2021 Reviews · Book club · contemporary fiction · crime · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

Title: The Night She Disappeared Author: Lisa Jewell Published: July 20th 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars From the global number one bestselling author of The Family Upstairs: a missing woman, an abandoned mansion, family trauma, and deep buried secrets. It can only be Lisa Jewell! NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER: the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

2021 Reviews · Book club · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: Malibu Rising Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid Published: June 1st 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars A lifetime holding it together.One party will bring it crashing down. Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas:… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

2020 Reviews · Book club · contemporary fiction

Book Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

Title: Little Disasters Author: Sarah Vaughan Published: May 1st 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars From the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal – a new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.  You think you have the perfect family.But everything can be broken. Liz and Jess have… Continue reading Book Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

#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