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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Book Review. Spoiler: DNF!!

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Book Review. Spoiler: DNF!!

The premise certainly is intriguing and the widespread acclaim encouraging. Yet I could not finish this book!

The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland. Book Review.

The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland. Book Review.

“Your second set of parents will abandon you. Damn.” Rosie Waterland in The Anti-Cool Girl   The Anti-Cool Girl is a memoir unlike any other. Chapter titles…

When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah. Book Review.

When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah. Book Review.

Michael: I wear my politics like hand-me down clothes: some bits feel like they don’t fit me properly, but I expect I’ll grow into them, trusting that…

One by Sarah Crossan. Book Review.

One by Sarah Crossan. Book Review.

“Here We Are. And we are living. Isn’t that amazing? How we manage to be at all.” Sarah Crossan in One Tippi and Grace are twins. Sixteen…

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. Book Review.

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. Book Review.

The law—with each side’s relentless pursuit of one story—has never known what to do with this complicated middle ground. But life is full of it.” Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich…

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry. Book Review.

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry. Book Review.

“Time was not something then we thought of as an item that possessed an ending, but something that would go on forever, all rested and stopped in…

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…

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The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland.
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Rosie first came to fame as the writer of the popular and hilarious recaps of Australia's The Bachelor on Mamamia.
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