Hurray! It’s Book Chat time. I have to say, this is one of my favourite things to do on my blog—who wouldn’t love chatting about books for ten minutes?
My apologies for this month’s Book Chat being a couple of weeks later than it should have been. The launch of the new website delayed things a little. But, without further ado in the video below, I’ll answer the question everybody is asking: is The Luminaries worth the time it takes to read it?
I’ll also tell you if I agree with dual Book Prize winner Hilary Mantel, who says that the only book writers need to read is Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande. And, you’ll find out why I absolutely recommend Kate Forsyth’s The Wild Girl for fans of historical fiction.
Once you’ve watched the video, I’d love to know if you agree with me or not—please tell me what you loved and didn’t love about the books I’ve discussed. I’d also love to hear if I’ve inspired you to pick up any of these books.
It would be great if you could join me for next month’s Book Chat too. I know I’m the only person in Australia who hasn’t read Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project, so I’m fixing that by reading it this month. I’m also reading Jo Baker’s Longbourn, a fictional retelling of Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the servants—it sounds like a must for all Pride and Prejudice lovers.
Enjoy, and happy reading!