Clare Cannon

Clare Cannon lives in Sydney where she is editor of The Good Reading Guide and manager of Portico Books, the world’s most beautiful boutique bookstore specialising in quality literature for adults and children. After a Bachelor of Arts in English, History and Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Communications, she felt the gravitational pull of the family book business and now devotes all of her time and talent to the promotion of good reading.

Locally she’s become infamous for ‘Portico book tastings’ where she briefs a captive audience on which new books are best for whom, leaving everyone resolved to give up TV and rediscover the delights of the written word.

The Good Reading Guide’s Favourite Books of 2014
18 Dec 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: best of
The top 22 of over 500 books we reviewed this year.

See it before you read it
21 Oct 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adventure, dystopia, movie
One of those rare occasions when the movie could be better than the book.

The Fault in Our Stars
6 Jun 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: movies, philosophy, romance
Romance, caring, philosophy -- this novel-to-screen teen sensation has it all. Perhaps too much.

The Fault in Our Stars
6 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, teen movies, young adult
Romance, caring, philosophy -- this novel-to-screen teen sensation has it all. Perhaps too much.

The Good Reading Guide’s favourite books of 2013
10 Dec 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
From side-splitting humour to enwisened coming of age, these books published in 2013 are certainly worth a reader's time.

A fountain in the desert
8 Oct 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: fantasy, historical fiction, young adult
An engaging and cultured story for young teens that actually makes them think.

Emotions, morality, sexuality: when teens are confused
24 Sep 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adolescence
Should we back off, add fuel to the fire, or hand them a road map?

New movie for Pride and Prejudice devotees
7 Sep 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: movies, romance
Shannon Hale's 'Austenland' takes living inside fantasy to a whole new level.

Why children are wiser (and happier) than adults
20 Aug 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: picture books
I think G. K. Chesterton would have liked this Caldecott Honor book.

Romance in teen fiction
30 Jul 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adolescence, character, friendship, romance, young adult
There’s nothing quite like a good romance. But what makes a literary romance ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for teens?

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