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

Read and recommended

2020

March

What I’m currently reading:

Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

February

She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster’s Meditations on Life by Donna Ward (Incredible reading!)

Review: ‘This is the [wo]manifesto of ‘She I Dare Not Name’: a captivating rumination on solitary life, a meditation on self-acceptance, love and belonging through immense social, environmental and economic upheaval. A stunning portrait of resilience in a society that blindsides the ageing and the lonely, revealing the incontrovertible truth: that the strongest clay is indeed forged in the hottest kiln.’

Fauna by Donna Mazza (taut, eerie dystopian thriller… a great read!)

January

Maybe the Horse Will Talk by Elliot Perlman (A social commentary corporate thriller…fabulous!)

2019

December

The Weekend by Charlotte Wood (one of my Summer favourites of 2019… will definitely re-read!)

November

What the Light Hides by Mette Jakobsen (such atmospheric and suspenseful writing, loved it!)

The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus (Fascinating… innovative, fresh writing from a debut Brisbane author!)

October

Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton (colourful characters and an insanely original premise. Highly recommend!)

September

To Become A Whale Ben Hobson (my TOP favourite book of 2019!)

August

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

July

The Ash Burner, Kari Gislason

June

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

May

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

The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion

April

Fighting the Current, Heather Waldorf (a book I have read every year, at least once… it got me through high school!)

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

March

Addition, Toni Jordan (wonderful Melbourne-based author, such enlightening writing)

February

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)

January

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

Next on my never-ending ‘to-read’ list…

(Thank you Brisbane Writers Festival!)

  • The Butcherbird Stories, A.S. Patric
  • 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!).