Worthy Thoughts

Books, reading, life & other worthy thoughts

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 …

Continue reading

  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 …

Continue reading

Author: Lili Wilkinson Publisher: Allen & Unwin I was captivated by this book. I find preppers endlessly fascinating. Full-on doomsday preppers and conspiracy theorists seem driven by paranoia and pessimism and I find that sort of mindset curious. Before I read this book, I thought that doomsday preppers were a little eccentric, maybe slightly mad. …

Continue reading

Author: Carlie Sorosiak Publisher: Harper Teen Wild Blue Wonder is a quirky, original and beautiful book about grief and guilt. The story alternates between two timelines, both narrated by Quinn. We follow Quinn in the present day during fall/winter, as well as the previous summer when Quinn’s life changed forever. Quinn is seventeen years old …

Continue reading

Author: Scott Westerfield Publisher: Allen & Unwin I loved Scott Westerfield’s Uglies series. I have read other Westerfield books, but none have captured my imagination as the Uglies series did. I was pretty excited to hear that there was to be a continuation of the Uglies series consisting of four new novels, the first one …

Continue reading

Author: Tracy Banghart Publisher: Little, Brown I enjoyed Grace and Fury, but it wasn’t entirely what I was expecting. I was led to believe that it would be more groundbreaking. There seems to be a lot of books these days that have us believe that we are going to be thrown into a world where …

Continue reading