A-Z of Book Reviews

This page will be updated regularly with book reviews (both in-depth and where they’ve featured in monthly wrap-ups), in alphabetical order by book title (press ctrl+f to search this page): 


After the Crash by Michel Bussi (Orion Books)
And the Hippos were Boiled in their Tanks by Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs (Penguin)
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge (Guardian Faber Publishing)
Ashes to Ashes by Paul Finch (Avon Books) 


Being Simon Haines by Tom Vaughan McAulay (RedDoor)
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Berkley Books)
The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis (Two Roads)


The Cows by Dawn O’Porter (Harper Collins)


The Dark Circle by Linda Grant (Granta)
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Faber & Faber)
Diary of an Oxygen Thief
by Anonymous (NLVI Publishers)
Did You See Melody by Sophie Hannah (Hodder & Stoughton)
by Renee Knight (Black Swan)
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien (Granta)
Dying to Live by Michael Stanley (Orenda Books)


Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh (Vintage)
Ethel and Ernest by Raymond Briggs (Jonathan Cape)
Everyone Brave is Forgiven
by Chris Cleave (Sceptre)
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Hamish Hamilton)


Fate and Furies by Lauren Groff (Windmill Books)
First Love by Gwendoline Riley (Granta)
The Fish Ladder: A journey upstream by Katharine Norbury (Bloomsbury Paperbacks)
Follow Me Down by Sherri Smith (Titan Books)
Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier (Virago Modern Classics)


Girl boss by Sophia Amoruso (Portfolio) 
The Girl with all the Gifts
by M.R. Carey (Orbit)
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (Gallery Books)
Gold from the Stone by Lemn Sissay (Canongate)
The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla (Unbound)
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain (Vintage)


Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Harper Perennial)
Hide and Seek by M.J. Arlidge (Penguin)
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet (Contraband)
The House by Simon Lelic (Penguin UK / Viking)
How Much the Heart Can Hold by Numerous Authors (Sceptre)


If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio (Titan Books)
In Every Moment We Are Still Alive by Tom Malmquist / translated by Henning Koch (Sceptre)
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Doubleday)




Love Me Not (DI Helen Grace #7) by M.J. Arlidge (Michael Joseph – Penguin)


The Marshking’s Daughter by Karen Dionne (Sphere)
Miss You by Kate Eberlen (Pan MacMillan)

Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Wood (Picador)


Nomad by Alan Partridge (Orion)
The North Water by Ian McGuire (Scribner)


Obsession by Amanda Robson (Avon Books)
One Hundred Shadows by Hwang Jungeun, translated by Jung Yewon (Tilted Axis Press)

One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis (Black Swan)
Our Memory Like Dust by Gavin Chait (Doubleday)


Plum by Hollie McNish (Picador)
The Power by Naomi Alderman (Penguin / Viking)



Ragdoll by Daniel Cole (Trapeze Books)
Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson (Orenda Books) 


Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick (Touchstone)
The Search by Howard Linskey (Penguin UK)
Secrets of the Italian Gardener by Robert Crofts (RedDoor)
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (Tinder Press)
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer (Harper Collins)
Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski (Orenda Books)
Spectacles by Sue Perkins (Penguin)
Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Canongate Books)


The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss (Granta)
Them: Adventures with extremists by Jon Ronson (Picador)
The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith (Doubleday)
Tin Man by Sarah Winman (Tinder Press)
Turning Blue by Benjamin Myers (Moth Publishing)
Two Lost Boys by Linda Robertson (Titan Books)




We All Begin As Strangers by Harriet Cummings (Orion Books)
What Alice Knew by T.A. Cotterell (Transworld)
When The Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs (Penguin)
The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown (Viking Books)
Woman Enters Left by Jessica Brockmole (Allison & Busby)
The Wrong Knickers by Bryony Gordon (Headline)
Wychwood by George Mann (Titan Books)