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!
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.
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.
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 Chambers
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
It feels like every month is an exciting month for new releases. There is nothing better, in our opinion, than curling up on the couch with a good book and a hot cup of tea.
August is the perfect month to do this and we wanted to share some of the books coming out this month that we are excited about.
One of the best things about reading a good book or reading a bad one is discussing your thoughts about it with others. Talking about books and recommending books is one of the main reasons why we are here. Why we choose to be in this industry. It’s because we love to discuss books.
It was natural then to start a book club here in store, well actually to kind of hijack an already formed one.
One of our new booksellers, Claire, has been hosting a book club for over a year and has now brought it here to Paperchain. Anyone is welcome to attend, it is a relaxed and enjoyable place to come and discuss the book of the month and to chat to other book lovers!
As some of you may know, Behrouz Boochani’s book ‘No Friend but the Mountains’ has just won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, an esteemed literary prize that honours Australian writing and writers from many genres.
This is significant. For those unfamiliar with his story here is a short summary. Behrouz* is an Iranian asylum-seeker currently being housed on Manus Island, a ‘beneficiary’ of the Australian Government’s offshore processing scheme. He has been housed in detention for six years, detained indefinitely, after seeking asylum by boat from Indonesia.