December 01

The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

It’s Christmas time and three seventy something female friends have come together to clean out a beach house. The house was owned by their fourth friend, Sylvie, who has recently died. There is a lot of work to do, so the surviving friends get started cleaning cupboards while trying to fill the gaps left by […]

October 29

The Farm by Joanne Ramos

It’s not often I’m at a loss for words Readheads, but Joanne Ramos can take a bow because this book left me rather speechless. Privately I am sure my family is rejoicing, but it’s a sensation I’m not used to experiencing and I don’t like it….just like I really didn’t like some people in this […]

October 21

The Martian by Andy Weir – Guest review by Sebastian aged 12

“I guess you could call it a “failure”, but I prefer the term “learning experience.” Sol 23: Today I read The Martian. Not all of it, but enough of it to read it all throughout the day and into the night. I promised to myself “After this chapter, no actually, after this one, no, I can […]

October 20

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Praise be! I finished a book.  The year started so well, but by Easter I had lost control of the laundry v reading life equation. Trust Margaret Atwood to return my domestic equilibrium. Like her or not, it is impossible not to finish a Margaret Atwood book. The Testaments is the highly anticipated sequel to […]

September 04

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

I literally just finished this book minutes ago and here I am furiously trying to get my head together because Readheads, we NEED to talk about it. This is an incredible book (I think it has a gazillion awards too) but let’s just take a sweet moment to consider how these three women came to […]

August 08

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls is the most delightful romp and I chomped on it ravenously like a candy apple, which is fitting because if I had one word to sum City of Girls up, it is delicious! This story sparkles.  It is irresistible and I fell under the spell of all its characters from the get-go. […]

August 04

Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko

Given this book has a long list of nominations and awards already (most recently named  winner of the Miles Franklin)  my review could be a short and emphatic  three words  – ‘GRAB THIS PRONTO ‘. But you know me, I can’t stop there. I want, actually I neeeeed to say more because this book had […]