Category Archives: Grab it Now

The books that you can’t put down, can’t stop talking about, can’t stop thinking about. The books that leave book hangovers.

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 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 […]

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 […]