2020 Reviews · biography · history · military · new release · non-fiction · Political · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

Title: The Happiest Man on Earth Author: Eddie Jaku Published: July 27th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 208 Genres:  Biography & True Stories, Autobiography, Second World War, Holocaust, Historical, Political & Military RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you. Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · biography · Feminist · non-fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch

Today I am marking off my third #3 checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: ARIA Award-winning singer and actress Clare Bowditch confronts her inner critic in this no-holds-barred memoir. This is the story I promised myself, aged twenty-one, that I would one day be brave enough – and well enough – to… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch

2020 Reviews · biography · history · military · new release · non-fiction · Political

New Release Book Review: The Sisters of Auschwitz by Roxane van Iperen

Title: The Sisters of Auschwitz Author: Roxane van Iperen Published: November 12th 2019 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Biograhy, History, Political, Military RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The life-affirming story of female bravery, Jewish Nazi resistance and surviving the horrors of Auschwitz WINNER of the Opzij Literature Prize 2019! During the Second World War two Jewish sisters – Janny and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Sisters of Auschwitz by Roxane van Iperen

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · biography · book bingo · memoir

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 25: ‘Prize Winning Book’- Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 25: ‘Prize Winning Book’- Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · biography · book bingo · memoir · non-fiction

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 22 BONUS ROUND: ‘Non fiction book about an event’- The Girls by Chloe Higgins

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 22 BONUS ROUND: ‘Non fiction book about an event’- The Girls by Chloe Higgins

#aww2019 · biography · book bingo · fiction · historical fiction

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 21 BONUS ROUND: ‘Fictional biography about a woman from history’ – The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 21 BONUS ROUND: ‘Fictional biography about a woman from history’ – The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · biography · history · true stories · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Writing on the Wall by Juliet Rieden

Title: The Writing on the Wall Author: Juliet Rieden Published: August 27th 2019 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 288 Genres:  Non Fiction, Biography, Memoir, History, World War II RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars ‘Memoirs such as this will ensure we do not lose the struggle against “forgetting” – that sly accomplice of tyranny’ Magda Szubanski In 1939, as Hitler’s troops march on Prague, a Jewish… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Writing on the Wall by Juliet Rieden

2019 Reviews · biography · book bingo · non-fiction

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 17: ‘Written by an Australian Man’- A Scandal in Bohemia by Gideon Haigh

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 17: ‘Written by an Australian Man’- A Scandal in Bohemia by Gideon Haigh

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · biography · non-fiction · true stories

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 8: ‘Themes of Justice’ – Blood on the Rosary by Sue Smethurst and Margaret Harrod

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 8: ‘Themes of Justice’ – Blood on the Rosary by Sue Smethurst and Margaret Harrod

2019 Reviews · biography · non-fiction

New Release Book Review: Australia’s Sweetheart by Michael Adams

Title: Australia’s Sweetheart Author: Michael Adams Published: January 29th 2019 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Non Fiction, Biography RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars This is the fascinating story of Mary Maguire, a 1930s Australian ingenue who sailed for Hollywood and a fabulous life, only to have her career cut short by scandal and tragedy. Packed with celebrity, history and gossip, AUSTRALIA’S SWEETHEART… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Australia’s Sweetheart by Michael Adams