Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 19/9/22

I’ve been a bit busy this week with other things, so didn’t get a lot of time for reading (only finished the one book). I do have a lot of choices for the next read though… The Sun Walks Down by Fiona McFarlane (available 5th October) was a surprise from Allen & Unwin. Set in... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Everything Feels Like the End of the World by Else Fitzgerald

In brief: A collection of short stories exploring the effects of climate change in the future. The good: Intense feelings combined with a wake up call. The not-so-good: It’s scarily real and so sad at times. Why I chose it: I loved the cover. Thank you to Allen & Unwin for the copy. Year: 2022... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata

In brief: Short stories dealing with the human body, spirit, sex and relationships in ways you have never imagined. The good: Being challenged to look at rituals and cultural norms differently. The not-so-good: I got a bit squeamish! Why I chose it: Enjoy Japanese fiction and thought Convenience Store Woman was great. Thanks to Allen... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Young Women by Jessica Moor

In brief: Emily meets Tasmin at a protest and they become fast friends. But Tasmin has a secret behind her glamourous world, which tests Emily’s principles. The good: Honest and captivating, tackling some thorny issues. The not-so-good: I devoured this in less than 24 hours! Why I chose it: Sounded like my kind of read.... 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 Coast by Eleanor Limprecht

In brief: Alice is only a child when, like her mother, she is admitted to The Coast Hospital indefinitely with leprosy. It’s a small life, and when Guy arrives after World War I, her life becomes richer. The good: Fantastic research and very emotional at times. The not-so-good: The sorrow and stigma for Alice and... Continue Reading →

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