Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman/Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Whilst reading Andre Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name (2007), I was not only transported to coastal Italy by way of its beautiful language, but I was also immediately struck by its similarity to two other books that I had read recently. I’m going to frame this comparison immediately by saying that the similarity is … More Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman/Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Nicole Hayes

Nicole Hayes is one of my favourite Australian authors. This is due to two main factors – the first, that she is a magnificent writer who manages to capture emotion so well that I have often found myself nodding with recognition when reading her works. The second is that she is also a diehard footy … More Nicole Hayes

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote/Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

The year is 2018. And yet, the two biggest sellers in the true crime genre remain, to this day, books about murders that happened well over 40 years ago respectively. They are both notorious as the standard to which all other true crime books are measured, and they are still just as frightening, evocative and … More In Cold Blood by Truman Capote/Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

Winter reads

Winter is here, and it’s one of the best times of the year for reading. It’s too cold to go outside and do anything and none of us want to leave our bed on the dark, frosty mornings. It may be a cliché to curl up with a book and a blanket while the rain … More Winter reads