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Reading Wrap-Up: December 2016!

Reading Wrap-Up: December 2016!

The Spy tells the story of Mata Hari, born in the Netherlands in 1876, married to a Dutch Colonial Army Captain in the Dutch East Indies at…

#T5W: My Bookish Goals for 2017!

#T5W: My Bookish Goals for 2017!

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group, for book reviewers to come together each Wednesday and share their responses to bookish questions! This week the topic is: 2017…

Hot Milk, by Deborah Levy

Hot Milk, by Deborah Levy

“I am not okay. Not at all and haven’t been for some time. I did not tell her how discouraged I felt and that I was ashamed…

My Most Anticipated Releases for January 2017!

My Most Anticipated Releases for January 2017!

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Published by Knopf on June 7th 2016 Pages: 305 Goodreads The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two...
The Good People, by Hannah Kent. Book Review.

The Good People, by Hannah Kent. Book Review.

“Kate leant down and looked Mary in the eye, still gripping her water pail. ‘I’m going to tell you something now, girl, and you’d best be listening to…

Reading Wrap-Up: November 2016!

Reading Wrap-Up: November 2016!

Autumn, by Ali Smith, is a stunning novel, the first in a quartet following the seasons, that is a quiet but powerful meditation on ageing, memories, family, society…

The Shell Collector, by Anthony Doerr

The Shell Collector, by Anthony Doerr

“A star fell from the sky; then another. Blood ticked in his ears. He leaned over the precipice, and although he could see nothing but those distant…

Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult

“How incredibly easy it is to hide behind white skin, I think, looking at these probable supremacists. The benefit of the doubt is in your favor. You’re not…

The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware

“I know what it’s like. Don’t you see? I know what she must have felt like, when someone came for her in the middle of the night….

And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer And Longer, by Fredrik Backman

And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer And Longer, by Fredrik Backman

“Noahnoah, promise me something, one very last thing: once your good-bye is perfect, you have to leave me and not look back. Live your life. It’s an…

10 Non-Fiction Recommendations for Non-Fiction November!

10 Non-Fiction Recommendations for Non-Fiction November!

A real eye-opener. More than one million refugees made the journey into Europe in 2015: most of them arriving by boat and most of them taking the…

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Lincoln in the Bardo, and why I didn't finish it!
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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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I highly recommend this book and her podcast called Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie.
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