Book Review lists

Links to all books reviewed in 2019

The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman
Small Wars by Sadie Jones
The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
Trespass by Rose Tremain
Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The Girl Who Saves the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
Travelling in a Strange Land by David Park
The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Seabald
Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal
Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
The Siege by Helen Dunmore
Fever Dream by Samata Schweblin
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doeer
Birds of America by Lorrie Moore
The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zeran
The Light of Amsterdam by David Park
The Keeper of Sheep by William Carpenter
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
The Night of Camp David by Fletcher Knebel
The Cockroach by Ian McEwan
The Boy Next Door by Irene Sabatini
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes by Billy Collins

Links to all books reviewed in 2018

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck
Beside the Ocean of Time by George Mackay Brown
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
The Sister's Brothers by Patrick Dewitt
La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman
The Dumb House by John Burnside
The Sunset Limited by Cormac Mccarthy
So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba
Inside The Wave by Helen Dunmore
What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Harvest by Jim Crace
Barracoon: The Story of the Last Slave by Zora Neale Hurston
Sight by Jessie Greengrass
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal
New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
The Making of Henry by Howard Jacobson
Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
Yesterday's Weather by Anne Enright
When I Grow Up I Want to be Mary Beard by Megan Beech
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
Convenience Store Woman by Syaka Murata
The Man Who Rained by Ali Shaw
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up by Jacob M. Appel
Love is Blind by William Boyd
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
Three Elegies for Kosovo by Ismail Kadare
The Quarry by Iain Banks

Links to all books reviewed in 2017

On Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Shoe Fly Baby, edited by Kate Pullinger
The Inimitable Jeeves, by P.G. Woodhouse
It's Ok to Laugh by Nora McInery Purmort
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
The Private Lives of Trees by Alejandro Zambra
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Titus Goan by Mervyn Peake
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Expensive People by Joyce Carol Oates
Embers by Sándor Márai
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
38 Bahadurabad by Zeeba Sadiq
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Against Empathy by Paul Bloom
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Green Road by Anne Enright
My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
Hagseed by Margaret Atwood
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen
When I Hit You by Meena Kandasmy
Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Black Dogs by Ian McEwan
Diary of an Ecobuilder by Will Anderson
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
Look at Me by Jennifer Egan
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
Carrying the Elephant by Michael Rosen
In the Mind's Eye by Lucy Grealy
Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

Links to all books reviewed in 2016

Night Waking by Sarah Moss
Lives like Loaded Guns by Lyndall Gordon
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Emma by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Ausen and Seth Graeme Smith
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
The Bluebird Cafe by Rebecca Smith
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
How to be Both by Ali Smith
Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
Camila by Chingiz Atimatov
The Boy who Kicked Pigs by Tom Baker
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Letters of Note by Shaun Usher
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Elect Mr Robinson for a Better World by Donald Antrim
Boneland by Alan Garner
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
may we be forgiven by A.M. Holmes
The Illusion of Separateness by Simon van Booy
Alone in Berlin by Hans Falada
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Offering Grace McCleen
Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
My Antonia by Willa Cather
A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale
A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving
This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Holmes
Without a Map by Meredith Hall
The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia
The Boat by Nam Le
The Buried Giant Kazuo Ishiguro
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
The Sneetches and other stories by Dr Seuss
The Crow Road by Iain Banks
The Many by Wyl Menmuir
Tony Hogan bought me an ice-cream float by Kerry Hudson
The Motorcycle Diaries by Erneso Guevara
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
How to be Wild by Simon Barnes
The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century by Neil Postman
Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
Children at the Gate by Lynn Reid Banks

Links to all books reviewed in 2015

On Looking by Alexandra Horowitz
The Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
We are all Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang
Hunger by Knut Hansun
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe
Twelve Moons by Mary Oliver
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Weathering by Lucy Wood
The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
The Last Kings of Sark by Rosa Rankin-Gee
Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
Love, Again by Doris Lessing
Kierkegaard: a guide for the perplexed by Claire Carlisle
Here Be Dragons by Stella Gibbons
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
Small Ceremonies by Carol Shields
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital by Lorrie Moore
The Explorer by James Smythe
Too Many Magpies by Elizabeth Baines
The First Bad Man by Miranda July
This is not the End of the Book by Jen-Claude Carriere
Post capitalism by Paul Mason
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin
Things to Make and Break by May Lan Tan
Compartment No. 6 by Rosa Liksom
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Run by Ann Patchett
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
Paper Towns by John Green
Lost Cat by Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Links to all books reviewed in 2014

Wild Abandon by Joe Dunthorne
A Coward's Tale by Vanessa Gebbie
It's Hard to be Hip Over Thirty by Judith Viorst
Stoner by John Williams
Monkeys with Typewriters by Scarlett Thomas
How Should a Person Be by Sheila Heti
The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough
Guns Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
The Humans by Matt Haig
The Schopenhauer Cure by Irvin D Yalom
Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
Self-Help by Lorrie Moore
The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morrall
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Sweetness by Torgny Lindgren
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Innocents by Francesca Segal
All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver
Natural Flights of the Human Mind by Clare Morrall
Dirty Work by Gabriel Weston
Schroder by Amity Gaige
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Death at Intervals by José Saramago
The First True Lie by Marina Mander
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
Overheard by Jonathan Taylor
An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken
The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry
Where Love Lies by Julie Cohen
The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
A Boy, a Bear and a Boat by Dave Shelton
The First Century After Beatrice by Amin Maalouf
The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay
Everything I Found on the Beach by Cynan Jones
The List of my Desires by Grégoire Delacourt
Notwithstanding by Louis de Bernieres
Heartburn by Nora Ephron
Grace, Tamar and Lazlo the Beautiful by Deborah Kay Davies
The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne
First Aid by Janet Davey
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Links to all books from 2013

Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
When I am playing with my cat ... by Saul Frampton
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
A Widow's Story by Joyce Carol Oates
District and Circle by Seamus Heaney
A Scattering by Christopher Reid
Howard's End by E.M. Forster
Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
Lost and Found by Tom Winter
Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville
The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Nemesis by Philip Roth
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
The Victorian Chaise-Longue by Marghanita Laski
Y by Marjorie Celona
If I told You Once by Judy Budnitz
This isn't the sort of thing that happens to someone like you by Jon McGregor
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Touchstone by Edith Wharton
The Swimmer by Roma Tearne
The Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
The Father by Sharon Olds
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
Wise Children by Angela Carter
Austerlitz by W.G. Seabald
The man who mistook his wife for a hat by Oliver Sacks
After the Fire, a still small voice by Evie Wyld
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolley
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani
When We Were Bad by Charlotte Mendelson
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didon
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronté
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
I Feel Bad About my Neck by Nora Ephron
The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
Kissing The Witch by Emma Donoghue
Unless by Carol Sheilds
Mr Lynch's Holiday by Catherine O'Flynn
Sartre's Sink by Mark Crick
Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov
The News Where You Are by Catherine O'Flynn
Serious Concerns by Wendy Cope
Sick Notes by Gwendoline Riley
The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud

Links to all books reviewed in 2012

War and Peace by Leo Tostoy
At Paradise Gate by Jane Smiley
So Many Ways to Begin by Jon McGregor
Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller
The Personal History of Rachel Dupree by Ann Weisgarber
The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville
How it all Began by Penelope Lively
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewyka
Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor
So He Takes the Dog by Jonathan Buckley
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
11/22/63 by Stephen King
There But For The by Ali Smith
The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas
15 Days Without a Head byDave Cousins
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark
The Finishing School by Muriel Spark
Nothing to do but Stay by Carrie Young
Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark
Before I go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Tova Bailey
The Sealed Letter byEmma Donoghue
Canal Dreams by Iain Banks
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
This is Paradise by Will Eaves
The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard
Home By Marilynne Robinson
How to Breathe Under Water by Julie Orringer
26a by Diana Evans
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Walking Home by Simon Armitage
Dog by John Hegley
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I Have Waited and You Have Come by Martine McDonagh
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamada Ngozi Adichie
A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
Out of Breath by Julie Meyerson
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
A Pale View of the Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
Poems Before and After by Miroslav Holub
The Secret Intensity of Every Day Life by William Nicholson
The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
Quiet by Susan Cain
On Trying to Keep Still by Jenny Diski
Words from a Glass Bubble by Vanessa Gebbie
The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton
A Mile of River by Judith Allnatt
The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall
On Writing by Stephen King
The Diary of Frida Kahlo
Unthinkable skies by Juliet Wilson

Links to all books from 2011

Links to all books from 2010

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

Links to all books from 2009 (except some audiobooks)

Johnny panic and the bible of dreams by Sylvia Plath
Hiroshima by John Hersey
The Double Tongue by William Golding
Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Catching shellfish between the tides by Roslyn Chissick
Not to Disturb by Muriel Spark
Fragile things by Neil Gaimon
Any human Heart by William Boyd
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss
rape a love story by Joyce Carol Oates
Pedals and Petticoats by Mary Elsy
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
No one belongs here more than you by Miranda July
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
All Shall be Well... by Tod Wodicka
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett (tape)
Eve Green by Susan Fletcher
Chocolat by Joanne Harris (tape)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (tape)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (tape)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
Far North by Marcel Theroux
Larry's party by Carol Shields
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Living the Creative Life by Rice Freeman-Zachary
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson
The philosopher and the wolf by Mark Rowlands
Raking the Ashes by Anne Fine
The Night Listener by Armistead Maupin
A Handspindle Treasury - 20 years of spinning wisdom from Spin-Off Magazine
The Republic of Love by Carol Sheilds
Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo (tape)
Mourning Ruby by Helen Dunmore
Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke
Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan
One Skein by Leigh Radford
A crime in the neighbourhood by Suzanne Berne
What was lost by Catherine O'Flynn
The Story of You by Julie Meyerson
The Newton Letter by John Banville
The Lollipop shoes by Joanne Harris
Creative spinning by Alison Daykin and Jane Deane
From A to X by John Berger
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (tape)
The History Man by Malcolm Bradbury
Weird Sisters by Terry Pratchett (tape)