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The Witches of Eileanan (The Witches of Eileanan, #1)
4.00
it was amazing
I wrote it, so I have to say it was amazing! Besides, it changed my life. I went from starving wanna-be-writer to internationally bestselling author p ...more
not set
Feb 12, 2010
 
Bitter Greens
3.99
it was amazing
This book has very deep roots that run right back into my childhood, when I was intrigued and enchanted by the original fairytale of Rapunzel. I have ...more
not set
Jan 25, 2012
 
Under the Wide and Starry Sky
3.57
it was amazing
As soon as I heard about this book, I grabbed hold of it and read it. There were two reasons for this. One: I really enjoyed Nancy Horan’s earlier boo ...more
Dec 17, 2013
Jan 01, 2014
 
All That I Am
3.79
liked it
I am very ashamed to admit that I could not finish this book, the most awarded and lauded Australian book of 2012. And another AWW! Was I too tired? A ...more
Feb 09, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
 
Citadel (Languedoc, #3)
3.89
really liked it
I really loved both ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Sepulchre’, which brought together elements of my favourite genres – history, suspense, romance, with a twist of ...more
Nov 07, 2012
Jan 14, 2013
 
Longbourn
3.62
it was amazing
What a brilliant premise this book has! Did you ever wonder – when reading Pride & Prejudice - about the lives of the servants toiling away quietl ...more
Jul 16, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
 
The Night Circus
4.03
it was amazing
The Night Circus is a lush, magical, seductive read, filled with verve and imagination. I absolutely loved it! Many may find it too slow, with too man ...more
not set
Jan 08, 2012
 
The God of Small Things
3.92
really liked it
Arundhati Roy burst onto the literary scene with this Booker-Prize-winning novel in 1997, which became the biggest-selling book ever written by an Ind ...more
not set
Jun 29, 2010
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
really liked it
I loved this story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose stories slowly converge amidst the horror of the Second World War. The book is compos ...more
Jan 2016
Oct 12, 2016
 
The Rosie Project
4.01
really liked it
This book was a pleasant surprise. I'd heard it was rather like contemporary chick lit, except told from the point of view of an man with Asperger's, ...more
Jun 09, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
 
Secrets of the Sea House
3.65
it was amazing
An intriguing and atmospheric novel set in the Hebrides Islands of Scotland, the narrative moves between the contemporary story of Ruth and her husban ...more
Oct 19, 2013
Oct 02, 2013
 
A Corner of White (The Colours of Madeleine, #1)
3.79
it was amazing
I often tweet about a book while I’m reading it.

My tweets about ‘A Corner of White’ include ‘extraordinary, beautiful, startling’; ‘one of the most or
...more
Nov 05, 2012
Jan 14, 2013
 
The Fairest of Them All
3.79
really liked it
Fairest of Them All - Carolyn Turgeon

I’m in the final stages of a doctorate on Rapunzel, which means I simply must read every book ever inspired by th
...more
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 01, 2014
 
Tender Morsels
3.57
it was amazing
This is a truly extraordinary book, and one that lingers in the mind for a long time afterwards. The language is astonishingly good – bold, original, ...more
not set
Mar 01, 2011
 
The Snow Child
3.95
it was amazing
What a wonderful, amazing, magical book! I just loved this and think it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long while. I wish I’d written it. A re ...more
Jun 25, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
 
The Wife's Tale
4.20
really liked it
The Wife’s Tale is a dual timeline novel that alternates between the point-of-view of Liz Jones, a young Australian lawyer whose ambition and drive to ...more
not set
May 23, 2016
 
The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1)
4.06
it was amazing
Set in a small Australian country town, The Dry is a tense, compelling and atmospheric murder mystery, as well as an astonishingly assured debut from ...more
not set
Mar 07, 2017
 
The Essex Serpent
3.74
it was amazing
When I was in the UK, every bookshop had a window display with this gorgeous hardback novel by Sarah Perry. I had to buy it, and the story was just as ...more
not set
Oct 23, 2016
 
Burial Rites
4.01
it was amazing
I finally had a chance to read this brilliant historical novel by debut author Hannah Kent. Burial Rites been a critical and a commercial success, and ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
 
The Secret Keeper
4.13
really liked it
Kate Morton is one of my favourite authors and her books are an absolute pleasure to read. I also love books set during WWII and so this was a winner ...more
Nov 16, 2012
Jan 14, 2013
 
The Crimson Ribbon
3.56
it was amazing
I was utterly enthralled from the very first line of this novel: ‘Sometimes death comes like an arrow, sudden and swift, an unforseen shot from an unh ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Jan 01, 2014
 
Ember Island
3.97
it was amazing
I get all excited when I hear a new Kimberley Freeman novel is due out. I know I’m in for a real page-turning delight, with a delicious mix of mystery ...more
Sep 03, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
 
Den of Wolves (Blackthorn & Grim, #3)
4.35
it was amazing
The final book in Juliet Marillier’s latest magical historical trilogy, Den of Wolves wraps up the story of Blackthorn and Grim beautifully. It draws ...more
not set
Mar 07, 2017
 
The Shadow Year
3.91
it was amazing
I loved this book! One of the best reads of the year so far. I've interviewed Hannah for the next issue of Good Reading Magazine so I urge you to hunt ...more
May 11, 2013
May 28, 2013
 
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
4.08
it was amazing
I’ve been hearing some slowly building buzz about this book for some kind, which grew much louder after it was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book an ...more
Oct 06, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
it was amazing
I have never really got the Neil-Gaiman-as-literary-god thing. I’ve read quite a lot of his books and enjoyed them all, particularly Stardust. I reall ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Dec 10, 2013
 
Goddess
3.47
really liked it
I’m been a big admirer of Kelly Gardiner’s gorgeous historical novels for young adults, Act of Faith and The Sultan’s Eyes, both of which are set in t ...more
Jun 18, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
really liked it
Reading Nail Gaiman’s utterly brilliant novel The Ocean At the End of the Lane reminded me of a book I had loved as a teenager but had not read again ...more
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 02, 2010
 
Fingersmith
4.02
it was amazing
Sarah Waters had been on my radar for a while, but I only read one of her books – Affinity – last year. I absolutely adored it, and am now working my ...more
not set
Mar 18, 2016
 
A Most Magical Girl
3.72
it was amazing
I’m a big fan of Karen Foxlee and always buy her books as soon as they come on my radar. A Most Magical Girl is a delightful, whimsical tale of a very ...more
not set
Aug 17, 2017
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