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Book Review: Selection Day by Aravind Adiga #AusRead17

January 9, 2017

Fourteen-year-old Manjunath Kumar knows he can become the second-best cricketer in India. Of course, his older brother Radha will be the best because their father Mohan has trained them to believe that. Having moved to Mumbai to chase their cricketing dreams, the boys practice daily to appease their father. But they also believe they are destined for success. However, just like Tendulkar and Kambli — two childhood friends destined for cricketing greatness — it appears that one might succeed while…

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Book Review: The light between oceans

December 26, 2016
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Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia after fighting on the western front during World War I. He is struggling emotionally with what we would now call post-traumatic stress. However, back then, Tom is mainly struggling with guilt at all the lives he had to take. Tom takes up a job as a lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, which is an isolated island. The closest town is Point Partageuse which is where Tom meets Isabel Graysmark before his departure. Tom enjoys his…

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Book Review: The Rosie Effect

December 26, 2016
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Don Tillman is now married to Rosie after the success of his Wife Project. They’ve moved from Melbourne to New York. Rosie is completing her PhD. whilst also studying medicine at Columbia. Don continues with his research at Columbia. All seems well as Don has got used to being married for 10 months which has included some changes to his rigid routines.  However, things take a turn when Rosie announces she is pregnant. Especially when they hadn’t planned for this. Added…

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Book Review: Truly, Madly, Guilty

December 25, 2016
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Liane Moriarty’s latest book hit the shelves back in August. Being the fan that I am, I had to rush and buy it. I also had to read it quickly as I was going to see the author speak and definitely wanted to know what the book was about before I did that. But after that, I slacked off on writing the review. The inciting incident in Truly Madly Guilty is a Sunday afternoon barbecue in a posh Sydney suburb…

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Book Review: The Paper House #AussieAuthorChallenge

December 6, 2016

The Paper House is a debut novel by Australian author Anna Spargo-Ryan. Heather is expecting her first child with her husband, Dave and they prepare for a life as parents by buying a beautiful house. As they wait for the baby to arrive, tragedy strikes. A grieving Heather cannot find comfort in their beautiful new house after losing a child she was yearning to see. As Heather attempts to come to terms with her loss, her relationships are strained as…

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