CityLife Book Review

CityLife Book Review

Book Reviews
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What I Cook When Nobody’s Watching
By Poh Ling Yeow

In 2009, Poh Ling Yeow was catapulted into the centre of the Australian food scene when she competed in the first season of MasterChef Australia. Since then, Poh has had an incredibly successful career hosting her own cooking show, releasing a range of books, and more! Her newest title “What I Cook When Nobody’s Watching” has just hit the shelves.

Poh believes that the simpler we eat, the happier we are, and in her new book she shares all the things she cooks when nobody’s watching. Reconnect with the simple pleasure of cooking for yourself and others with proper quickies, nourishing bowl food, comfort combos and crowd-pleasing feasts that take everyday ingredients to new and delicious places.

“What I Cook When Nobody’s Watching” is a celebration of good, honest food and will help you find beauty and ritual in the everyday!

Seeing Other People
By Diana Reid

Diana Reid is a Sydney-based writer. Her debut novel, Love & Virtue, was an Australian bestseller and winner of the ABIA Book of the Year Award, the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year Award, the ABA Booksellers’ Choice Fiction Book of the Year Award, and the MUD Literary Prize. Seeing Other People is her second novel (Ultimo Press, n.d.).


After two years of lockdowns, there’s change in the air. Eleanor has just broken up with her boyfriend, Charlie’s career as an actress is starting up again. They’re finally ready to pursue their dreams—relationships, career, family—if only they can work out what it is they really want.

Seeing Other People tells the story of two very different sisters and the summer that stretches their relationship almost to breaking point.

By Maggie Dent

According to Maggie Dent, how we parent our girls from birth to 8 will determine their path as teens and young women. In her new title “Girlhood”, Maggie offers parents and guardians a compassionate guide to raising girls to become secure, connected, and confident in their teen years and beyond.

Advocating for free play, reduced scheduling, fewer screens and much more love, Maggie shows us how to best guide our daughters as they progress through childhood and navigate relationships, technology, and real-world challenges.

Maggie Dent is a parenting author, educator and host of the ABC’s Parental As Anything podcast. Her new book, Girlhood, is out now.

365 Days
By Blanka Lipinska

The sexy and deeply romantic internationally bestselling novel that inspired the blockbuster Netflix movie. Laura Biel and her boyfriend are on a dream vacation in beautiful Sicily. On the second day of their trip, her twenty-ninth birthday, she is kidnapped. Her kidnapper is none other than the head of a powerful Sicilian crime family, the incredibly handsome, young Don – Massimo Toricelli, who is determined to possess her at all cost. Massimo has his reasons. During an earlier attempt on his life, a vision appeared before his eyes: a beautiful woman, identical to Laura. After surviving the attack, he vows that he will find the woman in his vision and make her his own. No matter what. For 365 days, Massimo will keep Laura captive in his palatial estate and attempt to win her heart. If she doesn’t fall in love with him during this time, he will let her go. But if she tries to escape at any point, he will track her down and kill her entire family. Soon Laura develops a fascination with her handsome and powerful captor. But as a precarious, risky relationship forms between them, forces outside their control threaten to tear them apart.

The million-copy no.1 international bestseller that inspired the hit movie