Book Review Index (by title)

Click on the title to read my review.


A Better Man by Leah McLaren

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

A Cage of Shadows by Archie Hill

A Carpet of Purple Flowers by Tracey-anne McCartney

A Chill in the Air by Iris Origo

A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

A Death in the Family by Michael Stanley

A Devil Comes to Town by Paolo Maurensig (translated by Anne Milano Appel)

A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride

A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington

A Jealous Tide by Anna MacDonald

A Killing Sin by K.H. Irvine

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Long Shadow by Caroline Kington

A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick

A Man Called Ove  by Fredrik Backman (translated by Henning Koch)

A Modern Family by Helga Flatland (translated by Rosie Hedger)

A Musical Offering by Luis Sagasti (translated by Fionn Petch)

A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin

A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro

A Perfect Explanation by Eleanor Anstruther

A Perfect Mother by Katri Skala

A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

A Place of Safety by Martin Nathan

A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne M. Harris

A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell

A Right Royal Face-Off by Simon Edge

A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install

A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong

A Small Dark Quiet by Miranda Gold

A Stone Statue in the Future by Benjamin Myers

A Suitable Lie by Michael J. Malone

A Tale of Trees by Derek Niemann

A Thousand Cuts by Thomas Mogford

A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter (translated by Jane Degras)

A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman

Above the Fat by Thomas Chadwick

Absolute Mayhem by Kelly Suellentrop

Ace of Spiders by Stefan Mohamed

Admissions by Henry Marsh

Adult Onset by Ann-Marie MacDonald

After the Bombing by Clare Morrall

Aftershock by Adam Hamdy

Alchemy by Chris James

All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

All Involved by Ryan Gatiss

All the Beggars Riding by Lucy Caldwell

All The Devils Are Here by David Seabrook

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

All Things Cease To Appear by by Elizabeth Brundage

American Midnight: Tales of the Dark by various

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Amulet by Alison Thomas

An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It. by Jessie Greengrass

An Appetite for Violets by Martine Bailey

An English Guide to Birdwatching by Nicholas Royle

An Honest Deceit by Guy Mankowski

An Honest Man by Simon Michael

An Ounce of Practice by Leo Zeilig

An Overcoat by Jack Robinson

An Overcoat by Jack Robinson – guest review by Graham Fulcher

An Unreliable Guide to London by various (short story anthology)

And the Wind Sees All by Guðmundur Andri Thorsson (translated by Bjørg Arnadottir and Andrew Cauthery)

Angel Bird by Sanjida O’Connell

Another Planet by Tracey Thorn

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (translated by Neil Smith)

Any Human Heart by William Boyd

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

As the Shadow Rises by Katy Rose Pool

Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Attrib. by Eley Williams


Bad Boy Poet by Scott Manley Hadley

Bad Mommy / Stay Mommy by Elisabeth Horan

Beautiful Place by Amanthi Harris

Beauty Tips for Girls by Margaret Montgomery

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert Sapolsky

Behind The Mask Is Nothing by Judy Birkbeck

Being Someone by Adrian Harvey

Being Various: New Irish Short Stories edited by Lucy Caldwell

Bella Mia by Donatella Di Pietrantonio (translated by Franca Scurti Simpson)

Beside Myself by Ann Morgan

Best British Short Stories 2018 by various

Billionaires’ Banquet by Ron Butlin

Bitter Sixteen by Stefan Mohamed

Black Dahlia Red Rose by Piu Eatwell

Black Lake by Johanna Lane

Black Sugar by Miguel Bonnefoy (translated by Emily Boyce)

Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile by Adelle Stripe

Black 13 by Adam Hamdy

Blackout by Ragnar Jónasson (translated by Quentin Bates)

Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson (translated by Maxim Jakubowski)

Blood Lake by Kenneth Wishnea

Blue Dog by Louis de Bernieres

Blue Self-Portrait by Noémi Lefebvre (translated by Sophie Lewis)

blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris

Bone by Bone by Sanjida Kay

Born on a Tuesday by Elnathan John

Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn

breach by Olumide Popoola and Annie Holmes

Breaking and Mending by Joanna Cannon

Brexit & Ireland by Tony Connelly

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Bristol by various

Broken Angels by Beth Webb and Mark Hutchinson

Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee

Brood by Chase Novak

Browse: Love Letters to Bookshops Around the World by various

Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Kim Smith

Built on Sand by Paul Scraton

Bury Them Deep by James Oswald


Captain Pug: The Dog Who Sailed the Seas by Laura James (illustrated by Églantine Ceulemans)

Car Park Life by Gareth E. Rees

Carnal Acts by Sam Alexander

Carpe Diem (Riptide Volume 11) by various (short story anthology)

Carrying Fire and Water by Deirdre Shanahan

Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop

Casanova and the Faceless Woman by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon (translated by Louise Rogers LaLaurie)

Cat Castles by Carin Oliver

Certain Manoeuvres by Lydia Unsworth

Chains of Sand by Jemma Wayne

Chains: Unheard Voices by various

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Chaos edited by Anna Johnson

Charles_HRH’s guide to Great Britishness by Prince @Charles_HRH

Chickenfeed by Minette Walters

Chicken Unga Fever by Dr Phil Whitaker

Children of the Cave by Virve Sammalkorpi (translated by Emily Jeremiah and Fleur Jeremiah)

Children of the Mill by David Hanson

Children’s Children by Jan Carson

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Circe by Madeline Miller

Circling for Gods by Jo Burns

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Citizens by Kevin Curran

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

City of Jackals by Parker Bilal

Claudia by Anthony Trevelyan

Close To Me by Amanda Reynolds

Cold Calling by Russell Mardell

Cold Fusion 2000 by Karl Drinkwater

Come And Find Me by Sarah Hilary

Compass by Mathias Enard (translated by Charlotte Mandell)

Complications by Atul Gawande

Confessions by Jaume Cabré

Confessions by Kanae Minato

Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

Constellations: Reflections from Life by Sinéad Gleeson

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori)

Corpus Christi by Bret Anthony Johnston

Counternarratives by John Keene

Course of Mirrors by Ashen Venema

Craving by Esther Gerritsen (translated by Michele Hutchison)

Crocodile by Daniel Shand

Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans

Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body by Jo Marchant

Cursed by Thomas Enger (translated by Kari Dickson)


Daisy In Chains by Sharon Bolton

Dance by the Canal by Kerstin Hensel (translated by Jen Calleja)

Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter Kimani

Dance With The Enemy by Rob Sinclair

Dancing Naked In Front Of Dogs by Michael Maul

Dark Chapter by Winnie M Li

Dark Fragments by Rob Sinclair

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

Dark River Melody by MD Murphy

Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik

Dark Side of the Moon by Les Wood

Darker With The Lights On by David Hayden

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

Dazzling the Gods by Tom Vowler

Dead Girls by Selva Almada (translated by Annie McDermott)

Deadly Game by Matt Johnson

Deadly Harvest by Michael Stanley

Dear Beneficiary by Janet Kelly

Dear Mr Pop Star by Derek and Dave Philpott

Death and Other Happy Endings by Melanie Cantor

Death and the Seaside by Alison Moore

Dedalus by Chris McCabe

Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Deep Water by Lu Hersey

Defender by GX Todd

Depth Charge by Chris Emery

Devastation Road by Jason Hewitt

Devil by David Churchill

Diary of a Diva by Barbarella Fokos

Diary of a young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty

Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz (translated by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff)

Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz (translated by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff) – guest review by Paul Fulcher

Different Class by Joanne Harris

Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent

Disbelieved by Beth Webb

Disclaimer by Renee Knight

Divine Heretic by Jaime Lee Moyer

Don’t Cry by Mary Gaitskill

Doppelgänger by Daša Drndić (translated by S.D. Curtis and Celia Hawkesworth)

Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

Duke by David Churchill

Dying to Live by Michael Stanley


Eagle Country by Seán Lysaght

Earthly Remains by Donna Leon

Echoing by Elliot Koubis

Eden Burning by Deirdre Quiery

Educated by Tara Westover

Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi

El Hacho by Luis Carrasco

Electric Souk by Rose McGinty

Enemies of the People by Sam Jordison

Ephemeris by Dorothy Lehane

Epiphany Jones by Michael Grothaus

Escape by Dominique Manotti

Escape Routes by Naomi Ishiguro

Escape To Perdition by James Silvester

Everlasting Lane by Andrew Lovett

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Exercises in Control by Annabel Banks

Expectation by Anna Hope

Exquisite by Sarah Stovell

Extravagant Stranger by Daniel Roy Connelly


Faces on the Tip of My Tongue by Emmanuelle Pagano (translated by Jennifer Higgins and Sophie Lewis)

Fair of Face by Christina James

Faithless by Kjell Ola Dahl (translated by Don Bartlett)

Falling Leaves by Stefan Mohamed

Fan by Danny Rhodes

Fate by Jorge Consiglio (translated by Carolina Orloff and Fionn Petch)

Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit

Feebleminded by Ariana Harwicz (translated by Annie McDermott and Carolina Orloff)

Feeding Time by Adam Biles

Fibonacci’s Rabbits by Adam Hart-Davis

Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine by Diane Williams

Fire Dreamer by Beth Webb

First Love by Gwendoline Riley

Five Little Liars by Amanda K. Morgan

Five to One by Chris Chalmers

Flare and Falter by Michael Conley

Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

Fleabag and the Fire Cat by Beth Webb

Fleabag and the Ring Fire by Beth Webb

Fleabag and the Ring’s End by Beth Webb

Flesh of the Peach by Helen McClory

Flotsam by Meike Ziervogel

For Love & Money by Jonathan Raban

For the Last Time by Janet Kelly

For The Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser

Forbidden Line by Paul Stanbridge

Forget Me Not by Luana Lewis

Foxfire, Wolfskin and other stories of Shapeshifting Women by Sharon Blackie

Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg

Fractured by Clár Ní Chonghaile

Fragile Lives by Professor Stephen Westaby

Francis Plug: How To Be A Public Author by Paul Ewen

Francis Plug: Writer in Residence by Paul Ewen

Freefall by Adam Hamdy

Freefall Into Us by Tess Rosa Ruiz

Fuck This Journal by Dale Shaw

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby


Gamble by Kerry Hadley-Pryce

Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed

Gaudy Bauble by Isabel Waidner

Gaudy Bauble by Isabel Waidner – Guest Review by Graham Fulcher

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

Ginger is a Hero by Beth Webb

Girl meets boy by Ali Smith

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

Girls Will Be Girls by Emer O’Toole

Glass by Alex Christofi

Glitch by Lee Rourke

God Future by David Quiles Guilló

Godsend by John Wray

Going Back by Rachael English

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Gone by Rebecca Muddiman

Gone Without A Trace by Mary Torjussen

Good Day? by Vesna Main

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magoran

Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett

Grenade Genie by Thomas McColl

Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie


Hang Him When He Is Not There by Nicholas John Turner

Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story by Leah Hazard

Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone #HarryPotter20 by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Haverscroft by S.A. Harris

Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Her Father’s Daughter by Marie Sizun (translated by Adriana Hunter)

Her Mother’s Daughter by Alice Fitzgerald

Heroin Haikus by William Wantling

Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (translated by Nancy Forest-Flier)

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

High Rise by J.G. Ballard

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Histories by Sam Guglani

Hold Still by Tim Adler

Holiday Heart by Margarita García Robayo (translated by Charlotte Coombe)

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs – Guest Review by Robyn Law

Hollow Shores by Gary Budden

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Honeydew by Edith Pearlman

Hotel Arcadia by Sunny Singh

Hotel Silence by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (translated by Brian FitzGibbon)

House of Spines by Michael J Malone

How Pale the Winter Has Made Us by Adam Scovell

How The Light Gets In by Clare Fisher

How to Be a Kosovan Bride by Naomi Hamill

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How to be Brave by Louise Beech

How to Make Curry Goat by Louise McStravick

How to Play the Piano by James Rhodes


If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful I Never Would Have Let You Go by Judy Chicurel

If You Go Away by Adele Parks

If You Look For Me, I Am Not Here by Sarayu Srivatsa

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Love You Too Much by Alicia Drake

I’m Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork (translated by Charlotte Barslund)

Imaginary Cities by Darran Anderson

Imperfect Women by Araminta Hall

In a Land of Paper Gods by Rebecca MacKenzie

In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings

In Lieu of a Memoir by Tadhg Muller

In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne

In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes by Giorgio van Straten (translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre)

In the Absence of Absalon by Simon Okotie

In the Absence of Absalon by Simon Okotie – guest review by Graham Fulcher

In the Blink of an Eye by Ali Bacon

In the Restaurant by Christoph Ribbat (translated by Jamie Searle Romanelli)

Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Infinite Rooms by David John Griffin

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera

Inner London Buddha by Mick Guffan

Into the Fire by Manda Scott

Into the Tangled Bank by Lev Parikian

Inventing the Enemy by Umberto Eco

Ironopolis by Glen James Brown

It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In by Mawson

It’s All in Your Head by Suzanne O’Sullivan

It Would Be Night In Caracus by Karina Sainz Borgo (translated by Elizabeth Bryer)


Jakob’s Colours by Lindsay Hawdon

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Jihadi by Yusuf Toropov

Jolts by Fernando Sdrigotti

Judderman by D.A. Northwood


Karate Chop by Dorthe Nors (translated by Martin Aitken)

Katalin Street by Magda Szabó (translated by Len Rix)

Keep Me Safe by Daniela Sacerdoti

Killing the Dead by Marcus Sedgwick

Killing Hapless Ally by Anna Vaught

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Know Your Place by various (edited by Nathan Connolly)


La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Lake of Urine by Guillermo Stitch

Landfill by Tim Dee

Lansdowne: The Last Great Whig by Simon Kerry

Lanyards by Neil Campbell

Larchfield by Polly Clark

Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger

Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff

Layover by Lisa Zeidner

Leaves by John Simmons

Legacy by Bill Mesce Jr

Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession

Let’s Compromise and Say I’m Right by Mel Calman

Letters From The Suitcase edited by Rosheen and Cal Finnigan

Let Us Be True by Alex Christofi

Levitation by Sean O’Reilly

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs – Guest Review by Robyn Law

Light Box by KJ Orr

Light From Other Windows by Chris Chalmers

Lillian on Life by Alison Jean Lester

Limestone Country by Fiona Sampson

Liminal by Bee Lewis

Linescapes by Hugh Warwick

Lion’s Honey by David Grossman (translated by Stuart Schoffman)

Literary London by Eloise Millar and Sam Jordison

Little by Edward Carey

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

Little Egypt by Lesley Glaister

London Incognita by Gary Budden

London Undercurrents by Joolz Sparkes and Hilaire

London’s Glory by Christopher Fowler

Loop of Jade by Sarah Howe

Lord of the Dead by Richard Rippon

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lost in Static by Christina Philippou

Lost in the Spanish Quarter by Heddi Goodrich

Lou Ham: Racing Anthropocene Statements by Paul Hawkins

Lucia by Alex Pheby


Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

Magnus by Mark Carew

Malcolm Orange Disappears by Jan Carson

Man With A Seagull On His Head by Harriet Paige

Maria In The Moon by Louise Beech

Martin John by Anakana Schofield

Mayhem & Death by Helen McClory

Melting Point by Baret Magarian

Metronome by Oliver Langmead

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Milkman by Anna Burns

Missing by Alison Moore

Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Mister Spoonface by Paul Blaney

Moments by Daphne Denley

Moonstone by Sjón (translated by Victoria Cribb)

Mordew by Alex Pheby (Jackie reviews)

Mordew by Alex Pheby (Robyn reviews)

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Mother: A Memoir by Nicholas Royle

Mother of Darkness by Venetia Welby

Mothers and Daughters by Vedrana Rudan (translated by Will Firth)

Mothlight by Adam Scovell

Ms Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami (translated by Louise Heal Kawai)

Mud by Chris McCabe

Multitudes by Lucy Caldwell

Murmur by Will Eaves

Music, Love, Drugs, War by Geraldine Quigley

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci (translated by David Hackston)

My Europe by various

My Father’s House by Bethany Dawson

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman (translated by Henning Koch)

My Mother’s Secret by Sanjida Kay

My Mother’s Shadow by Nikola Scott

My Name Is Leon by Kit de Waal

My Oxford by Catherine Haines

My Shitty Twenties by Emily Morris

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sweet Orange Tree by José Mauro de Vasconcelos (translated by Alison Entrekin)


Nasty Women by various (essay collection)

Natural Causes: Life, Death and the Illusion of Control by Barbara Ehrenreich

Nemesister by Sophie Jonas-Hill

Neurotribes by Steve Silberman

Never Be Broken by Sarah Hilary

Never Seen The Sea by Holly Watson

Nightblind by Ragnar Jónasson (translated by Quentin Bates)

Night Driver by Marcelle Perks

Night School by Lee Child

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

No Other Darkness by Sarah Hilary

No Place to Lay One’s Head by Françoise Frenkel (translated by Stephanie Smee)

Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago by Douglas Cowie

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Northern Alchemy by Christine De Luca

Not a Hazardous Sport by Nigel Barley

Not Far From The Junction by Will Ashon, published by Open Pen

Not Quite Lost by Roz Morris

Not Thomas by Sara Gethin

Not Working: Why We Have to Stop by Josh Cohen

Now Legwarmers by Pascal O’Loughlin

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

Nutcase by Tony Williams


Old Baggage by Lissa Evans

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

On Silbury Hill by Adam Thorpe

On The Bright Side by Hendrik Groen (translated by Hester Velmans)

Once Upon A Flock by Lauren Scheuer

Once Upon A Time In Chinatown by Robert Ronsson

One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis

One Thing by Xanthi Barker

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth

Only We Know by Karen Perry

Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Orfeia by Joanne M. Harris (illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins

Ornithology by Nicholas Royle

Our Dreams Might Align by Dana Diehl

Our House by Louise Candlish

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf


Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks

Patchwork Man by D.B. Martin

Patience by Toby Litt

Pavement by Richard Butchins

Pearls Before Poppies: The Story of the Red Cross Pearls by Rachel Trethewey,

Pendulum by Adam Hamdy

Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson

Place Waste Dissent by Paul Hawkins

Planet in Peril edited by Isabelle Kenyon

Plastic Emotions by Shiromi Pinto

Playing Possum by Kevin Davey

Playthings by Alex Pheby

Plume by Will Wiles

Poems of the Mare Nostrum / Costa Nostra by Arturo Desimone

Postcard Stories by Jan Carson

Postcard Stories 2 by Jan Carson

Predator’s Gold by Philip Reeve

Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell

Princess Bari by Hwang Sok-yong

Prodigal by Charles Lambert

Pseudotooth by Verity Holloway

Purity by Jonathan Franzen


Quartier Perdu by Sean O’Brien

Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody

Queerbashing by Tim Morrison

Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary


Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Rainbow People by Nicholas Mosley

Randall by Jonathan Gibbs

Real Life by Adeline Dieudonné (translated by Roland Glasser)

Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Rebound by Aga Lesiewicz

Recipe for being a Woman by Hermione Cameron (illustrated by Louise Armour-Chelu)

Reconciliation for the Dead by Paul E. Hardisty

Red Dog by Willem Anker (translated by Michiel Heyns)

Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant

Resistance by Julián Fuks (translated by Daniel Hahn)

Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic

Rocco and the Nightingale by Adrian Magson

Ronald Laing by David Boyle

Roseblood by Paul Doherty

Rupture by Ragnar Jónasson (translated by Quentin Bates)


Sal by Mick Kitson

Saving Lucia by Anna Vaught

Say Nothing by Brad Parks

Scandal by David Boyle

School of Velocity by Eric Beck Rubin

Sealed by Naomi Booth

Sealskin by Su Bristow

Season to Taste by Natalie Young

Secret Passages In A Hillside Town by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen (translated by Lola M. Rogers)

Seeking Eden by Beverley Harvey

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

See You Tomorrow by Tore Renberg

Selected Stories by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Self & I by Matthew De Abaitua

Serial Damage by Liz Cowley and Donough O’Brien

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

Shadows on the Tundra by Dalia Grinkevičiutė (translated by Delija Valiukenas)

Shatila Stories by various (translated by Naswa Gowanlock)

She Ran Away From Love by Mawson

She-Clown and Other Stories by Hannah Vincent

Shitstorm by Fernando Sdrigotti

Shortening the Candle’s Wick by Andres Ehin and Ly Seppel (translated by Ilmar Lehtpere)

Shtum by Jem Lester

Signal Failure by Tom Jeffreys

Signs for Lost Children by Sarah Moss

Sight by Jessie Greengrass

Sincerity by Carol Ann Duffy

Sirens by Joseph Knox

Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

Six Stories and an Essay by Andrea Levy

Six Tudor Queens – Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen by Alison Weir

Six Tudor Queens – Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir

Six Tudor Queens – Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

Six Tudor Queens – Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets by Alison Weir

Six Tudor Queens – Katheryn Howard by Alison Weir

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

Sleeper by JD Fennell

Slip of a Fish by Amy Arnold

Slow Horses by Mick Herron

Snegurochka by Judith Heneghan

Snow by Marcus Sedgwick

Snow, Dog, Foot by Claudio Morandini (translated by J. Ockenden)

Snowblind by Christopher Golden

Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson (translated by Quentin Bates)

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary

Sońka by Ignacy Karpowicz (translated by Maya Zakrzewska-Pim)

Sorcery of Thorns by Maragaret Rogerson, published by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Sorry To Disrupt The Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell

Soul of the Border by Matteo Righetto (translated by Howard Curtis)

So The Doves by Heidi James

Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena (translated by Margita Gailitis)

Spanish Crossings by John Simmons

Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

Splice 1 edited by Daniel Davis Wood

Spoon’s Carpets by Kit Caless

Spot the Difference by Juno Dawson

Stanly’s Ghost by Stefan Mohamed

Star Dancer by Beth Webb

Starlings by Miranda Gold

Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training by Mark Rippetoe & Lon Kilgore

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Stone Keeper by Beth Webb

Stone Mattress: Nine Stories by Margaret Atwood

Strange Girls and Ordinary Women by Morgan McCarthy

Strangers With The Same Dream by Alison Pick

Streets of Darkness by A. A. Dhand

Stuff by Charlie Hill

Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller

Sunny and the Ghosts by Alison Moore (illustrated by Ross Collins)

Sunny and the Hotel Splendid by Alison Moore (illustrated by Ross Collins)

Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias by Pragya Argwal

Sweet Home by Wendy Erskine

Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls


Takeaway by Tommy Hazard

Take Nothing With You by Patrick Gale

Talk of the Toun by Helen MacKinven

Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary

Tempest: An Anthology by various

Ten Dead Comedians by Fred Van Lente

Tenacity by JS Law

Terms and Conditions by Tania Hershman

Thank You, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

That Dark Remembered Day by Tom Vowler

The Abrupt Physics of Dying by Paul E. Hardisty

The Accident on the A35 by Graeme Macrae Burnet

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by Paul Coelho (translator not credited)

The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The A-Z of You and Me by James Hannah

The Ballroom by Anna Hope

The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40 by Jonathon M Sullivan & Andy Baker

The Bear and the Paving Stone by Toshiyuki Horie (translated by Geraint Howells)

The Beat of the Pendulum by Catherine Chidgey

The Beauties: Essential Stories by Anton Chekhov (translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater)

The Bespokist Society: Guide to… London

The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn (translated by Rosie Hedger)

The Black Country by Kerry Hadley-Pryce

The Blackbird by Claire Allen

The Blackheath Séance Parlour by Alan Williams

The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris (illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins)

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The Bonnie Road by Suzanne d’Corsey

The Book of Alexander by Mark Carew

The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler

The Book of Havana by various

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Book of Riga by various

The Book of Tehran by various

The Book of Tides by Angela Readman

The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

The Boy Who Loved Rain by Gerard Kelly

The Brief by Simon Michael

The Burning Man by Christopher Fowler

The Butchers of Berlin by Chris Petit

The Cabinet of Calm: Soothing Words for Troubled Times by Paul Anthony Jones

The Cake Tree In The Ruins by Akiyuki Nosaka (translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori)

The Carer by Deborah Moggach

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert

The Chimes by Anna Smaill

The Choke by Sofie Laguna

The Clocks In This House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks

The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements

The Combinations by Louis Armand

The Complex by Michael Walters

The Contract by JM Gulvin

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant, published by Harper Collins

The Cruelty of Lambs by Angelena Boden

The Cut by Anthony Cartwright

The Darkness that Divides Us by Renate Dorrestein (translated by Hester Velmans)

The Daughter’s Secret by Eva Holland

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse by Piu Marie Eatwell

The Dead Ground by Claire McGowan

The Defenceless by Kati Hiekkapelto (translated by David Hackston)

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

The Devil’s Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau by Graeme Macrae Burnet

The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer

The Dominant Animal by Kathryn Scanlan

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff

The Eliza Doll by Tracey Scott-Townsend

The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

The Empress and the Cake by Linda Stift (translated by Jamie Bolloch)

The End Of The Moment We Had by Toshiki Okada (translated by Sam Malissa)

The Evenings by Gerard Reve (translated by Sam Garrett)

The Evolution of Fear by Paul E. Hardisty

The Exiled by Kati Hiekkapelto (translated by David Hackston)

The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune, published by Hodder & Stoughton

The Faculty of Indifference by Guy Ware

The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

The First Sister by Linden A Lewis

The Frequency of Magic by Anthony Joseph

The Fire Starters by Jan Carson

The Forbidden Tomb by Chris Kuzneski

The Foreign Passion by Cristian Aliaga (translated by Ben Bollig)

The Forever Watch by David Ramirez

The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin

The Future Can’t Wait by Angelena Boden

The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers

The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers – Guest Review by Paul Fulcher

The German House by Annette Hess (translated by Elisabeth Lauffer)

The Ghost Tree by Christina Henry

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

The Giddy Career of Mr Gadd (deceased) by Marie Gameson

The Girl From Station X by Elisa Segrave

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Glass Painter’s Daughter by Rachel Hore

The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland by various

The Glue Ponys by Chris Wilson

The Gods of Love by Nicola Mostyn

The Goldberg Variations by Robert Hainault

The Good Children by Roopa Farooki

The Good Immigrant by various, edited by Nikesh Shukla

The Good Son by Paul McVeigh

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris

The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland by Nicolai Houm (translated by Anna Paterson)

The Great Naturalists edited by Robert Huxley

The Ground is Full of Holes by Suzy Norman

The Groundsmen by Lynn Buckle

The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

The Harrowing by James Aitcheson

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

The Hope Fault by Tracy Farr

The Humans by Matt Haig

The Human Script by Johnny Rich

The Hurtle of Hell by Simon Edge

The Idea of the Brain: A History by Matthew Cobb

The Illogic of Kassel by Enrique Vila-Matas (translated by Anne McLean and Anna Milsom)

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Impossible Fairytale by Han Yujoo (translated by Janet Hong)

The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The Iron Age by Arja Kajermo (illustrated by Susanna Kajermo Törner)

The Iron Age by Arja Kajermo (illustrated by Susanna Kajermo Törner) – guest review by Graham Fulcher

The Jeweller by Caryl Lewis (translated by Gwen Davies)

The Kill by Jane Casey

The Killings at Kingfisher Hall by Sophie Hannah

The Ladybird Book of The Meeting by J.A. Hazeley and J.P. Morris

The Ladybird Book of the Nerd by JA Hazely and JP Morris

The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink

The Last Days of Disco by David F. Ross

The Last Hours by Minette Walters

The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell

The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault

The Last Pier by Roma Tearne

The Last Summer by Ricarda Huch (translated by Jamie Bulloch)

The Last Treasure Hunt by Jane Alexander

The Late Season by Stephen Hines

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh

The Less than Perfect Legend of Donna Creosote by Dan Micklethwaite

The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams, published by William Heinemann

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah

The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North

The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt by Tracy Farr

The Life Assistance Agency by Thomas Hocknell

The Life I left Behind by Colette McBeth

The Life of Almost by Anna Vaught

The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal by Horatio Clare

The Lighterman by Simon Michael

The Lighthouse by Alison Moore

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt

The Little Snake by A.L. Kennedy

The Living Dead by George A. Romero and Daniel Kraus

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

The Long Count by JM Gulvin

The Long Fall by Julia Crouch

The Long Gaze Back by various (short story anthology)

The Longbourn Letters by Rose Servitova

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce

The Ludlow Ladies’ Society by Ann O’Loughlin

The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen (translated by David Hackston)

The Many by Wyl Menmuir

The Martian’s Regress by JO Morgan

The Mating Habits of Stags by Ray Robinson

The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Million Dollar Blog by Natasha Courtenay-Smith

The Mine by Antti Tuomainen (translated by David Hackston)

The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

The Mountain Can Wait by Sarah Leipciger

The Mountain in my Shoe by Louise Beech

The Murderer In Ruins by Cay Rademacher (translated by Peter Millar)

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

The Music Teacher by Renata Šerelytė (translated by Marija Marcinkute)

The Nacullians by Craig Jordan-Baker

The Narrow Land by Christine Dwyer Hickey

The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

The New Wilderness by Diane Cook

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Nix by Nathan Hill

The Offing by Benjamin Myers

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

The One-In-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood

The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

The Orange Grove by Larry Tremblay (translated by Sheila Fischman)

The Other Ida by Amy Mason

The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Paulson-Ellis

The Other Twin by LV Hay

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

The Peace Machine by Özgür Mumcu (translated by Mark David Wyers)

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus

The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier

The Photographer by Meike Ziervogel

The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems

The Place That Didn’t Exist by Mark Watson

The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland

The Plankton Collector by Cath Barton

The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

The Prick by Mazim Saleem

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

The Quiet Man by James Carol

The Raven Wheel by AF Stone

The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga

The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose

The Restless Dead by Simon Beckett

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

The Second Body by Daisy Hildyard

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old (translated by Hester Velmans)

The Secret History of The Jungle Book by Swati Singh

The Secret Life of Books: Why They Mean More Than Words by Tom Mole

The Sense of an Elephant by Marco Missiroli (translated by Stephen Twilley)

The Separation by Dinah Jefferies

The Seven Trials of Cameron-Strange by James Calum Campbell

The Shining by Stephen King

The Shogun’s Queen by Lesley Downer

The Shore by Sara Taylor

The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves

The Silk Merchant’s Daughter by Dinah Jefferies

The Silken Rose by Carol McGrath

The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi

The Smoke Hunter by Jacquelyn Benson

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw

The Sound of My Voice by Ron Butlin

The South Westerlies by Jane Fraser

The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen by Hope Nicholson

The Speech by Andrew Smith

The Squeeze by Lesley Glaister

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (Robyn reviews)

The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

The Stolen Child by Sanjida Kay

The Stone Tide by Gareth E. Rees

The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola

The Story of Silence by Alex Myers

The Storyteller by Kate Armstrong

The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris

The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

The Study Circle by Haroun Khan

The Summer of Secrets by Sarah Jasmon

The Summer People by Kelly Link

The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

The Sun by Sue Lord

The Teacher’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley

The Teahouse Detective: The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

The Temple House Vanishing by Rachel Donohue

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The Testament of Vida Tremayne by Sarah Vincent

The Threat Level Remains Severe by Rowena MacDonald

The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake

The Travelers by Chris Pavone

The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal

The Trilogy of Two by Juman Malouf

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman (illustrated by Eddie Campbell)

The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas by Daniel James

the uncorrected Billy Childish

The Unfortunate Englishman by John Lawton

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

The Unusual Possession of Alastair Stubb by David John Griffin

The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland

The Wacky Man by Lyn G. Farrell

The Weaning by Hannah Vincent

The Weighing of the Heart by Paul Tudor Owen

The Weightless World by Anthony Trevelyan

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

The White Book by Han Kang (translated by Deborah Smith)

The White Heron Beneath the Reactor by Gary Budden (illustrated by Maxim Griffin)

The Widow by Fiona Barton

The White Goddess: An Encounter by Simon Gough

The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes

The Wilts & Berks Canal by Doug Small

The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

The Year of Witching by Alexis Henderson

The 10 Worst of Everything: The Big Book of Bad by Sam Jordison

Their Brilliant Careers by Ryan O’Neill

Then She Was Gone by Luca Veste

There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

Thin Air by Michelle Paver

Things We Nearly Knew by Jim Powell

This Brutal House by Niven Govinden

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel

This is the Water by Yannick Murphy

This One Is Special by Suzanne Askham

This Way to Departures by Linda Mannheim

Three Dreams in the Key of G by Marc Nash

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Tiger by Polly Clark

Time for Lights Out by Raymond Briggs

Timebomb by Scott K. Andrews

Tinderbox by Megan Dunn

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

To Be a Machine by Mark O’Connell

Tokyo by Nicholas Hogg

Total Shambles by George F.

Trap by Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates)

Traction City by Philip Reeve

Treats by Lara Williams

Tumours by Chay Collins

Turbulent Wake by Paul E. Hardisty

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Twin Truths by Shelan Rodger

Two Sketches of Disjointed Happiness by Simon Kinch


UnAmerican Activities by James Miller

Under the Knife: The History of Surgery in 28 Remarkable Operations by Arnold van de Laar

Under the Rock by Benjamin Myers

Under the Stars: A Journey into Light by Matt Gaw

Undertow by Margaret Heathcote

Unofficial Britain: Journeys Through Unexpected Places by Gareth E. Rees

Untouchable Things by Tara Guha

Us by David Nicholls


V for Victory by Lissa Evans

Vanish in an Instant by Margaret Millar

Vertigo & Ghost by Fiona Besnon

Vinny’s Wilderness by Janet Shepperson

Viral by Helen Fitzgerald


Waiting for Doggo by Mark B. Mills

Waiting for Nothing by Tom Kromer

Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver

Walking the Lights by Deborah Andrews

War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line by David Nott

Warewolff! by Gary J Shipley

Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods  written by Tania Del Rio, illustrated by Will Staehle

Waterways: 1000 Miles Along Britain’s Canals by Jasper Winn

Wave Hunter by Beth Webb

Ways of the Doomed by Moira McPartlin

We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin

We Are The End by Gonzalo C. Garcia

We Go Around In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire by Jules Grant

We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson

We Shall Inherit the Wind by Gunnar Staalesen (translated by Don Bartlett)

We that are young by Preti Taneja

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

Weight by Jeanette Winterson

Welcome to America by Linda Boström Knausgård (translated by Martin Aitken)

Western Fringes by Amer Anwar

What a Way to Go by Julia Forster

What Are You After? by Josephine Corcoran

What Happened To Us by Ian Holding

What to do with Lobsters in a Place like Klippiesfontein by Colette Victor

What Will Remain by Dan Clements

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When the Floods Came by Clare Morrall

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Where Roses Never Die by Gunner Staalsen (translated by Don Bartlett)

White Plains by Gordon Lish

Whiteout by Ragnar Jónasson (translated by Quentin Bates)

Why Stuff Matters by Jen Waldo

Wicked Game by Matt Johnson

Wild and Free by Wendy Holden

Wild Dog by Serge Joncour (translated by Jane Aitken and Polly Mackintosh)

Will by Jeroen Olyslaegers (translated by David Colmer)

Wilts and Berks Canal Revisited by Doug Small

Winter Siege by Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman

Witch by Finbar Hawkins

Witches Sail in Eggshells by Chloe Turner

Wolf Country by Tünde Farrand

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck

Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen (translated by Don Bartlett)

Women and Power by Mary Beard

Wonder Women by Sam Maggs

Worlds Apart by Azi Ahmed

Worlds From The Word’s End by Joanna Walsh

Wrestliana by Toby Litt

Written in the Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones

Wrote for Luck by D.J.Taylor


Yellow Room by Shelan Rodger

Yesterday by Felicia Yap

You by Phil Whitaker

You Are Here by Chris Hadfield

You Have Me To Love by Jaap Robben (translated by David Doherty)

You Never Told Me by Sarah Jasmon

You Should Come With Me Now by M. John Harrison

You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr

You Will Grow Into Them by Malcolm Devlin

You Would Have Missed Me by Birgit Vanderbeke (translated by Jamie Bulloch)

Yuki Means Happiness by Alison Jean Lester


1066 What Fates Impose by GK Holloway


2084 by various (short story anthology)

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari


60 Lovers to Make & Do by Sophie Herxheimer


84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff