Category Archives: Holiday Reads

April 26

A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry

It’s the aftermath of the Civil War in Tennessee and “the time is so dangerous that the law is barely possible”.  An Indian girl named Winona is living on a farm with two soldiers who adopted her, their landlord and two recently emancipated black slaves. Released in March, A Thousand Moons is the latest from […]

April 07

Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

What a great time to be a book lover! For those of us who can think of nothing better than being forced to stay indoors and read, well, this crazy new Covid 19 reality is heaven on a stick.  My bedside table is piled high with new, fresh, delicious reads because leaving the house for […]

February 27

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Well hasn’t this book caused quite the stir for all the wrong reasons. Before I get into that gumf, my message is simple  – READ THIS PLEASE –  because American Dirt is one hell of a book and Jeanine Cummins is one hell of a writer. The story is about Mexican woman Lydia and her […]

January 22

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

I always take care of my books.  They’re my treasures after all so you won’t see them dog-eared or rough around the edges.  Sadly, this book looks like it’s been through the right ringer because well, it has.  I haven’t left home without it.  Anytime I thought I’d have a spare mo to read in […]

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. […]