Book Reviews A-Z

My reviews are listed alphabetically, by author. Split into fiction and non-fiction sections.



Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Sewing the Shadows Together by Alison Baillie

Snap by Belinda Bauer

Beyond Reasonable Doubt by Gary Bell

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

The Flats by Kate Birdsall

The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Lemon Tree Cafe by Cathy Bramley

Call of the Curlew by Elizabeth Brooks

The Muse by Jessie Burton

Everything is Lies by Helen Callaghan

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

One Little Lie by Sam Carrington

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

The Girls by Emma Cline

Scoundrels by Major Victor Cornwall & Major Arthur St. John Trevelyan

Vox by Christina Dalcher

In at the Deep End by Kate Davies

Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff

Clean by Juno Dawson

Believe Me by JP Delaney

Time in my Pocket by Gina Dewink

The Biographies of Ordinary People by Nicole Dieker

The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Cuckoo by Sophie Draper

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel


The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Hold My Hand by M.J. Ford

An American Cage by Ted Galdi

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah

The Mystery of Three-Quarters by Sophie Hannah

The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J. Harris

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

The Rules of Seeing by Joe Heap

The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan

A Little Bird Told Me by Marianne Holmes

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Lies Within by Jane Isaac

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings

Never Greener by Ruth Jones

Dubliners by James Joyce


The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The Break by Marian Keyes

Himself by Jess Kidd

The Hoarder by Jess Kidd

Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch

Eggshells by Caitriona Lally

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

When Houses Burn by Laurèn Lee

Cranberry Lane by Laurèn Lee

The House by Simon Lelic

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp by Sarra Manning

Echo Valley by JC Matheson

The Rapture by Claire McGlasson

The Wardrobe Mistress by Patrick McGrath

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Circe by Madeline Miller

Slade House by David Mitchell

The Carer by Deborah Moggach

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

The Betrayals by Fiona Neill

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Release by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

A Keeper by Graham Norton

Holding by Graham Norton

Skin Deep by Liz Nugent

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

The Cows by Dawn O’Porter

The Black Painting by Neil Olsen

Not Working by Lisa Owens


The Bees by Laline Paull

Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Trying by Emily Phillips

The Corset by Laura Purcell

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond

Happiness for Humans by P.Z. Reizin

First Love by Gwendoline Riley

Demi-Gods by Eliza Robertson

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Track 9 by Sue Rovens

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

Strungballs by Mike Russell

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Perfume by Patrick Suskind

Overkill by Vanda Symon

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Fear by C.L. Taylor

Sleep by C.L. Taylor

The Chalk Man by C J Tudor

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler


The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste

The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright

Who is Tom Ditto? by Danny Wallace

A Version of the Truth by BP Walter

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin



Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

Boy by Roald Dahl

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice

Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon

Eat, Drink, Run by Bryony Gordon

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

Our Rainbow Queen by Sali Hughes

You Are What You Read by Jodie Jackson

Odd Girl Out by Laura James

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

Hurrah for Gin by Katie Kirby

The Mitford Girls by Mary S. Lovell

Bookworm by Lucy Mangan

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva

Inside Vogue by Alexandra Schulman

How Not to be a Boy by Robert Webb

Educated by Tara Westover

Money: A User’s Guide by Laura Whateley