Review Index

Looking for my thoughts on something specific? Scroll down to see if I’ve read it and reviewed it! Books are listed alphabetically by title (except for anything starting with ‘The’ – I did that annoying thing where I sorted them by the first letter of the second word in the title); click on the title to read about it.



The 1000 Hour Day – Chris Bray



After the CircusPatrick Modiano
Agent 6
– Tom Rob Smith
Airmail: Women of Letters
Michaela McGuire & Marieke Hardy
Alchemist, The
– Paolo Coelho
All These Perfect Strangers
Aoife Clifford
A Man of Some Repute – Elizabeth Edmonson
A Robot in the Garden
– Deborah Install
Art of Reading, The
Damon Young
A Simpler Time
Peter FitzSimons
Emma Donoghue
A Suitable Boy
Vikram Seth
A Thousand Nights – E.K. Johnston
A Thousand Splendid SunsKhaled Hosseini
A Visit From the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan



Before I Go To SleepS.J. Watson
Before the Fall
Noah Hawley
Chris Womersley
Big Bad Book of Bill Murray, The
– Robert Schnakenberg
Birdman’s Wife, The
– Melissa Ashley
Sebastian Faulks
Kristin Cashore
Black-Eyed Susans – Julia Heaberlin
Book of Speculation, The – Erika Swlyer
Bossy Pants – Tina Fey
Boy Who Stole Attila’s Horse, The – Iván Repila
Brisingr – Christopher Paolini
Broken Shore, The – Peter Temple
Butchers of Berlin, The – Chris Petit



Career of Evil Robert Galbraith
Casual Vacancy, 
J.K. Rowling
Chavasse: Double V.C.
Ann Clayton
Child 44 
– Tom Rob Smith
City of Mirrors, The – Justin Cronin
Cleo Helen Brown
Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig, The – Stefan Zweig
Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
Crash – J.G. Ballard
Crow Hollow – Michael Wallace
Cuckoo’s Calling, The – Robert Galbraith



Dark Matter Michelle Paver
Dear Reader –
Paul Fournel
Dirt Music
Tim Winton
Django/Zorro – Quentin Tarantino/Matt Wagner, Esteve Polls (Illustrator) 
Dust That Falls From Dreams, The
Louis de Bernieres



Eldest – Christopher Paolini
Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
Ender in Exile – Orson Scott Card
Eragon – Christopher Paolini
Eyre Affair, The – Jasper Fforde



Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff
Femme Fatale – Guy de Maupassant
Fever at Dawn – Péter Gárdos (translated by Liz Szász)
Fifty Shades of Grey E.L. James (don’t judge me)
The Forgotten Garden
Kate Morton



Gap of Time, TheJeanette Winterson
Giant, O’Brien, The
Hilary Mantel
Girl in the Photograph, The
– Kate Riordan
Girl Under the Olive TreeThe – Leah Fleming
God of Small Things, The – Arundhati Roy
GodPretty in the Tobacco Field – Kim Michele Richardson
Go Set A WatchmanHarper Lee
Graceling – Kristin Cashore
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The   Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows



Hare With Amber Eyes, The Edmund De Waal
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
Hey There, Dumpling!Kenny Lao
Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All
– Jonas Jonasson
Homesman, The  – Glendon Swarthout
Hotel of the Three Roses, The – Augusto De Angelis
House of Thieves – Charles Belfoure
How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are – Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas



Ice Diaries: An Antarctic MemoirJean McNeil
Dan Brown
InheritanceChristopher Paolini
Inside the Head of Bruno SchulzMaxim Biller
Inside the O’BriensLisa Genova
Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, The – Ambelin Kwaymullina
In the Month of the Midnight Sun
Cecilia Ekbäck
In the Shadow of Win
ter Lorna Gray
Invisible History of the Human Race, The – Christine Kenneally



Jasper JonesCraig Silvey



Kite Runner, The – Khaled Hosseini



Language of Flowers, The Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Last Unicorn, The
Peter S. Beagle 
Matt Bondurant
Left Hand of God, The Paul Hoffman
Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster, The Scott Wilbanks
Liar’s Bench – Kim Michele Richardson
Library At Mount Char, The – Scott Hawkins
Life of I: The New Culture of Narcissism, The – Anne Manne
Life On Air – Sir David Attenborough
Light Between Oceans, The M.L. Stedman
Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, The – Deborah Rodriguez
Loaded – Christos Tsiolkas
Lone Star – Paullina Simons
Loney, The – Andrew Michael Hurley
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime – Oscar Wilde



Made to KillAdam Christopher
– L.S. Hilton
Raymond E- Feist
Magicians, The
– Lev Grossman
Mansfield Park
– Jane Austen
Man Who Was Thursday, The
– G.K. Chesterton
Marley & Me
John Grogan
Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen
Peter FitzSimons
Meek One, The – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Memory Keeper’s Daughter, The
Kim Edwards
Messages from a Lost World
Stefan Zweig
Midnight’s Children
Salman Rushdie
Miniaturist, The
– Jessie Burton
Mothers, The – Brit Bennett
Mr Holmes – Mitch Cullin
Mr Splitfoot – Samantha Hunt
Mr Wigg – Inga Simpson
Murdered Banker, The – Augusto De Angelis
Museum of Modern Love, The – Heather Rose
My Life As A Fake – Peter Carey
My Sister’s Keeper – Jodie Piccoult



Natural Way of Things, The Charlotte Wood
Night Circus, 
– Erin Morgenstern
Night Manager, The
– John le Carre
North and South Elizabeth Gaskell
North Water, The – Ian McGuire



Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
Other Daughter, The – Lauren Willig
Other People’s Trades – Primo Levi (translated by Raymond Rosenthal)
Outlander – Diana Gabaldon



Passage, The Justin Cronin
Periodic Table, The
Primo Levi (translated by Raymond Rosenthal)
Perks of Being A Wallflower, The
Stephen Chbosky
– Jane Austen
Pigeon Tunnel, The – John le Carré
Pillars of the EarthThe – Ken Follett
Poisonwood Bible, The – Barbara Kingsolver
Pop Sonnets – Eric Didrikson
Printer’s Devil Court – Susan Hill






Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, TheKatarina Bivald
Remembering Babylon
David Malouf
Rhymes of Early Jungle Folk The Wharton Esherick Museum, Mary E. Marcy, & Wharton Esherick
Road, The Cormac McCarthy
Rosie Project, The Graeme Simsion
Running With Scissors – Augusten Burroughs



Salvation Creek Susan Duncan
Secret Chord, The
Geraldine Brooks
Secret Pilgrim, The
John le Carre
Secret Speech, The
– Tom Rob Smith
Sense of An Ending, TheJulian Barnes
Seven Skeletons – Lydia Pyne
ShackletonRoland Huntford
Shifting Fog, The – Kate Morton
Silver Linings Playbook, The – Matthew Quick
Sisters Brothers, The – Patrick deWitt
Sketchy, Doubtful, Incomplete Jottings – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sleeping Giants – Sylvain Neuvel
Snowpiercer – Jacques Lob (author), Jean-Marc Rochette (artist)
Snow Queen, The – Hans Christian Andersen (translated by Misha Hoekstra, illustrated by Lucie Arnoux)
Speaker For the Dead – Orson Scott Card
South Pole: 1910-1913 – Christine Dell’Amore
Stammered Songbook: A Mother’s Book of Hours – Erwin Mortier
Surgeon of Crowthorne, The – Simon Winchester



Talented Mr Ripley, The Patricia Highsmith
Tinker, Tailor
, Soldier, SpyJohn le Carre
Tom HoughtonTodd Alexander
Traitor Baru Cormorant, The
– Seth Dickinson
Tristano Dies: A LifeAntonio Tabucchi
True History of the Kelly Gang
– Peter Carey
Truth According to Us, The – Annie Barrows
Tuesdays With MorrieMitch Albom
Turn of the Screw, The – Henry James
Twelve, The – Justin Cronin
Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman – Stefan Zweig



Undermajordomo Minor – Patrick deWitt



Vegetarian, The – Han Kang (translated by Deborah Smith)




WarhorseMichael Morpurgo
Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye
Tania del Rio (illustrated by Will Staehle)
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Wayward Heroes
Halldór Laxness
We Eat Our Own
Kea Wilson
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Lionel Shriver
The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga
Wolf Hall
– Hilary Mantel
The Wonder Lover
– Malcolm Knox






Year of Wonders – Geraldine Brooks