The Lincoln Highway

I have read a couple of books by Amor Towles and thoroughly enjoyed them so I was eager to read this novel. I am not a keen reader of books set in the USA but occasionally I will find a book that makes me rethink my prejudice on that front. This is one that certainly…

Some recent reads

I think I have already mentioned that I haven’t done much reading recently as I have been busy watching cricket.  These are some of the titles that I have read this year. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins The Land Before Avocado by Richard Glover The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles The Way it is Now…

An absolute corker of a read.

This is a book that you could easily spend all day reading.  I was so keen to get to the end that is exactly what I did. I have read a few Michael Robotham books, make that all of his books, and this one was his most recent. “Philomena ‘Phil’ McCarthy is a promising young…

Coincidence?

So strange that this quote is at the beginning of this book being read during Australia’s push to get everyone vaccinated and AstraZenta is a hot topic during COVID.  The book was first published in 2003. This is the fifth novel in the China Thrillers series. “A top Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve…

Lots of book reading in lockdown

If you look at my Book Challenges Page for 2021 you will see that August has been a month of very serious reading.  I don’t think I have read so many books in a month before.  Here is just one of August’s reads. A new author I have discovered is Matt Nable.  One of my…

A new book series for me.

Three of the books I bought at the bookshop in Maffra were by the author Peter May.  I have written about him in previous blog posts and the three books are part of a series called The China Thrillers. The first book is called The Firemaker. Taken from the back cover of the book. “LI…