The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock was sumptuous, easy to read and all consuming. A novel set in the late 1700s, we meet merchant Jonah Hancock as he comes into possession of what is thought to be a mermaid. As everyone clamours to see the mermaid Jonah meets Angelica Neal, a courtesan he can't get out … Continue reading The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock – Imogen Hermes Gowar
Steinbeck's writing is honestly a punch to the gut. You can feel his words as though they are a physical blow and East of Eden proves his long form writing holds up. East of Eden is a beautiful and meandering family saga between two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons. The reader follows their triumphs … Continue reading East of Eden – John Steinbeck
Dear Fahrenheit 451 is a novel for book lovers which I devoured. This is a book of letters from a librarian to the books she has encountered over the years. Some are hilarious and will make you laugh. Some are heartfelt and will make you fall in love with the book all over again or … Continue reading Dear Fahrenheit 451 – Annie Spence
Tangerine was a enjoyable and unique thriller. Alice has just moved to Tangerine with her new husband and encounters the last person she expected to ever see: her old friend Lucy who she hasn't seen or spoken to in over a year. Lucy is here and ready to make amends with Alice. Alice who has … Continue reading Tangerine – Christine Mangan
I'm afraid I've been a little slack and neglecting you all. As a peace offering I give you a list of my favourite books for book lovers. Each of these books are about books, libraries or bookstores. Something all book lovers can appreciate and lose themselves within. Have a look below, tell me what you … Continue reading Books for Book Lovers.
The Fact of a Body was a strong and powerful read. It covers some tough themes with trigger warnings for sexual abuse. The author bravely tells the reader of her family's complicated story of abuse and how a case she came across as a law intern triggered her own journey of trying to understand and … Continue reading The Fact of a Body – Alexandria Marzano-Leanevich
The Book Ninja is released in Australia today and is a fun and quirky contemporary about Frankie and her quest to find a man. A man who shares her impeccable taste in literature. In an effort to find her Prince Bookworm Frankie releases her favourite novels on trains with her contact details tucked inside. A … Continue reading My book trail of bread crumbs…