I just wanted to share some recent 5 star book discoveries that I will be reviewing soon; some have recently been published, some will be published in the next month or so. Some are by debut authors, some are by favourites that never disappoint. I highly recommend these – as I read each one I thought “this is the best book I have read this year,” and then I read THE NEXT AND THOUGHT THE SAME THING. Such talent.
The Lying Room
Simon and Schuster
Wearing Paper Dresses
The Other Half of Augusta Hope
Every Time He Dies
I am very excited by the books that arrived in the mail this week.
So many great reads – it is almost better than Christmas! I have started reading Melina Marchetta’s – Tell The Truth Shame The Devil– a great mystery/thriller ( maybe I might finish that tonight), I have flicked through Vivienne Westwood’s Get a Life and I must say I am really keen to start this – this hardback is beautifully presented – love the detailing on the inside back and front covers and the handwritten message from Vivienne and all the wonderful images sprinkled liberally throughout the book. This would make a fantastic Christmas gift for someone special (or for yourself, your pretty special too).
I loved Saul Black’s The Killing Lessons so really looking forward to Lovemurder.
The Rivers of London sounds interesting… “my story really started when I tried to take a witness statement froma man who was already dead…” This grabbed my attention! And I see Lisa Unger took my advice and created a novel from one of the novellas she wrote a while back 🙂 Ink and Bone – another I cant wait to start reading. And last but not least – a local publisher – Serenity Press brings us Writing the Dream; twenty four inspiring stories from many writers you may know or know of – Louise Allan, Sara Foster, Jenn J Mcleod, Monique Mulligan, Sandi Wallace… I cant wait to read your stories!
A short youtube video from Lynda La Plante on why she wrote the book about the twenty two year old Jane Tennsion .
Which reminds me I must write up my review of Reluctantly Charmed 🙂 More on that later.
Simon and Schuster and Tourism Ireland and are hosting a wonderful competition – win a trip to Ireland – so you can experience the colours of Ireland yourself. Details here. Entry only available to Australian and New Zealand residents aged 18 and over.