Tag: great reads

  • Five more great reads for your TBR pile

    Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid I loved this debut novel from US author Kiley Reid. Her writing explores race and class in America in an engaging, distinctive voice. The protagonist, Emira, and the young girl she babysits, are the kind of endearing, vibrant characters that have stayed with me. You can hear me discuss […]

  • The key to being smarter, healthier and happier

    Mark your calendars! This year Australian Reading Hour is Tuesday 14 September. This is a chance to not only make some extra time in your schedule for reading, but also to celebrate reading and all its benefits and joys. Australia Reads exists to ‘champion reading, promote the many mental health and lifestyle benefits of reading […]

  • 2019: The reading year in review

    In 2019, for the first time in years, I read more fiction (slightly more) than non-fiction. Perhaps, in this third year of illness, I needed to escape more. ‘Everybody should be reading 20 pages of fiction – from a real book – to open or close each day‘, as a way to  increase our empathy, […]