July 24

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I don’t do trashy books well. I’ve got no problem with trashy TV and remain convinced that Survivor is the best show in the history of television but, for whatever reason, my tolerance for basic books is low. Also, I feel compelled to ask the question of whether there is a place for an airport […]

July 13

The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose

What do you do when you ask two friends, both serious readers, for reading recommendations and they simultaneously suggest the same book? I’ll tell you what you do….you get off your ass and go get it. You don’t start editing your facebook profile or sign up to a new streaming service; you reserve your spot […]

July 02

The Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian

There are many ways to break a reading drought.  It could be a week of woolly weather, a break from work or a raging pandemic with government enforced lockdowns.  Or it could just be the timeless allure of a great book. Like a hot bag of Uber Eats at the end of a long week, […]

June 28

Olga by Bernhard Schlink

Well look at me go Readheads – two reviews in two days after weeks of silence. When it rains reviews Readheads, it pours. So let’s chat about Olga and let’s talk about Bernhard Schlink. I always love a bit of Bernhard and I had to go back to my 2017 review of his last book […]

June 28

Empire of Wild by Cherrie Dimaline

I have done A LOT of reading lately Readheads (and now we are back in lockdown, I suspect there’ll be even more. Oh praise be). Some I’ll blog about, some I won’t and not because I don’t like them. Simply they were either older books that tickled my fancy, or a memoir, and while they […]

April 29

Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

COVID was an odd and powerful backdrop to read this one Readheads. As if reality wasn’t strange enough, I thought ‘hey, let’s not just be in a pandemic, let’s get stuck into a book about one too.’ I’m not really a sucker for punishment but I am a sucker for anything written by Emma Donoghue. […]

April 25

Kokomo by Victoria Hannan

Firstly, hello! Remember me? Ms K for those of you who don’t. I can’t blame you – it has been a hot minute. Reason? Nothing drastic, just work, life, work, bit more work and books. Lots of good books! I didn’t really know which one to review first. I even contemplated a group review – […]

January 26

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

Ok, 2020 was a year of complete you-can’t-make-this-sh*t-up crazy, but for me – truth be told – it wasn’t that bad. Actually it was pretty nice. There was alot to be happy about and then, ta da, I scored a cherry on the cake moment because I beat Ms A to this beauty so hoorah […]

January 16

How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang

I can’t keep up with Obama, but frankly, who, besides Michelle, can? Every year, he publishes a list of his top 10 reads and every year, I head knowingly to the bookshop to scoop them up.  I could just walk in with the list but no, instead I choose 3 or 4 and wander up […]

January 15

Honeybee by Craig Silvey

One of the great things I guess about a new year shut-down across greater Sydney was I felt zero guilt laying in bed all day, listening to the rain, reading. I did it twice and I felt a million dollars. This sort of caper should be done more often I thought (New Years resolution #1). […]