Worthy Thoughts

Books, reading, life & other worthy thoughts

Author: Catherine Greer Publisher: Penguin Love, Lie, Repeat is a gripping read from start to finish. It is an action-packed thriller, so if that’s your thing, then you will like this book. I wanted to like the book and I admit that it was easy to read, it hooked you from the beginning and when …

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Author: Michael Caine Publisher: Hachette What’s not to like about Michael Caine? He is utterly charming. If you have ever seen Michael Caine being interviewed on TV you know that he exudes that appealing mix of shyness, brashness and humour. His writing is very similar. He wrote an excellent autobiography a few years back, but …

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Author: Nova Weetman Publisher: UQP As soon as I heard that Nova Weetman had a new novel out, I wanted to read it. When it arrived in the Australian Standing Order package at school, I pounced on it (quite literally). My library assistant asked me what it was about and I couldn’t answer her! I …

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Author: Sharon Kernot Publisher: Text Publishing Sharon Kernot’s verse novel, The Art of Taxidermy, is an exquisite, profoundly moving story of grief, loss and love and family. The Art of Taxidermy is a beautiful verse novel that is set in a small country town in the 1960s. Kernot explores the theme of grief through her …

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Author: Julie Berry Publisher: Viking I’d seen a lot of reviews for this book before I read it and I thought it would be a perfect read for me – an impressive mix of mythology, historical fiction and romance. I have to admit, though, that the majority of the book left me cold, it wasn’t …

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  Author: Steven Herrick Publisher: University of Queensland Press Steven Herrick is one of my favourite authors. His gentle humour and vibrant characters bring both light and heart to difficult topics. The Bogan Mondrian deals with themes of grief and domestic violence. Herrick’s writing is always unashamedly Australian and personally, I love this about his …

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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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