Hey guys. I thought I’d start doing a series of author spotlights focusing on Australian authors. I grew up in Australia so Aussie authors will always be special to me. This also seems like a good way to make sure I read more Aussie authors. I’ve decided to start off by spotlighting one of my favourite Aussie authors, and one of my favourite authors gnerally, Matthew Reilly.
One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton
Published by: Hot Key Books
Release Date: 04/05/2017
Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
Summary: It’s been a year since Milly, Elyse and Leonie’s dad died, and a year since their last trip to Rome. Summer’s here again, and once again they are heading with their mum to Italy – but what’s it going to be like going without Dad? Rome still holds its familiar charms – the sun is still as warm, the gelato as delicious, the people as welcoming. But nothing is quite as it once was …
With grief still raw for all of them, Milly is facing the additional awfulness of having to see Luke again – gorgeous, gorgeous Luke, who she had a fling with last year, and who she made a total fool of herself with – or so she thinks. What’s going to happen this time? What’s more, things between Milly, her sisters and their mum are rocky – Leonie is being tempestuous and unpredictable, Elyse is caught up with her new boyfriend, and Milly feels like she just doesn’t know how she fits in any more.
Over one Italian summer, can Milly find a way back to the life she once had?
*I won this book on Goodreads First reads*
It’s been four years since twenty-year-old Jessica Hayes has been home, but when she discovers her father is dying, she must return to her hometown in South Carolina and face her past. Jessica thought patching up her relationship with her father would be her biggest challenge, but when she runs into Ryan Dawson—the catalyst of all her problems—she wonders if coming home was a mistake.
Ryan knows he screwed up. Hell, he paid the price…with interest. But when he runs into his best friend’s little sister, Jessica, he’s reminded that his debt will never truly be paid. He may have turned his life around, but he can’t undo the damage. So, he does what he should have done all those years ago. He stays away from Jessica, and all the other personal demons that still haunt him.
Jessica thought she wanted nothing to with Ryan, but something is different about him and she needs to know why. When she discovers the truth behind his change, she puts her troubles aside and tries to help him. But is putting her heart back in the line of fire worth disrupting her stable life back in Ohio, or will the past repeat itself, leaving her brokenhearted once again?
Hey guys! So I’m participating in the End of 2014 Read-A-Thon in December. It actually doesn’t start for over two weeks yet, but I thought I would say something about it now so that you have time to sign up if you want to. There is a group for the Read-A-Thon on Goodreads, which I will link here, and it has information about the Read-A-Thon, and you can find more information about the Read-A-Thon here, but it goes for 12 days and there are daily challenges to do through out the Read-A-Thon, and I think there might be giveaways but I’m not sure.
Okay, so I thought I would share my TBR for the Read-A-Thon with you guys 🙂 Here it is:
- The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
- Holes by Louis Sachar
- The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
- Half Bad by Sally Green
- This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (For the ‘re-read a favourite of 2014’ challenge)
- Plus any books I get for Christmas that I feel like reading
This is just a vague idea at the moment… If I decide I want to read something else instead then I might pick that up. Who knows.
Most of my updates will be posted to my tumblr, but I’m thinking of doing a post about it here at the end, to let you guys know how it went.
So yeah. If you’re interested, go check it out, and if you decide to join it, maybe we could chat about it… Yeah…