Six Degrees of Separation – from Stasiland to All Our Shimmering Skies

It’s time for #6degrees. Start at the same place as other wonderful readers, add six books, and see where you end up. This month we begin with Anna Funder’s examination of the East German Stasi – Stasiland.

Nonfiction November – Book Pairings

It’s Nonfiction November, this week hosted by Julz Reads. The task? Pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. Charismatic fraudsters living the high-life – My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams and The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith.

My Best Books for 2020

I did away with ‘top tens’ a few years ago, and instead I finish the reading year with a recap of the books that are still speaking to me (less about four and five-star ratings, more about what has stuck).

2020 Reading Challenges

Australian Women Writers Challenge The challenge supports and promotes books by Australian women. Find out about AWW2020 here. This year I’m aiming for the Franklin level (read ten books, review at least six). 01. Unlike the Heart by Nicola Redhouse 02. Fixed It by Jane Gilmore 03. Nine Days by Toni Jordan 04. Joan Smokes … Continue reading

Book Reviews 2018 – 2021

All reviews sorted by author – Ackland, Jenny – Little Gods Adébáyọ̀, Ayọ̀bámi – Stay with Me Alderton, Dolly – Ghosts Alderton, Dolly – Everything I Know About Love Alexander, Kirsten – Riptides Allende, Isabel – Inés of My Soul Anstruther, Eleanor – A Perfect Explanation Atkinson, Kate – Life After Life Atkinson, Kate – … Continue reading