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Favourite genre: Literary Fiction

Get to know more about Julie and her taste in books below:

More about me

1. A book you didn't think you were going to like as much as you did?

The Woman in The Library by Sulari Gentill. I'm not usually drawn to crime thrillers but I loved the twisty, turny, tongue-in-cheek adventure Sulari took me on.

2. A favourite book of 2022:

Spring Cannot Be Cancelled by David Hockney and Martin Gayford

3. Your favourite book of all time:

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

4. A book that changed your life:

The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

5. A book that ruined you:

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis; the rats!!

6. A book with the best first line or quote:

Burnt Coat by Sarah Hall has the best first AND last lines! 

"Those who tell stories survive."

"A life is a bead of water on the black surface, so frail, so strong, it's world incredibly held."

Reading goals?

Never stop!!

TBR (want to read pile):

Currently Reading:

The Golem And The Jinni

By Helene Wecker

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

Struggling to make their way in 1899 New York, the Golem and the Jinni try to fit in with their immigrant neighbors while masking their true selves. Meeting by chance, they become unlikely friends whose tenuous attachment challenges their opposing natures, until the night a terrifying incident drives them back into their separate worlds. But a powerful menace will soon bring the Golem and the Jinni together again, threatening their existence and forcing them to make a fateful choice.

Marvelous and compulsively readable, The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of folk mythology, historical fiction, and magical fable into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

The Golem And The Jinni

Prima Facie

By Suzie Miller

Tessa is a thoroughbred. A young, brilliant barrister from a working-class background now at the top of her game: defending, cross-examining and lighting up the shadows of doubt in any case. The law is a game and she is its most talented player.

One sickening night, though, Tessa finds herself in a position countless women - one in three - have been in before her. And she's faced with a gut-wrenching, life-changing decision. Will she take the stand to testify about her rape, with the full awareness that the system has not been built to protect her?

Drawn from the internationally acclaimed play, Prima Facie is a propulsive, raw look at the price victims pay for speaking out and the system that sets them up to fail. With breakneck prose and a devastating emotional intensity, this is a novel for our times, by one of Australia's most impressive writers.

'A fantastic read, page-turning and thought-provoking. The kind of story you can't stop thinking about. I loved it.' JANE HARPER

Praise for Prima Facie

'Not many books can immediately draw you in, keep you up all night, and break your heart over and over again. But still you can't put it down. Can't look away. There are not enough superlatives for Suzie Miller's incendiary novel. Just read it.' Heather Rose

'Suzie Miller has created a relatable, seminal work in our understanding of sexual abuse. Brilliant!' Magda Szubanski

'Enthralling and sharp-witted - Prima Facie takes an unflinching look inside a legal system that is more punishing to the victims of sexual assault than it is to the assailants. A scathing and true look at how the legal system can retraumatise victims. Highly recommended.' Karin Slaughter

'As defamation laws are weaponised against sexual assault victims in an already hostile legal environment, this timely and deeply moving novel could not be more important. A defence barrister learns in the absolute worst way what it is like to be raped not once, but twice, the second time by her own profession.' Jane Caro

'Miller's star shines as brightly as a novelist as it does as a playwright. Prima Facie the novel gives us what novels
do: the intimacy of interior life. A great read.' Anna Funder

'Miller's novel is searing, vindicating and absolutely necessary both in the injustices it names and the emotions it evokes. I am grateful to her for writing it.' Sarah Krasnostein

'Brilliant concept. Convincing, worthy, a must read.' Claudia Karvan

'Bold, fearless, heartbreakingly timeless. Written with skill, humour, despair and hope, Prima Facie is a deeply rewarding, absolute must read.' Chris Whitaker

Prima Facie
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