I think Marian Keyes is like a racier version of Maeve Binchy. Very Irish but her Walsh stories have more bite and a more contemporary take on relationships. When you try to describe them they sound like you are dealing with very depressing topics but they are deftly handled with warmth and humour.
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The Kookaburra Creek Cafe by Sandie Docker.
Sandie Docker’s debut novel.
One small town, Three lost women and a lifetime of secrets. Set in a small Australian town this will be loved by those who like Cathy Kelly and/or Maeve Binchy.
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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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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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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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When you start a Murakami story you don’t really know what you are going to get. Most of his stories are set in modern Japan, and are filled with intriguing characters. These include a man in the novel ‘Kafka on the shore’ who always refers to himself in the third person, “Nakata loves eel”, and has the ability to talk to cats. Another is Tsukuru Tazaki, socially isolated and trying to work out why his school friends abandoned him many years ago. Murakami’s books are quirky, surreal and unconventional.
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Ally Carter’s fun, fantastical, fast-spaced spy stories feature intriguing characters and just a touch of romance that never overshadows the story. The Heist Society series follows Kat Bishop’s gang of teenage master thieves as they pull off amazing heists.
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