Tag Archives: non-fiction

November 02

One Italian summer

One Italian Summer: across the world and back in search of the good life by Pip Williams is the memoir of an Australian couple with two kids who live in the Adelaide Hills on property that they dream of farming and turning into an organic oasis. They are inspired by TV shows such as River […]

October 30


Inconceivable is the memoir of a brief but tragic period of time in Carolyn and Sean Savage’s life. In February 2009, an unforgivable accident occurred and a fertility doctor transferred another woman’s embryos into Carolyn’s womb. The outcome of which was a positive pregnancy test and a healthy foetus. Carolyn found herself in a terrible moral predicament, […]

September 06

Love your life : 100 ways to start living the life you deserve’ by Domonique Bertolucci is a small book full of simple pages with inspiration and encouragement for the struggles, joys and tasks we all experience daily. The content of this book is great for taking a moment and improving your mindfulness. I read […]

April 15

Georgiana Molloy: the mind that shines by Bernice Barry

Reviewed by Lyn Reilly Georgiana Molloy: the mind that shines by Bernice Barry Georgiana Molloy: the mind that shines (a biography of one of Australia’s first female botanical collectors) by Bernice Barry, 2016 Pan Macmillan Australia The subtitle is taken from a song of Robert Burns ‘the mind that shines in ev’ry grace’ Georgiana was […]

April 05

Encouraging Words for Kids by Kelly Bartlett

Post by Voula Kelly Bartlett is a parent educator who aims to teach parents and caregivers the power of the spoken word as an influential tool. She differentiates between encouragement and praise and how to convey acceptance versus approval. In her book Kelly explores that the best way to build up children is to emphasise […]

April 03

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom By Yeonmi Park

Post by Denise. Yeonmi Park is a 23 year old woman who is a North Korean defector and human rights activist. In 2007 Yeonmi and her mother made the dangerous journey across the Yalu River into China – guided by human smugglers.  China did not, and does not acknowledge North Koreans as refugees, and on […]

March 18

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is celebrated in March to coincide with the International Women’s Day on the 8th of March. It was first celebrated in the US back in 1987; however it wasn’t officially recognised in Australia until 2000. Women’s History Month is all about celebrating the contribution women have made to our history, culture and […]

Down the Dirt Roads by Rachael Treasure

As I near the end of Down the Dirt Roads one word starts to stand out, to shine, to sparkle and glitter the pages and that word is LOVE. Not the love sort through the latest reality shows on television but a love for family, friends, fellowmen (persons), a love for all of God’s creatures, […]

February 09

Rejection Proof : how to beat fear and become invincible by Jia Jiang

Reviewed by Jenni Rejection Proof : how to beat fear and become invincible by Jia Jiang This is the fascinating journey of an under-confident person who decided he needed to work on his ability to cope with rejection. Jiang had a prestigious, high paying job, and was living in the US. He had handled the challenge of […]

January 05

An autobiography from Bryan Cranston, an actor who has been in the iconic show of each of the last three decades

A Life in Parts, Bryan Cranston’s Autobiography Well perhaps Malcolm in the Middle wasn’t the biggest show of the Zero Decade, but it was still a pretty successful and massively viewed show that went for seven seasons, won a heap of Golden Globes and Emmy Awards, many of which saw Bryan Cranston nominated for best […]