Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2019

Minotaur by Peter Goldsworthy. (2019).

Minotaur by Peter Goldsworthy. (2019). **3 out of 5 stars** Detective Sergeant Rick Zadow is angry, unmotivated, unwashed, unkempt and almost entirely reliant on his guide dog Scout and his voice-controlled personal assistant Siri to make through each day. He was left blind after a bullet to the head two years ago and is caught… Continue reading Minotaur by Peter Goldsworthy. (2019).

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Chick Lit · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman. (2019).

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Nina is a young woman who has her life exactly as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, an excellent trivia team and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes thinks there is more to life, she just shrugs… Continue reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

Love And Other Battles by Tess Woods. (2019).

Love And Other Battles by Tess Woods. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** Three generations of women, three heartbreaking choices, one unforgettable story. 1969: Free spirit hippie Jess had no intention of falling for a soldier but sometimes we can't stop these things. 1989: Jess's daughter Jamie just wants a simple life with marriage, children… Continue reading Love And Other Battles by Tess Woods. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion. (2019).

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion. (2019). (Don Tillman; #3) **4.5 out of 5 stars** Don and Rosie are back in Australia after a decade in New York and they're about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school because he's socially awkward and not fitting in. Don has spent… Continue reading The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

Life Before by Carmel Reilly. (2019).

Life Before by Carmel Reilly. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Lori is taking her kids to school when the police find her to deliver the news that her brother Scott has been injured and hospitalised in a hit and run. Lori hasn't seen Scott in decades but seems to be his only contact. But… Continue reading Life Before by Carmel Reilly. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Fantasy · Read-Reviewed-2019

A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019).

A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Willa is 8 in 1965 when she receives a mysterious box containing a jar of water and instructions: "one ocean: plant in the backyard". When she does, she creates a time slip to meet her future selves... Willa is 33 in… Continue reading A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary

Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel. (2019).

Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** 11 year old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn't be more different. Matilde is traditional, hard-working and wants Allegra to become a doctor. Joy is free-spirited, stores her tears in little glass bottles, is… Continue reading Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel. (2019).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Farm by Joanne Ramos. (2019).

The Farm by Joanne Ramos. (2019). **3 out of 5 stars** Ambitious businesswoman Mae runs Golden Oaks, a luxury retreat transforming the fertility industry. These women get the best of everything (organic meals, fitness trainers, daily massages and money), provided they dedicate themselves to producing the perfect baby for someone else. Jane is a young… Continue reading The Farm by Joanne Ramos. (2019).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

Seven Letters by Sinéad Moriarty. (2019).

Seven Letters by Sinéad Moriarty. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Being a mother defines Sarah and she loves it. Every year she's written a birthday letter of love to her daughter Izzy, now seven. And Sarah has finally fallen pregnant with a baby boy. When Sarah collapses, the safe and happy life Izzy knows… Continue reading Seven Letters by Sinéad Moriarty. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary

The Gift of Life by Josephine Moon. (2019).

The Gift of Life by Josephine Moon. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Gabby is the owner of a chic new cafe and coffee roasting house in Melbourne. The struggles of her recent heart transplant are behind her and life is looking up until Krystal approaches her convinced that Gabby has her dead husband's heart.… Continue reading The Gift of Life by Josephine Moon. (2019).