Author Archives: Ms K

May 27

The Furies by Mandy Beaumont

If, for some strange reason, you happen to see me in real life and you think I look decidedly like someone who has been dragged through a hedge backwards, I haven’t. I’ve just read The Furies. This book is ferocious and in the words of Elvis Presley, I am all shook up, still, having finished […]

April 01

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

Cute title but there’s a word missing because this one’s much more My INDULGENT Year of Rest and Relaxation. And it is kind of a trick title because I’m anything but relaxed having read it. There were a lot of ‘are you kidding me’ faces pulled as I ploughed on, but the most important bit […]

March 27

Catch Us the Foxes by Nicola West

Well hi there Readheads, long time no blog. It’s been quite the year already right, so while my dedication to reading hasn’t suffered, my time to blog about it has. Tell me, is it June already because for the love of Rapid Antigen Tests, it sure feels like it. Anyhoo, I’ve been seeing this on […]

January 10

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

I may be slow sometimes but praise-be, I catch up eventually. Who knew The Midnight Library was a ginormous best seller? Not me. This was another random selection but I learnt quickly everyone else has been in a conniption over it and rightly so. It’s one of those fabulous jewels built from great writing and […]

January 08

A Theatre For Dreamers by Polly Samson

Because overseas travel is still rather iffy right now, for those of us desperately longing for a sun-drenched jaunt to Greece, here’s some good news. Reading A Theatre for Dreamers you can almost feel the sun on your skin, hear the lapping of turquoise water on the pebbled shore and taste the sticky ouzo. Truly […]

January 05

Wild Abandon by Emily Bitto

Wild Abandon is right. I really hate to say it but I nearly abandoned this book 431 times. That’s how many pages long this book is. It was so disappointing but because I thought it was more me than Emily Bitto, I persevered. I realised on page 431, it was definitely the author and 100% […]

January 04

Devotion by Hannah Kent

One of my new year resolutions is to read every word written by Hannah Kent. I’ll be a richer person for it and yes, I know, I know, I’m late to the party and there’s much catching up to do starting with Burial Rites which Ms A luckily nabbed first. I won’t be so slow […]

October 03

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

I always knew it but this book confirmed it. I’ve missed my calling as a top-notch detective because I figured out this who-done-it the moment the culprit appeared. I stuck with it just to cement my suspicions and if I’m completely honest, because I didn’t have a new book to turn to. This thriller might […]

October 01

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

I tore though this like a wolf rips through its dinner. Quickly and ravenously. This is the best sort of book – the one you can’t wait to get back to every day and let’s face it, they are kind of rare. There are good books yes, nice books sure, and then those books that […]

September 30

The Shut Ins by Katherine Brabon

If there was a book symbolic of these pandemic times Readheads, it is this. The Shut Ins. Right now, I’m coming to you from day 100 (or is it 1,000?) of lockdown. My hair deserves it’s own instragram account it’s that laughable, I’ve officially entered middle-age by buying a chest freezer to save all the […]