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Tin Man by Sarah Winman. Book Review.

Tin Man by Sarah Winman. Book Review.

There’s something about first love, isn’t there? she said. It’s untouchable to those who played no part in it. But it’s the measure of all that follows,…

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon. Book Review.

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon. Book Review.

“Soon Sabhi, the people out there will remember us. Soon they’ll see that living in here isn’t living at all. We just need to show them who…

Small Things, by Mel Tregonning. 2017 Gold Ledger Winner, and raising awareness of mental illness

Small Things, by Mel Tregonning. 2017 Gold Ledger Winner, and raising awareness of mental illness

This book is a small thing by name only, for within these pages are big problems and big emotions, but also big heart. Told through illustration, a…

Judas, by Amos Oz

Judas, by Amos Oz

Anyone willing to change,” Shmuel said, “will always be considered a traitor by those who cannot change and are scared to death of change and don’t understand…

A Cardboard Palace, by Allayne L. Webster

A Cardboard Palace, by Allayne L. Webster

“Lately I don’t feel like I belong anywhere – least of all to the people back in the village, or those in camp No Man’s Land.” Allayne…

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the Shortlist and Predictions!

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the Shortlist and Predictions!

The 2017 winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is less than 24 hours from being announced! The six novels on the shortlist are each very different…

A Horse Walks into a Bar, by David Grossman

A Horse Walks into a Bar, by David Grossman

“But you’ll have to wait patiently, my friends, because this is a story that, honest to God, I have never told in a show. Never told it…

The Power, by Naomi Alderman

The Power, by Naomi Alderman

“One of them says, ‘Why did they do it?’ And the other answers, ‘Because they could.’ That is the only answer there ever is.”  Naomi Alderman, in…

The Finding of Martha Lost, by Caroline Wallace

The Finding of Martha Lost, by Caroline Wallace

“So last night we were picnicking together on Platform 7. I never thought to wonder what the British Rail staff made of us. They never told us…

Fever Dream, by Samanta Schweblin

Fever Dream, by Samanta Schweblin

Amanda lies in a hospital bed, alone but for the young boy David who whispers in her ear. It is David who tells her she is dying. The…

The Unseen, by Roy Jacobsen

The Unseen, by Roy Jacobsen

“Islanders are never afraid, if they were they wouldn’t be able to live here…” Roy Jacobsen, in The Unseen The Unseen shows a way of life that…

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Sticking to the theme of refugees in Australia, as I am currently reading They Cannot Take the Sky and also recently read The Bone Sparrow
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This is YA fiction about Michael, whose parents run the political party called 'Aussie Values', and Mina, who fled Afghanistan with her mother and arrived in Australia by boat.
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Q1: Bookish confession. I haven't read a Jane Austen novel that I've enjoyed yet! 😳 I will continue though!
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Q2: Author you think is underrated. Georgia Blain who wrote Between a Wolf and a Dog which is still one of the best books I've read this year and I want more people to read it!
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Q3: Do you write at all? Only academically and scientifically for the past 10+ years but I started my blog so I could do more creative writing. I've always wanted to write a novel and am starting to make a little progress 😊
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Q4: Read any good nonfiction recently? Yes - The Gender Games by Juno Dawson. Amazing!
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These books are on my Five Star Prediction blog post, where I predict five books from my TBR that will be 5 ⭐️ reads!
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