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Things I Learnt From Reading The Natural Way Of Things

I recently read Charlotte Wood‘s fifth novel,  The Natural Way of Things. Highly acclaimed and penned by a well-respected Australian author, I thought it would be a perfect starting point for  1,321 more words

Book Review

An Isolated Incident: review

Although in style Emily Maguire’s novel, An Isolated Incident might fit into the psychological thriller genre neatly alongside Jane Harper’s The Dry, I think that is a short sell for this complex novel. 422 more words


#AWW2017 "What would people in their old lives be saying about these girls? Would they be called missing?" // Review of "The Natural Way of Things" by Charlotte Wood

Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author: Charlotte Wood
Genre: Thriller
Date Read: 05/01/2017 – 06/01/2017
Rating: ★★★


What a difficult book to review. While I wouldn’t say it was “hyped” to me, it certainly came highly recommended,  which I think resulted in some unrealistic expectations of what I was in for. 475 more words



Please be aware this post discusses suicidal ideation. 

It seems to be pretty common knowledge now that Christmas is a time when people are especially depressed, and suicide rates can spike. 1,161 more words


My top books of 2016

The Natural Way of Things, Charlotte Wood

This year was Charlotte Wood’s year, with The Natural Way of Things winning not only the Stella Prize but also sharing the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction. 690 more words


‘The Natural Way of Things’ by Charlotte Wood

A dystopian narrative of the future (or possibly the present), an imaginative story of misogyny and internment – Charlotte Wood’s haunting The Natural Way of Things… 524 more words


Top Reads 2016

And just like that, we’re back here discussing another year in books. It’s been a busy year (aren’t they all) but I’ve made plenty of time for reading. 1,292 more words