About Me

Bookselling during Covid 2021
Interviewing Sulari Gentill, author of ‘The Woman in The Library’ for an exclusive book club meeting with our 3 local bookclubs

Hi, I’m Mel ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

I fell in love with reading around the age of 15. I discovered ‘BookTube’ and started to follow avid teenage readers such as Regan at Peruse Project and Sasha at abookutopia. These girls who were around my age opened my eyes to a world I had never explored – fantasy reading โš”๏ธ๐Ÿ›ก

From here I made my very first Booktopia order … Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. I was head over heels with this book and my reading took off!

7 years on and I am the Retail Manager of my local book store. I am a qualified Social Worker and I also lead and organise a local Literary Lovers Book Club. We meet once a month and discuss everything new literature, stand out paragraphs and exceptional writing.

I have multiple passions, hobbies and loves but books keep coming first (I’m definitely not mad about this).

My current reading genres still include the good old YA fantasy but tastes in contemporary romance, early Australian fiction, historical fiction romances and Japanese literature have grown. My Social Work brain also comes out in favoured non-fiction themes of privilege, consent, male patriarchy and mental health.

I hope you enjoy browsing and interacting with this space as I endeavour to make it as bright, bookish and happy as possible ๐ŸŒธ

For all appropriate questions, either leave a comment or email me: melreviewsherbooks@gmail.com ๐Ÿ“ง