#aww2021 · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Truth About Her by Jacqueline Maley

Title: The Truth About Her Author: Jacqueline Maley Published: April 7th 2021 Publisher: 4th Estate AU – HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars How can you write other people’s stories, when you won’t admit the truth of your own? An absorbing, moving, ruefully tender, witty and wise novel of marriage, motherhood and the paths we… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Truth About Her by Jacqueline Maley

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

Title: Sorrow and Bliss Author: Meg Mason Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: 4th Estate – AU Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Spiky, sharp, intriguingly dark and tender, full of pathos, fury and wit, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason is a dazzling, distinctive novel from a boldly talented writer. For fans of Sally Rooney, Taffy Brodesser-Akner and Fleabag. ‘A triumph. A… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

#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

2019 Aussie male author challenge · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction

Book Review: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

Title: Boy Swallows Universe Author: Trent Dalton Published: June 18th 2018 Publisher: 4th Estate AU -Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 480 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 2.5/3 stars Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It’s not as if Eli’s life isn’t… Continue reading Book Review: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton