#20BacklistIn2020 · #aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · rural fiction · small town

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: Simmering Season by Jenn J. McLeod

In a desperate bid to reduce the books that are collecting dust on my TBR shelves, I have decided to collaborate with another avid reader and fellow book reviewer, Nicole from Certified Book Addicts. The #20BACKLISTIN2020 challenge is a self paced challenge hosted by Jaylamm.Reads, Reading and Sunshine, and Cassidys.Bookshelf. The overall goal of this challenge is to… Continue reading #20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: Simmering Season by Jenn J. McLeod

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release · rural fiction · small town

New Release Book Review: House of Wishes by Jenn J. McLeod

Title: House of Wishes Author: Jenn J. McLeod Published: October 19th 2019 Publisher: Wild Myrtle Press Pages: 324 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Three wishes, three mothers, three generations. A story about the choices we make, the connections that matter, the secrets we keep, and the power of a wish. Dandelion House, 1974 Two teenage girls—strangers—make a pact… Continue reading New Release Book Review: House of Wishes by Jenn J. McLeod

#aww2020 · Australian · book bingo · classic

#Book Bingo 2020 Round 1: ‘Coming of Age’- The Women in Black by Madeleine St John

Book Bingo 2020 is a collaboration challenge I am completing for the third year with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. On the second Saturday of each month, beginning on Saturday 11th January 2020, Theresa, Ashleigh and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2020 Round 1: ‘Coming of Age’- The Women in Black by Madeleine St John

2019 Reviews · Australian · Book club · contemporary fiction · humour

Book Club Book Review: Being Black ‘n Chicken, and Chips by Matt Okine

Title: Being Black ‘n Chicken, and Chips Author: Matt Okine Published: September 24th 2019 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Humour RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars Mike Amon is a regular teenager. All he wants is to fit in. He wants to sit at the cool bench. He wants to be a star athlete. He wants his first kiss.… Continue reading Book Club Book Review: Being Black ‘n Chicken, and Chips by Matt Okine

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense

New Release Book Review: Starting From Now by Fleur McDonald

Title: Starting From Now Author: Fleur McDonald Published: November 5th 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Suspense RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars When twenty-five-year-old journalist, Zara Ellison receives her mother’s ominous text message, Call me when you can, Zara knows it’s not good news. Two weeks later, Zara has left her much-loved city life to relocate to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Starting From Now by Fleur McDonald

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland

Title: The Lost Summers of Driftwood Author: Vanessa McCausland Published: December 16th 2019 Publisher: Harper Collins – AU Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Is it more dangerous to forget … or to remember? Phoebe’s life has fallen apart and there’s only one place left to go. Alone and adrift after a failed marriage proposal,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Riverstone Ridge by Mandy Magro

Title: Riverstone Ridge Author: Mandy Magro Published: October 21st 2019 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars An authentic and heartfelt story about uncovering who you truly are and where you belong from bestselling Australian author Mandy Magro. After making a mistake that felt like the end of the world… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Riverstone Ridge by Mandy Magro