#aww2020 · 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · Australian · Book club · contemporary fiction · crime

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Sheerwater by Leah Swann

Today I am marking off my twenty first #21st checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Emotional, powerful, unforgettable. From a stunning new literary talent, you won’t be able to put down this novel about a mother’s love for her children – it will break your heart. Ava and her two young sons,… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Sheerwater by Leah Swann

2020 Reviews · Book club · historical fiction · World War II

Book Club Book Thoughts on: Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Title: Cilka’s Journey Author: Heather Morris Published: October 1st 2019 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 488 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Her beauty saved her life – and condemned her. In 1942 Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from… Continue reading Book Club Book Thoughts on: Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

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

2019 Reviews · Book club · contemporary fiction · crime · thriller

Book Review: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Title: Lock Every Door Author: Riley Sager Published: July 16th 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The next dark twisty thriller from the New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER You’ve been offered a luxury apartment, rent free. The catch: you may not live long enough to enjoy… Continue reading Book Review: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

2019 Reviews · Book club · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Title: City of Girls Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Published: June 4th 2019 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll… Continue reading New Release Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

2018 Reviews · Book Broadcast · Book club · contemporary fiction · crime · suspense · thriller

Book Broadcast: Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Book Broadcast is a post I have created to help ease the load of the books I have for review. It is a great way to spread the word, providing recognition to an author or publisher for sending me a book to review. As my reviewing and blogging duties have stepped up a notch in… Continue reading Book Broadcast: Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

2018 Reviews · Book club · historical fiction · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Book Review: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Welcome to a weekly post, Throwback Thursday. This weekly book review post is a way to share some old favourites, books that were published over a year ago and most importantly those books that have been languishing on the to be read pile for far too long! In the year 70 CE, nine hundred Jews… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

2017 Reviews · Book club · contemporary fiction · Ireland · women's fiction

Book Club Review: Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

Title: Keep You Safe Author:  Melissa Hill Published: August 21st 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Women’s Fiction RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars For single mum Kate O’Hara, there was no decision to make. Her daughter Rosie is one of a small percentage of Irish children with a disorder that prevents her from being vaccinated against measles. All… Continue reading Book Club Review: Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

2017 Reviews · Book club · women's fiction

Double Feature Book Club Review: The Duchess and The Apartment by Danielle Steel

For our book club this month both we were tasked with the opportunity to select our own Danielle Steel novel to report back to the group. Mrs B chose a very new Danielle Steel release, The Duchess, attracted to the stunning cover and historical based storyline.  Mrs R also selected a recent release, published last… Continue reading Double Feature Book Club Review: The Duchess and The Apartment by Danielle Steel

2017 Reviews · Book club · Britain · chick lit · contemporary fiction · romance

Book Review: My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Title: My Not So Perfect Life Author:  Sophie Kinsella Published: January 30th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 438 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed. Ok, so the real truth is that she rents a tiny room with no… Continue reading Book Review: My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella