2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction

Book Review: Hey Brother by Jarrah Dundler

Title: Hey Brother Author: Jarrah Dundler Published: August 1st 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Australian, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Before leaving for war in Afghanistan, Shaun Black gives his little brother Trysten a mission of his own. Keep out of trouble.  Trysten tries, but with Mum hitting the bottle harder than ever and his dad not helping,… Continue reading Book Review: Hey Brother by Jarrah Dundler

2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · Guest Review · Mrs R Review · new adult

Guest New Release Book Review: The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell

Title: The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village Author: Joanna Nell Published: September 25th 2018 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars The life of 79-year-old pensioner PEGGY SMART is as beige as the decor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor. Following a very minor traffic accident, things have turned frosty… Continue reading Guest New Release Book Review: The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell

2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · culture · mystery · new release

Book Review: Scrublands by Chris Hammer

Title: Scrublands Author: Chris Hammer Published: July 25th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 496 Genres: Fiction, Australian, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars In an isolated country town brought to its knees by endless drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself.  A year later, troubled journalist Martin Scarsden… Continue reading Book Review: Scrublands by Chris Hammer

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Title: Nine Perfect Strangers Author: Liane Moriarty Published: September 18th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 512 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies. The retreat at health and wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · Guest Review · new release

Guest New Release Book Review: How to be Perfect by Holly Wainwright

Title: How to be Perfect Author: Holly Wainwright Published: August 29th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars The bestselling author of The Mummy Bloggers is back with another page-turning, rip-roaring story about mums, phones and the cult of self-improvement. In the rolling green hills of Australia’s hippest hinterland, a new guru is blogging about her breakfast.  ELLE CAMPBELL… Continue reading Guest New Release Book Review: How to be Perfect by Holly Wainwright

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · anthology · Australian · book bingo · contemporary fiction · romance · suspense

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A collection of short stories’ – Echo Springs by Leisl Leighton, Daniel De Lorne, TJ Hamilton & Shannon Curtis.

#Book Bingo 2018 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite blogger, Theresa Smith Writes. How does it work?  We have devised our own personalised book bingo card game. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday of the month, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries.… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A collection of short stories’ – Echo Springs by Leisl Leighton, Daniel De Lorne, TJ Hamilton & Shannon Curtis.

2018 Reviews · Australian · Beauty and Lace review · contemporary fiction

Beauty & Lace Book Review: August Falling by Les Zig

Title: August Falling Author: Les Zig Published: September 1st 2018 Publisher: Pantera Press Pages: 304 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars The past. Sometimes we can’t escape it. After a bad break-up, August is trying to piece his life back together. It’s not perfect – his flat is small, he works in a call centre, he can’t finish the book he’s… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: August Falling by Les Zig