Book Review – The Mountain Between Us, Charles Martin

As you know I flew to New York and despite all my own travel advice bought two books at the airport to read on the plane. Books I want to read on the plane are not books I want to read at home. At home I want to be challenged and entertained. On the plane…

Book Review – Lily and the Octopus, Steven Rowley.

Lily and the Octopus is not a book many will pick up. Steven Rowley writes like no-one has written previously. This is a book that will have you contemplating living and dying. IT will move you and challenge you. The characters (one being a dog) are delightfully developed and charmingly witty. The book of choice…

Book review – Anything is Possible, Elizabeth Strout

The book of choice Anything is Possible, Elizabeth Strout Why this book? People Magazine published a list of books of 2017. This book was one of the books I could source in the large chain bookstore I visited – why do they only stock the dullest of literature? Click here for the link to the…

Book Review – The Windfall, Diksha Basu

The book of choice The Windfall by Diksha Basu Why this book? I have been trying to read things not suggested by my local book store and from other lists. This one was on the Vanity Fair list for must read in 2017. Some of the other books they suggested are a tad urrgghh (I…

Book review – Goodbye Vitamin, Rachel Khong

Once again I was trusting a list of books one must read to find this book. 2017 had this book named on many a list and was even announced as the book of the year on some. This is a delightful book and relatable to so many of us. The book of choice Goodbye Vitamin,…

Book Review – Rich People Problems, Kevin Kwan

Rich People Problems is something we all wish we had, or do we? I have to say this is a perfect plane or beach book. Anywhere where you can be constantly interrupted. The type of book that you can put your book down and forget where you were up to so you guess a page,…

Book Review the Little Breton Bistro, Nina George

  Having read The Little Paris Bookshop and totally devoured the book desperately wanting more and more, there was not a chance I was leaving the bookshop without this book after its release. The author is no novice to writing and has a brilliant translator working with her. Her books are a lovely story to…

Book Review – Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain

I love having enough time to read for hours. One of my favourite things to do on a beach holiday is to read (albeit before children) Now there are children in my life I am far pickier with my choice of book as I simply don’t have the time to waste. You may have heard…

Book Review – All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

  Books for filling in hours of mundane plane travel. Gosh as an Australian, those hours are far greater than the rest of the world. We can get some serious reading done on our plane trips. This book is a must read. Pack it, read it whilst planning your next trip, enjoy in front of…

Book Review – Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All, by Jonas Jonasson   Why this book? Have you read Jonas Jonasson’s first novel ’The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared? You may have noticed I tend to find authors and enjoy their book and will try another. Most times that works for me and…

Book Review – The Little Paris Bookshop, Nina George

Sometimes you pick up a book and you fly through the lovely story so quickly you are left with the disappointment there is not more. This book will have you not only begging for more but daydreaming about what happened to the characters in the book. The author leaves you to fill in the rest…

Book Review – A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway

Book Review May 2017 Book reviewing is not something I ever wanted to be the main part of my blog. Travel and books go hand in hand. Hours of train or plane travel equal the opportunity to read. Remember back to before you had kids and you could lie around and read all afternoon in…