Okay, enough about what I’m writing. Here’s what I’m reading (and have read) so far in 2019!

Next on my ‘to-read’ list…

(Thank you Brisbane Writers Festival!)

  • To Become a Whale, Ben Hobson (currently reading)
  • Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton
  • The Butcherbird Stories, A.S. Patric
  • The Breeding Season, Amanda Niehaus
  • Wolfe Island, Lucy Treloar
  • Lenny’s Book of Everything, Karen Foxlee
  • Early Riser, Jasper Fforde
  • Vancouver, Juneau, Noho (Books 3,4,5 in The Wisdom Tree series), Nick Earls
  • Under The Lino, Caylie Jeffrey (local history meets compelling mystery in Milton!)
  • The Rosie Effect and The Rosie Result, Graeme Simsion
  • Burial Rites, Hannah Kent
  • Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert (for a dose of creative inspiration!).

Read and recommended


Do You Dream of Terra Two? Temi Oh


Planetfall, Emma Newman (my first venture into Sci-fi!)


The Ash Burner, Kari Gislason


The Promise of Iceland, Kari Gislason (current)

Venice, Part II of The Wisdom Tree novella series, Nick Earls

Gothham, Part I of The Wisdom Tree novella series, Nick Earls


Hired by the Mysterious Millionaire, Ally Blake (local Brisbane Romance writer!)

The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion


Fighting the Current, Heather Waldorf (a book I have read every year, at least once, since high school!)

Two Steps Forward, Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist (Brilliant, has inspired me to walk The Camino one day!)


Addition, Toni Jordan (wonderful local author, such enlightening writing)


Judgement Rock, Joanna Murray-Smith (a quintessential novella for those who love our country, and lighthouses!)

Hopscotch, Jane Messer (another of Jane Messer’s to savour, so well executed)


Provenance, Jane Messer (a book I have read once a year, every year for a decade. My all-time favourite book!)