Author Archives: Ms K

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 […]

June 24

The Van Apfel Girls are Gone by Felicity McLean

Firstly, good news!  I am alive despite being missing in action of late.  Believe it or not, I have been reading a lot but sadly, I have made some very poor choices and twice had to abandon my book.  This is something I try never to do (and I really gave those two a red-hot-go, […]

April 01

The Binding by Bridget Collins

1.43am. I repeat.  1.43am. This is the hour The Binding released me from its clutches and let me sleep.   Now I know this may not be a biggie for many of you, but for this pumpkin, 10.30pm is a late night. I was held captive, shaken and stirred from first line to last. For […]

March 17

Listen to the Marriage by John Jay Osborn

If you’ve ever held the secret desire to sit in a marriage counsellor’s room and listen in, well, praise be, John Jay Osborn has opened that door and invited you in. Voyeurs rejoice! This is a clever tale where you are witness to the breaking and making of Steve and Gretchen’s marriage and their work […]

March 10

Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Every fabulous holiday (and I use holiday in the true sense where you simply Chill.Out.) requires some must-haves.  Cocktails (free-flowing naturally) closely followed by beaut folk, a tower of books to read, great locale, fancy digs, delicious food, sunshine, pool/beach, yada yada… I have just returned from said holiday where sunshine and books abounded and […]

March 06

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

I’m pretty sure I heard people were dancing in the streets when Barbara Kingsolver released her new book.  I nearly was.  This woman is a legend and remains firmly implanted in my ‘Reading Hall of Fame’ for The Poisonwood Bible because apart from being a great book, it was the first book I read where […]