Book Reviews A-Z

Reviews are posted in alphabetical order according the name of the book. For books by specific authors please see the search “authors and genres” widget on the right-hand side.   



A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde

A Room Swept White by Sophie Hannah

A Woman’s Life by Guy de Maupassant

Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton

Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body by M C Beaton

Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

All I Want for Christmas by Amy Silver

Awakening by Sharon Bolton


Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Before We Say Goodbye by Gabriella Ambrosio

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough 

Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

Blindness by Jose Saramago

Blood Lines by Angela Marsons

blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris

Books, Bedbugs and Baguettes by Jeremy Mercer

Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan

Burial by Neil Cross

By Fire, By Water by Mitchell J Kaplan


Caedmon’s Song by Peter Robinson

Cage of Bones by Tania Carver

Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Captured by Neil Cross

Catch Me by Lisa Gardner

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Caught by Harlan Coben

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Cold Earth by Sarah Moss

Comes the Blind Fury by John Saul

Corrag by Susan Fletcher


Daddy’s Little Girl by mary Higgins Clark

Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

Dark Matter: A Ghost Story by Michelle Paver

Dashing Through the Snow by Mary Higgins Clark

Day After Night by Anita Diamant

Deceptions by Rebecca FraynDeceptions by Rebecca Frayn

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Dog Boy by Eva Hornung


East Lynne by Ellen Wood

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Evermore (The Immortals) by Alyson Noel

Everything and Nothing by Araminta Hall

Evil Games by Angela Marsons


Faithful Place by Tana French

Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots by Adeline Yen Mah

Far From the Land: An Irish Memoir by Thomas J Rice

Fatwa: Living With a Death Threat by Jacky Trevane

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris

Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris

Fractured by Catherine McKenzie


Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris

Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land

Greenbanks by Dorothy Whipple


Halloween Party by Agatha Christie

He Said / She Said by Erin Kelly

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Homeless Rats by Ahmed Fagih

Horns by Joe Hill

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick


I Found You by Lisa Jewell

I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark

If Only They Could Talk by James Herriot

Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

Invisible I (The Amanda Project) by Stella Larson

It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet by James Herriot


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark



Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Land of the Living by Nicci French

Larchfield by Polly Clark

Lasting Damage by Sophie Hannah

Let Me Tell You About a Man I Knew by Susan Fletcher

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Losing You by Nicci French

Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland 

Love you More by Lisa Gardner


Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris

Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon


Nighttime is My Time by Mary Higgins Clark

Naomi’s Room by Jonathan Aycliffe

No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell


On The Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark


Part of the Furniture by Mary Wesley

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Perfect People by Peter James

Pictures of Lily by Paige Toon


Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito


Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

Retribution by Jilliane Hoffman

River Town by Peter Hessler

Room by Emma Donoghue

Rupture by Simon Lelic


Sacrifice by S J Bolton

Sealskin by Su Bristow

Shakespeare’s Truth by Rex Richards

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shopaholic Abroad by Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic and Baby

Shopaholic and Sister

Shopaholic Ties the Knot

Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

Sky Burial by Xinran

Snow White Must Die by Nele Nuehaus

Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson

Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Stone in a Landslide by Maria Barbal

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Summer by Edith Wharton

Sunlight on Cold Water by Francoise Sagan

Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo


Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker

The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

The Bed I Made by Lucie Whitehouse

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Breakdown by B A Paris

The Bricks That Built The Houses by Kate Tempest

The Cradle Will Fall by Mary Higgins Clark

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

The Doll’s House by M J Arlidge

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Murial Barbery

The Girl Before by J P Delaney

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

The Good Women of China by Xinran

The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremaine

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson

The Ice Twins by  S K Tremayne

The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths

The Killing Game by J S Carol

The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

The Last Piece of My Heart by Paige Toon

The Legacy by Katherine Webb

The Likeness by Tana French

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

The Lollipop Shoes (or Girl with No Shadow) by Joanne Harris

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

The Mountain in my Shoe by Louise Beech

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

The Phantom Coach by Amelia B Edwards

The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell

The Resurrectionists by Kim Wilkins

The Retribution by Val McDermid

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road Home by Rose Tremain

The Roanoake Girls by Amy Engel

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark

The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

The Victorian Chaise-Longue by Marghanita Laski

The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

The Weight of Water by Penelope Evans

The Whisperer by Donata Carrisi

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

These Things Hidden by Heather Guddenkauf

This Love by Dani Atkins

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

True Things About Me by Deborah Kay Davies

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark


Undomestic  Goddess by Sophie Kinsella


Villette by Charlotte Bronte


Walking in Pimlico by Ann Featherstone

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark

White Tiger by Aravind Adigo

Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong



Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

You Belong to Me by Mary Higgins Clark




4 thoughts on “Book Reviews A-Z

  1. If you haven’t read the book Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan you should it’s a really good book, one of the best I’ve read in a long time 🙂 I will be watching for books you recommnend 🙂


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