UPDATE: We have just published our end of 2017 reading summaries – Top Aussie Reads of 2017 and Top International Reads of 2017. With half of the reading year already behind us, it is a good time to take a moment to reflect on our Best Books of 2017 so far Of the 31 titles […]
Romantic comedy (‘rom-com’) novels are too often overlooked by those that consider themselves ‘serious’ readers. I suspect much of the blame for that can be assigned to the publishing term chick-lit… and the many lesser quality titles marketed under that banner over the years. But just because a novel contains romance and comedic moments, that […]
Our Tiny, Useless Hearts is one of our Best Books of 2017 so far and shortlisted for the 2017 Voss Literary Prize. Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Synopsis: Henry has ended his marriage to Caroline and headed off to Noosa with Mercedes’ grade three teacher, Martha. Caroline, having shredded a wardrobe-full of Henry’s suits, has gone after […]
Excited by the diversity of the titles that have been added to my reading list recently, and we even have a paperback copy of one of these to giveaway internationally! Winter Traffic by Stephen Greenall [ Amazon | Book Depository ] This debut novel from Stephen Greenall is one of the 2017 releases by Aussie Authors I’ve been particularly looking forward. […]
There is an eclectic set of titles scheduled for release in May – from quirky short story collections (Helen Phillips, Mark Haddon), long-awaited new novels from authors we love (Daniel O’Malley, Toni Jordan), translated historical fiction, and debut literary titles set to make new authors big names in the industry. Here are the 9 fiction titles that […]
The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) will be announced on Friday night as part of the Sydney Writer’s Festival this week. So before the winners are announced I thought it worth recapping which titles have been short-listed. General Fiction Book of the Year 2013 Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell (Hachette Australia) Jack of Diamonds by Bryce […]
I really enjoyed Australian author Toni Jordan’s debut novel Addition because of its quirkiness and refreshing approach to chick lit (read my review), and so I eagerly awaited the publication of her second novel.
In Fall Girl Toni Jordan has created an interesting premise and quirky characters for the reader to be engaged and surprised by.
Addition Synopsis : Winner, Indie Awards, Best Debut Fiction, 2008 Longlisted, Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2009 Shortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards, Best General Fiction Book, 2008 Grace Lisa Vandenburg counts. The letters in her name (19). The steps she takes every morning to the local café (920); the number of poppy seeds on her slice of orange […]