This is a list of the Book Reviews I have written, designed to make it easier for you to find those titles you are interested in reading about.
I have organised them in alphabetical order by Authors surname.
For a list of my 2021 reviews listed by genre click below
The Reading List, by Sarah Nisha Adams
Fiction: A mysterious reading list finds several people around the local library and helps them discover moving books.
Trisha Ashley Books
I have read (and adored) so many Trisha Ashley books now that it would take up half the page if I listed them one by one. Please see below for links to her many books that I have adored if you are a fan of feel-good fiction.
The Magicians Guild, by Trudi Canavan
Fantasy: A young woman discovers that she has magic whilst protesting against the actions of the Magicians Guild. She must try to control her powers, or the powers she has unleashed will destroy her, and the city around her.
Thirteen, by Steve Cavanagh
Thriller: following a murder trial where the true killer is on the jury, not on trial.
The Ladykiller, by Martina Cole
Crime Fiction/ Thriller: following the ‘Grantley Ripper’ and those who are trying to bring him to justice.
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Dystopian Fiction: Seventy-Four years after the districts unsuccessfully rebelled against the Capitol, they are still required each year to offer up a male and female tribute to The Hunger Games – a revenge entertainment for the privileged Capitol citizens, and a reminder to the districts of their place.
The Pull Of The Stars, by Emma Donoghue
Historical Fiction: Set in 1918 Dublin during the flu pandemic on a maternity ward
The Belgariad Series, by David Eddings
Fantasy: A swords and sorcery series of books suitable for young adults about a boy called Garion who has fallen in with some important people on a Quest that he hasn’t quite figured out yet.
Worst Idea Ever, by Jane Fallon
Fiction: telling the story of a woman who learns a secret about herself which she was never meant to hear.
A Country Escape, by Katie Fforde
Fiction: a feel-good read set on a cattle farm in the country with an inheritence drama, a romance and lots of heart warming cooking.
The Hunting Party, by Lucy Foley
Thriller: set on New Years Eve in the middle of the scottish wilderness, a group of friends discover the hard way that one of their party is a murderer.
Nobody’s Princess, by Esther Friesner
Young Adult/ Historical Fiction set in Ancient Greece: Following the young Helen of Troy as a child, before her beauty made her famous.
The Other Boleyn Girl, by Phillipa Gregory
Historical Fiction: Set in the Tudor Court, the story follows Anne and Mary Boleyn as they fight for the attention of King Henry VIII, and the crown of England.
The Boleyn Inheritance, by Phillipa Gregory
Historical fiction: following two of Henry VIII’s queens- Anne of Cleeves and Katherine Howard as well as the infamous lady-in-waiting Jane Boleyn
The Other Bennet Sister, by Janice Hadlow
A retelling of Pride and Prejudice from the perspective of Mary the plain Bennet sister, following her past the conclusion of the classic and into her own self-made future as she takes her life into her own hands and finds out who she is and what she wants from life.
Matt Haig Books
Matt Haigs books are generally deep, touching and very well written – I recommend them all. Please see below links to the ones I have reviewed so far.
The Familiars, by Stacey Halls
Historical Fiction: set in Lancashire 1612, based around the true story of the Pendle Witch Trials
Mrs England, by Stacey Halls
Fiction: Set in West yorkshire 1904, nurse Ruby May is caring for the children of the England family, but it soon becomes clear that there’s something not quite right about the mysterious Mrs England.
One Child, by Torey Hayden
Autobiography: A teacher tells the story of the damaged child she met, and the bond they grew together.
All Creatures Great And Small, by James Herriott
Autobiography: a heart-warming account of being a vet on the Yorkshire Dales in the 1940’s
Historical Fiction. A retelling of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret’s childhood, from the perspective of their governess, Marion Crawford.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
Fiction: Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetables existence. Except, sometimes, everything…
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
Fiction, about two women living in Kabul during the first Taliban rule of Afganistan. It is a powerful story about love and freedom.
When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
Autobiography, written by a neurosurgeon who discovers that he has cancer right as he is on the tip of achieving his dreams, talking about what makes life worth living.
This Is Going To Hurt, by Adam Kay
Memoirs of a Junior Doctor working in Obs and Gynae, working up to Senior Registrar. It is hilarious, heart-warming and one hell of a ride.
The Couple Next Door, by Shari Lapena
Thriller: about a couple whose baby is stolen from her bed while they are next door.
The Downstairs Girl, by Stacey Lee
Historical Fiction: from the perspective of a chinese domestic in late 1890’s Atlanta who begins to speak her mind as an annonymous agony aunt.
Amy’s Honeymoon, by Julia Llewllyn
Fiction: woman goes on her honeymoon for her cancelled wedding, in Rome by herself and gets mixed up in actors drama.
Working Stiff, by Judy Melinek MD and TJ Mitchell
Autobiography: tales from 2 years as a New York Medical Examiner, including the aftermath of 9/11
The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
Historical Fiction, set in Ancient Greece: This story follows the great hero Achilles and his companion Patroclus through their childhood, their studies and finally to the beaches of Troy.
The Queen’s Rival, by Anne O’Brien
Historical Fiction: set in England during the war of the Roses (1455-1487) following Cecily Neville
Animal Farm, by George Orwell
Fiction, Set on a Farm in England in a time unspecified, this tale of animals taking their freedom and running their own lives is a re-telling of the russian revolution, but much easier to follow.
Where Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
Fiction: Set in 1960s North Carolina, local townfolk suspect the mysterious ‘Marsh Girl’ when an unexplaiend murder occurs out in the marshes.
To Marry A Prince, by Sophie Page
Fiction: a tale about a girl who falls in love with the Prince of England, and he with her.
The Lost Apothecary, by Sarah Penner
Fiction: A tourist finds an apothecary vial in the Thames, and it leads her to investigate the ‘Apothecary Killer’, who only allows her poisons to be used on men.
The Maid, by Nita Prose
Murder Mystery: Molly the Maid finds an infamous guest dead in his bed when she arrives to clean the room. She becomes embroiled in the investigation into his death.
Bridgerton: The Duke and I, by Julia Quinn
Historical Romance: set in London 1813, following a scheme between a society lady seeking a husband and a duke seeking no wife
Katherine, Tudor Duchess, by Tony Riches
Historical Fiction: following the life of Katherine Willoughby through the reign of Henry VIII, all six of his wives and all three of his children
Ariadne, by Jennifer Saint
Historical fiction, set in Ancient Greece: It is a greek myth retelling starting with the Minotaur and following the daughters of King Minos in their adventures
The End Of Men, by Christina Sweeney-Baird
Fiction: starting in Glasgow 2025, where a new virus has broken out which only effect men.
Trust Me, I’m a Vet, by Cathy Woodman
Fiction: A city vet looks after her friends Devonshire practise, and finds it’s not as straightforward as it seemed.