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 Tim Winton novel

This book was another buy from the Book Fair.  The book was published in 1994 but I had not read it.  The last Tim Winton book I read was Dirt Music, which I loved.  I loved this book too. The book was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1995.  The prize was won by The…

The Den of Nargun

One of the books read by students during my teaching years was The Nargun and the Stars.  The reason I mention this is we did the walk to the Den of Nargun with some of our grandchildren during the Christmas holidays.  I had walked with our two other grandchildren when they were much younger and…

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…

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…