Book Reviews

I am not a professional book reviewer by any stretch of the imagination but I love reading and writing about my literary experiences. I write informally and as truthfully as possible with the view to recommend the best books I come across.

The list below is an alphabetical low down of reviews currently online – enjoy!


Andrews, V.C. – Flowers in the Attic
Austen, Jane – Sense and Sensibility

Backman, Fredrik – My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises
Banks, Iain – Espedair Street
Baum, L. Frank – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Bell, Alex – Frozen Charlotte
Berry, Julie – All the Truth That’s in Me
Blankman, Anne – Prisoner of Night and Fog
Broadway, Alice – Ink
Brontë, Charlotte – Jane Eyre
Brooks, Kevin – The Bunker Diary
Byrne, Tanya – Heart-shaped Bruise

Cabot, Meg – The Princess Diaries
Campbell-Johnston, Rachel – The Child’s Elephant
Carroll, Emma – The Girl Who Walked On Air
Casale, Alexia – The Bone Dragon
Clarke, Susanna – Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Cohn, Rachel and Levithan, David – Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares
Collins, Suzanne – The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay
Comyns, Barbara – Our Spoons Came From Woolworths
Conan Doyle, Arthur – A Study in Scarlet
Cooper, Susan – Ghost Hawk

Dahl, Roald – The Gremlins, The BFG, George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Minpins, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant PeachThe Giraffe and the Pelly and MeThe Magic Finger, The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass ElevatorMatildaSomeone Like YouThe Enormous CrocodileDanny the Champion of the World, Boy, Going Solo
De Vigan, Delphine – No and Me
DeWitt, Patrick – The Sisters Brothers
Duchovny, David – Holy Cow
Du Maurier, Daphne – My Cousin Rachel

Ephron, Nora – Heartburn

Farrant, Natasha – Lydia: The Wild Girl of Pride and Prejudice
Farooki, Roopa – The Good ChildrenBitter Sweets
Fine, Anne – blood family
Fletcher, Carrie Hope – On The Other Side
Foreman, Gayle – If I Stay

Gaiman, Neil – Coraline, The Sleeper and the Spindle
Gardner, Sally – Maggot Moon
Gordon, Bryony – The Wrong Knickers
Gorman, Dave and Wallace, Danny – Are You Dave Gorman?
Gray, Keith – Ostrich Boys
Green, John – The Fault in Our Stars
Green, Sally – Half Bad
Gruen, Sara – Water for Elephants

Haddon, Mark – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Haig, Matt – The Humans, A Boy Called Christmas, Reasons to Stay Alive
Hawkins, Paula – The Girl On The Train
Healey, Emma – Elizabeth is Missing
Hemingway, Ernest – The Old Man and the Sea, Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises
Horowitz, Anthony – The House of Silk, Magpie Murders
Hosseini, Khaled – The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns

Ibbotson, Eva – Journey to the River Sea
Ironmonger, JW – The Coincidence Authority
Ivey, Eowyn – The Snow Child

Jonasson, Jonas – The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Jones, Lloyd – Mister Pip

Kaufman, Andrew – All My Friends Are Superheroes
Keil, Melissa – The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl
King, Stephen – ‘Salem’s Lot
Knisley, Lucy – Relish: My Life in the KitchenFrench Milk, An Age of License, Something New
Koch, Herman – The Dinner

Larsson, Stieg – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Lawson, Jenny – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
Lee, Harper – To Kill A Mockingbird, Go Set A Watchman
Lee, Laurie – Cider with Rosie
Lehane, Dennis – Mystic River
Leonard, M.G. – Beetle Boy
Levithan, David and Cohn, Rachel – Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares
Lewis, C.S – The Narnia Chronicles
Litchfield, Sara – The Night Butterflies
Lockhart, E. – We Were Liars

Marrs, John – The One
Miller, Madeline – The Song of Achilles
Milne, A.A. – The Red House Mystery
Moers, Walter – The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear
Montgomery, L.M. – Anne of Green Gables
Morgenstern, Erin – The Night Circus
Morpurgo, Michael – Private Peaceful

Nicholls, David – One Day

Ólafsdóttir, Auður Ava – Butterflies in November
O’Malley, Bryan Lee – Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life
O’Neill, Louise – Only Ever Yours, Asking For It
O’Porter, Dawn – The Cows
Owens, Lisa – Not Working

Palacio, R.J. – Wonder
Paull, Laline – The Bees
Perkins, Stephanie – Anna and the French Kiss
Perkins, Sue – Spectacles
Picoult, Jodi – The Storyteller
Pinfold, Levi – Black Dog
Poehler, Amy – Yes Please
Pratt, Non – Trouble

Quick, Matthew – The Silver Linings Playbook

Rice, Anne – Interview with the Vampire
Riggs, Ransom – Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
Riley, Peggy – Amity and Sorrow
Riordan, Rick – Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Rowell, Rainbow – Fangirl, Attachments, Eleanor & Park
Rundell, Katherine – Rooftoppers

Salinger, J.D – The Catcher in the Rye
Sedgwick, Marcus – Midwinterblood
Sepetys, Ruta – Between Shades of Gray, Out of the Easy
Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein
Simsion, Graeme – The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect
Smailes, Caroline – The Drowning of Arthur Braxton
Stead, Rebecca – Liar and Spy
Stewart, Trenton Lee – The Mysterious Benedict Society
Stibbe, Nina – Love, Nina
Stockett, Kathryn – The Help
Sutcliffe, William – The Wall

Tartt, Donna – The Secret History
Thomas, Angie – The Hate U Give
Tolkien, J.R.R – The Hobbit

Waters, Sarah – The Night Watch
Wein, Elizabeth – Code Name Verity
Wells, H.G – The Time Machine
Williams, John Edward – Stoner
Williams, Kate – Josephine: Desire, Ambition, Napoleon

Zafón, Carlos Ruiz – The Shadow of the Wind
Zusak, Markus – The Book Thief


3 thoughts on “Book Reviews

  1. Libby – I wish there was a ‘love’ button. This is great. Looking forward to future blogs:) Ali x

  2. Pingback: A Dahl A Day – Roald Dahl Day! | Through The Wardrobe

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