What a mouthful of a name! It actually took me a few days into reading this book for me to realise the full title. I just thought that the title was Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki. Oops! Look at the cover, you might understand why? Maybe? Either way Murakami is a name that has kept on popping … Continue reading Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami
Looking For Alibrandi is another novel by a favourite young adult author of mine. After having a few quotes from the book run through my head a few times I decided a reread was in order. This novel is told from the perspective of Josie Alibrandi, seventeen and starting her last year at school. Josie … Continue reading Looking For Alibrandi – Melina Marchetta
A quiet Friday night in, I decided it was finally time to face After You. I absolutely loved both the book and the movie Me Before You so I was curious to see how Lou was coping in life post-Will. After You follows Louisa eighteen months after Will died. She is working in an airport … Continue reading After You – Jojo Moyes
Beaches. Vegemite. Kangaroos and Koalas. Hemsworth brothers. A lot of great things have come out of Australia. Great fiction is another. A fellow bookstagrammer recently posed the question: having moved here, what local authors should she try? This got me thinking, thinking of all the amazing Australian authors that have supplied me with some of my … Continue reading Great Aussie Reads.
Life After Life is a book that I had no knowledge of before purchasing it. The description intrigued me enough to buy it there and then. What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? Atkinson's book follows Ursula Todd throughout her many lives. The lives she lives over … Continue reading Life After Life – Kate Atkinson
After loving At The Water's Edge and Water For Elephants I was delighted to discover that there was a third novel from Sara Gruen. After reading the blurb once again she managed to pique my interest. Ape House begins with Isabel and her family of bonobos, the smaller species of chimpanzee. They are part of … Continue reading Ape House – Sara Gruen
In what must have been well-planned timing this book was brought to my attention as a mini-series on TV just as we are coming into the beginning of the Olympics. Australia, as I'm sure many of us are aware, is obsessed with swimming and what better way to bring it in that with a story … Continue reading Barracuda – Christos Tsiolkas