Author Archives: Ms K

October 30

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

I have a hunch this novel may end up being my book of the year. Big call, yes, but I loved it that much. I have read some real beauties this year (Hallelujah, the Book Gods have shone on me in 2018)  but there is just something so exquisite about An American Marriage that I […]

October 04

The Incendiaries by R.O.Kwon

How is it possible that I have read two books, back to back, about cults?  I assure you I am not interested in joining one, or indeed, starting my own. The Incendiaries is a different beast to my last review Beautiful Revolutionary but it packs, in fewer pages, the same physical discomfort and disbelief.  Like […]

October 01

Beautiful Revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

If you’ve ever wondered how the saying ‘drinking the Kool-Aid‘ came about, well good news Readheads, this book answers it for you. The not-so-good news is you really won’t like the explanation. In Beautiful Revolutionary, Laura Elizabeth Woollett has penned a masterful and intriguing re-telling of the 1978 Jonestown Massacre which saw 918 men, women […]

August 11

Outline by Rachel Cusk

How is it that I have never read this book before?  Or worse still, how is it that I hadn’t even heard of Rachel Cusk? Thankfully, this situation has been remedied and I am now in possession of the trilogy in which Outline is number one ( & I am happy to report I am […]

August 08

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler and I started off as friends with A Spool of Blue Thread.  Then, sadly, we weren’t friends any longer because of Vinegar Girl, BUT – hold the phone Joan –  I am happy to report our friendship is restored courtesy of Tyler’s latest, Clock Dance. This one I loved and read it in what felt […]

July 25

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

When Alice McDermott writes, you don’t just read her words, you see and feel them. Her style is so delicate and intricate but so everyday and familiar.  Somehow you simply settle into her character’s lives as though they were your own.  I don’t know how she does this but if I ever choose to have […]

June 21

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

I chose this book in 10 seconds and read it in what felt like 10 minutes.  It was just that good. It’s not what you may think by the title.  The Female Persuasion is a novel about the relationships of our main character Greer Kadinsky,  a disgruntled and shy student feeling lost at a sub-par […]