REVIEW: If You Could Go Anywhere by Paige Toon

In brief: Angie has barely left her small outback town despite being in her late twenties. After her grandmother dies, she is free to travel – but also discovers her father is alive and in Italy. She travels to Italy to meet her new family, but the secrets it holds are as complex as her... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: Fled by Meg Keneally

In brief: Jenny Trelawney was forced into becoming a thief by circumstances. These circumstances have her transported across the world to try and survive again in the fledgling Australian colony. The good: Fascinating story based on true events. The not-so-good: This book deserves to be read in huge chunks and sometimes I just couldn't manage... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

In brief: Tiffy needs somewhere to live. Leon needs money. So, sharing a flat (and a bed) sounds like a good idea for night shift worker Leon and Tiffy. It's weird, never meeting your flatmate but somehow they get to know each other. The good: It's brilliant – funny, moving, sweet and a great idea.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

In brief: In an alternate 1980s, the first human-like robots are now for sale. Charlie uses his inheritance to buy Adam and hopefully impress neighbour Miranda. Then it all starts getting rather strange… The good: Really interesting idea. The not-so-good: Sometimes I drifted away during the philosophical discussions of man vs machine. Why I chose... Continue Reading →

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