Author Archives: Ms K

September 27

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

This one teased me in book shop windows but it took me a hot second to realise Rodham was fiction and not, in fact, a biography. Talk about judging a book by its cover. Readheads, this is one of the cleverest stories I have read for a very long time and the question on the […]

July 23

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

I just snapped this book shut and oh Readheads, I need to talk about it! Sometimes when I finish a book, I’ll google the reviews to check if I have reading comrades or I am alone in the wilderness of loving or hating it. I don’t feel so inclined with this one because Reese Witherspoon […]

July 14

Writers and Lovers by Lily King

Ooh, you had me at hello Lily King and to really get your juices going Readheads, King delivers writers, lovers AND some foodie chatter in these pages so tickety-hoo-ha-boo, it’s a reading trifecta. This book is all about Casey and I’m going out on a limb to say we’ve all possibly experienced a little of […]

June 22

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Ever imagine if Jesus had a wife? Sue Monk Kidd did and has written an incredible story about who she may have been. She was Ana – a rebellious, wip-smart woman full of curiosity and gifts, all glorious traits we want in women today – back then, ah, not so much. Ana was a force, […]

May 30

The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld

There is a quiet fury in Evie Wild’s books that obviously appeals to me because I nearly break a leg bolting into the book shop to pick up what she has written the sweet moment it goes on the shelf. In my review of  the award winning ‘All the Birds Singing’ I wrote Evie Wyld’s […]

May 08

There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

This is The Indie Book Awards 2020 Book of the Year so attention needs to be paid.   The list of fans of There Was Still Love, and indeed anything written by the author, is as long as it is wide and I see why.   She is a beautiful storyteller. I admit I read this one […]

April 07

Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

What a great time to be a book lover! For those of us who can think of nothing better than being forced to stay indoors and read, well, this crazy new Covid 19 reality is heaven on a stick.  My bedside table is piled high with new, fresh, delicious reads because leaving the house for […]

February 27

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Well hasn’t this book caused quite the stir for all the wrong reasons. Before I get into that gumf, my message is simple  – READ THIS PLEASE –  because American Dirt is one hell of a book and Jeanine Cummins is one hell of a writer. The story is about Mexican woman Lydia and her […]

January 22

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

I always take care of my books.  They’re my treasures after all so you won’t see them dog-eared or rough around the edges.  Sadly, this book looks like it’s been through the right ringer because well, it has.  I haven’t left home without it.  Anytime I thought I’d have a spare mo to read in […]

January 01

Holiday Reads by Ms K

Happy New Year Readheads.  Phew we made it. There is so much going on in our news right now I feel like it’s the only thing I’m reading – and I am, quite frankly, exhausted. Fortunately, in between being glued to bushfire updates and other shockers,  I’ve forced myself to retreat to quiet corners and […]