Ellen the Harpist

Ellen the Harpist

This was such a sweet read. I loved Ellen, the slightly nerdy heroine of the story, and her journey to maturity. And while she seemed a little clueless at times, I was so glad she rallied where it counted. This book was full of wit, and really well developed characters. I learnt a lot about […]

Shizzle, Inc

Comedy Book Week – Ana Spoke – Author of Shizzle, Inc

I am always on the lookout for funny books by fellow Aussies, and Ana’s Shizzle, Inc did not disappoint. I think I was expecting a traditional rom-com, but this story is more of a satire, and not really a romance at all (although I suspect there might be a little later in the series!). Isa […]

K L Phelps

Comedy Book Week – K L Phelps – Author of Mind If I Come In

As part of Comedy Book Week, I happened to discover that K L Phelps was participating. This was very fortunate, because I had just begun reading his first book in the Kat Parker series! Mind If I Come In is as funny and interesting as I had hoped it would be from the description. (The […]

On Writing

I’m not sure what I could say about this book that probably hasn’t already been said a million times. This is my all-time favourite book on writing. If I had to pick only one book about writing to recommend to people, this would be it. I have to admit, I haven’t read a lot of Stephen […]

Imperfect Chemistry

This was exactly what I was in the mood for when I discovered it – a cute romantic comedy featuring likeable characters and an easy-to-follow plot. Lucy, the main character, is basically a female version of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, except I pictured her to look and sound like Amy Farrah Fowler. Lucy […]

Hector and the Search for Happiness

This was a quick, fun read. I have long been a fan of self-improvement books that are presented in the form of a quest, so this was right up my alley. When I first started reading it, I found the language a bit too simple, almost patronising. But after a while, I really got into […]

A Wild Sheep Chase

This is my third Murakami book, and probably the most confusing of the three (the other two being Norwegian Wood and 1Q84). I loved it, but I’m not sure how to explain why. I am not the kind of person who can dig into themes and subtext and give everyone an insight into the deeper […]

Horns

A couple of my writer friends and I have formed an unofficial book club. So far, we have read Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid (an awesome Sliding Doors type story), Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (sorry, I just couldn’t finish it!) and now Horns by Joe Hill. I read a lot of […]

Finding Harmony (Katie & Annalise Book 3)

The third book in this series contained an incredibly tense plotline that kept me zooming through the pages so I could find out what happened next. I both love and hate suspense, especially when it’s done well, because I can’t concentrate on anything else until it’s resolved. This book definitely did it well. A big […]

Leaving Annalise (Katie & Annalise Book 2)

I actually started thinking about how much information I prefer to know about a book prior to reading, and I’ve decided all I need is the blurb (the shorter the better) and the average star rating. I actually really like reading full reviews after I’ve read the book to see if people agreed with certain […]