2015 in Review

Finally here is my wrap up of 2015!



Total: 70 book & 20,103 pages, Average: 296 pages

Favourite Book(s): Monash the Outsider Who Won the War by Roland Perry & The Boleyn Trilogy by Laura Anderson

Least Favourite Book(s): Joan Makes History by Kate Grenville


866452 Shortest Book

The Secret of Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

58 Pages

2/5 Stars

First published: 1987


Joan Lindsay’s best-selling novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is a subtle blend of mysterious and sinister events set in a period drawn with loving nostalgia. The final chapter of the novel was removed at the request of her publishers, creating a mystery to which thousands have begged to know the solution. Published now for the first time, the missing chapter reveals what did happen to the schoolgirls who vanished from the Rock after a St Valentine’s Day picnic in 1900.




Longest Book

Monash: The Outsider Who Won the War by Roland Perry

586 pages

5/5 Stars

First published: 2004


Australian General Sir John Monash changed the way wars were fought and won. When the British and German High Commands of the First World War failed to gain ascendancy after four years of unprecedented human slaughter, Monash used innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win a succession of major battles that led to the end of the Great War.

But Australia’s greatest military commander fought as many battles with those on his side as he did with his enemies. Monash was the classic outsider who rose to greatness despite the mighty odd of his ‘handicaps of birth’ – having a German-Jewish background at a time when racism and prejudice were rife: and being a part-time colonial soldier in an Imperial British army.

Roland Perry brings to life the fascinating story of the man whom many have judged as the greatest ever Australian. Monash draws on the subject’s comprehensive letter and diary archive – one of the largest in Australia’s history. The result is a riveting portrait that weaves together the many strands of his life as a family man, student, engineer, businessman, lawyer, teacher, soldier, leader, romantic and lover of the arts; and reveals why, in addition to his amazing military successes, Monash is remembered and respected even more for his humanity.


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All books of 2015

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Bosworth by Chris Skidmore
Bosworth by Chris Skidmore


    1. // Reply

      Thanks! I didn’t think it was that many but we do what we can within the constraints of life, right? I’m glad you enjoyed it. I admit I really didn’t like it. I read it fairly quickly but it just left me… Disturbed is probably the nicest way of putting it. Of course it’s not the type of book that I would usually read which could have to do with it too.

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