Category Archives: books of the month

Books of the month: May 2017

Non-Pick of the month I finished only two books during May. Two paltry books! And both of those were audio books. It’s been several years since my reading count for a month was so low. I blame my crazy working … Continue reading

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Books of the month: April 2017

Pick of the month I was working crazy hours during April so read a lot fewer books during the month but there were a couple of real gems (both from the shortlist for this year’s Petrona Award). My favourite of these … Continue reading

Posted in Bill Pronzini, books of the month, Kati Hiekkapelto, Samuel Bjork, Sandi Wallace (Aus), Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 2 Comments

Books of the month: March 2017

Pick of the month The good news is my reading picked up in both quantity and quality during March but the downside of that is it takes more effort to choose a favourite read of the month. After see-sawing between … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Agatha Christie, books of the month, Candice Fox (Aus), Elizabeth Edmondson, Ellery Adams, J.M. Peace (Aus), Jorn Lier Horst, Laura Lippman, Margery Allingham, Meg Keneally (Aus), Sally Andrew, Sarah Ward, Tom Keneally (Aus) | 7 Comments

Books of the month: February 2017

Pick of the month I know February is a short month but I can’t blame that entirely for my reading drop off. After a strong start to the year I only read 4 books during February (though it is only … Continue reading

Posted in books of the month, Hans Olav Lahlum, Mindy Mejia, Patricia Wentworth, Wendy James (Aus) | 7 Comments

Books of the month: January 2017

Pick of the month I read 11 books for the first month of the year and had a bit more variety than I normally do with one non-fiction work and a non-crime novel. Baby steps to diversity😁 I’ve found it quite difficult to … Continue reading

Posted in Ariana Franklin, Bill Crider, books of the month, Cath Staincliffe, Greg Pyers (Aus), Josephine Pullein-Thompson, Kate Dyer-Seeley, Leif G.W. Persson, Megan Norris (Aus), Rebecca Bradley, Sheila Connolly, Tom Keneally (Aus) | 9 Comments

Books of the month: December 2016

For the sake of completeness a quick end-of-month post amidst the year-end ramblings Pick of the month I read 8 books and a short story during December which is right around my average monthly number for the year. There is … Continue reading

Posted in Agnes Ravatn, books of the month, David Owen (Aus), Hannah Kent (Aus), Jaye Ford (Aus), Jo Bannister, Jock Serong (Aus), Margaret Millar, Vanda Symon | 6 Comments

Books of the month: November 2016

Pick of the month I felt pretty wretched after watching the US election unfold at the beginning of the month, both because of what it might mean for the world and for the delayed grief over my mother’s death it … Continue reading

Posted in books of the month, Felicity Young (Aus), Margot Kinberg, Pat Flower (Aus), Robert Harris, Sulari Gentill (Aus) | 2 Comments

Books of the month: October 2016

Pick of the month It is truly difficult to pick my favourite read for October as I felt blessed with so many wonderful books but I’m going to highlight Melina Marchetta’s TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL which is this … Continue reading

Posted in Anna Snoekstra (Aus), Anya Lipska, books of the month, Denise Mina, Ellery Adams, Emily Arsenault, Hans Olav Lahlum, Jane Jago (Aus), Karin Fossum, Larry D. Sweazy, Mark Douglas--Home, Melina Marchetta (Aus), Michael Wood, R. Austin Freeman, Tania Chandler (Aus) | 6 Comments

Books of the month: September 2016

Pick of the month With my reading get back to something like normal during September the choice for book of the month was very difficult. Half of the 10 books I finished this month are worthy of the title but … Continue reading

Posted in Belinda Bauer, books of the month, Dorothy L. Sayers, George Pelecanos, Meg Keneally (Aus), Shamini Flint, Sue Williams (Aus), Tania Chandler (Aus), Todd Borg, Tom Keneally (Aus), Val McDermid, Zygmunt Miloszewski | 4 Comments

Books of the month: August 2016

Pick of the month The truth of the sentiment it’s quality not quantity that counts really rings true for my August reading month. I only managed to finish 4 books but they were all decent (even the one with the … Continue reading

Posted in Antonia Hodgson, Arthur Upfield, books of the month, David Owen (Aus), Emma Viskic (Aus), Patricia Abbott | 8 Comments