Category: Read This

Heart-Warming Faith

Review: The Names They Gave Us Author: Emery Lord Faith can be heart-warming, devastating and difficult. Emery Lord’s 2017 novel, The Names They Gave Us has all of...

Would You Give The Sun?

Review: I’ll Give You The Sun Author: Jandy Nelson 70% dark chocolate. That’s what this novel is. It’s bitter, and a little bit sweet. Some people love it and...

Step into her wheels

Review: Out Of My Mind Author: Sharon M. Draper “What would you do if you could fly?” Mrs. V asks as she glances from the bird to me. “Is that on the quiz?” I...

An Uncanny Revival

Review: Uncanny X-Men #1 Written by Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, and Matthew Rosenberg Art by Mahmud Asrar and others After a more than two-year absence, Marvel has...

The European wilderness

Review: Europe: A Natural History Author: Tim Flannery Our home-grown historian and writer on the environment Tim Flannery is known for his writings in the Australian...

An unfiltered reaction to the times

Review: Crudo Author: Olivia Laing How do we react to Trump and the almost apocalyptic madness of contemporary world events? One could be forgiven for falling into...

Is God Good For You?

Since Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion released in 2005, a number of books have explored whether or not we really need God. Responses from people of faith have...

The icon that nearly wasn’t…

Review: The House Author: Helen Pitt The Sydney Opera House is such a widely recognised building, and such a part of Australian consciousness, that it is easy to forget...

Living history of Norfolk Island and the Uniting Church

Review: Prisoners, Pitcairners and Pilgrims: A History of the Norfolk Island Methodist – Uniting Church Author: Rev. Dr Robert Wyndham Norfolk Islanders live...

A fitness odyssey

Review: Coach Fitz Author: Tom Lee Tom, the narrator of novel Coach Fitz, is a young man living in Sydney whose obsession with physical fitness in part makes up for...