The Book Circle: Tara Moss, Gemma Crisp and Amanda Hooton.

Summer holidays and reading go together like a Margharita and salt. We’re super keen to hear about what you’ve been reading in comments and this month on The Book Circle, three fabulous women talk about their writing, their books and what they read during summer.

Tara Moss, Gemma Crisp and Amanda Hooton are our guests this month. If you aren’t familiar with these writers let us introduce you…

The Skeleton Key by Tara Moss

Tara Moss: Tara Moss is the author of several bestselling and critically acclaimed novels including FetishSplit, and Siren. Her books have been published in seventeen countries in eleven languages, and have been nominated for both the Davitt and the Ned Kelly crime writing awards. Tara is also a mum and does some fantastic work for a number of charities. She has been an ambassador for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 2000, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 is a UNICEF Patron for Breastfeeding for the Baby Friendly Health Initiative.

Finding Mr Darcy by Amanda Hooten

Amanda Hooton: Originally from Western Australia, Amanda Hooton went to university in Scotland, before working for newspapers such as The Scotsman in Edinburgh, and the Daily Telegraph in London. Since 1999 she has been a journalist with Good Weekend Magazine and has won both a Walkley award for Australian journalism, and a British Press Award. She’s now turned her writing skills to the world of books, with her first Finding Mr Darcy.

Be Careful What You Wish For by Gemma Crisp

Gemma Crisp: Gemma Crisp developed her love of books and magazines while growing up on a sheep farm in the middle of Tasmania, back in the days before the internet. Sincethen she’s gone on to work for some of the best magazines in the UK and Australia including New Woman, Girlfriend, OK and NW and has been the editor of Dolly and most recently Cleo. Gemma’s first book Be Careful What You Wish For was released in January.

The ‘book of the month’ for this month is Jack of Diamonds by Bryce Courtenay. If you are one of the few people out there who didn’t receive a copy for Christmas, make sure you grab one and let us know what you think. Happy Reading!

Did you read any great books over the holidays? What’s stacked up ready to go on your bedside table or loaded onto your E-reader?