Review Archive

Below you’ll find an alphabetical list of the books I’ve reviewed on my blog.


ABBOTT, Jane – Elegy 

ABDEL-FATTAH, Rana & narrated by Rebecca Macauley – Does My Head Look Big In This?

ACKLES, Elise K – Dear Stranger

ADELAIDE, Debra – The Household Guide To Dying

ALBOM, Mitch – The First Phone Call From Heaven

ALEXANDRA, Tonya – The Impossible Story Of Olive In Love

ALLEN, Emma & illustrated by Hannah Sommerville – My Friend Ernest

ALLISON, Catherine & illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas  – Dear Daddy, I Love You.

ANDERSON, Laura Ellen – I Don’t Want Curly Hair

ANDREWS, Amy – Taming The Tycoon

ANDREWS, Amy – Playing It Cool (Sydney Smoke Rugby BK 2)

ANDREWS, Kimberly – Hound the Detective

ARCHER, Fiona – Craving Justice

ARCHER, Fiona – Tempting Justice

ARCHER, Fiona – In his Custody

ARENA, Felice – The Boy And The Spy

ASHTON, Juliet – These Days Of Ours

ATWOOD, Margaret – The Penelopiad 


BARKER, Dawn – Fractured

BAXTER, Claire – Love On Location

BELL, Davina & illustrated by Sara Acton – OH, ALBERT!

BENNETT, Sawyer – Riggs (Arizona Vengence #11)

BLABEY, Aaron – Pig The Grub

BLABEY, Aaron – Pig the Tourist

BLABEY, Aaron – Guff

BLACKALL, Sophie – Hello Lighthouse

BLAND, Nick – The Unscary Book

BLUEY – The Beach

BLUEY – Fruit Bat

BLUEY – Time to Play (sticker book)

BLUEY –  Bob Bilby

BLUEY – Easter Fun!

BLUEY – All About Bluey

BLUEY – All About Bingo

BLUEY – My Dad Is Awesome

BROOKE, Cori – Fearless With Dad

BROWN, Honey – After The Darkness

BROWN, Honey – Dark Horse

BROWN, Jeffrey – Darth Vader And Son

BROWN, Jeffrey – Vader’s Little Princess

BROWN, Kerry – Lest We Forget

BROWN, Ruby & illustrated by Lesley Vamos – My Mum Is A Superhero

BUCHANAN, Colin & illustrated by Simon Williams – Aussie Easter Hat Parade

BURR, Chandler – Your Or Someone Like You


CAHILL, Rhian – Secret Santa

CHAILL, Rhian – Christmas Wishes

CAHILL, Rhian – New Year Kisses

CAHILL, Rhian – A Touch Of Frost

CAHILL, Rhian – A Kiss From Kringle

CAHILL, Rhian – A Taste For Kandy

CAISLEY, Raewyn & illustrated by Karen Blair – Something Wonderful

CALLEN, Alissa – The Long Paddock

CALLENDER, Kacen – Felix Ever After

CARLINO, Renee – Swear On This Life

CARRIER, Roch & Translated by Sheila Fischman – The Hockey Sweater & Other Stories

CARROLL, Ber – Less Than Perfect

CARROLL, Suzanne – Over The Edge

CARTER, Lou & illustrated by Nikki Dyson – Oscar The Hungry Unicorn

CARTER EATON, Jason & illustrated by Gus Gordon – The CATawampus Cat

CARUSO, Carla – Secret Santo

CASS, Kiera – The Selection

CHEGWYN, Ashley – The Lucky Ones

CHOLDENKO, Gennifer & illustrated by Dan Santat – Dad and the Dinosaur

CHRISTINE, Lee – In Safe Hands

CHRISTINE, Lee – In Safe Arms

CHUIN, Matt – Australian Birds

CLARKE, Justine & Arthur Baysting &illustrated by Tom Jellet – The Gobbledygook And The Scribbledynoodle

CLARKE, Maxine Beneba – When We Say Black Lives Matter

CLEAVE, Roahn & Illustrated by Coral Tulloch – Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

COLLUM, Karen & illustrated by Serena Geddes – Blow Me A Kiss

CONLEY, Vikki & illustrated by Helene Magisson – Little Puggle’s Song

CORDEROY, Tracey & illustrated by Tim Warnes – It’s Christmas!

COSGROVE, Matt – My Dad Is A Robot

COSGROVE, Matt – Macca’s Christmas Crackers

COSTELLO, Mary – The Reluctant Wag

COSWAY, L. H & Penny Reid – The Hooker And The Hermit (Rugby Series Book 1)

COSWAY, L.H & Penny Reid – The Player And The Pixie (Rugby Series Book 2)

COSWAY, L.H & Penny Reid – The Cad and Co-Ed (Rugby Series Book 3)

CRUMBLE, P & illustrated by Dean Rankine – On The First Day Of School

CUMMINGS, Phil & illustrated by Owen Swan – ANZAC Biscuits

CURTIS, Shannon – Enamoured

CURTIS, Shannon – Enraptured

CURTIS, Shannon – Mistletoe Maverick


DADDO, Andrew –  Just Breathe

DADDO, Andrew & Illustrated by Jonathan Bentley – Old Friends, New Friends

DADDO, Andrew & Illustrated by Jonathan Bentley – When I Grow Up

DEEN, Karen – Love’s Fun (Time For Love, Book Four)

De La MARE, Guinevere & Maura Kelly, Gretchin Rubin, Ann Patchett – I’d Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers

DIXON, Ruby – Ice Planet Barbarians (book one)

DIXON, Ruby – Barbarian Alien (Ice Planet Barbarians book two)

DONALDSON, Julia & Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie – The Hospital Dog

DUFFY, Jacque – ANZAC – The Story of a Little Goat

DUGGAN, CJ – Paradise City

DUGGAN, CJ – Paradise Road

DREISE, Gregg – Hello and Welcome

DREWS, C. G. – A Thousand Perfect Notes

DYER, David – The Midnight Watch


EMMICH, Val & Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul – Dear Evan Hansen

ESTELA, Lucy &illustrated by Elise Hurst – Girl On Wire


FAVILLI, Elena & Francesca Cavallo – Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women

FERRIS, Fleur – Black

FLETCHER, Tom & illustrated by Greg Abbott – There’s A Dragon In Your Book

FLYNN, Rachel & illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie- Collecting Sunshine

FORD, Jaye – Darkest Place

FORNASIER, Kylie – Things I Didn’t Say

FOSTER BLAKE, ZOe & illustrated by Adam Nickel – No One Likes A Fart

FRANKEL SCHORR, ALEX & illustrated by Louise Garner – From Neigh to Zebra

FREEMAN, Pamela & illustrated by Sophie Beer – Amazing Australian Women: Twelve Women Who Shaped History

FREDETTE, Darlene – Nothing To Lose

FRENCH, Jackie & illustrated by Mark Wilson  – A Day To Remember

FRENCH, Jackie & illustrated by Bruce Whatley  – The Beach They Called Gallipoli

FRENCH, Jackie  & illustrated by Bruce Whatley  – Cyclone



GAILEY, Sarah – Upright Women Wanted

GALLION, Sue Lowell & illustrated by Joyce Wan – Pug & Pig: Trick or Treat

GARDNER, Louise  – If I Were The Easter Bunny

GAYLE, Natalie – Finding Trust

GEPHART, T – High Strung

GEPHART, T – Crash Ride

GEPHART, T – Back Stage

GERMEIN, Katrina  & illustrated by Tom Jellett  – My Mum Says The Strangest Things

GODWIN, Jane & illustrated by Anna Walker – Go Go and The Silver Shoes

GODWIN, Jane & illustrated by Jane Reiseger – Red House Blue House Green House Tree House 

GREDER, Armin – The Mediterranean

GREEN, Jane – Tempting Fate

GREEN, John – The Fault In Our Stars

GREENBERG, Nicki – The Naughtiest Reindeer Goes South

GREENWOOD, Kerry  & illustrated by Annie White – Gallipoli

GREENWOOD, Mark & illustrated by Andrew McLean – The Happiness Box: A Wartime Book of Hope

GROFF, Maggie – Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute 

GUEST, Patrick & illustrated by Nathaniel Eckstrom – The Dress-Up Box

GUILLAIN, Adam & Charlotte, Illustrated by Ada Grey – The Book Week Monster

GWYNNE, Phillip & Illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall – Brother’s From A Different Mother


HACKETT, Dave – Time For Bed, Daddy

HAIG, Matt – A Boy Called Christmas

HARPER, Jane – The Dry

HART, Pamela – A Letter From Italy

HART, Pamela – The Desert Nurse

HARVEY, BJ – Game Player

HATHORN, Libby & Illustrated by Phil Lesnie – A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy

HEARD, Wendy – She’s Too Pretty To Burn

HEIN, Cathryn – Rocking Horse Hill

HEIN, Cathryn – Santa And The Saddler

HEIN, Cathryn – Wayward Heart

HELLARD, B & L. Gibbs – Hooked On Netball (Netball Gems Book 1)

HERRON, Rachael – Cora’s Heart

HIGGINS, Ryan T. – Santa Bruce

HILL, Eric – Spot Loves His Mum

HILL, Loretta – The Girl In The Steel-Capped Boots

HILL, Loretta – The Girl In The Hard Hat

HILL, Loretta – One Little White Lie

HILL, Loretta – The Girl In The Yellow Vest

HILL, Loretta – The Grass Is Greener

HILL, Susanna Leonard & illustrated by Elisa Pagnaeli – Moon’s First Friends

HILTON, Nette & illustrated by Bruce Whatley – The Smallest Bilby and the Easter Games

HILTON, Nette & Illustrated by Bruce Whatley – The Smallest Bilby and the Easter Tale

HOLCOMBE, Ella and David Cox – The House On The Mountain

HOLLIS, Rachel – Girl, Wash Your Face

HOOVER, Colleen – Verity

HORNER, Doggie & Illustrated by JJ Harrison – Die Hard Christmas

HOWARTH, Daniel – Why I Love Australia

HUGHES, Dave & Holly Ife, Illustrated by Phillip Bunting – Excuse Me, Santa

HUGHES, Dave & Holly Ife, Illustrated by Heath McKenzie – How NOT To Annoy Dad



JACENKO, Roxy with Pixie Curties & illustrated by Heather Hawkins – Penelope’s Playground

JACOBSON, Megan – Yellow

JANE, Maddie – Fixed Up

JAMES, Eric – The Easter Bunny Comes To Newcastle/NSW/ Western Australia/Australia

JAMES, Wendy- The Mistake

JAMES, Wendy – The Lost Girls

JAMES, Wendy – The Golden Child

JENKINS REID, Taylor – After I Do

JENKINS REID, Taylor – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

JENNER, Carmen – Harley & Rose

JOHNS, Rachael – Jilted

JOHNS, Rachael – The Road To Hope

JOHNS, Rachael – Man Drought

JOHNS, Rachael- The Kissing Season

JOHNS, Rachael – The Art Of Keeping Secrets

JOHNSON, Leah – You Should See Me In A Crown

JOLLY, Jane & illustrated by Robert Ingpen – Tea and Sugar Christmas

JONES, Jennie – 12 Days At Silver Bells House

JONES, Jennie – A Place To Stay


KANE, Kim & Ills. Lucia Masciullo – Family Forest

K.E, Whitney – What Happens In Ireland

K.E, Whitney – Deceive Me In Ireland

KELLY, Deborah  & Illustrated by Karen Blair – Me And You 

KEMMERER, Brigid – Letters To The Lost

KING, Stephen Michael – Rainbow Bear

KOSTAKIS, Will – The Sidekicks

Kwaymullina, Ezekel Kwaymullina &  illustrated by Tom Jellett  – My Amazing Dad


LANE, Karly – Bridie’s Choice

LAWRENCE, Angela – The Rules Of Conception

LAGA’AIA, Jay & illustrated by Kim Flemming – Egg Hunting We Will Go

LEDDEN, Liz & illustrated by Gabriella Petruso – Walking Your Human 

LEE, Robinne – The Idea of You

LESTER, Alison – Noni the Pony Rescues a Pony

LESTER, Alison – Tricky’s Bad Day

LESTER, Alison – The Painted Ponies

LESTER, Natasha – The French Photographer

LITTLER, Jamie – Frostheart

LITTLER, Jamie – Frostheart 2: Escape From Aurora

LORD, Gabrielle – Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing

LOW, J A – Suddenly Together

LOW, J A – Sapphire (Bratva Jewels Books One)


MAAS, Sarah J – A Court Of Frost And Starlight (A Court Of Thorns And Roses 3.1)

MADDEN, Georgia – Confessions Of A Once Fashionable Mum

MADISON, Juliet – I Dream Of Johnny

MADISON, Juliet – 12 Daves Of Christmas

MALONE, Lily – The Vineyard In The Hills

MANGAN, Anne & illustrated by Tasmin Ainslie  – The Easter Bunny’s Helper

MANGAN, Anne & illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie – The Greatest Father’s Day of All

MARCHETTA, Melina – Finnkin Of The Rock

MARVEL – Dad, You Are My Super Hero

MARWOOD, Lorraine – Leave Taking

MATTINGLEY, Christobel &  illustrated by David Kennett  – Forward March

MEGHAN, The Duchess of Sussex & illustrated by Christian Robinson – The Bench

METZENTHEN, David & illustrated by Michael Camilleri  – One Minute’s Silence 

MEYER, Marissa  &  illustrated by Doug Holgate – Wires And Nerve

McALISTER, Jodi – Valentine

McCALLUM, Fiona – Saving Grace (The Button Jar Series Book One)

McCARTNEY, Tania – Mamie

McCONAGHY, Charlotte – Thorne (Book 2 in The Chronicles of Kaya Series) 

McHEYZER, Margaret – Addiction

McHEYZER, Margaret – Echoes of You

McELHATTON, Heather – Pretty Little Mistakes: A Novel (Choose Your Own Adventure)

McINERNEY, Monica – The Christmas Gift

McINTOSH, Fiona – The French Promise

McKellar, Lauren K – Seeking Faith

McKellar, Lauren K. – Honest Love

McKellar, Lauren K – Naughty or Nice

McLEAN, Jay – More Than This

McLEAN, Jay – More Than Him

McLEAN, Jay – More Than Forever

McQUIRE, Amy & illustrated by Matt Chun – Day Break

MILFORD, Kate – Greenglass House

MILLETT, Peter & Bowles, Tish – The Anzac Puppy

MILNER, Kate – My Name Is Not Refugee

MITCHELL, Dana – The Venetian Affair

MONTGOMERY, L. M. – Christmas With Anne of Green Gables & Other Stories

MORGAN, Sally & illustrated by Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr – Little Bird’s Day

MORIARTY, Liane – The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

MORIARTY, Liane – Nine Perfect Strangers

MURPHY, Aunty Joy & Illustrated by Lisa Kennedy – Welcome To Country

MURPHY, Sally & illustrated by Janine Daweson – Fly-In Fly-Out Dad (

MURRAY, Kristy & illustrated by Karen Blair – When Billy Was A Dog


NASH, Charlotte – Ryders Ridge

NEGLEY, Keith – My Dad Used To Be So Cool

NEWMAN, Paul & illustrated by Tom Jellett – Grandpa’s Space Adventures

NEWTON, Robert – Mr Romanov’s Garden In The Sky


OSBORN, Maragerta – Hope’s Road


PAGE, Scott – The Barefoot Investor

PALACIO, R.J – Wonder

PALMER, Fiona – The Empty Nest

PAMFILOFF, Mimi Jean – Accidentally In Love With …  A God?

PARKER, Aura – Meerkat Splash

PARRY, Bronwyn – Dead Heat

PARRY, Bronwyn – Dear Ruth

PARRY, Bronwyn – Storm Clouds

PARRY, Bronwyn – The North Wind

PASHLEY, Sue-Ellen & illustrated by Thea Baker – The Jacket

PATERSON, A B (Banjo) & illustrated by Mark Wilson – We’re All Australians Now

PAUL, Janette – Just Breathe

PENNY, Donna & Kai Penny – Why My Mummy?: Kair Shares his Mother’s Experience Of Cancer

PERRY, J.L  – Hooker

PERRY, J. L. – Bossy Bastard

PICOULT, Jodi & VAN LEER, Samantha – Between The Lines

PLOZZA, Shivuan – Frankie

POTTER, Clarissa – It’s Ok To Feel Things Deeply



RAWLINS, Donna & Illustrated by Heather Potter and Mark Jackson – Waves 

REDGOLD, Eliza – Black Diamonds

REID, Penny – Truth Or Beard (Winston Brothers 1)

REID, Penny – Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting In The City, Book One)

RENNIE, Anne McCullagh – Song of the BellBirds

REYNOLDS, Louise – An Outback Christmas

REYNOLDS, Adam & Chaz Harris & illustrated by Christine Luiten & Bo Moore – Promised Land

RITCHIE, Kate & illustrated by Jedda Robaard – It’s Not Scribble To Me

ROBERT, Katee – Learn My Lesson (Wicked Villians Book Two)

ROBERTS, Trent & illustrated by Chrissie Krebs – A Dinosaur Ate Dad’s Hair

ROTH, Veronica –The Transfer (A Divergent Short Story)

ROTH, Veronica – Free Four: Tobias Tells The Story (A Divergent Short Story)

ROWLING, J.K – The Casual Vacancy

ROWLING, J.K – Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

RUBENS, Michael – The Bad Decisions Playlist

RUBIANO, Brittanty & Illustrated by Mike Wall – A Boy, A Bear, A Balloon

RYDER, Jennifer – Losing Faith


SALLEH, Rachel Bin & illustrated by Samantha Fry – Alfred’s War

SAXBY, Claire – Meet… The ANZACS

SAXBY, Claire – Christmas At Grandma’s Beach House

SCOTT, Eva – Red Dust Dancer

SCOTT, Kylie – Lick

SCOTT, Kylie – Dive Bar

SCOTT, Kylie – Repeat

SHAW, Robin – Me and My Dad

SHARPE SHELBERG, Rebecka & illustrated by Robin Cowcher – Reflection – Remembering Those Who Serve In War

SHIRVINGTON, Jessica – Between The Lives

SHIRVINGTON, Jessica – Disruption

SHIRVINGTON, Jessica  &  illustrated by Claire Robertson  – Just The Way We Are

SHOMOS, Jim – Up Here

SHOMOS, Jim – Kissing Scars

SIMPSON, Kate & illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh – Dear Grandpa

SLATTER, Angela – Vigil

SLATTER, Angela – Corpselight

SMITH, Jennifer E – The Statistical Probability Of Falling In Love At First Sight

SMITH, Rosie (Author) & Bruce Whatley – My Mum’s The Best

SMITH, Rosie (Author) & Bruce Whatley – My First Day At School

SNAITH, Tai – You Might Find Yourself

SNYDER, Maria V – Poison Study

SNYDER, Maria V – Magic Study

SNYDER, Maria V – Fire Study

SNYDER, Maria V – Shadow Study

SNYDER, Maria V – Night Study

SNYDER, Maria V – Dawn Study

SOMERS, Michelle – Lethal In Love 1

SOMERS, Michelle – Lethal In Love 2

SOMERS, Michelle – Lethal In Love 3

SPEECHLEY, Michael – The All New Must Have Orange 430

STUART, Bronwyn – She’s The One

STUBBS, Siena  – Our Birds: Nilimurrunga Wayin Malanynha 

SWAN, Karen – The Christmas Lights


TAN, Shaun – Cicada

TANNER, Lian & illustrated by Jonathan Bentley – Ella & the Ocean

TAYLOR,Lani – Daughter Of Smoke And Bone

TAYLOR, Virginia – Dr. No Commitment

THORNE, Jack & J.K. Rowling & John Tiffany – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II

TOERING, Jodi & illustrated by Tannya Harricks – Mallee Sky

TREASURE, Rachael – Jillaroo

TREASURE, Rachael – The Farmer’s Wife

TREMAYNE, Avril – Escaping Mr Right

TREML, Renee – Sleep Tight, Platypup

TYNER, Christy & illustrated by Ciaee – Zak’s Safari


The Umbilical Brothers, & illustrated by Johan Potma – A Monster In My House


VASS, Coral and illustrated by Dub Leffler – Sorry Day


WAGNER, Michael & illustrated by Tom Jellett – Why I Love Summer

WALDEN, Tillie – Spinning

WALKER, Anna – I Love My Mum

WALKER, Anna – Florette

WALKER, Anna – Lottie and Walter

WALKER-SMITH, G.J. – Saving Wishes

WALKER-SMITH, G.J.- Second Hearts

WALKER-SMITH, G.J. –Sand Jewels (2.5)

WALKER-SMITH, G.J. – Storm Shells (3)

WALKER-SMITH, G.J. – Secret North (4)

WALKER-SMITH, G.J. – Silver Dawn (4.5)

WALKER-SMITH, G.J – Shadow Lily (6.5)

WALLEYSTACK, Phil & Raweyn Caisley and illustrated by Dub Leffler – Rocky and Louie

WANG, Gabrielle – The Beast of Hushing Wood

WATKINS, Ross & illustrated by Liz Anelli – One Photo

WEST, Annie – A Vow To Secure His Legacy

WEST, Annie – Seducing His Enemy’s Daughter

WHELAN, Susan & illustrated by Gwynneth Jones – Don’t Think About Purple Elephants

WILD, Margaret & illustrated by Freya Blackwood – The Feather

WILD, Margaret & illustrated by Mandy Ord – Chalk Boy

WILKINSON, Lili & Amanda Francey – That Christmas Feeling

WILLIAMSON, John & illustrated by Peter Carnavas – My Dad Snores

WILLIS, Jeanne & Illustrated by Tony Ross – Not Just A Book …

WILSON, Mark – The Rats of Tobruk

WINCH, Gordon – The Last Anzac

WORTHINGTON, Michelle & illustrated by Ann-Marie Finn – My Brother Tom



YOUNG, Helene – Half Moon Bay

YOUNG, Helene – Northern Heat

YU, Jennifer – Four Weeks, Five People


ZAHOS, Effie & illustrated by IIona Tar – The Great $20 Adventure

ZANBAKA, Elias – Environmentally Friendly

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.