Tag Archives: readhead books

August 30

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

Alan is a likeable, but insecure middle-aged business man. He owes money everywhere and is trying to reconcile relationships with his father, daughter and ex-wife. He has a memory for jokes and a problem saying no. I love him. For some perfectly random reason, Alan finds himself in Saudi Arabia to pitch security and IT […]

July 31

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

This book comes with multiple warnings. The first is that it deals with very distressing themes and the second is that you won’t be able to put it down. My Absolute Darling is a debut novel from American author Gabriel Tallent.  It is a best seller, page turner and probably available at airports around the […]

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 […]

March 03

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Some books should be bought and some should be borrowed. I made the mistake of borrowing this one and my local Library had to fight hard to get it back. It took two renewals and one late fee for me to finish it off but it was worth every bit of the hassle. The Essex Serpent […]

November 02

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Long listed for the Man Booker Prize 2016, many in the know predicted this book would win. But it wasn’t Deborah’s year again (she has been nominated twice) so perhaps she is indeed sipping on hot milk rather than champagne. I read this one a little while ago, drawn more to the lovely cover than […]

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 […]