January 02

The Dry by Jane Harper

Happy New Year Readheads – here is to a year of truly great reads! It’s good to be back so yes, let’s address the elephant on the page.  It’s been a while since I posted (but good news is I have been reading like a demon so have lots to blog about) but I have […]

January 02

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Every good holiday requires a good book. Frankly, it is beyond me why airlines don’t offer book sales with flight reservations. They could easily make recommendations according to destination, demographic and flight length and it would be a whole lot more fun than amazon. Instead of a little shopping basket icon there could be a […]

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 […]