#BookBingo2020 – Round 10: Themes of Culture

Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe Stone Sky Gold Mountain is an unforgettable story, gentle in its brutality as it inches closer to its tragic inevitability. It is a study of prejudice, displacement, racism, and misogyny. You really didn’t want to be anything other than a white man in 19th century Australia. Visit my … Continue reading #BookBingo2020 – Round 10: Themes of Culture

#BookBingo2020 – Round 5: Themes of Politics and Power

Bjelke Blues edited by Edwina Shaw Bjelke Blues is all about resistance during the nineteen years that Joh Bjelke-Petersen reigned as Premier of Queensland. It’s the kind of book that has you laughing while also crying and beating your head against the table. This was Queensland? It beggars belief. Countless remembrances written by a wide … Continue reading #BookBingo2020 – Round 5: Themes of Politics and Power

#BookBingo2020 – Round 4: Friendship, Family and Love

An Almost Perfect Holiday by Lucy Diamond An Almost Perfect Holiday truly hit all the right notes for me. It’s an absolutely perfect read if you’re looking for a novel that has a little bit of everything: humour, romance, drama, family issues, personal growth, mystery, friendship, grief, and love. Visit my full review on this … Continue reading #BookBingo2020 – Round 4: Friendship, Family and Love

#BookBingo2020 – Round 2: Themes of crime and justice

In the Clearing by J.P. Pomare Often after having read a thriller, the most common thing you’ll hear is: ‘That twist!’ I can’t say that with this one though, because In the Clearing has as many twists as a wizened old oak tree. It’s imaginatively clever, laying down pavers to walk you in one direction … Continue reading #BookBingo2020 – Round 2: Themes of crime and justice