Book reviews

Here you will find a complete list of all my book reviews ordered alphabetically by author’s surname.


Adebayo, Ayobami – Stay With Me

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi – Americanah

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi – Half of a Yellow Sun

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi – We Should All Be Feminists

Ahdieh, Renee – The Beautiful

Allende, Isabel – In the Midst of Winter

Ali, S.K. – Love from A to Z

Amerie (editor) – Because You Love To Hate Me

Andrews, Jessica – Saltwater

Arden, Katherine – The Bear and the Nightingale

Armentrout, Jennifer L. – Obsidian (Lux #1)

Atta, Dean – The Black Flamingo

Atwood, Margaret – The Handmaid’s Tale

Atwood, Margaret – The Penelopiad

Atwood, Margaret – The Testaments (The Handmaid’s Tale #2)

Austen, Jane – Emma

Austen, Jane – Northanger Abbey

Austen, Jane – Persuasion

Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice

Austen, Jane – Sense and Sensibility

Ayoade, Richard – Ayoade on Top


Backman, Fredrik – The Scandal (aka Beartown)

Bailey, Dale – In the Night Wood

Bandeira, Isabel – Bookishly Ever After

Barker, Pat – The Silence of the Girls

Barnard, Sara – A Quiet Kind of Thunder

Barnard, Sara; Bourne, Holly; Byrne, Tanya; Pratt, Non; Salisbury, Melinda; Williamson, Lisa; Wood, Eleanor – Floored

Barreau, Nicolas – One Evening in Paris

Baume, Sara – A Line Made by Walking

Bell, David – Somebody’s Daughter

Bennett, Jenn – Serious Moonlight

Besson, Philippe – Lie With Me

Blake, Rosie – How to Stuff Up Christmas

Bloom, Tracy – I Will Marry George Clooney by Christmas

Bourne, Holly – How Do You Like Me Now

Brody, Jessica – The Chaos of Standing Still

Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre

Burton, Jessie – The Confession


Camus, Albert – The Outsider (aka The Stranger)

Carlin, Laura – A Requiem for a Knave

Carty-Williams, Candice – Queenie

Catton, Eleanor – The Luminaries

Chambers, Becky – A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2)

Chambers, Becky – The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1)

Chambers, Becky – Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3)

Chambers, Becky – To Be Taught, If Fortunate

Chao, Gloria – American Panda

Chevalier, Tracy – A Single Thread

Cho, Kat – Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1)

Choi, Mary H.K. – Permanent Record

Clements, Abby – Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Coleman, Rowan – The Girl at the Window

Croft, Ashley – The Love Solution

Crouch, Blake – Dark Matter

Crouch, Blake – Recursion

Crowley, Cath – Words in Deep Blue

Curtis, Marci Lyn – The Leading Edge of Now

Czapnik, Dana – The Falconer


Darke, Minnie – Star-Crossed

Day, Anna – The Fandom

de los Reyes, Six – Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions

de Saint-Exupery, Antoine (translator Woods, Katherine) – The Little Prince

Dickens, Charles – A Christmas Carol

Dillon, Lucy – Unexpected Lessons in Love

Dixen, Victor – Ascension (Phobos #1)

Donkor, Michael – Hold (aka Housegirl)

Drnaso, Nick – Sabrina

Dunlap, Shannon – Izzy + Tristan


Ellman, Lucy – Ducks, Newburyport

Elston, Ashley – 10 Blind Dates

Ennis, Stewart – Blessed Assurance

Eratosthenes; Hyginus – Constellation Myths: With Aratus’ Phenomena

Ernshaw, Shea – The Wicked Deep


Fielding, Helen – Bridget Jones’ Baby

Flynn, Kathleen A. – The Jane Austen Project

Forman, Gayle – I Have Lost My Way

Fox, Helena – How it Feels to Float

Friedland, Elyssa – The Intermission

Funke, Cornelia; del Toro, Guillermo – Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun


Gaiman, Neil; Pratchett, Sir Terry – Good Omens

Goo, Maurene – Somewhere Only We Know

Goo, Maurene – The Way You Make Me Feel

Goodrich, Heddi – Lost in the Spanish Quarter

Greaves, Abbie – The Silent Treatment

Green, Hank – An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Green, John – The Fault in Our Stars

Green, John – Looking for Alaska

Green, John – Turtles All the Way Down

Green, John; Levithan, David – Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Gutcheon, Beth – Still Missing


Haig, Matt – A Boy Called Christmas

Hale, Katie – My Name is Monster

Hale, Shannon – Austenland

Hammond, Joe – A Short History of Falling

Hannah, Kristin – The Great Alone

Hannah, Kristin – The Nightingale

Hardinge, Frances – A Skinful of Shadows

Hargrave, Kiran Millwood – The Mercies

Harris, Ali – Miracle on Regent Street

Harris, Sarah – The Definition of Us

Harrow, Alix E. – The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Havelin, Karen – Please Read This Leaflet Carefully

Hawkins, Jen Marie – The Language of Cherries

Haynes, Natalie – A Thousand Ships

Heatherington, Emma – Rewrite the Stars

Henning, Sarah – The Sea Witch

Heyer, Georgette – Snowdrift and Other Stories

Hill, Nathan – The Nix

Hinton, Anthony Ray – The Sun Does Shine

Hoang, Helen – The Kiss Quotient

Hoffman, Alice – The World That We Knew

Homer (translator Wilson, Emily) – The Odyssey

Hulsman, Lynn Marie – A Miracle at Macy’s

Hyde, Catherine Ryan – Stay


Isaac, Catherine – Messy, Wonderful Us

Ishiguro, Kazuo – Never Let Me Go

Ishiguro, Kazuo – Nocturnes


Jae-Jones, S. – Wintersong

James, Lauren – The Last Beginning (The Next Together #2)

James, Lauren – The Next Together

James, Lauren – The Quiet at the End of the World

James, Lauren – The Starlight Watchmaker

Jimenez, Abby – The Friend Zone

Joel, Daphna; Vikhanski, Luba – Gender Mosaic: Beyond the Myth of the Male and Female Brain

Joelson, Penny – Girl in the Window

Joukhadar, Zeyn – The Map of Salt and Stars


Kade, Stacey – Finding Felicity

Kamal, Soniah – Unmarriageable

Kane, Jessica Francis – Rules for Visiting

Kelk, Lindsey – Fairies in the Forest (Cinders and Sparks #2)

Kelk, Lindsey – A Girl’s Best Friend (A Girl #3)

Kelk, Lindsey – I Heart Christmas (I Heart #6)

Kelk, Lindsey – I Heart Hawaii (I Heart #8)

Kelk, Lindsey – Magic at Midnight (Cinders and Sparks #1)

Kemmerer, Bridget – A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Kerouac, Jack – On the Road

Khan, Katie – Hold Back the Stars

Khan, Katie – The Light Between Us

Kleeman, Alexandra – You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

Kowal, Mary Robinette – The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1)


LaCour, Nina – Everything Leads to You

Lauren, Christina – Love and Other Words

Laski, Marghanita – To Bed With Grand Music

Lee, Harper – To Kill a Mockingbird

Lee, Mackenzi – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Lee, Min Jin – Pachinko

Lee, Mira T. – Everything Here is Beautiful

Levithan, David; Cohn, Rachel – Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares (Dash and Lily #1)

Levithan, David; Cohn, Rachel – The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily (Dash and Lily #2)

Liardet, Frances – We Must Be Brave

Lim, Thea – An Ocean of Minutes

Lippincott, Rachel – Five Feet Apart

Lu, Marie – Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2)

Lunde, Maja – The End of the Ocean


Maclear, Kyo – Birds Art Life Death

Mangan, Lucy – Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

Mantel, Hilary – Wolf Hall

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia – Love in the Time of Cholera

Mbue, Imbolo – Behold the Dreamers

McGee, Katherine – American Royals #1

McGregor, Jon – Reservoir 13

McGregor, Jon – The Reservoir Tapes (Reservoir 13 #1.5)

McKenna, Claire – Monstrous Heart

Meyer, Stephenie – Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined (Twilight #1.75)

Meyer, Stephenie – Twilight

Miano, Sarah Emily – Encyclopaedia of Snow

Miller, Madeline – Circe

Miller, Madeline – The Song of Achilles

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia – Gods of Jade and Shadow

Morgan, Kass – Light Years

Morgan, Kass – Supernova (Light Years #2)

Morgan, Sarah – Christmas Ever After

Morgenstern, Erin – The Night Circus

Moskowitz, Hannah – Sick Kids in Love

Mukherjee, Siddhartha – The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Mukherjee, Siddhartha – The Gene: An Intimate History


Nabokov, Vladimir – Lolita

Nam-Joo, Cho – Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Napolitano, Ann – Dear Edward

Nicholls, David – One Day

Nicholls, David – Us

Norton, Graham – A Keeper

Nzelu, Okechukwu – The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney


Oh, Temi – Do You Dream of Terra-Two?

Okparanta, Chinelo – Under the Udala Trees

O’Leary, Beth – The Flatshare

O’Leary, Beth – The Switch

O’Neill, Heather – The Lonely Hearts Hotel

O’Neill, Louise – The Surface Breaks

Oseman, Alice – Heartstopper Volume 1

Oseman, Alice – Solitaire

Oyeyemi, Helen – Gingerbread


Pattou, Edith – North Child (aka East)

Perkins, Stephanie (editor) – My True Love Gave to Me

Porter, Max – Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Porter, Max – Lanny

Pratchett, Sir Terry; Gaiman, Neil – Good Omens

Pratt, Jean Lucey – A Notable Woman

Prentiss, Molly – Tuesday Nights in 1980



Ratcliffe, Sophie – The Lost Properties of Love

Redfearn, Suzanne – In an Instant

Reekles, Beth – It Won’t be Christmas Without You

Reid, Taylor Jenkins – Daisy Jones and The Six

Remarque, Erich Maria – All Quiet on the Western Front

Reynolds, Justin A. – Opposite of Always

Rippon, Gina – The Gendered Brain

Roat, Sharon Huss – How to Disappear

Rodkey, Geoff – We’re Not From Here

Roth, Veronica – Carve the Mark

Rovelli, Carlo – Reality is Not What it Seems

Ruby, Laura – Bone Gap

Rudd, Alyson – The First Time Lauren Pailing Died

Ruffles, Lydia – Colour Me In

Ruffles, Lydia – The Taste of Blue Light

Russell, Kate Elizabeth – My Dark Vanessa


Salinger, J.D. – The Catcher in the Rye

Sanderson, Brandon – Skyward

Sanderson, Brandon – Starsight (Skyward #2)

Sauma, Luiza – Flesh and Bone and Water

Saunders, Adelia – Indelible

Schneider, Robyn – Extraordinary Means

Serle, Rebecca – In Five Years

Setterfield, Diane- Once Upon a River

Shafak, Elif – 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World

Shannon, Samantha – The Priory of the Orange Tree

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft – Frankenstein (1818 Text)

Shepherd, Peng – The Book of M

Shusterman, Neal – Unwind

Shusterman, Neal; Shusterman, Jarrod – Dry

Silver, Amy – All I Want for Christmas

Silver, Josie – One Day in December

Silver, Josie – The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

Slater, Nigel – The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, Stories and 100 Essential Recipes for Mid-Winter

Slimani, Leila – Lullaby (aka The Perfect Nanny)

Smith, Ben – Doggerland

Sotto, Samantha – Before Ever After

Sotto, Samantha – A Dream of Trees

Sotto, Samantha – Love and Gravity

Stainton, Keris – My Heart Goes Bang

Steven, Laura – The Exact Opposite of Okay

Straub, Emma – Modern Lovers

Sullivan, Deirdre – Tangleweed and Brine

Summers, Courtney – Sadie

Susann, Jacqueline – Valley of the Dolls

Swan, Karen – Christmas at Tiffany’s


Thalassa, Laura – The Queen of All that Dies

Thomas, Angie – On the Come Up

Toibin, Colm – Brooklyn

Toibin, Colm – House of Names

Tyler, Anne – A Spool of Blue Thread


Unsworth, Emma Jane – Adults


Van Praag, Menna – The Sisters Grimm

Vaughan, S.K. – Across the Void

Vine, Lucy – Are We Nearly There Yet

Voros, Ria – The Centre of the Universe

Vuong, Ocean – On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous


Walker, Karen Thompson – The Dreamers

Walton, Leslye – The Price Guide to the Occult

Walton, Leslye – The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Wang, Weike – Chemistry

Westover, Tara – Educated

Wheaton, M.G. – Emily Eternal

White, Kiersten – The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Williams, Julia – Make a Christmas Wish

Williamson, Lisa – Paper Avalanche

Winfrey, Kerry – Waiting for Tom Hanks

Winterson, Jeanette – Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

Wright, S.K. – It Ends With You


Xingjian, Gao – Buying a Fishing Rod for my Grandfather


Yoon, David – Frankly in Love

Yoon, Nicola – Everything Everything


Zafon, Carlos Ruiz – The Angel’s Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #2)

Zafon, Carlos Ruiz – The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #1)

Zusak, Markus – The Book Thief