I decided to approach my reading challenge differently this year. Numerically I set my goal fairly low and achievable again at 52 reads, one book per week of the year. I'm not interested in reading for a number, especially after proving to myself I can read a large amount of books if I want to … Continue reading Reading Women 2018 Challenge
After my monstrous efforts last year of fifty reads from Aussie women, where to next? Well let me show you what is on my pile for 2018. Salt Creek, Lucy Treloar - Set locally along the Coorong (how could I not add it to my list?) this novel looks at the remote and inhospitable life in … Continue reading The Aussie lady love continues.
Okay guys, I somehow managed to narrow the field of fifty down to just one favourite. Never fear though, below I'm going to shortlist my highlights from 2017 for those of you interested. Look, there were a few books I absolutely loved and could have easily chosen, some probably more important in terms of our … Continue reading Stella Spark: Best Australian women’s novel I read in 2017
Some of you who have been following my blog for a while probably know just how passionate I am about Australian writers, women writers in particular. We have such an amazing wealth of fantastic writers at our disposal and I am all for promoting and supporting our local talent. 2017 was a big year for … Continue reading Australian Women Writers
Quite by chance on the evening of the first of November I found myself starting Saga Land, a highly anticipated book on my TBR pile. Inadvertently I had begun non-fiction November, which I decided to roll with and perhaps clear a few I've had sitting for a while. What have I read this non-fiction November … Continue reading Non-Fiction November.
I was recently asked by @readmoreco what my top ten reads are. Difficult, yes, but I thought I would share with you all what I came up with. Of course in no particular order. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch … Continue reading Top Ten Reads.
A good book, he had concluded, leaves you wanting to reread the book. A great book compels you to reread your own soul. - Richard Flanagan There are many good books out there. Books that leave me happy and entertained. And then there are great books. Books, as Flanagan notes, that compel you to reread … Continue reading A great book.