Author Archives: Ms K

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 […]

April 29

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

The story of Lizzie Borden has strangely stuck with me through my adult life since watching the movie The Legend of Lizzie Borden starring Elizabeth Montgomery (Samantha in Bewitched) when I was a child. If you don’t know it, Lizzie Borden was tried for murdering her father and step mother in 1892 brutally with an […]

March 28

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

Now don’t let this put you off BUT I really needed a shower reading this book. There was something about it that made me feel grotty –  and a little sick.   If I could scrub Eileen’s house from top to bottom with turps, I might well have felt better. This is a dark,  morbid […]

March 16

The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

Deary me, Readheads.  This one will leave you shaken and stirred so if you are a dirty-martini-loving reader, pour yourself a stiff one and dive in.  Same for those of you who prefer a good cup of tea –  just make it a strong one. I have not read anything from Chris Bohjalian before and that […]

February 07

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

This one is another winner from Emma Donoghue – author of The Room and Frog Music – the latter I reviewed here previously, heaping upon it lots of praise.  I love Emma’s work – great ideas, perfectly executed, gritty page turners and always, always intrigue. The Wonder, set in the mid 1800s, is the story […]

January 24

The Woman on the Stairs by Bernhard Schlink

I’ve started my 2017 reading journey rather differently than 2016. Drum roll please….. I read a book written by a man. If you caught Ms A’s review last month of our best picks of 2016, you’d know I only read female authors all last year.  It wasn’t intentional – no 2016 resolution involved – but happily I report, book wise, […]

November 07

The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

I hated it when I finished this book. My husband however was thrilled. No longer did he have to lay beside someone in bed who appeared to be having a full-blown seizure in order to stifle hysterical laughter because that was me – night after night after night. Readheads, this book is fantastically funny but if you know anything […]