Book Reviews

All the books I have reviewed (excluding Shakespeare) are listed here, from latest to earliest – enjoy!

Pure – Andrew Miller

All the Broken People – Amy Rivers

Bring Up The Bodies – Hilary Mantel

Blackfish City – Sam Miller

The Second Life of Eddie Coyne – Louis Lowy

Iron, Fire and Ice – Ed West

Defeating The Ministers Of Death – David Issacs

The Moth: Occasional Magic

Undertakers & Harlots – Mege Gardner

The Dreamers – Karen Thompson

Nightflyers – George R. R. Martin

A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

The Wise Man’s Fear – Patrick Rothfuss

New York 1609 – Harald Johnson

How To Remove A Brain – David Havilland

Murder By The Book – Claire Harman

Immortal – Nick Lloyd

Book Of Dreams – Nina George

How To Stop Time – Matt Haig

The Windup Girl – Paolo Bacigalupi

The Seclusion – Jacqui Castle

Passionate Travellers – Dr. Trish Nicholson

Merlin’s Secret – Malcolm John Baker

The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova

Come Home, Daddy – April Enciso

The Toymakers – Robert Dinsdale

The Fifth Era Of Man – Joshua Barker

What Would A Muslim Say – Ahmed Lotfy Rashed

So Here I Am: Speeches by Great Women – Anna Russell

The Human Stain – Philip Roth

The Confessions Of Jonathan Flite – Matthew J Beier

Only in New York – M G Crisci

The Book Collector – Alice Thompson

The Earthside Trilogy – Sherri Fulmer Moorer

The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Kate Morton

History of German Speaking and Nordic Nations – Jack Kanski

Resolver – Brian Lelas

The Sea Was A Fair Master – Calvin Demmer

The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman – Robin Gregory 

The Emancipation of Veronica McAllister – Shawn Inmon

The Never Dawn – R E Palmer

Led Zeppelin – Martin Popoff

Cover Stories – Richard Easter

Hazelet’s Journal – J H Clark

Unleash Your Super Inner Powers – Jacqui Letran

Henry VIII – Tracy Borman

Death In The Stocks – Georgette Heyer

Talk To Me – John Kenney

1000 Years of Career Advice – Paul Murphy

The Vanishing Velázquez – Laura Cumming

Elsewhere, Home – Leila Aboulela

Grief Works – Julia Samuel

Titans of History – Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Genius Habit – Laura Garnett

Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

The Life Of Dad – Dr. Anna Machin

We Are Not Refugees – Agus Morales

Lincoln In The Bardo – George Saunders

My Mostly Happy Life – Shelly Reuben

White Teeth – Zadie Smith

A Ladder To The Sky – John Boyne

Bruce Springsteen: An Illustrated Biography – Meredith Ochs

Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army – Edoardo Albert

Dear Mr Pop Star – Derek and Dave Philpott

Blackbeard: The Birth Of America – Samuel Marquis

Fun With Languages – Monica di Santi

Woodcutter – Shaun Baines

Holding – Graham Norton

The Beauty Of The Fall – Rich Marcello

Tome – Brian Lelas

Running to Graceland – John Slayton

Not Very Intelligent Design – Neel Ingman

The Wordsmith – Alan Ayer

Gringo: My Life On The Edge as an International Fugitive – Dan “Tito” Davis

One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovitch – Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn

The General Theory of Haunting – Richard Easter

Hobbs Horrific Arts and Gifts – Wendy Drinkwater

The Watchmaker’s Daughter – G M Schulling

The Last Hours – Minette Walters

Tipping Point – Terry Tyler

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Unknowns – Patrick O’Donnell

The City Of Mirrors – Justin Cronin

King Leopold’s Ghost – Adam Hochschild 

The Line That Held Us – David Joy

I Am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes

The Twelve – Justin Cronin

The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien

The Ape That Understood The Universe – Steve Stewart-Williams

The Name Of The Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

Uglies – Scott Westerfeld

Call Me American – Abdi Nor Iftan

The Passage – Justin Cronin

The Crucible – Arthur Miller

Children of Wrath – T A Ward

A Biography of Story, a Brief History of Humanity – Trish Nicholson

A Prayer For Owen Meany – John Irving

Dadland – Keggie Carew

Fylgia – Birgitta Halmjarson

We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Shirley Jackson

A Bargain In Silver – – Josie Jaffrey

The Stolen Generation – N A LeBrun

The Stranger – Albert Camus

Chipless – Kfir Luzzatto

The Darker the Night, The Brighter the Stars -Paul Broks

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

Tales of a Nuisance Man – James Maxstadt

Assaulted Souls – William Blackwell

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

The Palm Reader – Christopher Bowren

Destroying Their God – Wallace Jeffs

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

The Mirage Factory – Gary Krist

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Dunstan – Conn Iggulden

Diary of a Bookseller – Shaun Bythell

The Smoke Thieves – Sally Green

Enki – Karim Manji

Stranger In A Strange Land – Robert A. Heinlein

A Better Ten Commandments – James Miller

My Dead Parents – Anya Yurchshyn

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

Chameleons – Marcus Nannini

The Nomad Of Time – Michael Moorcock

Muir Woods or Bust – Ian Woollen

Broken Branches – Ben Ellis

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

A Tokyo Romance – Ian Buruma

The Surgeon’s Wife – William H Coles

The Hobbit – J R R Tolkien

The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner – Juliet Conlin

The Book Of Bera – Suzie Wilde

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Cairnaerie – MK Graham

1984 – George Orwell

Dead Fathers Club – Matt Haig

An Unkindness Of Ghosts – Rivers Solomon

Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

Ghost On The Throne – James Romm

Five Days That Shocked The World – Nicholas Best

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

The Man Who Climbs Trees – James Aldred

X0 – Sherrie Cronin

The Devil’s Highway – Gregory Norminton

When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

American War – Omar El Akkad

Playing To The Gods – Peter Rader

The Day Of The Jackal – Fredrick Forsyth

The Land Of Permanent Goodbyes – Atia Abawi

Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman

Intraterrestrial – Nicholas Conley

A Shout In The Ruins – Kevin Power

Timekeepers – Simon Garfield

Time Phantom – Randy Anderson

Viking Britain – Thomas Williams

The Core Of The Sun – Johanna Sinisalo

The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand

A Bold and Dangerous Family – Caroline Moorehead

The Green Unknown – Patrick Rogers

New Boy – Tracy Chevalier

Harry Potter Book Night – 01 February 2018

How To Read A History Book – Marshall T Poe

King Zeno – Nathaniel Rich

The Prisoner In His Palace – Will Bardenwerper

The Coffin Path – Katherine Clements

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson

Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords – Steve Tribe

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2

The Happy Chip – David Meredith

A Book Of American Martyrs – Joyce Carol Oates

Sugar Money – Jane Harris

Uncommon Type – Tom Hanks

Coming Home To Island House – Erica James

Munich – Robert Harris

This Really Happened – Annmarie McQueen

Keeper Of Lost Things – Ruth Hogan

Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewell

The Mistletoe Seller – Dilly Court

Origin – Dan Brown

The Midnight Line – Lee Child

Mythos – Stephen Fry

Let Me Entertain you – Robbie Williams

The Memory of Running – Ron McLarty

Smile – Roddy Doyle