Girl in Between by Anna Daniels

In brief: Lucy's home back home to Rockhampton, and life is a bit more than messy. With her madcap friend Rosie, can she work out what she wants and how to get there? The good: So funny and so Australian! The not-so-good: Poor Joe, I quite liked him. Why I chose it: It sounded like... Continue Reading →

Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

In brief: The unnamed narrator takes us through the changes in his life from growing up poor in India to striking it rich in the family spice business. The good: It's compulsive reading, you never know which way the story will turn next. The not-so-good: A quick read. Why I chose it: Sounded different, thanks... Continue Reading →

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

In brief: Yejide wants a child. So does her husband and his family. But she never expected Akin to agree to take a second wife, which starts to crack their own marriage. The good: So many layers, secrets and emotion. The not-so-good: This book creates a mighty book hangover. Why I chose it: On the... Continue Reading →

The Last McAdam by Holly Ford

In brief: Tess Drummond's job is to turn around fading farms fast for large company Carnarvon Holdings. But Broken Creek is different. The head stockman is the same man she hooked up with at a wedding and the other workers have deep backstories. Can Tess keep her heart at bay to complete her business? The... Continue Reading →

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