‘Bitter Greens’ by Kate Forsyth. A richly detailed retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale, weaving together the lives of three different women from the court of Louis XIV in Versailles to Renaissance Venice, this historical fiction is filled with dark magic and evocative descriptions. For lovers of fairy tales and historical fiction.
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I usually borrow Debbie Macomber books as Audiobooks. It’s like going for a drive with a gossipy friend who knows heaps of peoples and hearing stories of what they have been up to. Her books are generally set in small communities in North America and commonly have romantic elements. I find them undemanding and relatively enjoyable. I suggest you start with the “Cedar Cove” series.
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A true story of a little girl who’s life was very traumatic and has been through a lot of foster families. Cathy was her last resort of help. Cathy Glass is a truly remarkable woman, with lots of stories to tell.
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Brandon Sanderson writes great stories and writes them fast. This one is short novella set in a technologically advanced alternate reality where detectives can create a ‘snapshot’ of the world in order to relive a period of time and solve crimes. Davis and Chaz are interesting characters, and you might guess where the story is going, how it gets there will keep you guessing until the end! 4/5 stars
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How do you write a book review on absolute perfection? I finished this book and then I wanted to read it again because of all this cuteness overload. This book made me laugh and cry with all my heart and made me so happy by the end of it. Albertalli writes with this beautiful lightness that is almost impossible not to love.
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Having been a big fan of Marie Kondo’s ‘The life-changing magic of tidying’ I was intrigued by Jay’s minimalist approach to declutter and simplify. Kondo’s approach is to judge if the item sparks joy in you; Jay’s approach challenges readers to further eliminate the physical stuff filling up the space, to open up space in mind. Very helpful to keep me motivated to pursue minimalist lifestyle.
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Liane Moriarty writes fun, light, domestic fiction that usually has a single event that is slowly revealed throughout the novel. Great holiday reading – Enjoy!
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