SYNOPSIS Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age … Continue reading Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff
SYNOPSIS In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and rumored to be carrying on with a … Continue reading Crooked House – Agatha Christie
SYNOPSIS It's 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can't think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance, he's acquired a book that once belonged to her - and, spurred on by their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence. When Dawsey reveals … Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
SYNOPSIS Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him. But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different—and horrifying—story about the man she married. What follows is one of the … Continue reading The Wives – Tarryn Fisher
SYNOPSIS The elderly Claudia Hampton, a best-selling author of popular history; lies alone in a London hospital bed. Memories of her life still glow in her fading consciousness, but she imagines writing a history of the world. Instead, Moon Tiger is her own history, the life of a strong, independent woman, with its often contentious … Continue reading Moon Tiger – Penelope Lively
Did you know Agatha Christie has written 66 detective novels? Challenge accepted? This is the list of titles I've read so far. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is still my favourite. Hercule Poirot The world-renowned Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and … Continue reading Agatha Christie Reading List
Highlights: Conversations with Friends, Fleishman is in Trouble, Girl, Woman, Other and Olive Kitteridge. The Mirror and the Light is magnificent.
Some excellent Australian reads including The Weekend and Boy Swallows Universe. Discovered and love Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series. Loved The Nix, The Overstory, The Library Book, The Dutch House. So many good books on this list!
A Visit From the Goon Squad is an award winning contemporary novel about life, identity and cultural change. Often described as too cool for school, A Visit from the Goon Squad is definitely understated and edgy. It's also nostalgia evoking, bringing a sense of sadness but also wry humour. Each chapter is written like a … Continue reading A Visit from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
‘Everyone’s afraid that their daughters might be hurt. No one seems to be scared that their sons might be the ones to do it … This book … is the culmination of many years of writing about power, abuse, privilege, male entitlement and rape culture. After all that, here’s what I’ve learned: we should be … Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys – Clementine Ford