A wonderful book.

One of the few books I would give five stars to.  I loved this book and loved it even more as it brought back memories of driving down the Araluen Valley to Moruya to visit my mum and dad.  There was also mention of the Canberra suburb Garran where I used to teach. The book…

Continuation of the book update

Different Class by Joanne HarrisI love Joanne Harris’ writing and we have many of her books on our shelves.  My husband recently bought a couple to add to our collection and Different Class is one of them  This is a follow on to the book Gentlemen and Players, set in a school. In this book…

Book update

Ages since I last posted about what I have read so here goes. Amnesia by Peter Carey A novel about internet hacking and Australian history.  An excellent review is here. Set in Melbourne and Sydney and embedded with Australian history this novel really appealed to me as the history is recent history and I could…

Not sure where this book came from.

It was on my bookshelves and one I hadn’t read. “A gripping psychological suspense read. Cupboards were sticky from spilled jam and honey, and the oven smoked when you turned it on because of the fat that had built up over the years. Agatha would never, ever let her future home end up like this….

The last book written by Andrew McGahan

What a strange book this was. The book is set in Tasmania and I picked it up because I had read his Miles Franklin Award winning book, The White Earth. I am not someone who would normally read books about the paranormal and at almost 600 pages, requiring some suspension of disbelief, particularly at the…

More Australian authored books

Peace by Garry DisherAnother Australian book, crime fiction, this one set in South Australia.  If you have read Bitter Wash Road you will love this one as it is a follow on to Constable Paul Hirschhausen but can still be read as a stand alone book. “Constable Paul Hirschhausen runs a one-cop station in the…