The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie

SynopsisA brand new series from Booktuber Lucy Powrie - about what happens when you give up on trying to fit in and let your weird out! It's time to join The Paper & Hearts Society. Tabby Brown is tired of trying to fit in. She doesn't want to go to parties - in fact, she... Continue Reading →

How It Feels To Float by Helena Fox

Thank you to Pan Macmillan Australia for sending a copy of How It Feels To Float for review and to Helena for chatting to us on Better Words. Synopsis Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about... Continue Reading →

Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke

Thank you to Penguin Australia for sending Star-Crossed for review and discussion for Better Words. Stay tuned for our interview with Minnie Darke/Danielle Wood. Synopsis When Justine Carmichael (Sagittarius, aspiring journalist and sceptic) bumps into her old friend Nick Jordan (Aquarius, struggling actor and true believer) it could be by chance. Or perhaps it's written in the stars.... Continue Reading →

Losing The Plot by Elizabeth Coleman

Thank you to Allen & Unwin for sending me a copy of Losing The Plot for review. Synopsis Funny, charming and captivating, with a plot within a plot, and a girl who is looking for love in all the wrong places. Vanessa Rooney is a thirty-something dental hygienist who finds herself a single mum with a hole... Continue Reading →

I’m Sorry, But Ya Basic!

Recently I was playing Friends Monopoly with my family and my sister said a few things that got me thinking. She said I am ‘basic’, that I don’t have my own original taste and like things because they're super popular. Side note - to defend my sister, she wasn’t saying any of this in an... Continue Reading →

Toxic by Nicci Cloke

Thanks to Allen & Unwin for providing this book for review. Buy it here! Synopsis Sometimes parties are not all they are cracked up to be... Hope has never been happier. She's on her way to Crete, after a group of her friends have made her an honorary 'lad' and let her tag along on... Continue Reading →

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Thank you to Allen & Unwin for providing this book for review. Buy it here! Synopsis Connell and Marianne both grow up in the same town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. But they both get places to study at university in Dublin, and a connection that has... Continue Reading →

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

My lifelong dream finally came true. Okay, not lifelong, the park only opened in 2010. So for eight years I've been dreaming of visiting. It was everything I wished it would be! On our first day at Universal, we had some ticket trouble. Indy, the champion, went back to our hotel to get our travel... Continue Reading →

10 Perfect Summer Reads

1. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord The ultimate summer read of 2018. It's got music, summer love and a road trip. What else could you want? Read my review here. 2. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera If you haven't picked this one up yet, please do. I actually did... Continue Reading →

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