Tommy's War October 31

October Online ebook club Wrap-up – Tommy’s War

In the spirit of keeping it real (our reader’s season theme), our October online ebook club selection was Tommy’s War by Richard van Emden. This book tells the stories of the front-line soldiers in World War I via images, journal entries and letters.

750px-NY-104.svg October 30

104 in 2014 : October

Checking in early, because the first week of November is going to be epically busy for me.

The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky Reviewed by Jill Smith

I just finished this book, which I read quickly because I soon got lost in the plight of the girls and shared their fear. The teacher Miss Renshaw ruled her small class of 11 girls with an iron fist. She was a little whacky and definitely a dreamer. The girls knew that they dare not […]

Introducing the Galactic Knights – MURDER inQUEST by Andrew McDermott Reviewed by Jill Smith

The Galactic Knights are super humans, bred to be competitors. In Part One, we are introduced to each of the future team members. They are unique individuals, each with their own strengths and issues. How could they ever become players on the inter-planetary scale as their recruitment and game founder Jack Molay plans? Basteel and […]

Unloched by Candice Lemon-Scott Reviewed by Jill Smith

I thought this was a particularly haunting story, one I won’t forget in a hurry. A simple concept of teenage sibling rivalry that taints the rest of the women’s lives, their domineering and demanding mother now in aged care plays one last trump card on her girls. They both rise to the bait and find […]

I AM JACK by Susanne Gervay Reviewed by Jill Smith

This is a great little book, and clearly worthy of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Award of Notable Australian Children’s Book. I particularly liked how Susanne portrayed Jack as a boy who thought he had to handle the bulling problem on his own; he felt he was the problem. He was soon to discover […]

Choose Your Own Autobiography October 26

Should You Read a Book About Neil Patrick Harris? If You Answer Yes Click Here to Learn More

You are reading the Bookcoasters website homepage. You initially wanted to search for something but have found typing in  faint grey letters on an ocean background in the search box hard to see what you are typing, you’ve made a few typos and have given up. You really wanted something good to read but you’re sick of the […]

Rosie effect October 26

The Rosie Effect – the hilarious sequel!

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. ‘The Rosie Effect‘ is the sequel to the amazingly successful  ‘The Rosie Project‘, which won the 2014  Australian Book Industry Award for the Best General Fiction Book, and other awards. The Rosie Project sold over a million copies in more than 40 countries worldwide! I was unsure about reading […]

Mrs Sinclair’s suitcase

I know they say not to judge a book by it’s cover, however I am readily admitting that in this case I have. This novel’s beautiful cover is swoon worthy and would charm any bibliophile! Mrs Sinclair’s suitcase by Louise Walters is a delightful novel. The central character Roberta works in the Old & New […]

deceived October 24

The Deceived

The Deceived by Brett Battles.  Post by Diane from the Local Studies library. Jonathan Quinn is the protagonist developed by Brett Battles in his novel Becoming Quinn.  Several ‘Jonathan Quinn’ novels  followed of which The Deceived is one. Jonathan Quinn is a professional ‘cleaner’, he is employed to  dispose of bodies following a murder so […]


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