Tag Archives: bookclub

August 09

Melting Moments by Anna Goldsworthy

Ok Readheads – I’ve just picked your next book.  Put it on your book club list and lend it to your friends and family.  Especially your Mums.   Melting Moments tells the life story of Ruby Jenkins, but really is a universal study of the changes that take place over the course of life.   […]

July 15

The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti

I am sure this book has inflated property prices in the Italian Alps.  When you read about the small Italian family and their holidays spent climbing mountains you will know what I mean. Set over at least 30 years, The Eight Mountains is about relationships and how different people escape and/or embrace life and fear. […]

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 […]

March 09

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

Well hello page-turner. I’ve loved spending the last week with you. I’m normally more immune to the charms of your type, but I’m willing to admit you have me hooked. Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller is a brand new, perfectly sized and perfectly paced novel about marriage, love, life and truth. It is set in the modern day (I […]

September 12

The Girls by Emma Cline

Here is one author to keep your eyes on, Readheads. Emma Cline has written a beauty with The Girls and while not the easiest of reads or most fun, it is certainly a damn fine one.   My heart broke a little with each page and not because it is super sad in the traditional […]

August 15

The Course of Love by Alain de Botton

Relationship worries?  The Course of Love has got you covered. Just one quick read of this breezy bestseller and you could save thousands on tissues, counselling and wine. This hot of the press beauty by Alain de Botton (think Essays in Love) is like an articulate friend and self-help book put together with the added benefit of […]

May 04

Fever At Dawn by Peter Gardos

I was not prepared for how much I would love this book. So quiet and unassuming, I shudder to think how easily I could have missed it. Peter Gardos (who is actually a Hungarian filmmaker) tells the true story of how his parents met and found love at the end of WWII. To be fair, […]

November 04

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

Charlotte Wood has done it again. No-one does grit quite like this woman and her new book is a corker….but it is not for the faint of heart so consider yourself warned. Ever heard of dystopian fiction? Embarrassingly, I hadn’t. It means writing about an utterly horrible or degraded society that is generally headed to […]

March 25

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

I learnt a new word courtesy of this book. Unputdownable. I didn’t make it up – someone else did – one of the book’s reviewers who clearly loved this book as much as I did.  To say I was like a rabid dog reading it, is an understatement. I couldn’t stop myself.  It’s simply unputdownable. I don’t think I […]

February 11

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed took on a new name the day she divorced her husband.    Strayed came to her and it stuck…….. “It’s layered definitions spoke directly to my life and also struck a poetic chord:  to wander from the proper path, to deviate from the direct course, to be lost, to become wild, to be without […]