Book Reviews

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

Recommended

Books I loved...

Withering Heights - Emily Brontë
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Cellist of Sarajevo - Steven Galloway
The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy
Into the Darkest Corner - Elizabeth Haynes
The Observations - Jane Harris
The Outcast - Sadie Jones
The Last Summer - Judith Kinghorn
The Other Side of the Bridge - Mary Lawson
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell
Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty
This Must be the Place - Maggie O'Farrell
The Street Sweeper - Elliot Perlman
Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
Wiinter in Madrid - C.J. Sansom
My Name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates


Authors I recommend...
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Chris Riddell
David Mitchell
Elizabeth Haynes
Jasper Fforde
Jodi Picoult
John Boyne
Judith Kinghorn
Kate Atkinson
Katharine McMahon
Liane Moriarty
Linda Gillard
M.R.Hall
Maggie O'Farrell
Mary Lawson
Richard Yates
Sadie Jones
Sebastian Faulks
William Ryan


Bookish sites to explore...

Goodreads
Waterstones
LibraryThing
Guardian Books Blog
Read It Swap It
Newbooks