I’ve travelled some diverse terrain in this month’s Book Chat. From Mount Everest, to 17th century Amsterdam, into the trenches of the first world war, and across to a shearing shed in WA’s North-West.
I read two first novels in Justin Go’s The Steady Running of the Hour and Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist. One of these was my favourite book this month because I really did escape into the world created in its pages. Which one? Well, you’ll have to watch Book Chat to find out!
And even though I thought Evie Wyld’s All the Birds, Singing was a very accomplished novel, well-written and with a plot twist I didn’t see coming, I don’t think I can recommend it to everyone. Why not? Again, I’ll reveal all in Book Chat, which you can watch below.
Join Me For Next Month’s Book Chat
I’ve chosen another three books for next month’s Book Chat and I hope you can join me in reading at least one of them. Of course I’m continuing my love affair with historical fiction and have Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth on my list. You might remember I reviewed The Wild Girl, also by Kate Forsyth on Book Chat a few months ago and after having her as a guest on my blog last week, I felt compelled to pick Bitter Greens up off my shelf and give it a read.
I’m also reading Kim Kelly’s The Blue Mile; more historical fiction by an Australian woman writer. My final pick is historical again; The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd who wrote the bestselling The Secret Life of Bees.
I look forward to hearing your comments about the books I’ve reviewed this month. Have I inspired you to read the book that was my favourite? Do you agree with me about Evie Wyld’s book? Let me know what you think.