The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Challenges / Highly Recommended / Historical Fiction / New to Me Author

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

This book brought back lots of memories of my trip a few years ago to Australia. We learned a lot about the aboriginal population and how they suffered when the British settled there. We also learned a lot about their way of life, including hunting and agricultural practices. Kate Grenville’s award winning book describes an … Continue reading

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Challenges / Contemporary Fiction / First Novels / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Highly Recommended / New to Me Author

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

This was such a fun book, I wanted to read it in one sitting.  It brings together a lot of things I like – clever romantic comedy, Australia, and Asperger’s.  If that sounds like a weird combination, it is, but that’s me. The Rosie Project is about Don Tillman, a genetics professor at a university … Continue reading