Reading Summaries

Booklover Book Reviews Recap – August 2015

Spring has sprung in Brisbane – my favourite time of the year!

Let’s quickly recap what happened here on Booklover Book Reviews in August, before we discuss all the bookish delights that await us in September.

Books Featured

 The Bit in Between by Claire Varley The Beast's Garden by Kate Forsyth Superposition by David Walton The Port Fairy Murders by Robert Gott Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Book Giveaway Winner

The Bit in Between by Claire VarleyTo celebrate the release of Claire Varley’s debut novel The Bit in BetweenPan Macmillan Australia offered a paperback copy for giveaway.

The winner is Leanne K

Congratulations! Check your inbox for my email requesting mailing address so that prize delivery can be arranged.

During August we also announced the winner of our giveaway of The Flask of the Drunken Master (Shinobi Series #3) by Susan Spann courtesy of St Martins Press and Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours.

Other Bookish Banter

We looked at my review rating statistics and best books of 2015 so far and celebrated Booklover’s Day with a round-up of our favourite titles for bedtime reading.

Booklover Book Reviews - Best Books of 2015 so far Bedtime Stories

I shared my ‘5 tips for getting the most out of your writers festival experience’ and ten books being released in September 2015 that have caught my eye.

 5 tips for getting the most out of your writers festival experience Book releases that have caught my eye September 2015

We welcomed new titles into our home and went to the opening night of the Queensland Poetry Festival.

The Blue Fox by Sjon and Muse by Jonathan Galassi Miles Allinson, Emma Viskic and Rebecca Strong Queensland Poetry Festival 2015

Aussie Author Challenge 2015The Aussie Author Challenge 2015 is going strong, with a total of 141 reviews published by 26 registered participants thus far. There’s still plenty of time to join in the appreciation of great Australian literary talent (plus earn extra entries in giveaways of new release titles).

And we published Issue 37 and Issue 38 of our Booklover Book Reviews & Bites Newsletter – subscribe to have it delivered straight to your inbox.

Author Interviews

Claire Varley author of The Bit in Between

Q&A with Claire Varley, author of The Bit in Between — The delightful Claire joined us to chat more about her debut, the power in funny-sad stories and her views on the ‘published author before 30’ club. We also discuss her Netflix addiction and the title she is working on now.

Kate Forsyth author of The Beast's GardenQ&A with Kate Forsyth, author of The Beast’s Garden — Kate discusses the impact the research for The Beast’s Garden had on her, explains her ability to see images or pictures when she hears certain words or songs, and shares details of the next fairy-tale-infused historical novel she is working on, tentatively called Briar Thorns.

What is planned for September?

  • More interviews and giveaways, including a Q&A with Emma Viskic and something special to celebrate my upcoming blog anniversary.
  • The 2015 Brisbane Writers Festival has begun and I am going to lots of sessions so I will share those experiences with you as soon as possible!
  • Featuring the following titles:

Muse by Jonathan Galassi The Blue Fox by Sjon Fever of Animals by Miles Allinson Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic Griffith Review 49 - New Asia Now Supersymmetry by David Walton Who is Mr Plutin by Rebecca Strong The Turn of the Screw by Henry James audio Darkness and Day by Ivy Compton-Burnett

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What was your bookish highlight in August?

What are you looking forward to in September?

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