Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force – Sarah Goldman

It felt weird when someone gave this book to me an a Christmas gift. I don’t read much history, particularly Australian history about people I don’t know much about. But that ended up being the reason I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I’m sure I’d heard Caroline Chisholm’s name thrown about, and knew she was on … More Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force – Sarah Goldman

I’d Die For You and other lost stories: F. Scott Fitzgerald

I absolutely adore Fitzgerald’s writing, so was pleased to obtain this selection of short stories (and bit and pieces), woven together by Anne Margaret Daniel. I loved seeing samples of the original manuscripts, along with photographs of Fitzgerald from throughout his life. Daniel also adds anecdotes and context around the short stories which fills out … More I’d Die For You and other lost stories: F. Scott Fitzgerald

The History of Bees

I haven’t book-marked any of the pages in this book, so the writing and language haven’t astounded me. No excerpts to share with you. Neverthless, this was still a lovely book that I tore through in a week. The History of Bees follows three storylines: William lives in England in 1851, a hopeless and depressed … More The History of Bees

First, we make the beast beautiful – Sarah Wilson

This is a book about anxiety. But, it isn’t a self-help book as such, and it isn’t a medical book. It’s kind of a memoir, and it’s kind of a philosophy book. Sarah Wilson doesn’t show us how to manage your anxiety, she simply presents what it’s like living with it (chronically) and that it … More First, we make the beast beautiful – Sarah Wilson