Interview with Lisa Cassidy

Hello book lovers!

With everything that has been going on in the world lately and with a lot of us self 51534380._SY475_isolating or social distancing we thought it would be a good time to introduce you to an exciting epic fantasy series that we are loving.

A Tale of Stars & Shadow is written by local author Lisa Cassidy and the third book in the series, A King of Masks & Magic, is out today!
With three books now out in the series it is the perfect time to dive in and get lost in this fantasy world.

To introduce you all to this wonderful series and the author behind it we thought we would interview Lisa and ask her to tell us a little bit about the books! Continue reading

January Book Club Wrap Up + Author Interview

Hello book lovers!
It has been a little while since we have posted , the Christmas season is always a busy time of year!
Book club has still been running once a month and in case you missed it our last two books for 2019 were: The Sea & Us by Catherine de Saint Phalle and The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley.

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Both books were pretty much unanimously liked by everyone and we had a great time discussing them.
Our first book for 2020 was Well-behaved Women by Emily Paull.

This one was hard to judge as it is a collection of short stories and people loved some of the stories but weren’t as fussed on others. There were definitely quite a few in there that I personally loved and one thing everyone agreed on was that they got better and better as the book went on. Continue reading

November New Releases

Happy November fellow book lovers!

We are getting closer and closer to the end of the year and it feels like Christmas is right around the corner…

This is the perfect month to stretch out in the sun with a good book or to start preparing gifts for that Christmas period.
Luckily there are still many wonderful books coming out and we are excited to share with you the list we have put together for November.

Here are the books we are most looking forward to this month!

Warm Regards,



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October Book Club Wrap Up + Author Interview

Hello fellow book lovers!
I am excited to be bringing you another book club wrap up and author interview. I know it comes right after the September one I posted last night but I wanted to get this out to you all before we meet on Saturday.

Last month the Cosy Reading Book Club met on the 12th of October to once again discuss their book of the month. The book for October was The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus.The Breeding Season.jpeg

This was a very intense and emotional book which definitely made us think and even sometimes made you uncomfortable in the way that confronting art often does.

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September Book Club Wrap Up + Author Interview

Hello book lovers! Apologies on the delay in getting this out to you all! With a big name like Becky Chambers as our September book it took a little bit longer for the author interview to come back. But it now has and I am so excited to share it with you!

On Saturday the 14th of September The Cosy Reading Book Club once again met to discuss their book of the month. The book for September was To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky ChambersTo Be Taught If Fortunate

This was our first time doing a science fiction novel for book club and I for one loved it! I know I wasn’t the only one but I also think there were a few people who were pleasantly surprised by this one and the interesting questions it posed.

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October New Releases

Happy October fellow book lovers!

October is packed with brilliant reads and we are excited to share a few of our favourite and most anticipated new releases. It was a struggle to narrow down a list from the wealth  of amazing books released this month as the lead up to Christmas begins. We are enjoyably swamped with exciting voices from Australia and internationally, and hope you share with us your favourite upcoming writers also.

Enjoy the following selection and we hope to see you in store soon.

Warm Regards,



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August Book Club Wrap Up + Author Interview

On Saturday the 10th of August The Cosy Reading Book Club once again met to discuss their book of the month. The book for August was Shepherd by Catherine Jinks.9781925773835

This was an exciting month for book club as we welcomed a whole bunch of new attendees and opened up a second session for book club, it is now held at both 3.00pm and 5.00pm.

It was also exciting as this month book club fell on Love Your Bookshop Day which included a whole range of activities in store, and honestly what a perfect way to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day by meeting and discussing books with fellow book lovers! Continue reading

September New Releases

It is officially the start of spring and we are more than happy to say goodbye to winter and all those cold days!

With the weather warming up it is the perfect time to head back outside with a good book and enjoy reading in the sunshine.
Luckily for us September is overflowing with wonderful books to choose from!

We are excited to share some of the books we are most looking forward to this month with you.



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July Book Club Wrap Up + Author Interview

The Cosy Reading Book Club met in store for their monthly book club on Friday the 13th of July and discussed the book, Crossings by Alex Landragin.crossings cover

This was a great book to discuss as a group as there are two different ways the book can be read. It was interesting to see how everyone’s experience of the book differed depending on how they read it.

The book can be read front to back as three short stories or in the ‘Baroness sequence’ which takes you on an interweaving journey back and forth through the book to tell one story. For example if you read the book in the Baroness sequence you started on page 150 and after reading four pages you jumped to page 39.

But the great thing we discovered with this book is that no matter how it was read everybody loved it!
Which isn’t always the case with our book club books. A lot of the time the group can be split on loving it or not so it is exciting when a book captures us all.

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