Reading Pile

Current Reading
Never short of something to read, these titles are on my current reading pile. Stay tuned for reviews.

navigatioCluetopia, David Astle || Find out more
Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight, Jay Barbree || Find out more
The Temporary Gentleman, Sebastian Barry || Find out more
The Brewer’s Tale, Karen Brooks || Find out more
Tumbledown Manor, Helen Brown || Find out more
Almost Invincible, Suzanne Burdon || Find out more
How We Learn, Benedict Carey || Find out more
Through the Woods, Emily Carroll || Find out more
My Brother-But-One, T.M. Clarke ||Find out more
Deeper Water, Jessie Cole || Find out more
New York City in 3D in the Gilded Age, Esther Crain || Find out more
Women of Spirit, Anne Crawford || Find out more
Charlotte’s Creek, Therese Creed || Find out more
The Lion Rampant, Blanche d’Alpuget || Find out more
NEW! King of the Grill, Ross Dobson || Find out more
The Dirty Chef, Matthew Evans || Find out more
Dust of the Land, J.H. Fletcher || Find out more
A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home, Sue Halpern || Find out more
I’d Eat That! Callum Hann || Find out more
Moonlight Plains, Barbara Hannay || Find out more
Women of Letters – Yours Truly, Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire || Find out more
The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook, Liz Harful || Find out more
An Outback Nurse, Thea Hayes || Find out more
The Amber Fury, Natalie Haynes || Find out more
Floodline, Kathryn Heyman || Find out more
NEW! Wife on the Run, Fiona Higgins || Find out more
Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder, Lisa Verge Higgins || Find out more
The Lying-Down Room, Anna Jaquiery || Find out more
The Colour of the Night, Robert Hollingworth || Find out more
Half the World in Winter, Maggie Joel || Find out more
Talon, Julie Kagawa || Find out more
The Iron Traitor, Julie Kagawa || Find out more
The Forever Song, Julie Kagawa || Find out more
Section Alpha, Alan Kiernan || Find out more
Fallout, Alan Kiernan || Find out more
The Abyss Beyond Dreams, Peter F Hamilton || Find out more
NEW! Navigatio, Patrick Holland || Find out more
Mothers and Daughters, Kylie Ladd || Find out more
Call Me Sasha, Geena Leigh || Find out more
A Fig at the Gate, Kate Llewellyn || Find out more
The Power of Bones, Keelen Mailman || Find out more
The Raven’s Eye, Barry Maitland || Find out more
NEW! Meant to Be, Fiona McCallum || Find out more
Ace, King, Knave, Maria McCann || Find out more
NEW! Family Matters, Pat McDermott || Find out more
The Night Guest, Fiona McFarlane || Find out more
My Petite Kitchen Cookbook, Eleanor Ozich || Find out more
The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles, Katherine Pancol || Find out more
Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult || Find out more
Dish it Up, Hayden Quinn || Find out more
Reach for the Dream, Anne McCullagh Rennie || Find out more
Khaki Crims and Desperadoes, Russell Robinson || Find out more
Hannah’s Night, Komako Sakai || Find out more
All That Is, James Salter || Find out more
Tenth of December, George Saunders || Find out more
The Perfect Wife, Katerine Scholes || Find out more
Casebook, Mona Simpson || Find out more
The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook, Mairlyn Smith || Find out more
Eyes of Silence, Doug Spahn || Find out more
The Skirmish, Daniel Springham || Find out more
The Girl with a Clock for a Heart,
Peter Swanson || Find out more
Rules of Summer, Shaun Tan || Find out more
Dog Gone, Back Soon, Nick Trout || Find out more
Making Soapies in Kabul, Trudi-Ann Tierney || Find out more
Inviolate, Karen Turner || Find out more
Letters of Note, Shaun Usher || Find out more
Walking on Trampolines, Frances Whiting || Find out more
Cloudstreet, Tim Winton – Folio Society || Find out more
Rain Dance, Karen Wood || Find out more
Blackbird, Tom Wright || Find out more

New Reviews…

Here are the books that the TBYL Reviewers and I have read and reviewed most recently.
Rachael’s Gift, Alexandra Cameron || Read the review
You Should Have Known, Jean Hanff Korelitz || Read the review
Slush Pile, Ian Houston Shadwell || Read the review
Gone Girl, the movie || Read the review
Over time, I’ve been lucky enough to read and review a fairly wide range of books for kids, teens and adults. Why not have a browse?

A is for…
The Gift of Life, Keily J. Adey || Read the review
Defender of the Faith, Chris Allen || Read the review
Hunter: Intrepid 2, Chris Allen || Read the review 
The Bear’s Lunch, Pamela Allen || Read the review
That Thing Called Love, Susan Anderson || Read the review
The Look of Love, Bella Andre || Read the review
1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think, Ed. Robert Arp || Read the review

The Unfinished Journals of Elizabeth D, Nichole Bernier || Read the review
He Died With a Felafel in His Hand, John Birmingham || Read the review
Ivy Loves to Give, Freya Blackwood|| Read the review 
The Wrong Book, Nick Bland|| Read the review 
A Monster Wrote Me a Letter, Nick Bland || Read the review
Twinkle, Nick Bland || Read the review
The Aunties Three, Nick Bland || Read the review
The Runaway Hug, Nick Bland || Read the review
The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones, Stanley Booth|| Read the review
Akilina, Patricia A. Bowmer || Read the review 
Young Samurai – Way of the Sword, Chris Bradford || Read the review
Young Samurai – Way of the Warrior, Chris Bradford || Read the review
Lola Bensky, Lily Brett || Read the review
Dark Horse, Honey Brown || Read the review || Meet Honey Brown
Warrior Princess, Mindy Budgor || Read the review
Ambition, Julie Burchill || Read the review
All Day and A Night, Alafair Burke || Read the review
In the Company of Strangers, Liz Byrski || Read the review 
Last Chance Café, Liz Byrski || Read the review

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote || Read the review 
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth, Eric Carle || Read the review
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll || Read the review 
Red Carpet Burns, Georgia Cassimatis || Read the review
After Moonrise, P.C. Cast and Gena Showalter || Read the review
The Good Father, Diane Chamberlain || Read the review
I Want a Pet, Lauren Child || Read the review
I am Too Absolutely Small for School, Lauren Child || Read the review 
Threat Vector, Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney || Read the review
Ghost Recon – Choke Point, Tom Clancy and Peter Telep || Read the review
The Unfinished Garden, Barbara Claypole White || Read the review
Darkness on the Edge of Town, Jessie Cole || Read the review 
The Melbourne Book, Maree Coote, fourth edition || Read the review
Tangled Reins, Nicola Cornick and Kasey Michaels || Read the review
What the Ground Can’t Hold, Shady Cosgrove || Read the review
Maisy’s Amazing Big Book of Words, Lucy Cousins|| Read the review
Redstone Station, Theresa Creed || Read the review
The Tombs, Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry || Read the review
The Mayan Secrets: A Fargo Adventure, Clive Cussler || Read the review

Close Enough to Touch, Victoria Dahl || Read the review
Too Hot to Handle, Victoria Dahl || Read the review
Covet, Melissa Darnell || Read the review
Indigo Awakening, Jordan Dane || Read the review
The Siren’s Sting, Miranda Darling || Read the review 
Distance, Nene Davis || Read the review
Entwined with You, Sylvia Day || Read the review
Don’t Tempt Me, Sylvia Day || Read the review
Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton || Read the review 
Stage Fright, Marianne Delacourt || Read the review
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant || Read the review
Soupvan – Stories Over a Polystyrene Cup, Keira Dickinson || Read the review
The Happiest Refugee, Anh Do || Read the review
Fired Up Vegetarian, Ross Dobson || Read the review
The Poacher’s Son, Paul Doiron || Read the review
Room, Emma Donoghue || Read the review 
Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty || Read the review
Only the Animals, Ceridwen Dovey || Read the review

The Best Feeling of All, Jack Ellis || Read the review
Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel || Read the review
Malinche, Laura Esquivel || Read the review
Dirty Deeds, Mark Evans || Read the review

Hooked, Liz Fichera || Read the review
Paws, Kathy Finikakos || Read the review
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert || Read the review 
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn || Read the review
Forged with Flames, Ann Fogarty and Anne Crawford || Read the review
Songs of Willow Frost, Jamie Ford || Read the review
The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth || Meet Kate Forsyth 
Cold Grave, Kathryn Fox || Read the review
Actors Anonymous, James Franco || Read the review
E-Reader Digest, Alicia Freile || Read the review
Waiting for Wednesday, Nicci French || Read the review

The Shadow Tracer, Meg Gardiner || Read the review
Eat In, Anna Gare || Read the review
The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society, Darien Gee || Read the review
Flavours of Melbourne, Jonette George || Read the review
Produce to Platter – Mornington Peninsula, Jonette George || Read the review
Produce to Platter – Yarra Valley & The Dandenongs, Jonette George || Read the review
Produce to Platter – Daylesford…, Jonette George and Daniele Wilton || Read the review
Flavours of Urban Melbourne, Jonette George and Daniele Wilton || Read the review
Coffee Encounters, Jonette George and Tyson Hunter || Read the review
Lifesaving for Beginners, Ciara Geraghty || Read the review
It Will Get Better, Stella Gibney || Read the review
His Stupid Boyhood, Peter Goldsworthy || Read the review
Through the Farm Gate, Angela Goode || Read the review
The Storyteller’s Daughter, Maria Goodin || Read the review
I Think I’ve Lost the Magic, Bambi Gordon || Read the review
If a Smile Should Lose its Mouth, Bambi Gordon || Read the review
What You Do is Not Your Who, Bambi Gordon || Read the review
Triburbia, Karl Taro Greenfeld || Read the review
New York Cult Recipes, Marc Grossman || Read the review

Speechless, Hannah Harrington || Read the review
Diary of a Penguin-Napper, Sally Harris || Read the review
The Midnight Zoo, Sonya Hartnett || Read the review 
Of a Boy, Sonya Hartnett || Read the review 
Heart Like Mine, Amy Hatvany || Read the review
Safe with Me, Amy Hatvany || Read the review
A Bitter Taste, Annie Hauxwell || Read the review 
Chocolate Cake for Breakfast, Danielle Hawkins || Read the review
I’ll Be Seeing You, Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan || Read the review
Mommy, Daddy I had a Bad Dream, Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. || Read the review
The Mothers’ Group, Fiona Higgins || Read the review 
Catch of the Day, Kristan Higgins || Read the review
Sydney 360, Con Hionis || Read the review
Grace Has a Secret, Prudence Holling and Philippa Ray || Read the review
I’m Still Awake, Still! Elizabeth Honey and Sue Johnson || Read the review
High Fidelity, Nick Hornby || Read the review 
Juliet, Naked, Nick Hornby || Read the review
Web of Deceit, Katherine Howell || Read the review
The Sweetest Hallelujah, Elaine Hussey || Read the review

The Mistake, Wendy James || Read the review 
Stuck, Oliver Jeffers || Read the review
The Burger Book Victoria, Ethan Jenkins and Jimmy Hurlston || Read the review
The Ambassodor’s Daughter, Pam Jenoff || Read the review
Jilted, Rachael Johns || Read the review
Man Drought, Rachael Johns || Read the review
My Wild Ride, Fiona Johnson || Read the review
My Hundred Lovers, Susan Johnson || Read the review 
Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts!, Nicky Johnston || Read the review 
Actually, I Can, Nicky Johnston || Read the review
Quiet the Mind,
 Matthew Johnstone || Read the review
The Next Time You See Me, Holly Goddard Jones || Read the review
Addition, Toni Jordan ||  Read the review

The Immortal Rules, Julie Kagawa || Read the review
The Lost Prince, Julie Kagawa || Read the review
The Eternity Cure, Julie Kagawa || Read the review
Pardon Me for Mentioning…, Ed. Alex Kaplan et al || Read the review
Wicked Wind, Sharon Kay || Read the review
Burial Rites, Hannah Kent || Read the review
Sacrifice, Cayla Kluver || Read the review
Zombieson’s Time Machine, 
Knife and Packer ||  Read the review
The Night Has Claws, Kat Kruger || Read the review

Big Sky Mountain, Linda Lael Miller || Read the review
Big Sky River, Linda Lael Miller || Read the review
Young Sherlock Holmes – Fire Storm (4), Andrew Lane || Read the review
Bridie’s Choice, Karly Lane || Read the review
Poppy’s Dilemma, Karly Lane || Read the review
The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destiny, Meshel Laurie || Read the review
The Rules of Conception, Angela Lawrence || Read the review
Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D.H. Lawrence || Read the review
The Good House, Ann Leary || Read the review
Memoirs of a Survivor, Doris Lessing|| Read the review
Garden of Stones, Sophie Littlefield || Read the review
Peace, Love and Khaki Socks, Kim Lock || Read the review
Nice Work, David Lodge || Read the review

Putting Alice Back Together, Carol Marinelli || Read the review
In Falling Snow, Mary-Rose MacColl || Read the review
Driftwood, Mandy Margo || Read the review
Mistress of the Crown, Isolde Martyn || Read the review
The Forgotten Land, Keith Mcardle || Read the review
Wattle Creek, Fiona McCallum || Read the review
Saving Grace, Fiona McCallum || Read the review
Time Will Tell, Fiona McCallum || Read the review
Hopscotch and Honey Joys, Lisa McCune and Di Thomas || Read the review
Crimson Dawn, Fleur McDonald || Read the review
Pushing the Limits, Katie McGarry || Read the review
Dare You To, Katie McGarry || Read the review
Foal’s Bread, Gillian Mears || Read the review
The Priority List, David Menasche || Read the review
The Comfort of Lies, Randy Susan Meyers || Read the review
The Book Club, Mary Alice Monroe || Read the review
How to Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran || Read the review
The Returned, Jason Mott || Read the review
The Wind-up Bird Chronicles, Haruki Murakami || Read the review
Goodbye Lullaby, Jan Murray || Read the review

Back of Beyond, Freda Marnie Nicholls || Read the review
You’re Reading This I’m Already Dead, Andrew Nicoll || Read the review
Her Fearful Symmetry
, Audrey Niffenegger || Read the review
Trouble Twisters, Garth Nix and Sean Williams || Read the review
The Son-in-Law, Charity Norman || Read the review

The Forbidden Queen, Anne O’Brien || Read the review
Happily Ever After? Benison Anne O’Reilly || Read the review

Where Earth Meets Water, Pia Padukone || Read the review
Beautiful MindsMarina Passalaris || Read the review
Inheritance, Christopher Paolini || Read the review
The Christmas Wedding, James Patterson || Read the review
Mary Bennet, Jennifer Paynter || Read the review 
The Bedside Book of Philosophy, Michael Picard || Read the review
Lone Wolf, Jodi Picoult || Read the review 
The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult || Read the review
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilet, Dav Pilkey || Read the review
Pretty Funny Tea Cosies and Other Beautiful Knitted Things, Loani Prior || Read the review
Navel Gazing, Anne H. Putnam || Read the review

City of Jasmine, Deanne Raybourn || Read the review
Ish, Peter H Reynolds || Read the review 
What in God’s Name?, Simon Rich || Read the review
The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Simon Rich || Read the review
One Mountain Away, Emilie Richards || Read the review
Jitterbug Perfume
, Tom Robbins || Read the review 
Better Than Chocolate, Sheila Roberts || Read the review
Who’s Belly, Jeannette Rowe|| Read the review
A Grandmother’s Wisdom, Catriona Rowntree || Read the review
Die Yummy Mummy Die, Allison Rushby || Read the review
Glow, Amy Kathleen Ryan || Read the review

Murder in Mississippi, John Safran || Read the review
The Pagoda Tree, Claire Scobie || Read the review
Currawong Creek, Jennifer Scoullar || Read the Review
The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier || Read the review
We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver || Read the review
Scent of Magic, Maria V. Snyder || Read the review
Makeda, Prue Sobers || Read the review 
No Safe Place, Jenny Spence || Read the review 
The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman || Read the review 
Always Watching, Chevy Stevens || Read the review
The Help, Kathryn Stockett || Read the review 
Queen of the Road, Tricia Stringer || Read the review
Grace Grows, Shelle Sumners || Read the review

Ayseh Talay-Ongan || Find out more
Circle of Silence, Carlon M. Tanzman || Read the review
Strange Bodies, Marcel Theroux || Read the review
Snake Bite, Christie Thompson || Read the review
A Fortune Teller Told Me
, Tizion Terzani || Read the review
Mateship with Birds, Carrie Tiffany || Read the review 
Because I Love You, by Barbara Toner || Read the review
A Bite of the Big Apple, Monica Trapaga || Read the review
The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs, Dr Nick Trout || Read the review 
The Slap, Chris Tsiolkas || Read the review
Press Here, Herve Tullet || Read the review 
Torn, Karen Turner || Read the review
Chaos Born, Rebekah Turner || Read the review

One Good Friend Deserves Another, Lisa Verge Higgins || Read the review

Text and Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll, Simon Warner || Read the review
Before I Go To Sleep, S.J. Watson || Read the review
Zero at the Bone, David Whish-Wilson || Read the review
The Treasure Box, Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood || Read the review
Overseas, Beatriz Williams || Read the review 
The Riders,
 Tim Winton || Read the review
Mitchell the Pixel, Leon James Wisewould || Read the review
A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf || Read the review
Combustion, Steve Worland || Read the review

Shooting Stars, Clayton Zane || Read the review
A Modern Woman’s Guide to A Natural Empowering Birth, Katrina Zaslavsky || Read the review
The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon || Read the review 
The J.M. Barrie Ladies Swimming Society, Barbara J Zitwer || Read the review
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak || Read the review


One Comment

  1. subtlekate
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 02:52:18

    What a fantastic pile. You’ve given me more to add to mine.

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