Fiction Reviews A-Z

Aaronovitch, Ben
Rivers of London

Abbott, Megan
Dare Me

Adams, Douglas
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Alcott, Louisa May
Little Women  (Part 1, final)

Allen, Sarah Addison
The Peach Keeper

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Half of a Yellow Sun
Purple Hibiscus
The Thing Around Your Neck

Ahmed, Saladin
Throne of the Crescent Moon 

Altenberg, Karin
Island of Wings

Anderson, Laurie Halse

Atwood, Margaret
The Penelopiad  (reread)
Oryx and Crake

Auel, Jean M
The Clan of the Cave Bear

Austen, Jane
Emma (reread August 2013)
Sense and Sensibility
Northanger Abbey
Pride and Prejudice

Ballard, J.G.
The Drowned World

Barbal, Maria
Stone in a Landslide

Basil, Priya
The Obscure Logic Of The Heart

Bennett, Alan

Birch, Carol
Jamrach's Menagerie

Blackman, Malorie
Boys Don't Cry

Boianjiu, Shani
The People of Forever are Not Afraid

Brashares, Ann
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

Brennan, Marie
A Natural History of Dragons

Bronte, Anne
Agnes Grey
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Bronte, Charlotte
Jane Eyre

Bronte, Emily
Wuthering Heights

Brooks, Geraldine
People of the Book

Brooks, Max
World War Z

Brown, Dan
Angels and Demons
The Lost Symbol

Browne, Hester
The Runaway Princess
The Vintage Girl

Buck, Pearl
The Good Earth

Bulawayo, NoViolet
We Need New Names

Burnett, Frances Hodgson
The Secret Garden (reread)

Burton, Richard
Arabian Nights

Butler, Octavia

Cabot, Sam
Blood of the Lamb

Carner, Talia
Jerusalem Maiden

Carroll, Lewis
The eNotated Alice in Wonderland by Pam Sowers

Carter, Angela
The Bloody Chamber

Cather, Willa
My Antonia

Catton, Eleanor
The Luminaries

Chevalier, Tracy
Remarkable Creatures
The Virgin Blue
Girl With A Pearl Earring
The Last Runaway

Choo, Yangsze
The Ghost Bride

Coleman, Rebecca
The Kingdom of Childhood

Clarke, Susanna
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

Colgan, Jenny
Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe

Collins, Suzanne
The Hunger Games
Catching Fire

Collins, Wilkie
The Moonstone

Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur
The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes

Cronin, Justin
The Passage

Crossan, Sarah
The Weight Of Water

Currimbhoy, Nayana
Miss Timmins School for Girls

Dangarembga, Tsitsi
Nervous Conditions

Delius, Friedrich Christian
Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman

DeWitt, Patrick
The Sisters Brothers

Diamant, Anita
The Red Tent

Dickens, Charles
Great Expectations
A Tale of Two Cities
A Christmas Carol

Diffenbaugh, Vanessa
The Language of Flowers

Donnelly, Gabrielle
The Little Women Letters

Donoghue, Emma
The Sealed Letter

Downer, Lesley
Across a Bridge of Dreams

Dray, Stephanie
Lily Of The Nile
Song Of The Nile

Drewery, Kerry
A Brighter Fear

Duffy, Stella
Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore

Duncan, Glen
The Last Werewolf

Du Maurier, Daphne

Eberschoff, David
The 19th Wife

Edugyan, Esi
Half Blood Blues

Epstein, Jennifer Cody
The Gods of Heavenly Punishment

Erikson, Carolly
The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette

Estoril, Jean
Drina Dances in Exile

Eugenides, Jeffrey
The Marriage Plot

Faber, Michel
The Crimson Petal and the White
The Apple: Crimson Petal Stories
The Fire Gospel
Under the Skin

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Farooki, Roopa
The Good Children

Feldman, Ellen
Next To Love

Fitzgerald, F. Scott
The Great Gatsby
Tender is the Night
The Beautiful and Damned

Ford, Jamie
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Forsyth, Kate
Bitter Greens
The Wild Girl

Fowler, Therese Anne

Freeman, Ru
A Disobedient Girl

Freudenberger, Nell
The Newlyweds

Funke, Cornelia


Gaiman, Neil
The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Galloway, Stephen
The Cellist of Sarajevo

Garland, Alex
The Beach

Gaskell, Elizabeth

Ghosh, Amitav
The Glass Palace

Gilbert, Elizabeth
The Signature of All Things

Goodwin, Daisy
My Last Duchess

Goolrick, Robert
A Reliable Wife

Golding, William
Lord of the Flies

Gregory, Philippa
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Constant Princess

Gregson, Julia
Jasmine Nights

Grenville, Kate
The Secret River
The Lieutenant

Grey, Juliet
Becoming Marie Antoinette
Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow

Gruen, Sara
Water for Elephants

Guo, Xiaolu
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

Gynther, Dana
Crossing on the Paris

Haig, Matt
The Radleys

Haji, Nafisa
The Writing on My Forehead

Harding, Georgina
Painter of Silence

Harkness, Deborah
A Discovery of Witches

Harris, Charlaine
Dead Until Dark
Living Dead in Dallas
Club Dead
Dead to the World
Dead as a Doornail
Definitely Dead
All Together Dead

Harris, Jane
Gillespie and I

Harrison, Kathryn

Hawthorne, Nathaniel
The Scarlet Letter

Haynes, Elizabeth
Into the Darkest Corner

Hearn, Lian
Across the Nightingale Floor

Hemingway, Ernest
A Farewell to Arms

Heyer, Georgette

Hoffman, Alice
The Dovekeepers

Hornby, Nick

Howrey, Meg
The Cranes Dance

Hugo, Victor
Les Miserables

Humphreys, C.C
Vlad: The Last Confession

Hurston, Zora Neale
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Huxley, Aldous
Brave New World

Ibbotson, Eva
The Secret Countess

Ivey, Eowyn
The Snow Child


James, Henry
Daisy Miller
The Portrait of a Lady

Jemisin, N.K.
The Killing Moon

Johns, Rebecca
The Countess

Joinson, Suzanne
A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

Jordan, Hillary
When She Woke

Jordan, Robert
The Eye of the World
The Great Hunt
The Dragon Reborn
The Shadow Rising
The Fires of Heaven

Juul, Pia
The Murder of Halland

Kavenna, Joanna
The Birth of Love

Kay, Francesca
The Translation Of The Bones

Kelman, Stephen
Pigeon English

Kent, Kathleen
The Heretic's Daughter

Kent, Hannah
Burial Rites

Keyes, Marian
The Brightest Star in the Sky

Kim, Eugenia
The Calligrapher's Daughter

King, Stephen
Salem's Lot

Kingsolver, Barbara

Kinsella, Sophie
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic

Kipling, Rudyard
The Jungle Book

Kohn, Rebecca
The Gilded Chamber

Kostova, Elizabeth
The Historian

Krauss, Nicole
The History Of Love

Kunzru, Hari
The Impressionist

Kwok, Jean
Girl In Translation

Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de
Les Liaisons Dangerouses

Larsson, Steig
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Leegant, Joan
Wherever You Go

Levy, Andrea
Small Island
The Long Song

Locke, Attica
The Cutting Season

Lord Brown, Kate
The Perfume Garden

Lovric, Michelle
The Book Of Human Skin

Lukas, Michael David
The Oracle of Stamboul

Maalouf, Amin
Leo the African

MacIntyre, Linden
The Bishop's Man

Mantel, Hilary
Wolf Hall
Bring Up The Bodies

Marion, Isaac
Warm Bodies

Martin, George R.R.
A Game of Thrones (reread June 2014)
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Fevre Dream

Martin, Valerie

Maugham, W. Somerset
The Painted Veil

McCoy, Sarah
The Baker's Daughter

McEwan, Ian
On Chesil Beach

McKinley, Robin

McLain, Paula
The Paris Wife

McQueen, Alison
Under the Jewelled Sky

Mendelson, Charlotte
Almost English

Metalious, Grace
Peyton Place

Miller, Madeline
The Song Of Achilles

Monk Kidd, Sue
The Secret Life of Bees

Montgomery, L.M.
The Blue Castle

Moore, Alan
The Watchmen

Morais, Richard C
The Hundred Foot Journey

Moran, Michelle
Cleopatra's Daughter
Madame Tussaud

Morgan, Jude
The Taste of Sorrow

Morgenstern, Erin
The Night Circus

Murakami, Haruki
Norweigan Wood
The Strange Library

Nabokov, Vladimir

Naipaul, V.S.
A Bend In The River

Newmark, Elle
The Sandalwood Tree
The Book Of Unholy Mischief

Niffenegger, Audrey
The Night Bookmobile

Nutting, Alissa

Oates, Joyce Carol
Rape: A Love Story

O'Hara, Maryanne

Oksanen, Sofi

Oliver, Lauren
Before I Fall

Parssinen, Keija
The Ruins Of Us

Patchett, Ann
State of Wonder

Perkins, Stephanie
Anna and the French Kiss

Pessl, Marisha
Night Film

Petrek, Soren Paul
Cold Lonely Courage

Politycki, Matthias
Next World Novella

Pullinger, Kate
The Mistress of Nothing

Pullman, Philip
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

Purdy, Emily
Mary and Elizabeth


Ragen, Naomi
Jephte's Daughter

Ratner, Vaddey
In the Shadow of the Banyan

Rice, Anne
Interview With The Vampire
The Vampire Lestat

Riggs, Ransom
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Riordan, Rick
The Lightning Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan's Curse
The Battle of the Labyrinth
The Last Olympian

Rogan, Charlotte
The Lifeboat

Rosoff, Meg
How I Live Now

Rowell, Rainbow
Eleanor and Park

Sade, the Marquis de

Sahlberg, Asko
The Brothers

Sanderson, Brandon

Saramago, Jose

Sebold, Alice
The Lovely Bones

See, Lisa
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Shanghai Girls
Dreams Of Joy
China Dolls

Segal, Francesca
The Innocents

Seth, Vikram
A Suitable Boy

Setterfield, Diane
The Thirteenth Tale

Shakespeare, William
The Tempest

Shannon, Samantha
The Bone Season

Shoneyin, Lola
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives

Sittenfield, Curtis

Smith, Zadie

Solomons, Natasha
The Novel in the Viola

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksander
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Sparks, Nicholas
Dear John

Stachnaik, Eva
The Winter Palace

Stedman, M.L.
The Light Between Oceans

Steinbeck, John
East of Eden
Cannery Row

Stoker, Bram
Midngiht Tales

Stoker, Dacre & Holt, Ian
Dracula: The Undead

Stolls, Amy
The Ninth Wife

Snyder, Maria V.
Poison Study
Magic Study

Sun, Amanda

Suskind, Patrick

Tan, Amy
The Joy Luck Club

Tillyard, Stella
Tides Of War

Thompson, Craig

Tolkein, J.R.R.
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
The Hobbit

Tolstoy, Leo
Anna Karenina

Towles, Amor
Rules of Civility

Turgeon, Carolyn
The Fairest of Them All

Twain, Mark
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Unigwe, Chika
On Black Sisters' Street

Van Mersbergen, Jan
Tomorrow Pamplona

Verne, Jules
Around the World in Eighty Days

Walliams, David
The Boy in the Dress

Walton, Jo
Among Others

Walton, Leslye
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Ward, David
Between Two Ends

Watson, Christie
Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

Watson, S.J.
Before I Go To Sleep

Watson, Winifred
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day

Wecker, Helene
The Golem and the Djinni

Weihe, Richard
Sea of Ink

Wein, Elizabeth
Code Name Verity

Wells, H.G.
The Island of Doctor Moreau

Willingham, Bill
Fables Vol 1: Legends in Exile
Fables Vol 2: Animal Farm
Fables Vol 3: Storybook Love

Wilson, G. Willow
Alif the Unseen

Winter, Kathleen

Wood, Benjamin
The Bellwether Revivals

Zafon, Carlos Ruiz
The Shadow of the Wind