Tag Archive | realism

Take Three Girls

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley My rating: 4 of 5 stars St. Hilda’s Grammar School. Hotbed of teenage girl angst. Ady, Clem and Kate have nothing in common other than the school they attend. At first it’s hard to distinguish the individual voices of the characters. The tone and language used for each girl […]

The Most Important Thing: Stories of Sons, Fathers and Grandfathers

The Most Important Thing: : Stories about Sons, Fathers and Grandfathers by Avi My rating: 3 of 5 stars Some stories are more successfully executed than others, but overall, this is an insightful collection of stories about male family relationships. Covering a wide range of scenarios, Avi explores the dynamics of the successful and not-so-successful […]

The Elephant

The Elephant by Peter Carnavas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh, this is divine. Just the most beautiful, beautiful, book. So much heart, so thoughtful, such a wonderful twist in the tale. 5 glorious, wonderful, colourful stars! View all my reviews

A Shadow’s Breath

A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes My rating: 5 of 5 stars The date I read this may be a little out, but the timing is not. I devoured this book in a sitting. It is a compelling and heart-wrenching story, and the writing is spot-on. I was taking with a friend recently about reading […]

The Dry

The Dry by Jane Harper My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was good, not earth-shattering, but a solid murder mystery, with some interesting twist and turns. 3.5 stars. View all my reviews

Faking It

Faking It by Gabrielle Tozer My rating: 4 of 5 stars The light and fluffy style of this novel hide a deeply heartfelt centre. Josie’s see-sawing between over-confidence and total panic drives me nuts, but I remember being a new adult and wondering if I was ever going to figure it out. The relationship between […]

The Intern

The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Goddamn, Josie Browning is gorgeous. Her stream-of-consciousness ‘new adult’ ranting is both funny and touching. She’s lost in the adult world, but forging ahead nonetheless. New job interning for the formidable Rae Swanson at Sash, new life living between home and her cousin’s house, […]