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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 and join out monthly Book Club on Facebook.

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    • Arts
    • 4.4 • 258 Ratings

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 and join out monthly Book Club on Facebook.

    A Trans-Tasman edition: Myfanwy Jones, Anna Smaill and Sulari Gentill

    A Trans-Tasman edition: Myfanwy Jones, Anna Smaill and Sulari Gentill

    Cassie and co-host Tom Wright review two new Australian novels, and from across the ‘Dutch',

    • 54 min
    Meditations on writing: Gail Jones, Jennifer Croft and a new anthology edited by Margaret Atwood

    Meditations on writing: Gail Jones, Jennifer Croft and a new anthology edited by Margaret Atwood

    Cassie McCullagh and Jonathan Green review a literary project edited by Margaret Atwood, and new work by Gail Jones and Jennifer Croft.

    • 54 min
    Dreams and nightmares: Leo Vardiashvili, Teju Cole, Matthew Blake

    Dreams and nightmares: Leo Vardiashvili, Teju Cole, Matthew Blake

    Cassie and guest host (and playwright) Tom Wright review three new works of fiction.

    • 56 min
    Mysteries and meta-physical thrillers: Kemper Donovan, Mike McCormack and Alex Michaelides

    Mysteries and meta-physical thrillers: Kemper Donovan, Mike McCormack and Alex Michaelides

    Mysteries and twists galore in new work by Kemper Donovan and best-selling British-Cypriot author Alex Michaelides; and award-winning Irish novelist Mike McCormack's follow up to Solar Bones.

    • 54 min
    New fiction from Francis Spufford, Hisham Matar and Kiley Reid

    New fiction from Francis Spufford, Hisham Matar and Kiley Reid

    Cassie McCullagh and Michaela Kalowski review new novels including Francis Spufford's Cahokia Jazz, Hisham Matar's My Friends and Kiley Reid's Come and Get It.

    • 53 min
    We're back for 2024 featuring new novels from Katherena Vermette, Dolly Alderton and Jonathan Lethem

    We're back for 2024 featuring new novels from Katherena Vermette, Dolly Alderton and Jonathan Lethem

    The Bookshelf is back for 2024 reviewing the latest from Katherena Vermette, Dolly Alderton and Jonathan Lethem.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
258 Ratings

258 Ratings

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Love your show. Please consider having more book recommendations for younger readers. It is important to nurture young readers as they become adult readers in the future.

AkMSaM ,

Awesome wonderful brilliant

Cassie & Kate- perfect balance of your own individual interests and deeply engaging interviews. Your book choices are so varied that I’m awed by your breadth! I also love your great personalities and the laughter and quick witted banter!

dark lord issy ,

Please put books in show notes!

Love the pod but you don’t always put the books you recommend in the show notes (only the website page which is annoying).

Would be 5⭐️if you did this!

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