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How to Join the Better Reading Book Club

July 23, 2019

We all love book club night, right? You gather with your friends, maybe have some drinks and nibbles, and chat about the book you’ve chosen. The only thing better than that is if you don’t need to leave the house. Enter the Better Reading Book Club. At Better Reading, you’re all welcome to join us […] - Read more

It is Heartbreaking, and Beautiful: Review of Confession with Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach

Tobi and Ella grew up in East Berlin in the 1980’s. Their childhood memories are much like any child’s memories – influenced by what they see and understand of the world at that point in time, with the potential to drift from what may have actually happened. Now living their own lives in London, Ella […] - Read more

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Australian to the Core: Review of Taking Tom Murray Home by Tim Slee

The winner of the inaugural Banjo Prize, Taking Tom Murray Home is a funny, moving, bittersweet Australian story of fires, families and the restorative power of community. Jack and Jenny Murray are 13-year-old twins living in outback Victoria with their family and close-knit country community. With drought forcing many farms to close, and supermarkets upping […] - Read more

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Wonderful. A Real Treat: Review of The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle by Sophie Green

From Sophie Green, the author of the treasured bestseller, The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club comes another book about women, for women, and perfect for your book club. The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle is a total treat. It’s 1982 in a beachside suburb of Sydney. The Man From Snowy River is […] - Read more

A Highly Entertaining Debut: Read a Review of The One by Kaneana May

From an Australian TV scriptwriter comes a sparkling debut novel where the quest for love will surprise you. Three women searching for love – one hit TV show. Kaneana May’s wonderful debut novel opens with Bonnie Yates, a photographer, auditioning for the hottest reality TV series in the country – The One. It’s a great […] - Read more

I’m interested in exploring why crime happens: Q&A with Mark Brandi, Author of The Rip

July 22, 2019

About the author: Mark Brandi’s bestselling novel, Wimmera, won the coveted British Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger, and was named Best Debut at the 2018 Australian Indie Book Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards Literary Fiction Book of the Year, and the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year. […] - Read more

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This Book is One of Hope: Q&A with Josephine Moon, Author of Buddhism for Meat Eaters

July 18, 2019

About the author: Josephine Moon was born and raised in Brisbane, had a false start in Environmental Science before completing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and then a postgraduate degree in education. Twelve years and ten manuscripts later, her first novel The Tea Chest was picked up for publication and then shortlisted for an ABIA award. Her bestselling […] - Read more

How I lost my sight and learned to read again

A temporary loss of vision turned this writer on to audio books I’m lying in a dark hospital room, a bandage covering my right eye. It’s the middle of the night, but I’m wide awake. I need to do something. I turn on the light with the switch that lies on my stomach. That’s when […] - Read more

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An Adrenalin-Fuelled Plot: Read an Extract From Karin Slaughter’s, The Last Widow

July 17, 2019

Start reading now Packed full of thrills, twists and turns, The Last Widow is a timely, compulsively readable novel that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. It’s Sunday, 7 July 2019, and Michelle Spivey and her daughter, Ashley, are spending the afternoon at the mall. Michelle works a busy job as a […] - Read more