Memorable reads of 2018

I simply can't do a best of year list until I know that I'm not going to finish any more books. So even though it may be the start of 2019, here are the books that left a lasting impression on me. I started with 26 books (out of a possible 81) and painstakingly took... Continue Reading →


Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 10/12/18

Last week was a sad one with a death in the family. I'm looking forward to brighter things this week and hopefully these reads will help. Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith (released April 2, 2019) was a prize from Scribe Publications. It's set in the mid-eighties as Galina leaves Leningrad for Australia. It's not a... Continue Reading →

Good Money by J.M. Green

In brief: Stella Hardy is a social worker in Melbourne's west with a few secrets. As she becomes involved in a murder, there's a hint she might be on the fringe of trouble. Plus, her neighbour's gone missing and her wayward brother has landed on her doorstep… The good: It's hard boiled crime with a... Continue Reading →

Hope Farm by Peggy Frew

In brief: Silver and her mother Ishtar have led a nomadic existence. Just as things start to be settling down at Hope Farm and Silver makes friends, drama unfolds and her life changes forever. The good: Beautifully written, Peggy Frew gets the atmosphere of the 'hippie farm' and Silver's teenage frustrations just right. The not-so-good:... Continue Reading →

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