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

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

‘Reader, I Married Him’ edited by Tracy Chevalier (in conjunction with Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre)

Genre: Fiction/Short Story Collection I spotted this little nugget in Glebe one afternoon and I’ve been looking forward to reading it. Reader, I Married Him is a collection of 21 short stories inspired by Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. The book is titled after Bronte’s famous line from the novel, “Reader, I married him”. Each story is unique and provides a different perspective about the story and its characters. Who do I think will like this? Jane Eyre lovers (obviously), gothicRead 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