies by Lauren Chater

You can imagine how excited we were to hear that Lauren Chater’s latest book, Well Read Cookies, is an ode to two of life’s greatest joys – literature and food. Lauren, who wrote the bestselling The Lace Weaver, has taken a detour from historical fiction to create a whimsical, fun-loving book that celebrates beloved works […] - Read more


The Bold and the Beautiful

November 2, 2018

For book-lovers, 2018 has been full of treats. We’ve seen some dazzling debut fiction, great stories from authors we know and love, and some wonderfully captivating non-fiction.To top it off, the publishing industry has come up with some stunning cover designs. Now we know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but let’s be honest, who hasn’t been […] - Read more


Latest Book News: Introducing Better Reading’s Weekly Round-Up

Lots happens in the world of books, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the latest news, releases, events, and festivals. So, to make sure you’re always in the know, we’re introducing the Better Reading Weekly Round-Up. Welcome to the first edition: NEWS: First, there’s some exciting news about some much-loved 2018 titles, […] - Read more


Australian Thriller Goes To TV

Michael Robotham’s The Secrets She Keeps will be gracing Australian television screens in 2019 as a six-part series, with international screen rights pending. The psychological thriller follows the lives of two women from vastly different backgrounds who share a dark commonality – a dangerous secret that could potentially destroy all that they hold dear. Both […] - Read more


A Parisian Adventure: Read an extract from Kathleen O’Connor of Paris by Amanda Curtin

October 31, 2018

 Start Reading Now At a very early age, Amanda Curtin dreamed of becoming a writer but ‘it seemed as impossible as wanting to be an astronaut or Sophia Loren.’ After working as a book editor for many years, it was while she was doing an English degree that her writing dream was reawakened. ‘So that’s […] - Read more