Book Reviews



This is an alphabetical list of books published on this website. These are links to the reviews. Happy Reading!


About A Girl: A Mother’s Powerful Story of Raising her Transgender Child – Rebekah Robertson

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

Adam Bede – George Eliot

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

The Art of Reassembly: a memoir of early mother loss and aftergrief – Peg Conway

Ask Me About My Uterus – Abby Norman


Be the Change – Gina Martin

Becoming – Michelle Obama

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

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Bleaker House – Nell Stevens

Bless Me, Ultima – Rudolfo Anaya

Big Friendship – Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

The Body Is Not An Apology – Sonya Renee Taylor

The Book of Life – Deborah Harkness

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

Bossypants – Tina Fey

The Bostonians – Henry James

Boy Swallows Universe – Trent Dalton

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

Britt-Marie Was Here – Fredrik Backman

A Burning – Megha Majumdar


The Cactus – Sarah Haywood

Can’t Even – Anne Helen Petersen

Capital – John Lanchester

Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut

The Closed Circle – Jonathan Coe

The Coconut Children – Vivian Pham

Corrine, or Italy – Madame de Staël

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

Crying in H Mart – Michelle Zauner


Dálvi: Six Years In the Arctic Tundra – Laura Galloway

The Dead Wife’s Handbook – Hannah Beckerman

Devotion – Hannah Kent

The Dictionary of Lost Words – Pip Williams

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


Earthling – Sayaka Murata

Eileen – Ottessa Moshfegh

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery

The Embalmer – Anne-Renee Caille

The Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul

Every Day is Gertie Day – Helen Meany


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

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

Fat – Raymond Carver

The Final Days of Magic – J.D. Horn

Flight Behaviour – Barbara Kingsolver

Food Isn’t Medicine – Dr. Joshua Wolrich

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

Frankenstein in Baghdad – Ahmed Saadawi

Friends and Dark Shapes – Kavita Bedford

Fruit of a Poisoned Tree – Antony Altbeker


The Gardener – Sally Vickers

The Gifts of Imperfection – Brené Brown

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


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

The Hidden Life of Trees – Peter Wohlleben

High School – Sara Quin and Tegan Quin

Home Body – Rupi Kaur

Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

Honeybee – Craig Silvey

Hope: A Tragedy – Shalom Auslander

How To Be You – Jeffrey Marsh

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


Idaho – Emily Ruskovich

I’ll Be Gone In the Dark – Michelle McNamara

The Ill-Made Mute – Cecilia Dart-Thornton

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

Infinite Splendour – Sofie Laguna

The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd

Isaac and the Egg – Bobby Palmer

The Island of Missing Trees – Elif Shafak

This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch – Tabitha Carvan

Is There Still Sex in the City? – Candace Bushnell


Jasmine – Bharati Mukerjee


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

Kiss the Girls and Make them Cry – Mary Higgins Clark

Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro


The Land Before Avocado – Richard Glover

The Last Children of Tokyo – Yoko Tawada

Leave the World Behind – Rumaan Alam

Lessons – Ian McEwan

The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge

Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams – Richard Flanagan

Look Who’s Back – Timur Vermes

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

A Lonely Girl Is A Dangerous Thing – Jessie Tu

The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois – Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

The Lying Life of Adults – Elena Ferrante


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 Moonballers – Jeffrey Sotto

The Mother Fault – Kate Mildenhall

The Motion of the Body Through Space – Lionel Shriver

Mr Clive and Mr Page – Neil Bartlett

My Animals and Other Family – Clare Balding

My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell

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 Sister the Serial Killer – Oyinkan Brathwaite

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


Naturally Tan – Tan France

Neon Pilgrim – Lisa Dempster

Nightbitch – Rachel Yoder

The Night Watch – Sergei Lukyanenko

Nocturnes – Kazuo Ishiguro

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

Normal People – Sally Rooney

Novelist as a Vocation – Haruki Murakami


Olive – Emma Gannon

On The Come Up – Angie Thomas

The Open Boat – Stephen Crane


Paris Savages – Katherine Johnson

Period: It’s About Bloody Time – Emma Barnett

Pigs In Heaven – Barbara Kingsolver

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

Pet Sematary – Stephen King

Plant Society: create an indoor oasis for your urban space – Jason Chongue

Pride and Prejudice and Passports – Corrie Garrett

Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams


Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

Rodham: A Novel – Curtis Sittenfeld

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion

The Rotters’ Club – Jonathan Coe

Running with Scissors – Augusten Burroughs


Salt and Skin – Eliza Henry-Jones

Sanctuary Somewhere – Brenna Dimmig

Sarrasine – Honoré de Balzac

Serious Money – Caryl Churchill

Set Boundaries, Find Peace – Nedra Glover Nawwab

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida – Shehan Karunatilaka

Shadow of Night – Deborah Harkness

Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stuart

Silas Marner – George Eliot

Sleeping Beauties – Stephen King and Owen King

Small Things Like These – Claire Keegan

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 Flowers – Donal Ryan

Strange Magic – Syd Moore

Such A Fun Age – Kiley Reid


Takedown Twenty – Janet Evanovich

The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls – Jes Baker

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 Is Happiness – Niall Williams

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

Trio – William Boyd

True Friends – Patti Miller

The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom – Beth Miller

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


The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary – Catherine Gray

Unique in America – Yanique Beliard-Michel

Unsheltered – Clare Moleta

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

Untold Night and Day – Bae Suah

The Unwinding of the Miracle – Julie Yip-Williams

Urban Botanics: An indoor plant guide for modern gardeners – Maaike Koster and Emma Sibley


The Vegetarian – Han Kang

Vinegar Girl – Anne Tyler

The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

Vixen – Rosie Garland


The Wall – John Lanchester

Walking Him Home – Joanne Tubbs Kelly

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

The White Book – Han Kang

The White Girl – Tony Birch

Who Gets To Be Smart – Bri Lee

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

Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World – Emma Marris

WitchDoctorPoet – Bola Juju

The Witches of New York – Ami McKay

Without You, There Is No Us – Suki Kim

Witness: An Investigation into the Brutal Cost of Seeking Justice – Louise Milligan

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

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte



My Year of Living Vulnerably – Rick Morton

The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion

Yes Please – Amy Poehler

You Matter: Learning to Love Who You Really Are – Matthew Emerzian

Your Heart Is the Sea – Nikita Gill

Your Own Kind of Girl – Clare Bowditch