What I’m Reading- April Edition

Red Clocks by Leon Zumas What if abortion was illegal in America? IVF was banned? Every embryo had the same rights to life, liberty and property as you or I? This is the future of America in Zumas’ new novel. Five very different women navigate rules in order to to do what is best for their bodies and to question what it means to be a a woman and a motherRead more

‘SLOW- Live Life Slow’ by Brooke McAlary

Genre: Lifestyle Slowing down. Something we’re countlessly told to do but seldom have the opportunity to do. There’s always things to do, stuff to buy and work to be done. I find myself having the most freedom I’ll probably ever have, my time and my money are my own (and I’m so grateful for that) but as the days pass I’m noticing that more and more responsibility is being handed to me. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity toRead 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

PODCAST UPDATE! Love and pain prevail in any decade

Have a listen to Vanessa’s full review of ‘A Little Life’ by Hanya Yanagihara and ‘The Convict’s Daughter’ by Keira Lindsey on ABC Radio’s ‘Overnights’ featuring presenter Rod Quinn. Two engrossing novels that highlight the impact love and pain has on our lives and the fact that it hasn’t changed throughout historyRead more

PERSONAL FAVOURITE ‘The Dangers of Truffle Hunting’ by Sunni Overend

Genre: Fiction/Romance This book was my holiday read- a book to sit by the pool, drink my bellini and soak up some good old fashion R&R. I’m glad to say that this book delivered. . A story for the senses. A story to give you the feels. A story to make you feel glamorous! This is the story of Kit Gossard, who is a food photographer working for a food stylist magazine called Hamper. Kit comes from food royalty, withRead more

PERSONAL FAVOURITE ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes

Genre: Fiction/Romance This book is impossible to ignore at the movie. Anyone who isn’t leaving under a rock will have seen the trailer for the upcoming film, starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Throne fans will know her better as Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons) and Sam Claflin (for Hunger Game fans that’s Finnick). So naturally, the book is in high demand. The thing is, this book’s been out for a while, published in 2012, and it’s been popular since then. TheRead more

‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ by Gabriel García Márquez

Genre: Fiction A modern classic! It was a customer who recommended this book to me and who introduced me to this brilliant author. I briefly knew of him because of his Nobel Prize Winning Love in a Time of Chlorea (on of those books on the ‘I’ll read eventually’ list) though One Hundred Years was the novel that had everyone excited when I’d mention the author. To put it simply, this novel gives the entire history of Latin America throughRead more