Book reviews

If you have read and reviewed any of the books here, please leave a comment with a link back to your site. I’m always curious to see other opinions.

2010

1. The Alchemy of Desire – Tarun J. Tejpal
2. A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway
3. After Dark – Haruki Murakami

2011

1. Don Juan, The Life and Death of Don Miguel de Mañara – Josef Toman (read several times, last read in 2011)
2. The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield
3. Nothing to Lose – Lee Child
4. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
5. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver Part I and Part II
6. The Passage – Justin Cronin
7. Letters from Thailand – Botan (Supa Sirisingh)
8. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
9. Thanks for the Memories – Cecelia Ahern
10. Secret Smile – Nicci French
11. Under The Dome – Stephen King
12. What Alice Forgot – Liane Moriarty
13. Stories – All New Tales Edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio
14. The Glass Palace – Amitav Ghosh
15. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
16. Phantastes: A Faerie Romance – George MacDonald
17. Nation – Terry Pratchett
18. Drood – Dan Simmons Part I and Part II
19. Burmese Days – George Orwell
20. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
21. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – Douglas Adams
22. Man and Wife – Tony Parsons
23. Farundell – L.R. Fredericks (review & author interview)
24. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
25. The Book of Unholy Mischief – Ellie Newmark
26. The Woman in Black – Susan Hill
27. Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
28. The Memoir Project – Marion Roach Smith
29. The Road Less Traveled – M. Scott Peck, MD
30. Vanishing Acts – Jodi Picoult
31. The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson
32. By Blood We Live – Edited by John Joseph Adams
33. The Forest of Hands and Teeth – Carrie Ryan
34. The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers – Henry James
35. Little Bee – Chris Cleave
36. Weaveworld – Clive Barker
37. Tony Parsons On Life, Death and Breakfast
38. Men from the Boys – Tony Parsons
39. Pulse – Julian Barnes
40. The Winter Ghosts – Kate Mosse
41. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
42. Pandora – Anne Rice
43. The Kill – Émile Zola
44. The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
45. The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales
46-48. About three books with a dystopian theme
49. Horns – Joe Hill
50. The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas
51. A Clergyman’s Daughter – George Orwell
52. Haunts – Reliquaries of the Dead, edited by Stephen Jones
53-58. The Little Stranger, Eleven Minutes, Waiter Rant, Clandestine, Three Cups of Tea, The Art of Conversation

2012

1. 11.22.63 – Stephen King
2. Sudden Flash Youth – 65 Short-Short Stories, edited by Christine Perkins-Hazuka, Tom Hazuka and Mark Budman
3. One Day – David Nicholls
4. The Yellow Wallpaper and selected writings – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
5. Mermaid – Carolyn Turgeon
6. Smoke and Mirrors – Neil Gaiman
7. Songs of Love & Death – edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
8. Anatomy of a Disappearance – Hisham Matar
9. Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories
10. The Vampire Archives
11. The Sense of An Ending – Julian Barnes
12. Prodigal Summer (a read-along)- Barbara Kingsolver, Part I, Part II, Part III
13. The Prisoner of Heaven – Carlos Luis Zafón
14. The Mysteries of Udolpho (a read-along) – Ann Radcliffe. Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV
15. Shadow Show – All-new stories in celebration of RAY BRADBURY (Edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle)
16. The Secret of Crickley Hall – James Herbert
17. Tick Tock – Dean Koontz
18. Tales of the Otherworld – Kelley Armstrong
19. She, A History of Adventure – H. Rider Haggard
20. A Season of Unlikely Happiness – Laura Munson
21. Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery
22. Bedtime Stories – Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell
23. The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova
24. Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
25. A Christmas Carol – read-along
26. A Widow for One Year – John Irving

2013

1. A Virtual Love – Andrew Blackman
2. Cherokee Talisman – David Michael Harding
3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
4. Joyland – Stephen King
5. Dracula – Bram Stoker
6. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
7. The Observations – Jane Harris
8. The Road Home – Rose Tremain
9. Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
10. Blackbirds – Chuck Wendig

2014

1. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
2. Glaciers – Alexis M. Smith
3. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke, a read-along, Volume I, Volume II and Volume III
4. To Thailand With Love – A Travel Guide for the Connoisseur
5. Daughter of Fortune – Isabel Allende
6. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
7. Love Minus Eighty – Will McIntosh
8. The Shining – Stephen King
9. Doctor Sleep – Stephen King
10. The Golem and the Djinni – Helene Wecker
11. Poison – Sarah Pinborough
12. Fate – L.R. Fredericks
13. The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye – A.S. Byatt
14. Angelology – Danielle Trussoni
15. My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me – FORTY NEW FAIRY TALES edited by Kate Bernheimer
16. Dreams & Shadows – C. Robert Cargill
17-19.The Day of the Triffids – John Windham, On Writing – Stephen King, Slammerkin – Emma Donoghue
20. Shadow on the Sun – Richard Matheson
21. The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter
22. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
23. Pure – Andrew Miller
24-26. Speaks the Nightbird, The Queen of Bedlam – Robert McCammon; The Rats – James Herbert
27. The Time Keeper – Mitch Albom
28. On the Holloway Road – Andrew Blackman
29. The Unpierced Heart – Katy Darby
30-31. Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice, Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
32-33. This House is Haunted – John Boyne, Sepulchre – James Herbert
34. The Quick – Lauren Owen
35-36. Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein – The Monsters by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler & Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
37. Writing Down the Bones – Natalie Goldberg
38. House of Small Shadows – Adam Nevill
39. The Dragonbone Chair – Tad Williams
40. The Vagabond Vicar – Charlotte Brentwood
41. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (read-along)

2015

1. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
2. The Farseer Trilogy – Robin Hobb
3. The Tawny Man Trilogy – Robin Hobb
4. And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini
5. Gone Forever: a Get Jack Reacher novel – Scott Blade
6. The Artificial Anatomy of Parks – Kat Gordon
7. Mr Mercedes & Finders Keepers – Stephen King
8. The Ruins – Scott Smith
9. The Birth of Venus – Jarl Nicholl
10.The Verdict and Other Stories – Franz Kafka
11. A Time to Love and a Time to Die/ The Black Obelisk – Erich Maria Remarque
12. Haiganu. The River of Whispers – Marian Coman

2016

1 & 2. Jane Rochester by Kimberly Bennett & H–The Story of Heathcliff’s Journey Back to Wuthering Heights by Lin Haire-Sargeant
3. Don’t Look Now and Other Stories – Daphne Du Maurier

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