Here are some reviews of books I highly recommend! For lots more book reviews, please check out the Reading page, or use the categories drop-down menu or the search box (to the right or at the bottom of this page, depending on your screen).



The Waves by Virginia Woolf

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin



We Watch You and They Lie Here by N S Ford 😉

Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka

The Sick Rose by Erin Kelly

Who Did You Tell? by Lesley Kara

The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake


Science fiction:

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

The Other Side of the Sky by Arthur C Clarke

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky



Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander


Other fiction:

Out There: Stories by Kate Folk

XX by Angela Chadwick

The Light Keeper by Cole Moreton

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig


YA and children’s:

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

The Speed of the Dark by Alex Shearer

The Rainbow Goblins by Ul de Rico

Railhead by Philip Reeve


Memoir and biographies:

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell

Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah

Step by Step by Simon Reeve

Me by Elton John

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley


Other non-fiction:

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Tunnel 29 by Helena Merriman

Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham

In Miniature by Simon Garfield

Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd

The Lost Pianos of Siberia by Sophy Roberts