It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon


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Ugh, I’m in the midst of a flare up which means pain, fever and headaches, so I haven’t been in a position, physically or mentally, to write reviews. They generally only last about a week, so hopefully by mid week I’ll be much improved.




What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…


The Real Life Murder Clubs by Nicola Stow

How To Kill A Client by Joanna Jenkins

The Death of John Lacey by Ben Hobson




New Posts…


Review: Taken by Dinuka McKenzie

2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration #THEARTS #PUBLISHEDIN2023

2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #1




What I’m Reading This Week…

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It’s a simple enough favor.

Jude hasn’t seen Liam in years, but when he shows up at her work asking for a favor, she finds she can’t refuse. All Jude has to do is pick Liam up at a country train station—without telling anyone. So what if she has to lie to her fiancé? Jude is still committed to him and their imminent wedding, even if she and Liam were in love once.

She owes him.

After the car crash that changed everything years ago, bright, ambitious Jude went to medical school, back on the path she had planned before meeting moody, artistic Liam. Meanwhile, he never fully recovered from the dark stain the accident left on his record.

Now he’s gone.

When the police show up at the station instead of Liam, Jude realizes that she knows nothing about the man he’s become. Now she’s tangled up in his life, the last person to have seen him, and maybe the only one who can uncover the truth about what went wrong—even if she destroys her own life in the process.



Sparks will fly when a desi matchmaker and a self-confessed ‘coconut’ meet in this glittering romantic comedy about love, marriage and mistaking your own identity.

Matchmaking is easy. Falling in love on the other hand …

Saima knows that she’s a great matchmaker. She has the weekly wedding invitations to prove it. So why has her community started turning against her?

The desi community in Sydney has eyes, ears and mouths everywhere, and Saima’s feeling firsthand the impact gossip can have. Too modern, too focused on compatibility instead of class and everything else that’s meant to matter.

She’s about to pack it all up and move back in with her Ammy when an eligible bachelor’s wealthy parents show up at her door. They’re offering the biggest payday she’s had in years, but there’s a catch: she has to convince their son to accept her services without letting on that it’s his parents pulling the strings.

Kal is handsome, successful and starting to worry about his path in life. What does it mean to be a third culture kid? When a woman falls into his life challenging everything he thought he knew about heritage, life and love, it might be the answer he’s been searching for.

But Saima wrote off love a long time ago – has she hardened her heart too much to see what’s right in front of her?

Can a matchmaker recognise a perfect match?



‘I want to tell a story. A long but simple story. A tale of long recovery. A tale of love. A tale of lost and found.’

In his remarkable new novel, award-winning Australian author Michael Meehan sensitively explores the links between generational conflict, family, and the creative act.

At its heart, An Ungrateful Instrument is a novel that portrays a son’s struggle to be more than a mere instrument of the father’s ambition. Antoine Forqueray and later his son Jean-Baptiste, were each brought up as child prodigies to the court of Louis XIV. Together, they were said to be the only musicians in France who could play the father’s brilliant, eccentric music for the viola da gamba.

In an imaginative masterstroke the story is told by Jean-Baptiste’s highly attuned mute sister, Charlotte-Elisabeth. Threaded throughout, deep in a forest an old man creates the gift of a special viol for the boy, Jean Baptiste.

This is a novel that can almost be heard like music, as it soars in language, theme, and a wisdom that both embodies and transcends its period setting.



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21 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon

  1. I just received the Nicci French book from the library. And then 3 other books came in at once!! I’ll have to see the page counts and wait times on all and decde what to tackle first.

    I hope you feel better soon. xo

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