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 […]
I have reviewed 24 titles by international authors here at Booklover Book Reviews so far this year (out of 48 books in total). But just as I have done for my Top Aussie Reads of 2016, I am sharing my favourites before Christmas this year in the hope that some of the lesser known gems find their […]
Shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 The Portable Veblen Synopsis : A riotously funny and deeply insightful adventure through capitalism, the medical industry, family, love, war and wedding-planning – from an electrically entertaining new voice. Meet Veblen: a passionate defender of the anti-consumerist views of her name-sake, the iconoclastic economist Thorstein Veblen. She’s an […]
Two new titles this week.