REVIEW: The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland

In brief: Shirley Sullivan might be old, but she's determined to remove her husband from his nursing home and take him home. Why? She's got a secret… The good: Enjoyed the part of the novel that was set in the 1960s/70s The not-so-good: I'm still not sure Frank deserved all that effort… Why I chose... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 30/3/20

Hello and welcome to the new abnormal. Just a couple of months ago I would have been referring to the new album from The Strokes. Please STAY HOME and save lives. Listen to the experts. I got some books in the post this week, including some comfort reads (bottom row). Thank you to those working... Continue Reading →

More of my favourites from 2018

Yesterday I published my list of my most memorable reads from 2018. In the name of more great reads, I'm following the lead of Australian radio station Triple J. They broadcast their Hottest 100, followed by 101-200 the following day. I'm not sure what to call this list, other than books you should check out!... Continue Reading →

My Memorable Reads of 2017

I started this post a few days before by writing down all my favourite reads of the year. My criteria is simple – which books have stuck in my mind and/or make me exclaim with delight when I see their cover again. The original list stood at 22 – 27.5% of my total books read!... Continue Reading →

The Shape of Us by Lisa Ireland

In brief: Four women meet in a weight loss online forum and become good friends. Together, they learn that there's more than weight to happiness in unexpected, sometimes heart-wrenching ways. The good: Fun to read about the different women and their lives, plus I loved the online posts. The not-so-good: I really did not see... Continue Reading →

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