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Good Oil
4.5 stars :)

Funny and true and sophisticated and charming and brilliantly Australian. Reading this book just felt like a breath of fresh air. I comple...more
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Aug 20, 2010
The Distance Between Us
My good bud Flannery told me about this book. About how funny and cute and cool it was. It's a contemporary YA so it practically preordered itself for...more
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Apr 29, 2013
Past Perfect
Reading Past Perfect was reminiscent of the time I read Psych Major Syndrome. I just didn’t want to stop reading it. Not because it’s an adrenalin-fue...more
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Apr 17, 2011
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
if there's one book you can crush on - Anna and the French Kiss would be it.

It's completely charming and utterly fun.

It's hilarious, smashingly brilli...more
Nov 29, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
What Alice Forgot
Before my review, here's what Liane has to say about writing this book (which is in lieu of me composing my own synopsis, haha):
I had always wanted
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Feb 12, 2011
Psych Major Syndrome
I wanted to read it for AGES. Set in college. With an older protag. It sounded fun and maybe a little bit mad crazy. Which is how I love my books to b...more
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
A Corner of White (The Colours of Madeleine, #1)
So, I am entirely blown away by this book. While reading, I had this little mantra chanting though my head, every other page: my gosh, Jaclyn is brill...more
Jul 13, 2012
Jul 26, 2010
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
4.5 and a definite favourite of mine :)

My review: which I RAVE about a paranormal YA (!)

Mate, how much did I LOVE this book?

So... when I read Un...more
Feb 15, 2011
Nov 23, 2010
The Husband's Secret
I love the premise and inspiration for this novel:

Two years ago Liane Moriarty stumbled upon a fascinating article about real life deathbed confessio
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Feb 17, 2013
Guitar Highway Rose
Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry is one of my most favourite nostalgia books <3

it came out when I was 17 and in my final year of high school.

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Jun 07, 2010
Dreaming of Amelia (Ashbury/Brookfield, #4)
Every time I've read Jaclyn Moriarty's books, I think: Oooh, this book is just so delicious that I can't imagine she's ever going to think up such awe...more
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Jun 07, 2010
The Cracks in the Kingdom (The Colours of Madeleine #2)
Completely exhilarating and brilliant and breath-taking and funny and clever and unexpected. Also: so much fun and delight and some very smiley swoony...more
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Jan 11, 2014
My Big Birkett
I adored this book. It's funny (silly-grin-on-your-face-half-the-time-you're-reading-it-funny) and it produced the occasional snort of laughter (and I...more
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Jun 07, 2010
Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight
I spent one lazily delicious afternoon grinning my way through this.

And then.

About half way through, everything kicked up a notch and I couldn't put...more
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Jul 20, 2010
Love and Leftovers
Oh, mate, I really loved this romantic verse novel from Sarah Tregay. It was fun and cute and swoony and just a delicious rainy-day feel good read.

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May 07, 2012
Holier Than Thou
Absolutely my kind of brilliance. Loved this and then some. Please, Laura Buzo, write more books, I could read your stuff forever xo

So incredibly, cra...more
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Mar 03, 2012
The Sky Is Everywhere
So I saw a fair few raves about this and, had just come out of a bit of a binge read of grief-type books, so I thought I wasn't in the mood for anothe...more
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Jun 28, 2010
Set in Katoomba ~ and I read it while in Katoomba on holidays :) Okay, that's irrelevant to the review, but it made the experience just that more cool...more
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Jan 09, 2011
Hands down best book I've read this year. My gosh, I loved it so x

Oh, so you can see I liked it. More than just a lot.

Every now and then a book comes...more
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Nov 24, 2011
The Reece Malcolm List
This was refreshingly addictive with a great vibe.

Mostly, I loved Devan's voice in this. She was so fun to read. This contemporary YA has moving to a...more
Mar 02, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
My Ridiculous, Romantic Obsessions
3.5 stars

My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions is a charming, breezy read for people who love their romances light (occasionally cheesy), flirty and clean...more
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Mar 20, 2011
Chasing Charlie Duskin
I read this in 2006 and really liked it - after reading Graffiti Moon I should probably check it out again :)
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Oct 30, 2010
Twenties Girl
I really do love reading Sophie Kinsella.

Have to confess, the beginning few chapters of this one were a little tedious/painful but the book got much...more
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
Fixing Delilah
Sarah Ockler debuted with Twenty Boy Summer ~ an addictive, emotional yet fun must read for fans of contemp YA. I became an instant fan of her writing...more
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Feb 12, 2011
What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
This book, I just loved it.

First off, it is a verse novel. And I find most verse novels to be compelling and richly drawn. I read this curled up in be...more
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Jun 07, 2010
Between the Lives
One of my fave reads of 2014 -- for surprising me and sucking me in and delivering a truly captivating story with a lot of heart and depth.
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May 28, 2013
What My Mother Doesn't Know (What My Mother Doesn't Know #1)
Oh, how I love Sonya Sones. Curling up with one of her books is just such an awesome way to spend an afternoon. I love verse novels and hers are just...more
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Sep 19, 2010
All This Could End
Some fact-ish stuff:
All This could end is narrated by both Nina and Spencer, in alternating POVs.
There is a love story.
And bank robbery's. With guns...more
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Oct 27, 2012
The Sky Always Hears Me: And the Hills Don't Mind
I really liked this book.

It's definitely the kind of book I would have loved as a teenager. The main thing I loved, was Morgan. She's the coolest of...more
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Jun 27, 2010
Falling For You
I love Lisa Schroeder. She is on my auto-buy list of favourite authors.I bought this without realising it is her debut non-verse (regular prose with s...more
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May 07, 2012
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