Category Archives: Book Club Fodder

Love or hate them, you’ll chew the fat over these books for hours.

December 10

The Choke by Sofie Laguna

It’s the early 1970’s and a ten-year-old girl is slipping through the cracks. Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her father, she is forced to live with her alcoholic grandfather in a broken-down property near the banks of the Murray River. Surrounded by men, guns and beer – this young girl is far from […]

October 22

Days without End by Sebastian Barry

It scares me how many times I walked past this beautiful book.  In the days of big publishing houses and even bigger marketing budgets, it is not at all uncommon to get enticed by a cover and find on reading it that the writing doesn’t quite match the hype. The opposite is true with this […]

August 28

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier

Ok so I haven’t been posting like Ms K but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading and thinking about books. For those of you who have been holding off starting something new until you’ve heard from me (pay attention both of you) I am sorry.  All I can say is the wait has been […]

August 18

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

So  Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, and I have to tell you Readheads, I too am feeling pretty damn fine after reading this gem by Gail Honeyman. Admittedly, this book started off a little shaky and I thought it a bit odd, but the story found its mettle after a few chapters and I then […]

August 13

The Midnight Watch by David Dyer

Off the back of my last book review, let’s jump on board another historical one – The Midnight Watch by David Dyer.  Excuse the pun though because this book is about the Titanic, and that is one ship we wish no-one got aboard. The twist with this compelling tale is while it relives the end […]

July 06

Exit West by Moshin Hamid

I’ve read a lot of books in 2017 but only reviewed half of them. Too many have not been worth reviewing; others I’ve been too lazy to review and then there are those I keep going back to that have been reviewed too many times already. The classics. This book doesn’t fall into any of […]

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 […]