What I read this month : February 2022


Angela D'Alton

Time to Read

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Hey goodies! 

I read four paperbacks in February and enjoyed one audiobook while I was travelling around regional Victoria (read: driving between big country towns that have services I needed).

As the year and the world seep back into the usual routine of ‘busyness’ I’ve found I have a little less time to read (or is that energy?). 

Here’s my little review of what I enjoyed reading in February 2022.

How to be Second Best by Jessica Dettman

How To Be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann

Insightful and keen observations of family dynamics through a uniquely humorous lens.  Tender and warm with a generous side of Australian flavoured sarcasm.  Intelligent and wry. 

Reading my Dettman books out of order (read “This Has Been Absolutely Lovely” last year).  I really dig her style. 

This is an Australian author to watch.

No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

Poetry and non-fiction shouldn’t make sense together but that is the genius of this book. 

There are passages from this book that will stay with me forever.

A heart wrenching, funny and brightly told story in a fresh and vibrant new voice.

Love Stories by Trent Dalton

Love Stories by Trent Dalton

A collection of stories from punters on the streets of Brisbane retold by a self-confessed, love-obsessed cheese ball. 

The audiobook version quivers with Trent Dalton’s special brand of emotional take with the telling of each tale.

A validating, life-affirming work to lighten up a dark time.

Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers

Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers

An unexpected delight.  Themes of forbidden love, mother-daughter relationships, duty and tradition all feature strongly. 

Rich and descriptive, this is a heart-filled story set in late 1950s London that hinges around the main character Jean and her relationships.

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Angela D'Alton

As the result of a multidisciplinary career spanning over 30 years, Angela has an unrivaled combination of wisdom and experience. With a background at Etsy, Garage Sale Trail and the Finders Keepers, Angela’s expertise includes e-commerce, copywriting, customer service and beyond.


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