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 […]

August 28

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier

Ok so I haven’t been posting like Ms K but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading and thinking about books. For those of you who have been holding off starting something new until you’ve heard from me (pay attention both of you) I am sorry.  All I can say is the wait has been […]

August 18

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

So  Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, and I have to tell you Readheads, I too am feeling pretty damn fine after reading this gem by Gail Honeyman. Admittedly, this book started off a little shaky and I thought it a bit odd, but the story found its mettle after a few chapters and I then […]

August 13

The Midnight Watch by David Dyer

Off the back of my last book review, let’s jump on board another historical one – The Midnight Watch by David Dyer.  Excuse the pun though because this book is about the Titanic, and that is one ship we wish no-one got aboard. The twist with this compelling tale is while it relives the end […]

July 31

In The Name of The Family by Sarah Dunant

First up Readheads, an apology because I have been AWOL of late.  So many good reasons why, but not because Miramax called to invite me to join their reading panel tasked with searching out their next big blockbuster…..Not yet anyway! On a positive note though, I have been reading like a demon  so prepare yourselves […]

July 06

Exit West by Moshin Hamid

I’ve read a lot of books in 2017 but only reviewed half of them. Too many have not been worth reviewing; others I’ve been too lazy to review and then there are those I keep going back to that have been reviewed too many times already. The classics. This book doesn’t fall into any of […]

May 02

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

Can we just take a moment to look at the cover of this book.  Isn’t it beautiful?  Does it not make you feel light,  bouncy and all spring-like? Well, my dear Readheads, this is Exhibit A in the case between me and ‘Don’t Judge A Book by its Cover’. Rather than feel like I have […]