‘A Passage of Love’ by Alex Miller

Genre: Autobiographical Fiction  This is my current read and my first Alex Miller. During my time at the bookstore I never got around to reading any of Miller’s books because I felt that if everyone else was reading him….I should read something else. For those who are unfamiliar with this author Alex Miller is a well-known Australian author who has won the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award twice as well as many other writing awards for his works. Some ofRead more

‘Museum of Modern Love’ by Heather Rose

Genre: Fiction I’m currently halfway through this sensational novel and it’s fast becoming one of my favourite books of 2017! This after months and months of out right saying ‘Nope!’ to the possibility of reading it because I thought it would just be another cheesy romance…well popular won this round- LITERARY WORLD: 1 NESS: 0 . ‘The Museum of Modern Love’ won the 2017 Stella Prize for Fiction. This is a major literary award in Australia and is awarded toRead more

Books on my Beside Table

University break is upon us! It’s a time to catch up on study and clock up some much needed sleep. For me, it’s also brings the air of freedom to read what I want. The air is warm and breezy here in Sydney at the moment….i.e. my absolute favourite time of year because it means Summer is coming which means Christmas is just around the corner! So this morning I donned some summer slacks and made a pile of booksRead more

‘The Choke’ by Sophie Laguna

  Genre: Australian Fiction “I never had words to ask anybody the questions, so I never had the answers” -The Choke  ‘The Choke’ is the latest novel by critically acclaimed author Sophie Laguna. Laguna won the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel ‘Eye of the Sheep’ and this latest work has been highly anticipated and already received a lot of praise. This is the story of a young girl called Justine who, after being abandoned by her motherRead more

‘Give Me The Child’ by Mel McGrath

Genre: Psychological Thriller “Imagine that your doorbell rings in the middle of the night. You open the door to the police. Your husband’s eleven-year-old love-child stands between them- a daughter you never knew he had. Her mother has been found dead in their south London flat. She has nowhere else to go. Would you take her in?” -back cover  Dr Cat Lupo, a psychologist specialising in psychopathic children, who is haunted by her own experiences of psychosis and issues ofRead more

‘The Parcel’ by Anosh Irani

Genre: Fiction This is a new release by an acclaimed and award-winning author and playwright Anoshi Irani was born and raised in Bombay, India until he moved to Vancouver in 1998. His novel ‘The Song of Kahunsha” was nominated for a number of awards and a bestseller in Canada, China and Italy. “The Parcel” has already been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize The storyRead more

‘Rich People Problems’ by Kevin Kwan

Genre: Satirical Fiction This is the third in the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ series. The premise of these stories is about the exorbitant wealth and exclusive elite society of Singapore. It centres around three superrich, pedigree Chinese families. The first book called, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ centres around the hilarious gossip, backstabbing and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the largest fortunes in Asia brings home an ABC (American born Chinese) Each book delves deeper into the comical livesRead more

‘A Monster Calls’ by Patrick Ness

Genre: Young Adult/Fiction I loved this book! Even though it’s classified as a young adult book and has the protagonist of a teenage boy, it deals with the concepts of life and death as maturely as any adult fiction book would. This book is about a monster that shows up in the middle of the night. Who is ancient and wise and is there to tell Conor three stories and afterwards Conor must tell his story. However, this is notRead more