Worthy Thoughts

Books, reading, life & other worthy thoughts

Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Publisher: Macmillan Australia I wanted to love this book. I bought this book and kept it until my Easter break to read because I wanted to read and enjoy it at my leisure without any distractions. Unfortunately, I never connected with this adult novel by Jaclyn Moriarty. When I saw that Jaclyn …

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Author: Meg McKinlay Publisher: Walker Books Meg McKinlay is an exceptional writer. Her books are both heart-wrenching and very funny. Her new novel Catch a Falling Star is stunning. I knew I was going to enjoy this book from the first page. Jeremy’s wearing the bowl and a puffy jacket because it’s the closest he …

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Author: Bren MacDibble Publisher: Allen & Unwin What I like about Bren MacDibble is that she doesn’t preach and she doesn’t patronise her readers. So many authors like to take a stance and they then proceed to hit you over the head with their beliefs. They try to make you feel stupid for believing in …

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Author: Susan Orlean Publisher: Atlantic Books I wrote briefly about this book in my last post. Though, I feel that this book deserves its own post.  I read that the author Susan Orlean writes for The New Yorker and this makes terrific sense because this book reads like an extended article in The New Yorker. …

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  Author: Michael Gerard Bauer Publisher: Scholastic Australia Sebastian is at a university open day with his best friend Tolly when he meets a girl. Her name is Frida, and she’s edgy, caustic and funny. She’s also a storyteller, but the stories she tells about herself don’t ring true, and as their surprising and eventful day together …

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