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What are you reading, loving or being challenged by? We review the latest in fiction for dedicated readers and for those who wish they read more.

The Bookshelf ABC Podcasts

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What are you reading, loving or being challenged by? We review the latest in fiction for dedicated readers and for those who wish they read more.

    New books by Garth Greenwell, Isabel Allende and Jeanine Cummins

    New books by Garth Greenwell, Isabel Allende and Jeanine Cummins

    Reviews and discussion of Garth Greenwell's Cleanness, Jeanine Cummins' American Dirt and Isabel Allende's A Long Petal of the Sea. New fiction, every week

    • 1 hr
    Summer reads from India, Russia, Japan and the Amazon

    Summer reads from India, Russia, Japan and the Amazon

    Me Myshelf and I with Indian writer Tishani Doshi; with Roger Pulvers, who reads Russian and Japanese; YA novelist David Nicholls and children’s author Katherine Rundell

    • 53 min
    When reading is gothic, digital or just plain hard

    When reading is gothic, digital or just plain hard

    What does it mean if you have to grit your teeth to get through a book? Endurance reading with too much pain or violence?

    • 53 min
    Begin your reading year with Peter Goldsworthy, Sarah Bailey and Anna Krien

    Begin your reading year with Peter Goldsworthy, Sarah Bailey and Anna Krien

    Reading influences and recommendations from three Australian novelists

    • 53 min
    Fantasy with Samantha Shannon, Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

    Fantasy with Samantha Shannon, Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

    Three fantasy writers share the bookshelves that have shaped them, and some writing insights too.

    • 53 min
    Book recommendations from Kate Forsyth, Heather Rose and Alex McClintock

    Book recommendations from Kate Forsyth, Heather Rose and Alex McClintock

    Boxing, fairytales and political scandal as three writers share the bookshelves that have shaped them.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

rhitc ,

Interesting but predictable slant

Cassie’s left of centre word choices balanced to some degree by straight reporting from Kate.

raelenegovett ,

Adore this show

This is one of my top podcasts, absolutely adore it. I’ve read many fantastic books I would have walked past if not for this show. Thank you 🙏

Raba2 ,

I love this show!

I can’t keep up with all the books! Until now I never knew what to read next. I’m excited to read a lot of the recommendations- just finished Lanny, the Dutch house and several others I’d highly recommend..I love the banter between Kate and Cassie :) the worst thing is that I have binge listened as far back as I can & now I’ve caught up I’m anxiously waiting for them to release the next issue! Better go and read a book....

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