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Books on my shelf… or in random piles around the house! #1

Books on my shelf… or in random piles around the house! #1

In ‘books on my shelf… or in random piles around the house‘ I select a random section of my bookshelf, or one of the many piles of books around my house, and share the books I find!

This is a great way to highlight books I may otherwise not get a chance to talk about.

My bookshelves are not arranged in any particular order, except for colour. So we may find read and unread books, fiction and non-fiction, and books I forgot I ever had.

Welcome to the first instalment!

5 Weird But Wonderful Books You Should Read With a Wine (or Three): It’s National Wine Day!

5 Weird But Wonderful Books You Should Read With a Wine (or Three): It’s National Wine Day!

May 25. It’s National Wine Day! I’ll forgive you if you weren’t aware. After extensive research, it is a little unclear to me what nation exactly will…

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…

Five Books For Winter Reading!

Five Books For Winter Reading!

Top Five Wednesday is a Goodreads group that each Wednesday shares lists in response to a different topic. The topic this week is “summer reads.” As we are coming…

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…

See What I Have Done, by Sarah Schmidt

See What I Have Done, by Sarah Schmidt

Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father 41. So goes the popular children’s…

Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins

Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins

“You do realise the river runs right past your front door, don’t you?” She shook her head. “Not the same river. You think it’s all the same,…

The Dark Circle, by Linda Grant

The Dark Circle, by Linda Grant

A quirky cast of characters within the claustrophobic confines of a sanatorium, their lives on hold receiving treatment for a life-threatening disease – this novel holds the…

First Love, by Gwendoline Riley

First Love, by Gwendoline Riley

First Love is only a short novel, at less than 200 pages, but it certainly packs a punch and leaves you with much to think about. The…

Hi! I'm Julia, a lifelong reader, an aspiring writer, medical doctor, and now book blogger, from Queensland, Australia! Go to 'About Read and Live Well' to learn more!

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The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland.
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