Books by rating 5 and 4.5 stars

5 Stars
March by Geraldine Brooks*
To Battersea Park by Philip Hensher*
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley *
James by Percival Everett *
Stoner by John Williams
Maror by Lavie Tidhar
Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford
Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond
Ordinary Notes by Christina Sharpe *
The Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
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
The Fraud by Zadie Smith
The Language of Trees by Katie Holden
Erasure by Percival Everett
North Woods by Daniel Mason
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Holloway by Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwoods & Dan Richards
The Postcard by Anne Berest
4.5 Stars
Wifedom by Anna Funder
Earth by John Boyne
City of Dreams by Don Winslow
The Priory by Dorothy Whipple
The Anniversary by Stephanie Bishop
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
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
So Late in the Day by Claire Keegan
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
This Other Eden by Paul Harding
Thunderclap by Laura Cumming
Fifteen Wild Decembers by Karen Powell
Wandering Souls by Cecile Pin
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of Andy Africa by Stephen Buoro
Big Swiss by Jen Beagin
Lessons by Ian McEwan
Water by John Boyne
Munich Wolf by Rory Clements