REVIEW: Girls They Write Songs About by Carlene Bauer

In brief: Rose and Charlotte meet while working on a New York music magazine. Their friendship will continue as they take different paths, but will they agree on the other’s choices? The good: Bluntly honest, it doesn’t hide the bad. The not-so-good: I was less invested in Charlotte towards the end of the novel. Why... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 18/7/22

Another busy week with lots going on, and lots of rain. All my new books made it here safe and dry: Odd Hours by Ania Bas (available 2nd August) arrived thanks to Allen & Unwin. Gosia lives in her own head in between her supermarket shifts and poorly lit flatshare, but a chance encounter snaps... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Lucky by Marissa Stapley

In brief: Lucky has won the lottery. The problem is that she’s on her own, and she’s on the run. The good: Something a bit different with a likeable character in Lucky. The not-so-good: The ending was a little bit too fast for me. Why I chose it: I was drawn to the cover. Year:... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 11/7/22

Another week of some good reads and some new books I’m looking forward to (especially as it’s raining heaps as I write this!) This is Gonna End in Tears by Liza Klaussmann (available tomorrow) arrived from Hachette. Set in 1984, it’s about three former childhood friends. Miller and Ash are married and living in Wonderland,... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Mutual Friend by Carter Bays

In brief: Alice just wants to spend the summer studying for her entry exam for medicine. She didn’t count on the most tumultuous summer ever involving family, friends and her phone. The good: A lot of great characters, all with something fascinating happening. The not-so-good: For the first hundred pages, I really just wanted to... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Ghost Lover by Lisa Taddeo

In brief: A collection of powerful, brutally honest short stories about women with no holds barred. The good: Lisa Taddeo dares to write what others don’t touch. The not-so-good: Would have loved a full-length story about any of these characters. Why I chose it: Always up for a great short story collection. Thank you to... Continue Reading →

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