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.

June 24

The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton

It’s been too long since I lost myself in a Tim Winton book.  If you are Australian, chances are you’ve read a few of them. It turns out lots of people overseas read Tim Winton too, although how on earth they can make sense of the heavy Australian slang and vocabulary is a mystery to […]

June 21

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

I chose this book in 10 seconds and read it in what felt like 10 minutes.  It was just that good. It’s not what you may think by the title.  The Female Persuasion is a novel about the relationships of our main character Greer Kadinsky,  a disgruntled and shy student feeling lost at a sub-par […]

April 30

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

I wasn’t going to review this book. I’m a busy reader with a highbrow rep to protect and it just didn’t seem worthy to me. That said, when I hear that so many people are reading and talking about it, I couldn’t resist throwing my 2 cents in. Apparently, it’s even on the NSW Bar’s […]

April 19

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

This is the second book by Jane Harper I have read in the past six months. I was going to put a bit more time between reads but I just couldn’t help myself.  I loved Harper’s first novel,  The Dry, and I’m very happy to report I burned through this one like a raging fever […]

February 25

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

Brene Brown, as you may or may not know,  is one of the most famous Ted Talk speakers – ever. Her talk on Vulnerability is in the top 5 Ted Talks of all time so that in itself was incentive enough for me to pick up her latest book but also, as a New Years […]

January 19

The Last Days of Ava Langdon by Mark O’Flynn

I finished this book a few months ago so am very late to the blogging party with this review.  I was in two minds about what I really thought about it – I hoped that with some time, I would be a little clearer. Spoiler – this didn’t happen and I am still 50/50 – […]

January 07

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

I have always had a secret fascination about those folk who enter murder scenes to clean them up.  Hells bells, I couldn’t do it but there is something so ghoulishly intriguing about it, don’t you think?  If you, like me, have  a hidden penchant for such things, well dearest Readheads, this book is for you. […]