A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution – Samar Yazbek
A difficult read but so important (my thoughts)
This gorgeous book set in the Melbourne art world. Fantastic read.
A pregnant superhero!
The Captain Marvel series written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
I’ve read a few different versions of Captain Marvel so far and this is absolutely the best.
I am not much of a reader of urban fantasy but this one was so absorbing and has such an unforgettable main character – she has Borderline Personality Disorder and after a suicide attempt, lost her legs. I am impatiently waiting for book three to come out in 2018.
Each page of this graphic novel is mesmerizing but this is probably my favourite.
Ridiculous long subtitle aside, this was a truly fun non-fiction read. And I learnt far more about the wine world and sommeliers than I expected.
The Soul of an Octopus – Sy Montgomery (audiobook)
Octopuses are truly fascinating creatures! I definitely fell in love with them after listening to this book.
The Harry Potter series on audiobook, read by Stephen Fry
This is the first time I’ve listened to the series and it’s also the kids’ introduction to Harry Potter (we just finished The Prisoner of Azkaban). And I love sharing this experience with my two boys! Also, Stephen Fry does an amazing job.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
I love multigenerational family stories and this was a great one, a story of a Korean family living in Japan. It’s sad to learn about how these Koreans, who are born and have lived in Japan their whole lives, were (and still are) treated as foreigners and looked down on. A full-bodied book about belonging (and not belonging), full of sorrow and heartache and persistence.