Book reviews A to Z

Dare Me by Megan Abbott
The End of Everything by Megan Abbott
The Locust and the Bird: My Mother’s Story by Hanan Al-Shaykh
Last Man In Tower by Aravind Adiga
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Let The Light Shine by Nick Alexander
The Other Son by Nick Alexander
I’m Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson

Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani
Early One Morning by Virginia Baily
The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress by Beryl Bainbridge
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
The Widow by Fiona Barton
The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Surviving Michael by Joseph Birchall
Life Drawing by Robin Black
Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman
A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray
The Museum of You by Carys Bray
Lion by Saroo Brierley
 Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carla Rifka Brunt
My Sister’s Secret by Tracy Buchanan
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
Born Under A Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield

The Mermaids Singing by Lisa Carey
The Girl With All The Gifts by M R Carey
The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
The Moth Girls by Anne Cassidy
The Schemer by Kimberley Chambers
If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go by Judy Chicurel
The Lost and the Found by Cat Clarke
The Girls by Emma Cline
While You Were Sleeping by Kathryn Croft
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
One by Sarah Crossan
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan

We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
We All Begin As Strangers by Harriet Cummings
Some Like It Hot: Me, Marilyn and The Movie by Tony Curtis

Paradise City by Elizabeth Day
Saving April by Sarah A. Denzil
Shelter Us by Laura Nicole Diamond
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
Black Water by Louise Doughty
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
The Generation Game by Sophie Duffy

Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan
Stars Over Clear Lake by Loretta Ellsworth
26a by Diana Evans
Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo
The Graces by Laura Eve
The Mirror World of Melody Black by Gavin Extence

Into The Night Sky by Catherine Finnerty
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
The Book of Lost and Found by Lucy Foley
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank
Headlong by Michael Frayn
The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger
Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
How Not To Disappear by Claire Furniss
The Year of the Rat by Claire Furniss

Rough Music by Patrick Gale
The Impostor by Damon Galgut
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Gorsky by Vesna Goldsworthy
Lacey’s House by Joanne Graham
Paper Towns by John Green
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

The Proof of Love by Catherine Hall
The Repercussions by Catherine Hall
Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall
The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer
The Girl in The Red Coat by Kate Hamer
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
The Dry by Jane Harper
The Marrying of Chani Kaufmann by Eve Harris
The Girl Who Just Appeared by Jonathan Harvey
The History of Us by Jonathan Harvey
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Punch by Noah Hawley
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
Why We Took The Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
The Ballroom by Anna Hope
The Ship by Antonia Honeywell

The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob
The Atlas of Unknowns by Tania James
The Summer of Secrets by Sarah Jasmon
Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me by Becky Jerams
Wonder Girls by Catherine Jones

Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami
The Burning Air by Erin Kelly
The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Mr Mercedes by Stephen King
Disclaimer by Renee Knight
Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica
Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Her by Harriet Lane
Unknown Sender by Ryan Lanz
Out of Order by Casey Lawrence
The Child Who by Simon Lelic
Shtum by Jem Lester
Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little
Never Far From Nowhere by Andrea Levy
When We Collided by Emery Lord
Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton

Swimming Home by Mary Rose MacColl
The Undertaking by Audrey Magee
The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai
London Belongs To Us by Sarra Manning
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberley McCreight
The Many by Wyl Menmuir
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Young God by Katherine Faw Morris
The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse
The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse

You by Nuala Ni Chonchuir
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Bridge Daughter by Jim Nelson
The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
Holding by Graham Norton

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O’Neill
Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

Wonder by R J Palacio
Lilly’s House by Cassandra Parkin
The Beach Hut by Cassandra Parkin
The Summer We All Ran Away by Cassandra Parkin
The Boy That Never Was by Karen Perry
Amp’d by Ken Pisani
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Still Life With Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen

The Bird Trubunal by Agnes Ravatn
Alice and the Fly by James Rice
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
Push by Sapphire
The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson
The Reader by Barnhard Schlink
China Dolls by Lisa See
This One is Mine by Maria Semple
Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Honour by Elif Shafak
Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Family Life by Akhil Sharma
I Saw A Man by Owen Sheers
Please Look After Mother by Kyung-Sook Shin
The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
A Perfectly Good Family by Lionel Shriver
So Much For That by Lionel Shriver
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman
The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothart
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
Shifting Colours by Fiona Sussman
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
The Pool Boy’s Beatitude by DJ Swykert

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
What We Left Behind by Robin Talley
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Me And Mr Booker by Cory Taylor
Clay Play Jewelry by Terry Taylor
Things To Make and Mend by Ruth Thomas
The Exclusives by Rebecca Thornton
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir by Amber Tozer
The Ice Twins by S.K.Tremayne
Mayumi and Sea of Happiness by Jennifer Tseng
Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
My Real Children by Jo Walton
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Martian by Andy Weir
Mobile Library by David Whitehouse
Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield
Life as a Banana by PP Wong

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Korean Word For Butterfly by James Zerndt
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
The Storied Life of A.J.Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin


  1. Hi, I just emailed you a review request for my literary fiction, Love, Life, and Logic. It’s published by Harvard Square Editions, and is due out in November. Would love to have your take on that.

    And oh, thank you for running an excellent blog. Love it.

    Liked by 1 person

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