Books by rating

5 Stars
The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel
Islands of Abandonment: Life in the post-human landscape by Cal Flyn
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout
Sunset Swing by Ray Celestin
The Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee
Matrix by Lauren Groff
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
These Precious Days by Ann Patchett
Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Beth Chatto’s Green Tapestry revisited: A guide to a sustainably planted garden
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed
The Berlin Exchange by Joseph Kanon
Vine Street by Dominic Nolan
Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton
Shibumi by Trevanian
Still Life by Sarah Winman
The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
City on Fire by Don Winslow
The Night Tiger by Yngsze Choo
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
The Treeline by Ben Rawlence
How Civil Wars Start: And how to stop them by Barbara F. Walter
Portable Magic: A history of books and their readers by Emma Smith
Bad Actors by Mick Herron
Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny
Trust by Hernan Diaz
The Trees by Percival Everett
Bournville by Jonathan Coe
Constructing a Nervous System by Margo Jefferson *
Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet
An Immense World by Ed Yong
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid *
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Dr No by Percival Everett *
Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo
Spring Cannot be Cancelled by Hockney and Gayford *
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston *
The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams *
Babel by R. F. Kuang
Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
4.5 Stars
Should We Stay or Should We Go by Lionel Shriver
Still Life by Louise Penny
Solve for Happy: Engineer your path to joy by Mo Gawdat
Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
Wild Interiors by Hilton Carter
Angel by Elizabeth Taylor
A Long Petal of Sea by Isabel Allende
Music is History by Questlove
Between Two Fires by Joshua Yaffa
Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
Betrayal by David Gilman
Real Estate by Deborah Levy
Satori by Don Winslow
Fibre for Life by Dr Khosro Ezaz-Nikpay
May God Forgive by Alan Parks
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
The Blackbird by Tim Weaver
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel
Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow
The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton
Slough House by Mick Herron
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang
Semicolon by Cecelia Watson
The Echo Chamber by John Boyne
The Dark Flood by Deon Meyer
The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
The Story of Art without men by Katy Hessel
Less by Sean Andrew Greer
Judith Kerr’s Creatures
Less is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer
Darling by India Knight
Blurb Your Enthusiasm by Louise Willder
The Red Notebook by Michel Bussi
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
12 Birds to Save Your Life by Charlie Corbett
Midnight Atlanta by Thomas Mullen
Euphoria by Elen Cullhed, translated by Jennifer Hayashida
Trespasses by Louise Kennedy
Heartburn by Nora Ephron read by Meryl Streep
Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood
The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li
Nemesis by Wilbur Smith and Tom Harper
The Other Mother by Michel Bussi
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting
Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny
Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang
The Offing by Benjamin Myers
The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
The Ghost Ship by Kate Mosse
So Much Blue by Percival Everett
Bolla by Pajtim Statovci
Juliette by Camille Jourdy
After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz
The New Life by Tom Crewe
In Memoriam by Alice Winn
4 Stars
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
Seed to Dust: A gardener’s story by Marc Hamer
Betty by Tiffany McDaniel
Good Behaviour by Molly Keane
The Kids by Hannah Lowe
Sugar by Bernice L McFadden
Empire of Pain: The secret history of the Sackler dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Forfeit by Barbara Nadal
Open Season by C.J. Box
The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan
Howard’s Ending is on the Landing by Susan Hill
Blood Grove by Walter Mosley
The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden
China Room by Sunjeev Sahota
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Northern Spy by Flynn Berry
The Horseman by Tim Pears
Threads of Life by Clare Hunter
The Foot Soldiers by Gerald Seymour
The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean Pendziwol
Give Unto Others by Donna Leon
The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn
Into the Dark by Fiona Cummins
Opal Country by Chris Hammer
Queen and Country by Alan Judd
Dogstar Rising by Parker Bilal
A Killing in November by Simon Mason
Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
The Divinities by Parker Bilal
Unto Us a Son is Given by Donna Leon
A Season in Exile by Oliver Harris
A Heart Full of Headstones by Ian Rankin
Joan by Katherine J Chen
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
Undertow by Anthony J Quinn
Everything the Light Touches by Janice Pariat
Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout
Super-Infinite by Katherine Rundell
How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
Diary of a Somebody by Brian Bilston
The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly
So Shall You Reap by Donna Leon
I’m a Fan by Sheena Patel
Black Butterflies by Priscilla Morris
Fire Rush by Jacqueline Crooks
The Border by Don Winslow
South to America by Imani Perry
The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson
Metronome by Tom Watson
Every Man a King by Walter Mosley
Weyward by Emilia Hart
All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby
Unsheltered by Barbara kingsolver
The House of Doors by Tan Twan Eng
Charlie Savage by Roddy Doyle
The Flames by Sophie Haydock
The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang
Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
Dead Man’s Creek by Chris Hammer
Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes
Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
I am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
Victory City by Salman Rushdie
Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Death of a Lesser God by Vaseem Khan
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
The Queen of Dirt Island by Donal Ryan
The Dog of the North by Elizabeth McKenzie
Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead
3.5 Stars
The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak
The Last Car to Elysian Fields by James Lee Burke
Red Sands by Caroline Eden
Bewilderment by Richard Powers
A Plague on Both Your Houses by Susanna Gregory
The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith
An Unholy Alliance by Susanna Gregory
Execution by S. J Parris
Curtain Call by Anthony Quinn
Traitor King by Andrew Lownie
The Khan by Saima Mir
A Bone of Contention by Susanna Gregory
The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
Deacon King Kong by James McBride
A Deadly Brew by Susanna Gregory
The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst
The Long Call by Ann Cleeves
Two Women in Rome by Elizabeth Buchan
By Her Own Design by Piper Huguley
The Maidens by Alex Michaelides
The Abstainer by Ian McGuire
Every Cloak Rolled in Gold by James Lee Burke
A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle
The Amur River by Colin Thubron
A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
The Country Girls by Edna O’Brien
Scenes of a Graphic Nature by Caroline O’Donoghue
Widowland by C. J. Carey
L.A. Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
Treacle Walker by Alan Garner
The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki
No Plan B by Lee and Andrew Child
The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris
The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
Racing the Light by Robert Crais
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Righteous Prey by John Sandford
Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor
The Darkest Sin by D. V. Bishop
A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville
The Fire of Joy by Clive James
Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Hartland
Hungry by Grace Dent
Americana by Luke Healy
Memories from Limon by Edo Brenes
The Furrows by Namwali Serpell
The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff
The Cleaner of Chartres by Sally Vickers
The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece by Tom Hanks
The Wrong Woman by J.P. Pomare
The Maid by Nita Prose
The Instant by Amy Liptrot
Edith and Kim by Charlotte Philby
The City of Tears by Kate Mosse
Nettle and Bone by T. Kingfisher
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
The Bookbinder of Jericho by Pip Williams
The Stranger in the Seine by Guillaume Musso
The Last Drop by Tim Smedley
Bitter Orange Tree by Jokha Alharthi
Tiepolo Blue by James Cahill
Repentance by Eloisa Diaz
Alchemy by S.J. Parris
Exercised by Daniel Lieberman
The Fine Art of Uncanny Prediction by Robert Goddard
Horse by Gerladine Brooks
SS-GB by Len Deighton
On Java Road by Lawrence Osborne
3 Stars
Queenie by Candace Williams Carty
The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
French Exit by Patrick DeWitt
City of Vengeance by D. V. Bishop
The Personal Librarian by Benedict and Murray
The Man in The Bunker by Rory Clements
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper
Moon Lake by Joe R. Lansdale
A Devon Night’s Death by Stephanie Austin
The Waiter by Ajay Chowdhury
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
Haven by Emma Donoghue
The Ink Black Heart by R Galbraith
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Past by Tess Hadley
Queen High by C.J. Carey
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
I’m Glad My Mother Died by Jenette McCurdy
Fairy Tale by Stephen King
Ducks by Kate Beaton
Mad Honey by Jodie Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
Manifesto by Bernardine Evaristo
Liberation Day by George Saunders
To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
The Snake Head by Patrick Radden Keefe
Either/Or by Elif Bautman
The Space Between Us by Doug Johnstone
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
The English Fuhrer by Rory Clements
A Winter Grave by Peter May
The Paper Bark Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu
The IT Girl by Ruth Ware
Honey and Spice by Bolu Babola
Beautiful World, Where are You by Sally Rooney
Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
Watch us Dance by Leila Slimani
Friendaholic by Elizabeth Day
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twang Eng
Biography of X by Catherine Lacey
The Local by Joey Heartstone
everything is under control by Phyllis Grant
The Colour Storm by Damian Dibben
Saltwater by Jessica Andrews
Dark Angel by John Sandford
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Siberian Dilemma by Arkady Renko
The Secret Hours by Mick Herron
2.5 Stars
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Something to Hide by Elizabeth George
Into the Fire by Rachael Blok
Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka
Violeta by Isabel Allende
Taste by Stanley Tucci
Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller by Nadia Wassef
The Last Highway by RJ Ellory
In the Garden: Essays on nature and growing
Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris
Children of Paradise by Camilla Gudrova
Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie
The Botanist’s Daughter by Kayte Nunn
Great Novels from Dorling Kindersley
2 Stars
The Magician by Colm Tóibín
The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym by Paula Byrne
1979 by Val McDermid
no one is talking about this by Patricia Lockwood
Double Illusion by Barbara Nadal
1.5 Stars
1 Star
The Bourne Evolution by Brian Freedman
The GoldenAcre by Philip Miller
Composting Masterclass by Tony O’Neill
0 Stars