Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty/A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Two of the most highly anticipated reads of 2018 for me were from my two favourite authors – Australia’s own Liane Moriarty (whose praises I have previously sung here!) with Nine Perfect Strangers and international bestseller Jodi Picoult (again, more singing of praises to be found here) and A Spark of Light. It always feels … More Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty/A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Less

  My interest piqued in this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, Less, in a series of hilarious and relatable tweets from the author, Andrew Sean Greer, as he found out he had won. He was astounded, gracious and candid about his response – and he also shared a photo of his pug dog wearing … More Less

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