Image of the Midnight Library book cover and text 'what I'm reading book review'

What I’m Reading: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is a magical masterpiece. Central to this story is a library, which alone makes it a must read in my “books” (see what I did there?). With a sprinkle of magic, some expertly drawn characters and beautiful words, I was hooked! About the Book Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is …

emporium of imagination book cover

What I’m Reading: The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird

I’m finally getting around to sharing more of my recent reads – another sublime book from Tabitha Bird. I had big expectations after reading the beautifully crafted “A Lifetime of Impossible Days” and was delighted that “The Emporium of Imagination” was equally good or perhaps better.  I’m in awe of Tabitha’s ability to bring magic, wonder and heart-warming characters to …

Devouring Gray book

What I’m Reading: The Devouring Gray By Christine Lynn Herman

I was a little late to the party when it came to The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman having picked it up at my local bookshop because of its comparisons to Stranger Things and Riverdale. But I’m glad I did.  The story follows Violet Saunders who moves to the small town, Four Paths – a place with dark secrets …

What I’m Reading: Pachinko By Min Jin Lee

I’ve been catching up on my “to be read” list lately and finally got to Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. I’m just sorry I didn’t read it sooner. Pachinko is a multi-generational spanning most of the 20th century in Korea and Japan. An exquisitely told saga that mainly follows Sunja who falls pregnant to a yakuza boss. She must find …

What I’m Reading: Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop By Roselle Lim

Roselle Lim’s latest book, Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop, perfectly captures the same lighthearted, fabulist rom-com style of her debut novel, Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune. Lim is particularly adept at weaving the magical and fantastical into vividly described and familiar settings. As the title indicates, the setting of the latest book is Paris, with Vanessa exploring …

What I’m Reading: Vanishing Falls By Poppy Gee

Celia Lily is rich, beautiful, and admired. She’s also missing. And the search for the glamorous socialite is about to expose all the dark, dirty secrets of Vanishing Falls… The remote town of Vanishing Falls, is set within a lush Tasmanian rainforest – a setting that is as beautiful as it is haunting. Poppy Gee, who grew up in Tassie, …