I read the Outback Midwife via a book club and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a light, easy read and by the end of the book I felt like I knew Beth and liked her so much that I didn’t want the book to end. This memoir details Beth’s life as a midwife from the time she qualifies until she decides to retire. Although all her experiences had a significant influence on her life, none were more profound than her posting to a remote Aboriginal community in the far north of Queensland. Beth writes with compassion and empathy and her love for the people she nursed is amply evident via her writing. A wonderful and uplifting true Aussie tale.
Category Archives: Book Reviews
This is an exciting line-up of books on my to-read list. Check them out and let me know what you think.
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
With the release of the movie by the same title, it’s not surprising that this book has reached the bestseller lists. Can’t wait to read it.
Hard Choices – Hillary Rodham Clinton
Love her or hate her, Hillary Clinton has had a profound effect on the policies of the USA, using her position as First Lady and wife of President Bill Clinton, and later her status as United States Secretary of State and U.S. Senator. It should be an absorbing read.
Written In My Own Heart’s Blood – Diana Gabaldon
This is the eighth in the Outlander series and is set against the turbulent background of North American history from June 1778 onwards.
Mr Mercedes – Stephen King
This latest Stephen King novel promises to be just as heart-stopping as his previous reads. Hold on to your seat! It’s bound to be a thrilling ride.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angleou (autobiography)
With the sad passing of this renowned poet, I think many of us would like to know more about her inspiring life.
If I Stay – Gayle Foreman
Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel. I open my eyes wide now. I sit up as much as I can. And I listen. Stay, he says.