To Review

This is my ever-growing list of shame, I will eventually review them all, honest…

I’m not going to review short stories apart from when I review the book as a whole.

(this list doesn’t include any books that I’ve rated 3-star or lower, nice positive reviews on this blog only)

November 2020

  • Imperial Mud: The Fight for the Fens by James Boyce

October 2020

  • The Forager’s Calendar by John Wright
  • The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna
  • An Open Book and Empty Cup by Iqbal Ahmed
  • Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

September 2020

  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • Glimpses of the Unknown edited by Mike Ashley
  • Dead Girls by Aelva Almada
  • Mudlarking by Lara Maikem
  • The President’s Room by Ricardo Romero
  • Hungry by Grace Dent
  • Famished by Anna Vaught

August 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

  • Feebleminded by Ariana Harwicz
  • A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe
  • Small Press Publishing: The Dos and Don’ts by Isabelle Kenyon
  • Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

December 2019

  • Agency by William Gibson

November 2019

  • How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman
  • Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists Against Originality by Robert Shore
  • The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
  • To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
  • Ness by Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood

October 2019

  • The Secret Network of Nature by Peter Wohlleben
  • Fish Soup by Margarita Garcia Robayo
  • Swords v. Cthulhu edited by Jesse Bullington
  • Holloway by Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood and Dan Richards
  • Psychogeography by Merlin Coverley

September 2019

  • The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark
  • Fireflies by Luis Sagasti

August 2019

July 2019

  • The Big Hippo Guide to Democracy, Referendums, General Elections (and all that) by Bob Marshall Andrews and Martin Rowson
  • The Wind That Lays Waste by Selva Almada
  • Read This If You Want To Be A Great Writer by Ross Raisin

June 2019

  • Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell
  • The Maker of Monsters by Lorraine Gregory
  • Green Valley by Louis Greenberg
  • Common People edited by Kit de Waal
  • An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

May 2019

  • How To Be Right by James O’Brien
  • The Last Spell Breather by Julie Pike
  • Dandelions by Yasunari Kawabata
  • Sonny and Me by Ross Sayers
  • Beatrix the Bold and the Curse of the Wobblers by Simon Mockler
  • The Paninis of Pompeii by Andy Stanton
  • The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
  • Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

Books from 2013 up to September 2018

  • Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll
  • The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
  • Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes by Greg James and Chris Smith
  • Urban Arboreal by Kelly Louise Judd and Michael Jordan
  • The Gift of Dark Hollow by Kieran Larwood
  • The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  • Simply the Quest by Maz Evans
  • Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
  • Night Speakers: Sleepless by Ali Sparkes
  • Battle of the Beetles by M.G. Leonard
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  • Witch for a Week by Kaye Umansky
  • The Adversary by Emmanuel Carrère
  • Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignnotofsky
  • Tilly and the Time Machine by Adrian Edmondson
  • Embassy of the Dead by Will Mabbitt
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • What is Poetry? by Michael Rosen
  • Beetle Queen by M.G. Leonard
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  • The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
  • The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green
  • Zaitoun by Yasmin Khan
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Sharks by Katie & Kevin Tsang
  • Extreme Rambling by Mark Thomas
  • Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
  • The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange
  • In the Mouth of the Wolf by Michael Morpurgo
  • The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
  • The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  • Tin by Pádraig Kenny
  • The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  • Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  • Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter
  • VOX by Christina Dalcher
  • Cogheart by Peter Bunzl
  • Boy Underwater by Adam Baron
  • The End We Start From by Megan Hunter
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords by Laura Ellen Anderson
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Bookworm by Lucy Mangan
  • Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans
  • Mirror Magic by Claire Fayers
  • Swimmer Among the Stars by Kanishk Tharoor
  • The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimo
  • The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  • The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd
  • The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  • The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart
  • Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  • Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard
  • Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • Begone the Raggedy Witches by Celine Kiernan
  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  • Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James
  • The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
  • The Great Wood by Jim Crumley
  • Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone
  • Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier
  • The Ice Sea Pirates by Frida Nilsson
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans
  • Around the World in 80 Trees by Jonathan Drori
  • The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd
  • A Winter’s Promise by Christell Dabos
  • Wrestliana by Toby Litt
  • The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
  • Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris
  • The Optician of Lampedusa
  • The Worm and the Bird
  • Tokyo Ueno Station
  • Station Eleven
  • Printmaking Traditional and Contemporary
  • The Girl with All the Gifts
  • The Glass Republic
  • The Golem and the Djinni
  • Lexicon
  • The Wind That Lays Waste
  • Stray Souls
  • The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
  • The Minority Council
  • The Night Circus
  • Snuff
  • She-Wolves
  • Birds of Prey of the World
  • Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910-1960
  • Zero History
  • Unseen Academicals
  • A Madness of Angels
  • Watchmen
  • Good Omens
  • Feet of Clay
  • Stardust
  • Lanny
  • The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy
  • Snow Crash
  • All Tomorrows Parties
  • Common People: An Anthology
  • Ways of Seeing
  • Burning Chrome
  • Animal Farm
  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • A Brief History of Time
  • Equal Rites
  • Gender and Art
  • Spook Country
  • Night Watch
  • London: The Biography
  • Wyrd Sisters
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again
  • Vurt
  • The Farthest Shore
  • Mona Lisa Overdrive
  • Preludes and Nocturnes
  • Lords and Ladies
  • Guards! Guards!
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
  • Virtual Light
  • Views of Difference: Different Views on Art
  • Witches Abroad
  • Neuromancer
  • Count Zero
  • Idoru
  • Achtung Schweinhund!
  • Pollen
  • Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond
  • The Shining
  • The Photographer’s Guide to Light
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies
  • Enchanter’s End Game
  • Magician’s Gambit
  • The Photograph
  • Postmodernism for Beginners
  • Masters of the Five Magics
  • The Fifth Elephant
  • Sorceress of Darshiva
  • Pyramids
  • Maskerade
  • A Coast to Coast Walk
  • Psychogeography
  • Fictions
  • Contemporary Cultures of Display
  • Thud
  • Soul Music
  • Men at Arms
  • Jingo
  • The True Game
  • Dervish Daughter
  • Light in the Landscape
  • On Photography
  • Locating Renaissance Art
  • Moving Pictures
  • Making Renaissance Art
  • Jinian Star-Eye
  • The Tombs of Atuan
  • Automated Alice
  • King of the Murgos
  • Carpe Jugulum
  • Art and It’s Histories: A Reader
  • Basic Photography
  • Northern Lights
  • The Hobbit
  • The Subtle Knife
  • Going Postal
  • Small Gods
  • Aleksandr Rodchenko
  • Anarchy: A Graphic Guide
  • The Amber Spyglass
  • The Godwhale
  • Reaper Man
  • Castle of Wizardry
  • Mort
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  • The Light Fantastic
  • The Last Continent
  • Art History: A Critical Introduction to It’s Methods
  • Nymphomation
  • Monstrous Regiment
  • The Genius of Photography
  • Landscape Photographer of the Year 1
  • How to Make Books: Fold Cut & Stitch
  • The Encyclopedia of Mammals
  • Hogfather
  • The Diamond Age
  • The Communist Manifesto
  • Taste: The Story of Britain Through It’s Cooking
  • The Graveyard Book
  • The Polaroid Book
  • Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy
  • Pattern Recognition
  • In the Beginning… Was the Command Line
  • An Artist of the Floating World
  • About Looking
  • Photo Idea Index
  • Pawn of Prophesy
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1
  • The Fires of Bride
  • Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth
  • Demon Lord of Karanda
  • Advanced Photography
  • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
  • Black and White Digital Photography
  • The Photographer’s Eye
  • Perdido Street Station
  • The Outsider
  • How to be Right in a World Gone Wrong
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Chapterhouse Dune
  • Dune Messiah
  • Children of Dune
  • Heretics of Dune
  • God Emperor of Dune
  • Dune
  • Guardians of the West
  • Scotland: Story of a Nation
  • Magnum Magnum
  • Academies, Museums and Canons of Art
  • Basic Critical Theory for Photographers
  • Queen of the Black Coast
  • The Challenge of the Avant-Garde
  • The Silmarillion
  • Indie Publishing: How to Design and Publish Your Own Book
  • Landscape Photographer of the Year 2
  • Catching Fire
  • The Nature of Photographs
  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction
  • The Encyclopedia of Birds
  • The Encyclopedia of Underwater Life
  • In Praise of the Garrulous
  • The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 2
  • The Midnight Mayor
  • The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • The Mammothe Book of Alternate Histories
  • The Second Conan Omnibus
  • Capital, Vol. 1
  • Zoo City
  • Landscape Photography of the Year 3
  • Photography: A Critical Introduction
  • A Photography Reader
  • A Brief History of Curating New Media Art
  • The Natural History Book
  • The Neon Court
  • The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction
  • The Truth
  • Rivers of London
  • Moon Over Soho
  • e-Flux Journal: What is Contemporary Art?
  • The Last Werewolf
  • Whispers Underground
  • My Year of Meats
  • Raising Steam
  • The Raven
  • The Photograph as Contemporary Art
  • The Etymologicon
  • Dark Eden
  • HTML5 for Publishers
  • Talulla Rising
  • Buddha in Blue Jeans
  • The City’s Son
  • The Colour of Magic
  • The Mammoth Book of SF Wars
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
  • Making Money
  • David Nash at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • 100 Ideas That Changed Photography
  • Photography: The Whole Story
  • A Wizard of Earthsea
  • Broken Homes
  • The Glass God
  • The Ballad of Halo Jones. Volume 1 Book 1
  • Interesting Times
  • The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Conceptual Art
  • The Ancient Paths
  • Burning Girls
  • Murder Most Unladylike
  • Capital Vol.2
  • Renaissance: Art and Architecture in Europe
  • The Gospel of Loki
  • Plastic Jesus
  • The First Conan Omnibus
  • Pixel Juice
  • Our Lady of the Streets
  • Foxglove Summer
  • Ways of Curating
  • The Peripheral
  • Handcrafted CSS
  • Art Worlds
  • Second Variety
  • Life, the Universe, and Everything
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
  • Concepts of Modern Art: From Fauvism to Postmodernism
  • Why Can’t I Meditate
  • Don’t Get a Job… Make a Job
  • Sourcery
  • Eric
  • Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Children’s Fantasy Literature
  • Thief of Time
  • London in Fragments: A Mudlark’s Treasure
  • The Dog Who Dared to Dream
  • Isadora Moon Goes to School
  • Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
  • Jinian Footseer
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