June 21

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

I chose this book in 10 seconds and read it in what felt like 10 minutes.  It was just that good. It’s not what you may think by the title.  The Female Persuasion is a novel about the relationships of our main character Greer Kadinsky,  a disgruntled and shy student feeling lost at a sub-par […]

June 13

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

This is the story of Lale Sokolov, the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved. It is one of the most powerful books I have read for a really long time and it sounds stupid to say I loved it because how can you love a soul destroying story like the title suggests?  But I […]

June 06

Melt by Lisa Walker

You may remember author Lisa Walker from my previous review of her title  Arkie’s Pilgrimage to the Next Big Thing.  It was a lovely ride, full of whimsy.   Lisa is unafraid of big, outside-the-box ideas and she can make the crazy seem real. To top it all off she is funny and witty and good […]

May 30

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Guest review by Mr D.

I resisted reading The Handmaid’s Tale for a long time.  I can’t quite put a finger on why.  In part it was because of my ignorant understanding that it was some sort of totalitarian chic-lit.  In part, I have to also admit there was something I didn’t quite like about Margaret Atwood.  Something undefinable about […]

April 30

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

I wasn’t going to review this book. I’m a busy reader with a highbrow rep to protect and it just didn’t seem worthy to me. That said, when I hear that so many people are reading and talking about it, I couldn’t resist throwing my 2 cents in. Apparently, it’s even on the NSW Bar’s […]

April 19

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

This is the second book by Jane Harper I have read in the past six months. I was going to put a bit more time between reads but I just couldn’t help myself.  I loved Harper’s first novel,  The Dry, and I’m very happy to report I burned through this one like a raging fever […]

April 02

Dunbar by Edward St Aubyn

Ok I haven’t been blogging much over the last few months but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading. I just haven’t read anything rousing enough to blog about. This book however hit me like a veritable first glass of champagne; going straight to my head and heart and leaving me with a book hangover […]