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Best books of 2023: Experts share the books that have stayed with them

We asked 20 of our regular contributors to nominate their favourite books of the year.

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10 Books Experts Recommend to Help you Understand Israel and Palestine

Delving into the complex history and intricate dynamics of Israel and Palestine requires guidance from insightful sources. Here’s a curated list of 10 books recommended by experts that offer profound insights and perspectives, helping you navigate the intricate tapestry of this region’s history, conflicts, and narratives.

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Holiday reads for 2023: The best books for the summer break

Add these to your reading list for the holiday break or while you’re hitting the beach.

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Booker Prize 2023: the Six Shortlisted Books Reviewed

From a longlist of 12, six novels have been shortlisted for the 2023 Booker prize. 

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Booker Prize 2023: the six shortlisted books reviewed by experts

From a longlist of 12, six novels have been shortlisted for the 2023 Booker Prize. Our academics review the finalists ahead of the announcement of the winner on November 26.

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Book Review: Property woes and punk sensibilities define Paradise Estate by Max Easton

Max Easton’s novel Paradise Estate offers a variation on the share-house drama epitomised by Monkey Grip (1977), Helen Garner’s chronicle of communal living in Melbourne.

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Review: Alienation and hidden histories: ‘unsettling’ new stories reveal a distorted world

Three new Australian short-story collections are very different in their style and approach to short-form fiction.

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Book Review: Everything’s Fine explores the impact of political differences in a relationship

What’s wrong with a love story between a Black progressive woman and a white conservative man?

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How BookTok trends influence what you read – whether you use TikTok or not

If you’ve been in a bookshop recently, you may have seen references to BookTok – whether it’s stickers on books or whole tables dedicated to “BookTok favourites”.

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Book Review: The Wren, The Wren by Anne Enright the work of a writer at the height of her power

The question of how different characters judge, navigate and offset one another’s shared reality is at the centre of Anne Enright’s eighth novel, The Wren, The Wren.

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Kiwi classic cookbook, Edmonds, releases their first-ever te reo Māori cookbook

Learning the beautiful language of te reo Māori just got a whole lot tastier and more accessible, thanks to a delightful new addition to the culinary world.

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Book Review: The Fraud by Zadie Smith a dazzling depiction of Victorian colonial England

Zadie Smith’s latest novel, The Fraud, is her first foray into the world of historical fiction. The result is a stunning, well-studied examination of Victorian colonial England and some of its inhabitants.

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Book Review: Emily Perkins’ ‘Lioness’ interrogates our obsession with wellbeing

The protagonist of Emily Perkins’ new book Lioness is instantly recognisable – and her story will engage readers who like to soak up a good psychological drama.

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Six must-read new fiction books – reviewed by our experts

Taking a holiday or have a long commute each day? Pick up one of these new books to help pass the time.

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5 books to add to your reading list this winter

There’s truly nothing better than curling up on the couch with a good book and a cosy blanket, especially when it’s getting a bit chilly outside.

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Atlas: Pa Salt Book – The End of an Era

The release of “Atlas: Pa Salt Book,” the final instalment of the popular Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley, has sparked a wave of anticipation and reflection among avid readers.

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International Booker Prize 2023: our experts review the six shortlisted books

From a longlist of 12, six novels have been shortlisted for the 2023 International Booker Prize. Our academics review the finalists ahead of the announcement of the winner on May 23.

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Final Seven Sisters book penned by Lucinda Riley’s son finally released

The highly anticipated eighth book in the magical Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley has finally been released.

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Stress and anxiety in kids: How parents can help them navigate tough emotions

Trace Moroney is an author who is passionate about creating quality children’s books that help build social and emotional intelligence. She has published over 70 books, the most recent being ‘Stress Anxiety, and Me’, a well-researched children’s book that helps children and parents navigate stress with effective techniques. She sits down to share her tips.

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‘Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt’: Author answers questions about the final ‘Seven Sisters’ book

Harry Whittaker, the son of bestselling author Lucinda Riley was tasked with finishing the final ‘Seven Sisters’ book after his mother’s passing. He sits down to answer fan questions about the soon-to-be-released book. 

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Feel-good baking to scrumptious salads: The best cookbooks of 2022

It’s been a fantastic year in the world of food, with lots of delicious titles topping our list of the best cookbooks of 2022.

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Inside the ‘Emily in Paris’ cookbook: From ratatouille to crème brûlée

The Netflix hit series ‘Emily in Paris’ is stuffed full of clichés. And fans adore it. Now they’re being served up a cookbook of French cuisine classics just in time for the start of the third season.

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Dive into the best beach reads for summer 2023

From one of the most anticipated memoirs of the year, to page-turning tales of love, sex and murder, we bring you the best reach reads to enjoy this summer. 

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New Scrabble Dictionary features over 500 new words

Scrabble is launching their new dictionary next week, expanding the list of playable words.

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