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.

January 01

Holiday Reads by Ms K

Happy New Year Readheads.  Phew we made it. There is so much going on in our news right now I feel like it’s the only thing I’m reading – and I am, quite frankly, exhausted. Fortunately, in between being glued to bushfire updates and other shockers,  I’ve forced myself to retreat to quiet corners and […]

December 01

The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

It’s Christmas time and three seventy something female friends have come together to clean out a beach house. The house was owned by their fourth friend, Sylvie, who has recently died. There is a lot of work to do, so the surviving friends get started cleaning cupboards while trying to fill the gaps left by […]

September 04

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

I literally just finished this book minutes ago and here I am furiously trying to get my head together because Readheads, we NEED to talk about it. This is an incredible book (I think it has a gazillion awards too) but let’s just take a sweet moment to consider how these three women came to […]

August 08

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls is the most delightful romp and I chomped on it ravenously like a candy apple, which is fitting because if I had one word to sum City of Girls up, it is delicious! This story sparkles.  It is irresistible and I fell under the spell of all its characters from the get-go. […]

August 04

Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko

Given this book has a long list of nominations and awards already (most recently named  winner of the Miles Franklin)  my review could be a short and emphatic  three words  – ‘GRAB THIS PRONTO ‘. But you know me, I can’t stop there. I want, actually I neeeeed to say more because this book had […]

April 23

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

For the love of music, the 70’s and cracking stories, you have to read this book. Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid and published in March, there has been a lot of hype leading up to its release. It already has its own Spotify playlist and Reece Witherspoon backed Netflix Series. Talk about a cross-disciplinary marketing juggernaut. […]

April 01

The Binding by Bridget Collins

1.43am. I repeat.  1.43am. This is the hour The Binding released me from its clutches and let me sleep.   Now I know this may not be a biggie for many of you, but for this pumpkin, 10.30pm is a late night. I was held captive, shaken and stirred from first line to last. For […]

March 17

Listen to the Marriage by John Jay Osborn

If you’ve ever held the secret desire to sit in a marriage counsellor’s room and listen in, well, praise be, John Jay Osborn has opened that door and invited you in. Voyeurs rejoice! This is a clever tale where you are witness to the breaking and making of Steve and Gretchen’s marriage and their work […]

March 10

Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Every fabulous holiday (and I use holiday in the true sense where you simply Chill.Out.) requires some must-haves.  Cocktails (free-flowing naturally) closely followed by beaut folk, a tower of books to read, great locale, fancy digs, delicious food, sunshine, pool/beach, yada yada… I have just returned from said holiday where sunshine and books abounded and […]

March 06

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

I’m pretty sure I heard people were dancing in the streets when Barbara Kingsolver released her new book.  I nearly was.  This woman is a legend and remains firmly implanted in my ‘Reading Hall of Fame’ for The Poisonwood Bible because apart from being a great book, it was the first book I read where […]