#aww2019 · Australian · contemporary fiction · literary · new release

New Release Book Review: Hitch by Kathryn Hind

Title: Hitch Author: Kathryn Hind Published: June 4th 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 256 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Winner of the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize. Amelia stands beside a highway in the Australian desert, alone except for her dog and the occasional road train that speeds past her raised thumb. After her mother’s funeral, Amelia was confronted by Zach… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Hitch by Kathryn Hind

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · literary

Book Review: The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers

Title: The Orchardist’s Daughter Author: Karen Viggers Published: February 1st 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Literary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A story of freedom, forgiveness and finding the strength to break free. International bestselling writer Karen Viggers returns to remote Tasmania, the setting of her most popular novel The Lightkeeper’s Wife. Sixteen-year-old Mikaela has grown up isolated and… Continue reading Book Review: The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · literary

Book Review: The Killing of Louisa by Janet Lee

Title: The Killing of Louisa Author: Janet Lee Published: 3rd September 2018 Publisher: UQP Pages: 272 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Literary RRP: $29.95 Rating: 4 stars To lose one husband may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like murder. In New South Wales in 1888, Louisa Collins was sentenced to hang after being tried multiple times for the alleged murders of her two… Continue reading Book Review: The Killing of Louisa by Janet Lee

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · historical fiction · literary · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Half Wild by Pip Smith

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! Sydney, 1938. After being hit by a car… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Half Wild by Pip Smith

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · literary

Book Broadcast: The Golden Age by Joan London

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: The Golden Age by Joan London

2018 Reviews · a-z author challenge 2018 · Australian · fiction · literary · Uncategorized

Book Review: Sign by Colin Dray

Title: Sign Author: Colin Dray Published: January 24th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Literary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Sometimes even the best intentions can lead you down a very dangerous road. A captivating novel full of strength, quiet courage and the struggle to overcome silence. Sam is a young boy recovering from an operation that has left him unable… Continue reading Book Review: Sign by Colin Dray

2018 Reviews · a-z author challenge 2018 · culture · fiction · historical fiction · literary · mystery

Book Review: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Title: Alias Grace Author:  Margaret Atwood Published: September 1st 2007 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 560 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Historical, Mystery RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4 stars Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.’ Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most… Continue reading Book Review: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood