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This is our 2 cents on books we have read.

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 […]

October 10

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

In her first two novels, Conversations with Friends and Normal People, 30-year-old Irish writer, Sally Rooney launched into the serious book world like the Michael Jordan launched into the NBA.  Her books gave us an instant glimpse into the minds and lives of her generation and the world couldn’t get enough of it. And no, […]

October 03

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

I always knew it but this book confirmed it. I’ve missed my calling as a top-notch detective because I figured out this who-done-it the moment the culprit appeared. I stuck with it just to cement my suspicions and if I’m completely honest, because I didn’t have a new book to turn to. This thriller might […]

October 01

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

I tore though this like a wolf rips through its dinner. Quickly and ravenously. This is the best sort of book – the one you can’t wait to get back to every day and let’s face it, they are kind of rare. There are good books yes, nice books sure, and then those books that […]

September 30

The Shut Ins by Katherine Brabon

If there was a book symbolic of these pandemic times Readheads, it is this. The Shut Ins. Right now, I’m coming to you from day 100 (or is it 1,000?) of lockdown. My hair deserves it’s own instragram account it’s that laughable, I’ve officially entered middle-age by buying a chest freezer to save all the […]

September 27

Every Night of The Week by Lucy Tweed

Yep I’m doing it Readheads. A cookbook review so get your stick blenders fired up. This book is a delicious beauty and I’m warning you now – what you’re about to read is part book review, part open love letter to Lucy Tweed. Since getting this in my mailbox, I’ve cooked my way through it […]