REVIEW: The Way Things Should Be by Bridie Jabour

In brief: Claudia is about to get married. Maybe. When her whole family descend on her home town, it is utter chaos. The good: No holds barred with these characters. The not-so-good: None of the characters were particularly likeable. Why I chose it: Sucker for millennial stories – thanks to Echo Publishing for the copy.... Continue Reading →


REVIEW: Lovesome by Sally Seltmann

In brief: Joni has a great life. Painting during the day and working in a restaurant at night. She's happy, until her whirlwind friend Annabelle comes home. Then everything changes… The good: It's honest and Joni is an eager character. The not-so-good: Joni is just too nice at times. Why I chose it: Sounded interesting... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Chemistry by Weike Wang

In brief: A PhD student in chemistry is confused as to her life's path with the pressure from family and study building up. When she takes time away from chemistry, she begins to learn a new type. The good: I loved the facts and that the narrator is both book smart and completely normal. The... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Twist by Kylie Scott

In brief: It's a case of mistaken identity when Alex goes to meet the man she met online. But Joe has been using brother Eric's account…how can they reclaim the spark when he lied from the start? The good: Witty, funny and heartfelt. The not-so-good: Eric, you're still a tool. Why I chose it: Enjoy... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Fortress by S.A. Jones

In brief: Jonathon has come to The Fortress to try to save his marriage. For one year, he will submit to The Vaik and their ways. He will come out of the experience a changed man. The good: Imaginative, raw, blunt and eye opening. The not-so-good: Took me a little while to understand the Vaik... Continue Reading →

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