Worthy Thoughts

Books, reading, life & other worthy thoughts

Author: Emily Gale Publisher: Random House I Am Out with Lanterns is a fresh, multifaceted and funny novel. The story is told from multiple perspectives. It follows a medley of characters as it explores bullying, friendship, family, love, community and the yearning to belong and be accepted. Gale imitates life in this book which I …

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Authors: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Publisher: Allen & Unwin I was immediately drawn to this book. Who doesn’t love a good dinner party? I liked the idea of twins throwing a dinner party and inviting three guests each, but the other doesn’t know who they asked – it has disaster written all over it. …

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Author: Melissa Albert Publisher: Flatiron Books I didn’t know what to expect from this book, but from reviews that I have glanced over, I knew that it was a combination of twisted fairytale and emotional horror. I would venture to say that this isn’t a book for everyone. If you like your stories dark, black …

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Author: Trent Dalton Publisher: Harper Collins I was drawn to this book because it appears to be the Australian ‘Book of the Year’ and I felt that I should read it rather than wanting to read it. It isn’t an easy read and at times the gruesome violence can be quite difficult to read, but …

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Author: Gail Honeyman Publisher: Harper Collins There’s not a lot that I can say about ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ that hasn’t already been said. The book is ultimately about loneliness and that as humans we profoundly need to connect with other humans. Human connection is incredibly important if we are to keep our humanity. …

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