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)

June 2020

  • Rewild Yourself by Simon Barnes
  • Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures by Laura Ellen Anderson

May 2020

  • Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • Cult Writers: 50 Nonconformist Novelists You Need to Know by Ian Haydn Smith

April 2020

  • Lost Japan by Alex Kerr
  • Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen edited by Sabrina Mahfouz

March 2020

  • The Hollow Gods by A.J. Vrana
  • Jungledrop by Abi Elphinstone
  • Sisters by Daisy Johnson
  • Salt Slow by Julia Armfield
  • The Short Story of Film by Ian Haydn Smith

February 2020

  • Loop by Brenda Lozano
  • Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente
  • Fen by Daisy Johnson

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

  • The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay

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

  • Return to Wonderland by various
  • The Titanic Detective Agency by Lindsay Littleson
  • Still Water by John Lewis-Stempel
  • Pilgrim – Louise Hall
  • Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

March 2019

  • Lanny by Max Porter
  • Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday by Laura Ellen Anderson
  • Horace and Harriet: Take on the Town by Clare
  • The Beautiful Side of the Moon by Leye Adenle
  • The Little Grey Girl by Celine Kiernan
  • Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

February 2019

  • Lowborn by Kerry Hudson
  • New Suns edited by Nisi Shawl

January 2019

  • Storm Hound by Claire Fayers
  • A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison
  • Charlie Changes into a Chicken by Sam Copeland
  • On the Origin of Species by Sabina Radeva
  • The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag
  • The Owl Service by Alan Garner

December 2018

  • Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
  • Reunion by Fred Uhlman
  • The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair
  • The Whispers by Greg Howard
  • The Girl with the Sharks’ Teeth by Carrie Burnell
  • Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes

November 2018

  • The Maze: A Labyrinthine Compendium by Angus Hyland & Kendra Wilson

October 2018

  • Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief by Laura Ellen Anderson
  • The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges
  • The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa Jozefkowicz
  • The Last Children of Tokyo by Yōko Tawada

September 2018

  • Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller
  • Ella on the Outside by Cath Howe
  • The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Blythell
  • Books v. cigarettes by George Orwell
  • Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Ghosts by Katie & Kevin Tsang