I can not recommend this book enough I love love loved it from start to finish and can’t remember the last time I was moved to tears multiple times! The book is set in 1974 from the point of view of thirteen year old Leni who watches her Father struggling with life after being in the Vietnam war, her mother and her watch him have mood swings bad dreams and generally angry at the world in general. Ernt Allbright decides to pack up his family and move to Alaska for a ‘simpler’ life, little do they know it will be a life they were not at all prepared for! Kaneq is a tight knit Alaskan community that welcome them with open arms but Ernt is reluctant for help. Alaska becomes another character of the book with Kristin Hannah’s beautiful description of its terrain, wildlife and seasons, winter being the biggest test for the Allbright’s Leni and her mother fear for their lives as Ernt’s temper is pushed to the limits. This book is about survival and love. Please please do yourself a favour and read this amazingly beautiful written book it definitely does not disappoint! I gave it a 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wow um literally do not where to start with this one seeing mixed reviews online I thought I’d give it a read… The two main characters Louise and Lavinia from two totally different worlds, Louise holds down multiple jobs with the dream of becoming a writer some day she lives in an apartment in a not so nice area of New York where she is daily cat called by the creep in her building and then there’s Lavinia living the high life (literally) living in a fancy up town New York Apartment supported by Mummy and Daddy, she lives her life partying with New York’s elite, wearing expensive clothes with not a care in the world. Louise and Lavinia’s lives collide one day seeing Lavinia taking Louise under her wing and that’s where things get super weird…Lavinia takes her to all the fanciest parties, lends her clothes and even her drugs! Lavinia becomes obsessive and demanding of Louise’s time. I don’t want to give too much away but know it goes down a dark dark path. I enjoyed the book for the most part but glad it was only a short 200 something page book I don’t think much more could of been packed in. I gave it 3/5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ K ♥️🤓
Non – Fiction crime lovers will love this book, I myself while it was very well written and researched I struggled to read it. The book is written by Michelle McNamara a true crime enthusiast with her own website dedicated to it becomes obsessed with a case that happened over 30 decades ago in California in the 70’s that case being of the Golden State Killer as she names him but known to the Police/Detectives involved as the EAR (East Area Rapist) the book delves in to each horrific murder/rape, the investigation the evidence which they had very little of as the EAR left very little to track. I guess also knowing that unfortunately Michelle dies accidentally of a prescription drug overdose in her sleep most of the novel is just her notes that she left behind which meant she never got to catch him. So In conclusion I think my genre of books is definitely that of fictional I guess I just like to read something that takes me away into another world. If you’re a fan of crime novels and ones that are a true story then give this one a read.
First of all I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but OMG this one is oh so pretty I had to buy it! I was very pleasantly surprised to find out the story was just as beautiful! Alice Hart grows up in a dis functional home by the ocean and sugar cane fields. Her father is troubled and has quite the temper and Alice’s mother well she speaks through flowers which she passes on to her. There’s a fire which sees Alice sent to live with her grandmother at a native flower farm where she will learn secrets from the past, find love lose love but ultimately finds herself. This book is so well written and has beautiful illustrations on the pages as you read I literally could not put this one down! Highly recommend this beauty!
Set in a rural farming town going through the worst drought to date the death of 3 locals The Hadler’s everyone starts pointing fingers at the father Luke saying he killed his wife and son then killed himself. In comes Aaron Falk back to his hometown to attend the funerals, now a finance cop in Melbourne the Mother and Father of Luke ask him to do some digging around to try and piece together why and who did this Hesitantly he agrees. Falk has secrets from his childhood that have the locals against him making his time back there quite the challenge. I don’t want to spoil the book anymore but those of you that love a good Aussie theme and fictional crime story this could be for you! I enjoyed this book throughly Jane Harper’s writing is fantastic and has you wanting more, and when you find out the ending you will be totally blown away.
This first novel by Author Trent Dalton is definitely something else! Set in 1985 Brisbane suburbs is a struggling family in all sorts of trouble, Eli the main character a year younger than his mute brother August is trying to find out what it takes to be a good man. Having a junkie Mum, an ex murdering crim as a babysitter and a step-father who is into some dodgy drug dealing with a Vietnamese matriarch and Brisbane drug dealer Tytus Broz, Eli finds himself working along side his step-dad whom he oddly looks up to! I don’t want to spoil the rest but do yourself a favour and read it! Certainly lives up to the hype I give it 4 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ K ♥️ xx
AN AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC IN THE MAKING
Brisbane 1985: A lost father, a mute brother, a junkie Mum, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It’s not as if Eli Bell’s life isn’t complicated enough already. He’s just trying to follow his heart and understand what it means to be a good man, but fate keeps throwing obstacles in his way — not the least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer.
But now Eli’s life is going to get a whole lot more serious: he’s about to meet the father he doesn’t remember, break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day to rescue his Mum, comes face to face with the criminals who tore his world apart, and fall in love with the girl of his dreams.
A story of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships, Boy Swallows Universe will be the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel you will read all year.
Oh wow where to start this book this book!!! I can honestly say I have NEVER Read anything like it before! When I started reading I I was a little unsure of her I found her kind of obnoxious but kept reading and found I loved her quirky way of thinking, also the way she carried herself she didn’t care what people thought of her. She’s a complete introvert/recluse does the same day to day tasks. No real friends to talk to but then along comes Raymond he turns her world upside down but in a good way!!! Having something terrible happen to her as a child has left her mentally and physically scarred…If you can believe it this is Gail Honeyman’s very first novel!! So well written totally unputadownable! This beautiful book will stay with you forever! K xx ♥️
✨ Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine By Gail Honeyman.✨ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5
Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.
Eleanor Oliphant is happy.
Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled existence. Except sometimes, everything…