Book Reviews 2018 – 2021

All reviews sorted by author –

Ackland, Jenny – Little Gods
Adébáyọ̀, Ayọ̀bámi – Stay with Me
Alderton, Dolly – Ghosts
Alexander, Kirsten – Riptides
Allende, Isabel – Inés of My Soul
Anstruther, Eleanor – A Perfect Explanation
Atkinson, Kate – Life After Life
Atkinson, Kate – A God in Ruins
Attenberg, Jami – All Grown Up
Atwood, Margaret – The Testaments
Awad, Mona – Bunny
Azar, Shokoofeh – The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

Backman, Fredrik – Beartown
Bailey, Lily – Because We Are Bad
Baird, Julia – Phosphorescence
Barone, Tracy – Happy Family
Batuman, Elif – The Idiot
Baume, Sara – Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Beagin, Jen – Vacuum in the Dark
Bechdel, Alison – Fun Home
Bennett, Alan – Smut
Benson, E. F. – Queen Lucia
Benson, E. F. – Miss Mapp
Bishop, Alice – A Constant Hum
Bishop, Stephanie – The Other Side of the World
Bishop, Stephanie – Man Out of Time
Blain, Georgia – The Museum of Words
Bloom, Amy – White Houses
Bowditch, Clare – Your Own Kind of Girl
Boyd, William – Sweet Caress
Boyne, John – The Heart’s Invisible Furies
Brandi, Mark – Wimmera
Brandon, Deb – But My Brain Had Other Ideas
Brett, Doris – The Sunday Story Club
Brodesser-Akner, Taffy – Fleishman is in Trouble
Brodeur, Adrienne – Wild Game
Brook, Rhidian – The Aftermath
Brookner, Anita – A Family Romance
Brookner, Anita – The Rules of Engagement
Brookner, Anita – Undue Influence
Brun, Gary – Coco was Paradise
Bryant, Katerina – Hysteria
Bulawayo, NoViolet – We Need New Names
Burton, Jessie – The Confession

Cadwallader, Robyn – Book of Colours
Capote, Truman – In Cold Blood
Castles, Belinda – Bluebottle
Cha, Frances – If I Had Your Face
Cheng, Melanie – Australia Day
Clark, Eliza – Boy Parts
Clegg, Bill – Did You Ever Have A Family
Cline, Emma – Daddy
Cole, Jessie – Staying
Coleman, Claire – Terra Nullius
Cronin, Justin – Mary & O’Neil
Crosley, Sloane – The Clasp
Crosley, Sloane – How Did You Get This Number

D’Agostino, Kris – The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac
Dalton, Trent – Boy Swallows Universe
Danler, Stephanie – Sweetbitter
Day, Elizabeth – The Party
Daylight, Tegan Bennett –The Details
de Bernières, Louis – Blue Dog
de Kerangal, Maylis – The Cook
de Kretser, Michelle – The Life to Come
Dent, Georgie – Breaking Badly
Dermansky, Marcy – Very Nice
de Vigan, Delphine – Loyalties
deWitt, Patrick – French Exit
Diehl, Heidi – Lifelines
Donoghue, Emma – Touchy Subjects
Dovey, Ceridwen – In the Garden of the Fugitives
Down, Jennifer – Pulse Points
Doyle, Roddy – Smile
Durrell, Gerald – A Zoo in My Luggage

Egan, Jennifer – Manhattan Beach
Ellis, Alice Thomas – The Birds of the Air
Eugenides, Jeffrey – Fresh Complaint
Eugenides, Jeffrey – Middlesex
Evaristo, Bernadine – Girl, Woman, Other
Evans, Diana – Ordinary People

Fagerholm, Monika – Wonderful Women by the Water
Fannin, Hilary – The Weight of Love
Ferrante, Elena – The Story of the Lost Child
Ferrante, Elena – The Lying Life of Adults
Fidler, Richard – The Golden Maze
Fisher, Clare – All the Good Things
Forrest, Emma – Royals
Frankl, Viktor E. – Man’s Search for Meaning
Fuller, Claire – Bitter Orange
Funder, Anna – Stasiland

Gadney, R.J. – Albert Einstein Speaking
Gandolfo, Enza – The Bridge
Garner, Helen – Monkey Grip
Gay, Roxane – Hunger
Giggs, Rebecca – Fathoms
Gilbert, Elizabeth – City of Girls
Gilligan, Ruth – The Butchers
Gilmore, Jane – Fixed It
Giolito, Malin Perrson – Quicksand
Glover, Richard – Flesh Wounds
Gottlieb, Lori – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Greathead, Kate – Laura & Emma
Greer, Andrew Sean – Less
Grenville, Kate – A Room Made of Leaves
Gundar-Goshen, Ayelet – The Liar

Ham, Rosalie – The Year of the Farmer
Ham, Rosalie – The Dressmaker’s Secret
Hannon, Victoria – Kokomo
Hardach, Sophie – Confession with Blue Horses
Harper, Faith – Unf*ck Your Anger
Harper, Jane – The Dry
Harrington, Rebecca – I’ll Have What She’s Having
Hastrich, Vicki – Night Fishing
Hawkins, Kelli – Other People’s Houses
Hendricks, Greer – The Wife Between Us
Hendricks, Greer – An Anonymous Girl
Hendricks, Greer – You Are Not Alone
Henry, Emily – Beach Read
Higgins, Chloe – The Girls
Highsmith, Patricia – Carol
Hill, Jess – See What You Made Me Do
Hill, Nathan – The Nix
Hinton, Hilde – The Loudness of Unsaid Things
Hjorth, Vigdis- Will and Testament
Hoffmann, Sandra – Paula
Honeyman, Gail – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Hooper, Chloe – The Arsonist
Hope, Anna – Expectation

Irving, John – My Movie Business
Israel, Lee – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Jaeggy, Fleur – Sweet Days of Discipline
Jamison, Leslie – Make it Scream, Make it Burn
Jones, Tayari – An American Marriage
Jordan, Toni – Nine Days
Jordan, Toni – The Fragments
Joyce, Rachel – The Music Shop

Kalanithi, Paul – When Breath Becomes Air
Kang, Han – The Vegetarian
Kay, Adam – This is Going to Hurt
Keefe, Patrick Radden – Say Nothing
Kenney, John – Truth in Advertising
Kent, Jacqueline Kent – Vida
Keogh, Paula – The Green Bell
King, Lily – Euphoria
King, Lily – Writers & Lovers
Kneen, Krissy – An Uncertain Grace
Ko, Lisa – The Leavers
Kokoris, Jim – The Rich Part of Life
Konar, Affinity – Mischling
Krug, Nora – Heimat
Kushner, Rachel – The Mars Room

Lally, Caitriona – Eggshells
Laguna, Sofie – The Choke
Laguna, Sofie – Infinite Splendours
Lau, Jamie Marina – Pink Mountain on Locust Island
Laveau-Harvie, Vicki – The Erratics
Lee, Bri – Eggshell Skull
Lee, Jessica J. – Turning
Lee, Jessica J. – Two Trees Make a Forest
Leilani, Raven – Luster
Levy, Ariel – The Rules Do Not Apply
Levy, Deborah – The Man Who Saw Everything
Lewycka, Marina – A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Lim, S. L. – Revenge
Lipman, Elinor – The View From Penthouse B
Lipstadt, Deborah – Denial
London, Joan – Gilgamesh

Macauley, Wayne – Some Tests
Macdonald, Helen – Vesper Flights
Mailhot, Terese Marie – Heart Berries: A Memoir
Mangan, Christine – Tangerine
Marchetta, Melina –The Place on Dalhousie
Mason, Meg – Sorrow and Bliss
Massie, Robert – Catherine the Great
McConaughey, Matthew – Greenlights
McEwan, Ian – My Purple Scented Novel
McEwan, Ian – Machines Like Me
McLean, Felicity – The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone
Mears, Gillian – The Mint Lawn
Meyer, Angela – Joan Smokes
Mildenhall, Kate – The Mother Fault
Miller, Chanel – Know My Name
Milligan, Louise – Witness
Mitford, Nancy – The Pursuit of Love
Moore, Liz – Long Bright River
Moriarty, Liane – What Alice Forgot
Morris, Heather – The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Morrison, Toni – Beloved
Morton, Rick – One Hundred Years of Dirt
Moshfegh, Ottessa – My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Moshfegh, Ottessa – Death in Her Hands

Napolitano, Ann – Dear Edward
Niederhoffer, Galt – Love and Happiness
Nimmo, Karen – Busy as F*ck
Ng, Celeste – Little Fires Everywhere

Offill, Jenny – Weather
O’Neill, Helen – Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives
O’Neill, Louise – Almost Love
Ørstavik, Hanne – The Blue Room
Owens, Delia – Where the Crawdads Sing
Oyeyemi, Helen – Gingerbread

Pan, Jessica – Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come
Parrett, Favel – There Was Still Love
Parsons, Jacinta – Unseen
Patal, Zoya – No Country Woman
Patchett, Ann – The Dutch House
Patchett, Ann – Run
Pearson, Allison – How Hard Can It Be?
Perlman, Elliot – Maybe the Horse Will Talk
Porter, Liz – Written on the Skin

Ramsey, Ewa – The Morbids
Redhouse, Nicola – Unlike the Heart
Reid, Taylor Jenkins – Daisy Jones and The Six
Ridgeley, Andrew – Wham! George & Me
Riggs, Nina – The Bright Hour
Rijneveld, Marieke Lucas – The Discomfort of Evening
Riley, Gwendoline – First Love
Riwoe, Mirandi – The Fish Girl
Riwoe, Mirandi – Stone Sky Gold Mountain
Ronson, Jon – The Psychopath Test
Rooney, Sally – Normal People
Rossmanith, Kate – Small Wrongs
Rowe, Josephine – Here Until August
Ryan, Donal – From a Low and Quiet Sea
Ryan, Donal – Strange Flowers

Samuel, Julia – Grief Works
Schmidt, Sarah – See What I Have Done
Sedaris, David – Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls
Semple, Maria – Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Shamsie, Kamila – Home Fire
Shreve, Anita – Testimony
Shriver, Lionel – The Motion of the Body Through Space
Simpson, Inga – Nest
Sittenfeld, Curtis – You Think It, I’ll Say It
Sittenfeld, Curtis – Rodham
Sittenfeld, Curtis – Sisterland
Skloot, Rebecca – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Smith, Dominic – The Electric Hotel
Spargo-Ryan – The Paper House
Springsteen, Bruce – Born to Run
Stein, Leigh – Self Care
Straker, Gillian – The Talking Cure
Stridsberg, Sara – The Faculty of Dreams
Strout, Elizabeth – Olive, Again
Stuart, Douglas – Shuggie Bain
Szubanski, Magda – Reckoning

Taddeo, Lisa – Three Women
Tate, Christie – Group
Theriault, Denis – The Postman’s Fiancée
Theroux, Louis – Gotta Get Theroux This
Thomas, Helen – Murder on Easey Street
Throsby, Holly – Goodwood
Tiffany, Carrie – Exploded View
Touchell, Dianne – A Small Madness
Towles, Amor – A Gentleman in Moscow
Tremain, Rose – The American Lover
Tremain, Rose – The Gustav Sonata
Tremain, Rose – Music & Silence
Trethewey, Natasha – Memorial Drive
Tumarkin, Maria – Axiomatic

Unsworth, Emma Jane – Adults

Valentish, Jenny – Woman of Substances
van Cuylenburg, Hugh – The Resilience Project
Verhulst, Dimitri – Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill
Vesper, Inga – The Long, Long Afternoon
Vuong, Ocean – On Earth We’re All Briefly Gorgeous

Waldman, Ayelet – A Really Good Day
Walker, Sarai – Dietland
Wallace-Wells, David – The Uninhabitable Earth
Ward, Biff – In My Mother’s Hands
Washington, Bryan – Memorial
Westover, Tara – Educated
White, Corey – The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory
White, Jessica – Hearing Maud
Williams, Pip – The Dictionary of Lost Words
Williams, Rachel DeLoache – My Friend Anna
Wilson, Mara – Where Am I Now?
Winch, Tara June – The Yield
Winman, Sarah – Tin Man
Winton, Tim – The Shepherd’s Hut
Wizenberg, Molly – The Fixed Stars
Wohlleben, Peter – The Hidden Life of Trees
Wolitzer, Meg – The Female Persuasion
Wood, Charlotte – The Weekend
Wood, James – Upstate
Wood, Stephanie – Fake
Wright, Clare – The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka
Wright, Jennifer – It Ended Badly
Wyld, Evie – The Bass Rock

Yates, Richard – Young Hearts Crying
Yates, Richard – Disturbing the Peace
Yates, Richard – A Good School
Young, Georgina – Loner

Zinovieff, Sofka – Putney
Zgheib, Yara – The Girls at 17 Swann Street
Zusak, Markus – Bridge of Clay