Two recent Australian books

Two books that I have recently finished were books that were either mentioned on the programme called Books That Made Us on the ABC television station or they were short listed for a particular literary prize.  The ABC series is no longer available to view but you can see a list of the books here….

Couldn’t stop with this one.

I started this book and literally could not put it down.  It started off with what I would call a rather scary element but I was drawn in.  It is a book that has you puzzled throughout and you are even left with questions at the end.  It is the story of an outsider.  A…

Another February read

This is a Miles Franklin WInner to add to my 2019 Reading Challenge.  It certainly lives up to the status of winner and depicts Australia in beautiful language. From the book cover: “His father dead by fire and his mother plagued by demons of her own, William is cast upon the charity of his unknown…

About my 2019 Reading Challenge

This year I have decided to reduce the number of books on my challenge and instead of 104 my challenge is 80.  For part of my challenge I would like to read as many books as I can from the previous winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award. In 1957, the first winner of the…