15 episodes

Welcome to In Mum's good books - a podcast dedicated to recommending books for busy Mums (& kids) to enjoy. As a Mum I find it difficult to make time to read, but I enjoy it and know how good it is for me! I rely on recommendations from other Mums because a) I don't have time to do the research and b) most of them want the same out of a book as I do: a book that's easy to read (so if I get interrupted it won't matter), a page turner, that takes me away to another place and takes my mind off life for just a little while. So, kick back with a cuppa (or wine) of your choice and listen to interviews with Mums like yourself talk about all things reading, books and mum-life.

In Mum's good books Nikki Sims-Chilton

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    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

Welcome to In Mum's good books - a podcast dedicated to recommending books for busy Mums (& kids) to enjoy. As a Mum I find it difficult to make time to read, but I enjoy it and know how good it is for me! I rely on recommendations from other Mums because a) I don't have time to do the research and b) most of them want the same out of a book as I do: a book that's easy to read (so if I get interrupted it won't matter), a page turner, that takes me away to another place and takes my mind off life for just a little while. So, kick back with a cuppa (or wine) of your choice and listen to interviews with Mums like yourself talk about all things reading, books and mum-life.

    Meet Felicity - celebrity memoir addict, mother of teenage boys and creator of Summer Stories

    Meet Felicity - celebrity memoir addict, mother of teenage boys and creator of Summer Stories

    Meet Felicity - celebrity memoir addict, mother of teenage boys and creator of Summer Stories.

    Recommendations
    Summer Stories - don't forget to grab the code from the show for your discount!
    Head Ovary Heels podcast and associated TinyLetter
    Hashtag_books - Instagram account

    Books
    Inside Out - Demi Moore
    The Rules Do Not Apply - Ariel Levy
    Clive James
    Pied Piper - Nevil Shute
    A bit of Blur - Alex James
    Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedas
    Girl in a band - Kim Gordon
    Hunger makes me a modern Girl - Carrie Brownstein
    Your Own Kind of Girl - Clare Bowditch

    Happy reading!

    • 32 min
    Help! My teenage daughter wants to be a vegan.

    Help! My teenage daughter wants to be a vegan.

    What would you do if your teenage daughter came to you and said 'Mum, I want to be a vegan'? Lynn Johnstone took this challenge on by writing a recipe book for teenage vegans - here's her story!

    Nourished Vegan by Lynn Johnstone (listen to the episode for a discount code!)
    Follow Lynn Johnstone on Facebook and Instagram
    Being Fourteen by Madonna King
    Dr Libby Weaver
    Nick Earls
    Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
    Pearlie and the Fairy Queen by Wendy Harmer

    Follow In Mum's Good Books on Facebook and Instagram for more recommendations.

    • 26 min
    2020 Intro with your host Nikki Sims-Chilton

    2020 Intro with your host Nikki Sims-Chilton

    A quick recap of 2019 and preview to 2020 including a what to expect in my upcoming episodes in 2020.

    My recommendations
    Holiday in Tasmania or Iluka!

    Books to read (my favs from 2019)
    · Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales
    · The Mother In Law by Sally Hepworth
    · The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
    · The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
    · How to be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann

    Thanks Tom Greenard - this one's for you. Thanks for your advice and support and teaching me what I know about radio/podcasting.

    • 12 min
    Getting my gumboots on with Tabitha Bird

    Getting my gumboots on with Tabitha Bird

    Put on your gumboots, grab a cuppa and sit back and listen to my chat with Tabitha Bird - author from Boonah (Queensland) who talks about all things books including her debut novel 'A Lifetime of Impossible Days' (which you can buy in any good book shop).

    You can hear Tabitha in the flesh at the Brisbane writers festival 5-8 September 2019 at Writing Mothers and The Extraordinary in the Ordinary.

    Books mentioned by Tabitha
    · The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell
    · The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
    · The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    · The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    · The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    · The Geography of Friendship by Sally Piper
    · The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland
    · Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
    · The Pig Books (Pig the Pug etc) by Aaron Blabey
    · Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

    My recommendations
    · The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
    · How to be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann
    · Yesterday (the movie)

    Also check out Chapters Book Shop, Café and Wine Bar if you are in Karalee (Ipswich, Qld).

    Follow In Mum's Good Books on Facebook and Instagram for more recommendations.

    • 28 min
    Chat with local Brisbane author S.G. Lovell

    Chat with local Brisbane author S.G. Lovell

    Relaunch episode! First episode of 2019 with local Brisbane author S.G. Lovell aka Sandra who talks about her recently released book "The Mummy Trap" - buy the book from her website or Amazon.

    Books recommended by Sandra:

    • Blurred Lines Lauren Layne
    • Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
    • Passion on Park Ave by Lauren Layne
    • The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland
    • Lucinda and the Monsters by Kirsty McKenzie

    My Recommendations:

    • Lost Without You by Rachael Johns
    • Treetops Montville

    • 35 min
    Live - On the couch (in a bookshop) with Kylie Kaden

    Live - On the couch (in a bookshop) with Kylie Kaden

    Live! On the couch with Kylie Kaden (Brisbane author) at the Annerley Community Bookshop in Brisbane. We were invited as part of a fundraiser (*insert wine and cheese*) for the Kingston East Neighbourhood Group (KENG). Both the bookshop and KENG are wonderful not-for-profits doing great things for our communities.

    If you love listening to this episode with Kylie be sure to check out my first episode (besides my intro) of In Mum's good books where I interviewed Kylie in a park.

    For more book recommendations follow me on Facebook or Instagram and check out the rest of my episodes and show notes here.

    Any thoughts about the show? Send me an email or rate the show on your favourite podcasting app.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Sandra Ghorbani ,

A mini vacation for busy mums

I initially started listening to Nikki’s podcast because she invited me to record an episode. But quickly found that I wanted to hear more. Her smooth voice is easy to listen to, her upbeat intro music gives you an instant feel-good vibe. She’s engaging and has a great way of guiding her guests (and listeners) through the podcast. Well done, Nikki!

Jode W ,

Great Podcast

I love that Nikki is easy to listen to and so relatable. I was lucky enough to meet her and be interviewed by her and it was nice to chat to a fellow book lover. I have enjoyed listening to her other guests and I now look forward to listening to this podcast on a regular basis.

Mems99 ,

Love it!

Relaxed, funny, warm, supportive, and with great tips for book lovers and mums. Look forward to future episodes 😊

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