REVIEW: Florida by Lauren Groff

In brief: Short stories set in and around Florida. The good: Very detailed and very evocative setting. The not-so-good: Is Florida really that creepy? Why I chose it: Heard great stuff about Lauren Groff’s writing. Year: 2018           Pages: 275 Publisher: Windmill Books (Penguin) Setting: Usually Florida Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Florida. To this Australian,... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

In brief: Maddie and Theo both have the same best friend (Alexa), and they both hate each other. Until they don’t. But there’s no way Alexa is ever going to find out… The good: Lots of fun, with lots of pizza. The not-so-good: What do you mean, I’m halfway through the series? Why I chose... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: So We Can Glow by Leesa Cross-Smith

In brief: A book of short stories of different lengths, some interconnected, that look at friendships and relationships. The good: Some fantastic stories. The not-so-good: I didn’t always ‘get’ the shortest stories. Why I chose it: Saw it and thought it looked like a good read. Year: 2020           Pages: 246 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Hachette)... Continue Reading →

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