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This is our 2 cents on books we have read.

July 04

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks’ first novel, Year of Wonders, remains one of my favourite books of all time. She has written plenty of other rippers too, including March and People of The Book.  Horse is her latest, and I’ve just finished it at warp speed with the smile of a happy reader on my face from beginning […]

May 28

An Odyssey – A Father, Son and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn

Did you know that the word “odyssey” derives from Odysseus, the central character of Homer’s epic Greek poem?  Or that the word mentor derives from the character “Mentor” who Odysseus chose to watch over his infant son during the many years he was away? Before you worry, no I didn’t read Homer’s Odyssey (or pay […]

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 […]

December 27

Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

There is a lot to be said for beautifully designed, small hardback books. To me, they are almost irresistible and no good bookshelf should be without a smattering of them. This one comes with the promise of an added “bestseller” sticker, which pretty much ticks every box of what I look for in a holiday […]