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This is our 2 cents on books we have read.

December 11

Best young reader picks by Miss L (aged 11)

Stuck for great Christmas book ideas for young book lovers? Worry no more and say hello to Miss L, the most delightful, voracious reader who just happens to be 11. AND she has started her own bath-bomb business too that supports wild life causes because, well, like I say, she’s pretty incredible (@bloom.seventh). 11! I […]

December 06

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Your Christmas reading list is sorted. After months of disappointing starts, I’ve finally found a book that I can recommend with all my heart. Shuggie Bain is a once in a generation novel that tells the simple story of a son’s devotion to his alcoholic mother. Set in Glasgow in the 1980s, where the mines […]

November 23

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird

I am just going to leave this line here and let’s gaze up on it together because goodness knows we need a breather…. Maybe it’s just that we’re all made of stardust. I don’t know what it is about this statement, but it calms me so deeply so I hope that may be true for […]

November 09

Islands by Peggy Frew

If I were stuck on a deserted island, this is a book I definitely would not want with me. I am sorry to say Readheads, this one really wasn’t for me. Perhaps I am on an island with this review and am alone in my dislike of the story however, I doubt it. The way […]

October 11

A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

Few authors get me to the bookshop faster than Kate Grenville.  After The Secret River and The Lieutenant (which every single Australian needs to read if they haven’t already), all other authors can take a ticket.   This time, Grenville shares the story of Elizabeth Macarthur, wife of British officer and renowned pastoralist of early colonial Sydney, John Macarthur, the […]

September 27

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

This one teased me in book shop windows but it took me a hot second to realise Rodham was fiction and not, in fact, a biography. Talk about judging a book by its cover. Readheads, this is one of the cleverest stories I have read for a very long time and the question on the […]

July 23

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

I just snapped this book shut and oh Readheads, I need to talk about it! Sometimes when I finish a book, I’ll google the reviews to check if I have reading comrades or I am alone in the wilderness of loving or hating it. I don’t feel so inclined with this one because Reese Witherspoon […]

July 14

Writers and Lovers by Lily King

Ooh, you had me at hello Lily King and to really get your juices going Readheads, King delivers writers, lovers AND some foodie chatter in these pages so tickety-hoo-ha-boo, it’s a reading trifecta. This book is all about Casey and I’m going out on a limb to say we’ve all possibly experienced a little of […]

June 22

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Ever imagine if Jesus had a wife? Sue Monk Kidd did and has written an incredible story about who she may have been. She was Ana – a rebellious, wip-smart woman full of curiosity and gifts, all glorious traits we want in women today – back then, ah, not so much. Ana was a force, […]

May 30

The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld

There is a quiet fury in Evie Wild’s books that obviously appeals to me because I nearly break a leg bolting into the book shop to pick up what she has written the sweet moment it goes on the shelf. In my review of  the award winning ‘All the Birds Singing’ I wrote Evie Wyld’s […]