Book Reviews

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155 BOOKS AND COUNTING…

A

A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America – T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong

The Accidental Tour Guide: Adventures in Life and Death – Mary Moody

Adults – Emma Jane Unsworth

The Age of Magic – Ben Okri

American Like Me: Reflections on life between cultures – Ed. America Ferrera

American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins

Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief – Claire Bidwell-Smith

Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? – Holly Bourne

Ask Me About My Uterus – Abby Norman

B

Be the Change – Gina Martin

Becoming – Michelle Obama

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End – Atul Gawande

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Bless Me, Ultima – Rudolfo Anaya

The Book of Life – Deborah Harkness

Born A Crime: Stories from a South African childhood – Trevor Noah

Bossypants – Tina Fey

Boy Swallows Universe – Trent Dalton

The Boys Who Woke Up Early – A.D. Hopkins

Britt-Marie Was Here – Fredrik Backman

C

The Cactus – Sarah Haywood

Capital – John Lanchester

Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut

The Closed Circle – Jonathan Coe

The Courage to Be Disliked: How to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness – Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

Convenience Store Woman – Sayaka Murata

Conversations With Friends – Sally Rooney

Crises of Democracy – Adam Przeworski

The Crofter and the Laird – John McPhee

D

The Dead Wife’s Handbook – Hannah Beckerman

A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness

Do No Harm – Henry Marsh

Don’t Touch My Hair – Emma Dabiri

Dracul – Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker

The Drum that Beats Within Us – Mike Bond

The Dutch House – Ann Patchett

E

The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery

The Embalmer – Anne-Renee Caille

The Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul

F

The F Word: A Personal Exploration of Modern Female Friendship – Lily Pebbles

Fat – Raymond Carver

The Final Days of Magic – J.D. Horn

Flight Behaviour – Barbara Kingsolver

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

Frankenstein in Baghdad – Ahmed Saadawi

Fruit of a Poisoned Tree – Antony Altbeker

G

God Help The Child – Toni Morrison

The Golem and the Djinni – Helen Wecker

The Gospel of Loki – Joanna M. Harris

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah

H

Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World that wants to Shrink You – Sofie Hagen

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

High School – Sara Quin and Tegan Quin

Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

Hope: A Tragedy – Shalom Auslander

How We Remember – J.M. Monaco

Human Acts – Han Kang

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body – Roxane Gay

I

Idaho – Emily Ruskovich

I’ll Be Gone In the Dark – Michelle McNamara

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd

Is There Still Sex in the City? – Candace Bushnell

J

Jasmine – Bharati Mukerjee

K

Karamo: My story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope – Karamo Brown

Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety – Ann Y. K. Choi

Killing It: An Education – Camas Davis

L

The Land Before Avocado – Richard Glover

The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge

Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

Look Who’s Back – Timur Vermes

The Lonely City: Adventures in the art of being alone – Olivia Laing

The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon

M

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive – Stephanie Land

Maybe the Horse Will Talk – Eliot Perlman

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One – amanda lovelace

Middle England – Jonathan Coe

Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur

Mindfulness and Its Discontents – David Forbes

The Motion of the Body Through Space – Lionel Shriver

Mr Clive and Mr Page – Neil Bartlett

My Animals and Other Family – Clare Balding

My Friend Anna: the true story of Anna Delvey, the fake heiress who conned me and half of New York City – Rachel DeLoache Williams

My Squirrel Days – Ellie Kemper 

my wife said you may want to marry me – Jason B. Rosenthal

My Year of Rest and Relaxation – Ottessa Moshfegh

N

Naturally Tan – Tan France

Neon Pilgrim – Lisa Dempster

The Night Watch – Sergei Lukyanenko

Nocturnes – Kazuo Ishiguro

Nonbinary: Memoirs of gender and identity – Micah Rajunov and Scott Duane

Normal People – Sally Rooney

O

On The Come Up – Angie Thomas

P

Paris Savages – Katherine Johnson

Period: It’s About Bloody Time – Emma Barnett

Pigs In Heaven – Barbara Kingsolver

Pet Sematary – Stephen King

Pride and Prejudice and Passports – Corrie Garrett

Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Q

Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams

R

The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion

The Rotters’ Club – Jonathan Coe

Running with Scissors – Augusten Burroughs

S

Sanctuary Somewhere – Brenna Dimmig

Serious Money – Caryl Churchill

Shadow of Night – Deborah Harkness

Silas Marner – George Eliot

Sleeping Beauties – Stephen King and Owen King

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory – Caitlin Doughty

So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo

Someday, Someday, Maybe – Lauren Graham

Spinster – Kate Bolick

Stones Against The Mirror – Hugh Lewin

Strange Magic – Syd Moore

Such A Fun Age – Kiley Reid

T

Takedown Twenty – Janet Evanovich

The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites – Mary Giuliani

Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and Pig Called Helga: A not-so-perfect tree change – Todd Alexander

This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor – Adam Kay

This Will Only Hurt A Little – Busy Philipps

Tomorrow Will Be Different – Sarah McBride

Top Secret Twenty-one – Janet Evanovich

Travels With Charley – John Steinbeck

Tricky Twenty-Two – Janet Evanovich

The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom – Beth Miller

Twelve Unending Summers: Memoir of an immigrant child – Cholet Kelly Josué

U

The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary – Catherine Gray

Unique in America – Yanique Beliard-Michel

Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies, and Revolution – Laurie Penny

Untold Night and Day – Bae Suah

The Unwinding of the Miracle – Julie Yip-Williams

V

The Vegetarian – Han Kang

Vinegar Girl – Anne Tyler

The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

Vixen – Rosie Garland

W

The Wall – John Lanchester

The Way We Live Now – Anthony Trollope

When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

When All Is Said – Anne Griffin

When Mr Dog Bites – Brian Conaghan

Whistle Blower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and fight for Justice at Uber – Susan Fowler

Why I Am No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail – Cheryl Strayed

The Witches of New York – Ami McKay

Without You, There Is No Us – Suki Kim

The Wrong End of the Table: A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit In – Ayser Salman

X

Y

The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion

Yes Please – Amy Poehler

Your Heart Is the Sea – Nikita Gill 

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