February 25

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

Brene Brown, as you may or may not know,  is one of the most famous Ted Talk speakers – ever. Her talk on Vulnerability is in the top 5 Ted Talks of all time so that in itself was incentive enough for me to pick up her latest book but also, as a New Years […]

January 19

The Last Days of Ava Langdon by Mark O’Flynn

I finished this book a few months ago so am very late to the blogging party with this review.  I was in two minds about what I really thought about it – I hoped that with some time, I would be a little clearer. Spoiler – this didn’t happen and I am still 50/50 – […]

January 07

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

I have always had a secret fascination about those folk who enter murder scenes to clean them up.  Hells bells, I couldn’t do it but there is something so ghoulishly intriguing about it, don’t you think?  If you, like me, have  a hidden penchant for such things, well dearest Readheads, this book is for you. […]

January 02

The Dry by Jane Harper

Happy New Year Readheads – here is to a year of truly great reads! It’s good to be back so yes, let’s address the elephant on the page.  It’s been a while since I posted (but good news is I have been reading like a demon so have lots to blog about) but I have […]

January 02

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Every good holiday requires a good book. Frankly, it is beyond me why airlines don’t offer book sales with flight reservations. They could easily make recommendations according to destination, demographic and flight length and it would be a whole lot more fun than amazon. Instead of a little shopping basket icon there could be a […]

December 10

The Choke by Sofie Laguna

It’s the early 1970’s and a ten-year-old girl is slipping through the cracks. Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her father, she is forced to live with her alcoholic grandfather in a broken-down property near the banks of the Murray River. Surrounded by men, guns and beer – this young girl is far from […]

October 22

Days without End by Sebastian Barry

It scares me how many times I walked past this beautiful book.  In the days of big publishing houses and even bigger marketing budgets, it is not at all uncommon to get enticed by a cover and find on reading it that the writing doesn’t quite match the hype. The opposite is true with this […]