Category Archives: Book reviews

What we’ve been reading

104 in 52…July tally

Here is the continuation of my books for this year – I am way behind both reading and posting! 10.  The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer   I really enjoy this type of book, although they do all start to blend in to each other after a while.  This is a saga about a group of artistically […]

number one fan July 12

What if Stephen King is Actually a Serial Killer?

What if the reason scenes in his novels seem so realistic and terrifying, is because Stephen actually did the research with actual victims in real life first? Number One Fan is a novella by Ryan Wiley that tells the story through the eyes of a 14 year old boy who is Stephen Michaels’ biggest fan and what happens […]

The Light Between Oceans by M.L.Stedman Book Club Kit Discussion Questions

  The Light Between Oceans  is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ Book Club Kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers** Synopsis: Imagine it is 1926 and you are living on a remote island off Western Australia, manning a lighthouse. It would have many problems involving loneliness, lack of […]

And the mountains echoed July 01

July online ebook club – And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini

This month we reading And the mountains echoed by Khaled Husseini. Hosseini achieved a huge following with his first two novels, The Kite Runner and A thousand splendid suns so it will be interesting to see if his his third novel has the same impact. And the mountains echoed is the story of Abdullah and […]

Kansha cover July 01

104 in 2014 : June must rhyme with something

I’ve finally racked up a decent amount of reading, so I might just manage to finish the challenge! This month is a mix of classics, cyberpunk and cookbooks.

Paris Architect

The Paris Architect is set in the City of Lights during the bleak World War II period when Paris becomes the City of Darkness. Nazi-occupied France forces Parisians to choose allegiance for the sole purpose of survival. Lucien is an egotistical architect and not a very likeable one at that. When we first meet him at the […]

June online ebook club wrap-up: The secret keeper

This month we looked at The secret keeper by Kate Morton as part of our online ebook club. The story begins when 16-year-old Laurel Nicholson witnesses a shocking event which shapes the way she sees her mother and unusually happy family. Fifty years later Laurel’s mother, Dorothy, is on her death bed and Laurel decides […]

To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee

What a lovely book written by Harper Lee.  I first read this, way back in time, as a nominated novel at High School.  Although I was only 15 or 16 at the time this book has stuck with me through the years as one of the best I’ve ever read. It was first published in […]

food of love3 June 26

The Food of Love Cookery School – a novel

The Food of Love Cookery School  by Nicky Pellegrino. Post by Natalie from Southport library.   Four women are booked into The Food of Love Cookery School, located in the baroque Sicilian mountain town of Favio. Luca Amore runs the school and teaches them how to cook dishes that have been in his family for generations. […]

index June 24

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

I don’t think I am the best person to review any of Haruki Muarakami’s works because I usually love them, flaws and all, but here I go. It’s the kind of writing that contains such original phrasing and sentences you can lift them out and put them in your journal, diary or on your fridge […]


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