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 […]

walking trampolines June 30

Walking on trampolines book club discussion questions

  Walking on trampolines is available to loan as one of the Gold Coast City Council Library’s book club kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers** Synopsis: ‘Tallulah de Longland,’ she said slowly, letting all the Ls in my name loll about lazily in her mouth before passing judgement. ‘That,’ she […]

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 […]

girt2 June 27

Girt. Volume 1, From megafauna to Macquarie : the unauthorised history of Australia discussion questions

Girt by David Hunt is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ book club kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers** Synopisis:  This unauthorised history of Australia is alternatively interesting and informative, and then irreverant and hilariously funny!  Girt is the hilarious story of Australia’s past – an account of […]

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. […]

Rosie Project June 25

The Rosie Project book club discussion questions

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ book club kits. This debut novel was the ABIA 2014 Book of the Year. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers.** Synopsis: Don Tillman is a professor of genetics who works at a Melbourne University – best […]

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 […]

half bad2 June 23

Half Bad

Half Bad by Sally Green. I chose to read Half Bad after reading the great reviews it received. Wikipedia says ‘ At the Bologna Children’s Book Fair the book has created much buzz and was cited as one of the best books of the fair.  Since then, the rights have been sold to 36 countries worldwide […]


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