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Beauty, chills and scandals

They're just a few of the words used to describe what's going on at That Book You Like this month...

In this month's newsletter you'll find a wide range of experiences, as we chat to adventure author Chris Allen, partake in some really beautiful and moving art courtesy of Lisa Sewards, and enjoy a varied selection on the Reading Pile.

This month's books are frightening, scandalous, moving and fantastical. Each book on offer has something really exciting to bring to the table and I can't wait to get reading!

I hope you'll join us...

Meeting Chris Allen!

Last month we enjoyed our first online event...

Last month's TBYL Event, “Meet Chris Allen” was our first online event, held on Facebook, and featured a chat with the very talented Chris Allen. As I'm sure you know by now, Chris is the author of the Intrepid series, and the creator of the series' main character Alex Morgan.

We chatted about his process, when he started writing, and how he develops such strong, believable characters. We talked about his ability to manage the level of detail to achieve a wonderfully readable outcome, and tried to pry out of him a little of what can be expected from Intrepid 3, Avenger.

If you'd like to read the transcript of our conversation, you'll find it here on the TBYL blog.


"White Parachutes"

This month TBYL got out of the house, and experienced some beautiful art...

Last week I visited Fortyfive Downstairs to attend the opening of Lisa Seward's White Parachutes. This stunning show, featuring works on paper, paintings, objects and installations explores the memories of the artist's mother who, after having spent five years of her young life in a displaced persons camp in northern Germany shares her experiences of uncertainty, loss and hope.  

Although this show is reverent and clearly aims to raise an awareness of the circumstance of displacement, it is not somber. The hopeful image of the artist’s mother as a child, the repeated imagery of the billowing parachute and the silken ribbons themselves create a theme of hope, of finding comfort.

White Parachutes is showing now, until 13 July 2013 and will conclude with an artist talk and Russian high tea on Saturday, 13 July 2013. 

You can read more about the show here...

In Review

Featuring my favourite review from the month just gone... 

Dark Horse by Honey Brown (Penguin)  gave me chills from start to finish.

"I love the mountains, the mist, fog and hush that falls over the hills when it’s wet, but the storm that hits Sarah and Tansy is a whole different beast."

This book had me sitting on the edge of my seat the whole way though. I worried for Sarah, I wondered at Heath and I was drawn into the anticipation and uncertainty of their relationship. The suspense in this novel is just perfect, and the story will have you sucked in the whole way through. 

Read the full review here...

Buy it now!

TBYL Book Club: July

This month we'll be getting wild...

I’m really excited to be experiencing this month's book with you! We'll be reading Kate Forsyth's, The Wild Girl (Random House) and you can join in the conversation in the week starting 29 July 2013.

We'll be holding the club conversation on our Facebook page, make sure you Like Us on Facebook to join in.

To buy The Wild Girl, click here... and to read a sample of Kate's novel, click here!

New on the Reading Pile

My Reading Pile is tall and varied, but here's my pick of the bunch...

This book is sure to ruffle some feathers, quite possibly even my own. Alissa Nutting's Tampa (Allen and Unwin) has already been described as a new Lolita, and has found it's way to the top of my Reading Pile this month.

"She deceives everyone, is close to no one and cares little for anything but her pleasure... With crackling, stampeding, rampantly sexualized prose, Tampa is a grand, satirical, serio-comic examination of desire and a scorching literary debut."

Keep an eye out for my review and a big give-away on the blog this month.

Find out more...

New in The TBYL Store!

There are few things I like better than new goodies in the store...

If you missed out on winning a copy last month, Amy Hatvany's Heart Like Mine (Allen and Unwin) is now available in the TBYL Store!

It’s a wonderful story, a drama of the challenges that comes with losing something too soon. If you take pleasure in a meaningful tale, then I think you will enjoy 'Heart Like Mine'.  

Shop now!

Win a Copy!

Each month, TBYL brings you new and exciting give-aways...

This month, a lucky reader will win a copy of The Son in Law by Charity Norman, courtesy of Allen and Unwin
'A compelling, moving and ultimately optimistic story of one man who will do almost anything to be reunited with his children. And of the grandparents who are determined to stop him.'
To enter, email
info@thatbookyoulike.com.au subject line 'SON IN LAW' and include your name and postal details. A winner will be chosen at random on 31.07.13 and notified by email.

And the winner is...

Congratulations to...

The winner of a copy of Heart Like Mine by Amy Hatvany from Allen and Unwin is Lindy King.

Happy reading Linday and keep and eye out for an email from TBYL soon! Thanks to Allen and Unwin for sponsoring this give-away.

If you'd like to find out more about the book, you can read our review here.

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