The Book Circle: Judith Lucy, Paullina Simons, Jessica Shirvington

It’s back! We had such a tremendous response to the debut of The Book Circle last month (watch episode one here), and are delighted to show you episode number two.

This month Paullina Simons, Judith Lucy and Jessica Shirvington joined Cheryl Akle for a chat about all things books and reading.

If you aren’t already familiar with these three incredible women, let us fill you in.

Paullina Simons is the international best-selling author of novels such as Tully, Red Leaves, Eleven Hours, The Bronze Horseman and Tatiana and Alexander. Her latest novel Children of Liberty is the prequel to the much loved Bronze Horseman trilogy.

Judith Lucy is one of Australia’s most popular comedians. Author of The Lucy Family Alphabet and her new release Drink, Smoke, Pass Out, Judith’s work in radio, television and film and her sell-out national live tours have made her a household name.

Jessica Shirvington is one of Australia’s hottest young writers. Her most recent novel Endless is the fourth in the popular Embrace series for young adults which has recently been optioned for television in the USA by the CW Network, CBS Studios, and Amblin/Dreamworks TV. Jessica lives in Sydney with her husband, Foxtel presenter and former Olympic Sprinter Matt Shirvington and their two daughters.

We all know books are an awesome gift to give and receive at Christmas, and so to give you a hand we have some great recommendations for the whole family this year.

Along with their own fabulous books of course, the panel have some great recommendations for gifts this Christmas.

Judith: The Tour by fellow comedian Denise Scott, and for a slightly heavier read, Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.

Jessica: Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr and any of the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter.

Cheryl: The House of Memories by Monica McInerney, Love Anthony by Lisa Genova and The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

What are you reading at the moment? What books are on your Christmas wish list? This is the list of 50 Australia Books You Can’t Put Down.  Any of these?


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