Blog­ger picks books to curl up with

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Books - By JES­SICA NICO

FOR those plan­ning to curl up with a good book this sum­mer, one lo­cal book lover has put to­gether a list of the must-read books to de­vour, whether it be soak­ing up the sun on the beach or en­joy­ing the air con­di­tion­ing on the couch.

Write Note Re­views blog­ger Monique Mul­li­gan has gone from jour­nal­ist to ed­i­tor and now re­views books for Aus­tralia’s ma­jor pub­lish­ers.

She said it was a way to com­bine two loves – read­ing and writ­ing. “I have two blogs – one as a writer (in my name) and one as a re­viewer,” she said.

“It can be busy, even over­whelm­ing when you start, be­cause it takes time and ef­fort to build a cred­i­ble pro­file, but I’ve be­come a lot bet­ter at man­ag­ing my time.”

With 2016 set to pro­vide even more amaz­ing sto­ries to sink the teeth into, Mul­li­gan said she was most look­ing for­ward to read­ing Perth-based Natasha Lester’s A Miss for Mr Fitzger­ald, Inga Simp­son’s Where the Trees Were and Janita Cun­ning­ton’s The River House.

“I'm in awe of the tal­ent that's within and emerg­ing into the Aus­tralian writ­ing scene,” she said. Visit www.writenotere­views .com and www.monique-mul­li­gan.com for more.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d447689

Monique Mul­li­gan with a good book.

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