Book reviews will help you discover what others have said about recent releases, old favourites, and the latest bestsellers. Here is a selection of sites to explore:
Since 2001 Aussie Reviews has been drawing attention to the wonderful literary talent in this country by providing online reviews of all kinds of Australian books – from adult fiction to children’s books to non-fiction. Aussie Reviews is primarily managed by Australian author Sally Murphy. Reviews are also contributed by fellow author Claire Saxby, Sally’s children and other guest reviewers. Aussie Reviews is a privately owned not for profit site. We do not charge for reviews. All reviews on the site are copyright, owned by the contributors.
Good Reading Magazine kicked off in 2001 when a bunch of book-loving people got together (copious amounts of blind faith and enthusiasm were involved) and decided to start producing a monthly printed publication dedicated to finding Aussie and New Zealand readers great books. We called our magazine Good Reading. Since then, we’ve become an authority on Australian and international fiction, non-fiction and kids’ books. We’re the most popular consumer magazine about books and reading in Australia, and we produce stacks of independent reviews – that’s what we’re famous for!
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007.
The Book Club (previously First Tuesday Book Club) was ABC TV’s nationally televised book club for eleven years from 2006 – 2017. Across its 11 seasons it gathered together booklovers from across Australia. In 2016, The Book Club aired weekly, every Tuesday at 10pm, for two seasons before its final episode broadcast on Tuesday 19 December at 8.30pm. It was hosted by Jennifer Byrne, with regular panellists Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger, each episode was a robust and passionate discussion covering one new release book, and one favourite brought by a panellist. It also included book and publishing news and other book recommendations from the guests. Each year there were also one or two Sydney Writers’ Festival specials which included international guest authors.