Tuesday 8 November 2016

Top Ten Tuesday

The Broke and the Bookish host a weekly meme called Top Ten Tuesday.

This week features our ever increasing TBR piles.

In honour of #AusReadingMonth my Top Ten Recently Acquired Books will all be Australian books.


The Best Australian Essays 2016 edited by Georgie Williamson

This book walked onto my TBR pile only a few short hours ago.


The Salzburg Tales by Christina Stead

The very first published book by Stead full of her short stories, which I plan to read for Stead Reading Week @ANZ LitLovers Litblog.


Time Without Clocks by Joan Lindsay

Her 1962 autobiography that I picked up on the weekend when I went second-hand bookshop trawling.
Why did I never make the connection before?
Her brother-in-law was Norman Lindsay!


Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany

Also discovered during my second-hand bookshop expedition - the advantages of working in a bookshop is that I know which older books are now out of print. When I spot one in a second-hand shop, I know to snap them up.
It also has a great flexi cover that feels great to hold.


True North by Brenda Niall

I've been wanting to read one of Niall's biographies for ages.
This one about the Durack sisters came my way last week.


Cabin Fever by Elizabeth Jolley

This one has been sitting on my TBR shelf for a while now, but I realised that I had a lot of non-fiction on this list and wanted to even it out with some more fiction.


Gum by Ashley Hay

After falling in love with The Railwayman's Wife a couple of years, I hunted down some of Hay's backlist books. This one dedicated to one of my favourite trees was a no-brainer.


Position Doubtful by Kim Mahood

Australian Women Writer's feature heavily on my TBR pile.
I hope to start this one very soon.


The Swan Book by Alexis Wright

An award winning novel that I really must read soon.


Joe Cinque's Consolation by Helen Garner

They have recently made a movie about the incredible events surrounding the death of Joe Cinque.
Helen Garner's controversial book focused on victim's rights even as she failed to explain the perpetrator's motivations.


  1. Oops. Let me try that again!

    You always have wonderful books in your TBR. Thanks for sharing these.

  2. Joe Cinque's Consolation is amazing- probably my favourite Garner, although it's been quite some years since I read it.

  3. I like the cover for The Swan Book! It seems like I am always adding books to my ever growing reading wishlist after reading TTT threads like this week's TTT post.

    Here's my TTT post for the week:

    Happy reading!


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