REVIEW: Search History by Amy Taylor

In brief: Ana moves to Melbourne after a breakup and meets Evan. After a bit of internet stalking, she finds out that his previous girlfriend died but he won’t talk about it. The good: The realities of living in the internet age. The not-so-good: I felt the subplots about Ana’s workplace and fear of being... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 3/4/23

It’s been another interesting week. I’m trying to fight off a cold as I write this. Search History by Amy Taylor (available 2nd May) arrived thanks to Allen & Unwin. Ana is in a new city after a break up with an unfulfilling job and a questionable experience from using a dating app. Then she... 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 →

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