Wildlife by Fiona Wood – review

Happy April, friends! Today I want to talk about one of my favorite March reads. Technically this was a fall 2014 release in the US, but it pubbed in Australia earlier.


I finished Fiona Wood’s Wildlife late last week and haven’t had a chance to write about it until now. I probably could’ve found time immediately after I finished it, but I was too busy hugging the book to my chest while I rambled at my husband about how happy I was. Really. This is that kind of book.

Wildlife is a dual narrative, alternating between new girl Lou and newly-popular-girl Sibylla as their class embarks on a school term in the wilderness. Lou is recovering from the loss of someone close to her, while Sibylla is navigating and reevaluating her own close relationships. Amazon calls the book “a tender, funny story of first love, good friendship, and going a little bit wild.” Continue reading


#womeninfiction — 3 Faves

If you haven’t been following the #womeninfiction trending topic on Twitter, started by the awesome Preeti Chhibber, I highly recommend catching up! It’s been an awesome celebration of fictional women and what makes us love them, what makes them real and powerful and vibrant.

To kick off the blog, I want to highlight a few of the literary ladies I tweeted about, why I love them, and why you might, too! Continue reading