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Authors A

Khyrunnisa A – The Misadventures of Butterfingers

Amar Kishen is not called Butterfingers for nothing, in his past he’s done many things from scoring an own goal to head-butting a teacher but this time his adventures are about to whip up a tornado of trouble.

Ben Aaronovitch – Foxglove Summer

With the disappearance of two 11 year old girls, Peter Grant the metropolitan policeman and apprentice wizard heads out to the countryside to investigate.

Ben Aaronovitch – P. C Peter Grant

P. C. Peter Grant is a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard and now his life is getting much more interesting.

Aayush – Toppers

In the quest for the coveted spot of Head Scholar at the elite school of Woodsville to get this spot manipulation and lies are used and sides are taken, but one thing can’t be forgotten; there’s always someone better!

Annabel Abbs – Frieda

The story of the woman who was the inspiration behind D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, his wife Frieda von Richthofen.

James Abel – White Plague

The first in the Joe Rush series brings a tension building story of a technologically advanced sub and its crew in peril and the need to contain something that can devastate the entire world.

Joe Abercrombie – Best Served Cold

Revenge is a dish ‘Best Served Cold’ and with the act being attempted murder, the revenge is just. No spoiler review by Campbell McAulay.

Marguerita Abouet and Clément Oubrerie – Aya

Studious and clear-sighted Aya and her friends Adjoua and Bintou desire joy and freedom from meddling relatives and neighbours as they enjoy the sun warmed streets of Yop city.

Dan Abrams and David Fisher – Lincoln’s Last Trial

Abraham Lincoln’s last great case as a lawyer is , twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison’s trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois at the end of the summer of 1859.

Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart

Okonowo’s fame is renowned across West Africa, when outsiders threaten the traditions of his clan his fiery temper and a refusal to show weakness causes him to take violent action.

Elliot Ackerman – Dark at the Crossing

Haris Abadi’s search for a cause sends him unsuccessfully trying to enter Syria to join the Free Army’s fight, instead he is taken in by a refugee couple which will give him a new cause to chase.

Marta Acosta – Dark Companion

A review of the Gothic adventure, Dark Companion, a young adult fantasy novel by Marta Acosta. Be aware that this review contains some spoilers.

Douglas Adams – The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts

Arthur Dent’s comical adventure starts when Ford Perfect plucks him from Earth before it’s destroyed to make way for a galactic freeway.

Richard Adams – Watership Down

The classic story of Fiver leading the rabbits into the unknown in search of a new warren and a better life.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah – Black Friday

An exciting début collection of short stories, tackling contemporary issues of racism, prejudice and humanity.

Jussi Adler-Olsen – The Keeper of Lost Causes

Carl used to be one of Copenhagen’s best homicide detectives, but lost it all in a hail of bullets. A darkly humorous detective novel, translated into English for the first time.

Jaimie Admans – It’s a Wonderful Night

A sweet and festive tale full of laugh-out-loud humour and heart-warming emotion, the perfect reminder that even in the darkest times, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.

Cecelia Ahern – P.S. I Love You

Cecelia Ahern’s P.S. I Love You is heartwarming story of a woman regaining her life after becoming a widow.

Cecelia Ahern – The Time of My Life

What happens when your life grabs you by the arm, and makes you take a good look at it? Lucy’s about to find out!

Cecelia Ahern – Where Rainbows End

Marketed in the US as ‘Love, Rosie’, Where Rainbows End is romantic fiction with a light and airy feel, fun to read. Reviewed here by me.

Cecelia Ahern – How to Fall in Love

As Adam stands on a Dublin bridge ready to jump Christine crosses his path, determined to stop him she makes a deal, before his 35th birthday just a few weeks away she will show him that life is worth living.

Stefan Ahnhem – Victim Without A Face

Returning to his hometown of Helsingborg, Fabian Risk and his family are hoping for a fresh start, but within hours of arriving in their new home Fabian is given the task of investigate the brutal murder of his old classmate.

Daniel Alacorn – The King is Always Above the People

A collection of short stories, from uncertain future to family secrets, doomed love to betrayal there is a story for all to enjoy.

Mitch Albom – Tuesday’s With Morrie

Mitch Albom’s memoirs about Tuesday’s spent with a terminal ALS sufferer and how he learned about living from the dying.

Madeleine Albright – Fascism

Written by one of America’s most admired servants and the first woman to serve as U.S secretary of state Madeleine Albright shares a personal and urgent examination of fascism in the 20th century.

Naomi Alderman – The Power

Every man on the planet finds they have lost control as women discover they had the power to inflict terrible pain with the flick of a finger.

Lloyd Alexander – The Chronicles of Prydain

Taran, the assistant pig-keeper wants to be a hero and he is certainly going to get his chance as he becomes involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that threatens Prydain.

Nick Alexander – The Photographer’s Wife

In order to find herself, Sophie takes a look into her father’s work as a photographer, captured within the photos are stories and secrets that will change how she sees her parents.

Monica Ali – Untold Story

Untold Story by Monica Ali tells the story of a princess after faking her own death. A no spoiler review by Teresa M.

Kim van Alkemade – Orphan #8

As a child Rachel was subject to medical experiments that left her disfigured, now as an adult and a nurse she has put those years behind her, that is until the Dr becomes one of her patients.

Isabel Allende – In the Midst of Winter

A minor car accident between Richard Bowmaster and Evelyn Ortega starts a chain of events that will bring Richard and his neighbour Lucia Maraz closer together.

Isabel Allende – Eva Luna

Eva Luna’s life is a roller coaster ride, with the gift from her mother of being a gifted story teller she manages to keep heading forward, along the way meeting some very interesting characters. Contains Spoilers.

Steve Alten – Domain

Steve Alten – Domain was released in 2001 and is the first of three novels in the Domain series by Steve Alten, which is based around the Mayan prophecy.

Steve Alten – Meg

While down in the Mariana trench Jonas Taylor encounters the Megalodon, a pre historic shark believed to be extinct.

Stephen Alter – The Secret Sanctuary

When Kamla, Pradeep and Manohar fall from an oak tree they land in a magic world where they can walk amongst the wildlife without being detected, but will they ever find their way home?

Stephen Alter – The Cloudfarers

As Kip comes to terms with his awful military style school, he makes friends. However, Kip’s friends hold a terrible secret: They are cloudfarers, a lost tribe from another planet.

Eric Ambler – Cause for Alarm

Nicky Marlow takes a job in the Italian office of the Spartacus Machine Tool Company, a dangerous job in a fascist Italy, on the eve of a world war.

Jonathan Ames – The Alcoholic

Jonathan is a sexually confused hopeless romantic living a life filled with booze and drugs, as his life falls to pieces he struggles to put things back together.

Manisha Anand – Assassin Nuns & the Pirates of Peppercorn Bay

Ann and the Assassin Nuns take a well deserved break from protecting the sleepy town of Pistachio and head over to the seemingly action free Peppercorn Bay, but the Bay has a history that the heroes can’t ignore.

Paro Anand – The Other

As adults we frequently say childhood and teenage years are the best but in reality have we just forgotten the heartache and challenges our youthful days incurred?

Sarah Andersen – Herding Cats

This humorous comic strips presents the day to day struggles we all have to deal with, such as waking up the morning, being productive and dealing with social situations .

Jodi Lynn Anderson – The Moment Collector

The Moment Collector follows the story of 16-year-old, homeschooled Maggie who moves to an isolated town from Chicago. Described as a thrilling pageturner reminiscent of The Lovely Bones.

Kent Anderson – Green Sun

Hanson thought he had witnessed the worst of humanity. He soon realised he was wrong after he moved to Oakland, California to serve duty in the under-funded, understaffed police department.

Ilona Andrews – Magic Bites 

After the murder of her guardian, Kate must choose to stay safe or hunt down the killer, which could put her in the middle of two magical groups.

Ann Angel – Janis Joplin 

Even after forty  years of her death, Janis Joplin still remains as a compelling figure in the rock and roll culture. its the story of a rebellious  girl wanting to be loved.

Maya Angelou – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

The first of seven autobiographies by writer and poet Maya Angelou. This Autobiography takes you through her childhood up to young adulthood.

Anonymous – A Fucked up Life in Books

A memoir, viewed through the books the author was reading at each moment, brilliant written thoroughly enjoyable, funny and touching!

Lawrence Anthony – The Elephant Whisperer

South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony ignored his common sense and excepted a herd of ‘rogue’ elephants becoming their last chance of survival.

Jeffrey Archer – Heads You Win

Fortune, luck and the irreversible consequences of a single choice are the basis for this plot which revolves around the toss of a coin deciding the fate of Alexander Karpenko in his escape from Russian.

Jennifer L. Armentrout – Obsidian

Obsidian is the first in the Lux series of novels, a YA fantasy adventure series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Be aware that this review contains spoilers.

Jennifer L. Armentrout – Opposition

Read book 5, the conclusion in the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Reviewed by Muskan Sehgal. Be aware that this review contains spoilers.

Kelley Armstrong – Bitten

After a casual sexual encounter Elena finds herself transforming into a werewolf and being integrated into “The Pact” but after she runs away, rejecting her new life in the hope of finding something normal “The Pact” need her back.

Anupam Arunachalam – Tooth and Nail Fur and Scale

A exhibit of monsters from the Indian subcontinent are plucked from old encyclopaedias, urban legends, folk tales and mythology.

Zawe Ashton – Character Breakdown

Fresh Meat star, Zawe Ashton’s autobiography of sorts is presented as scripts from her life in this witty, funny and honest depiction of the truths of stardom, complex issues of discrimination and mental health, and the increasingly blurring line between the character and reality.

Isaac Asimov – Nemesis

After leaving Earth one colony was formed around a red star two light years from Earth and cut themselves off, now one fifteen year old girl must save both her colony and the people of Earth from certain destruction.

Nadeem Aslam – The Golden Legend

With her husband killed in the crossfire on the Grand Trunk Road, under threat from a powerful military intelligence officer to pardon her husband’s American killer and people’s secrets being broadcasted Nargis’s life is crumbling around her.

Kate Atkinson – A God In Ruins

A God in Ruins is a book everybody’s talking about, the companion piece to Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.

Kate Atkinson – Transcription

An interesting and sometimes tense, thriller-paced work of historic fiction set during WW2 and present day. Protagonist, Juliette Armstrong’s work for a secret department of MI5 catches up to threaten her in modern day when dark characters from her past re-emerge.

Karishma Attari – I See You: Karma Will Find You

Alia Khanna’s wish to have a simple life is in jeopardy when a malevolent child ghost from her past raises its head.

Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale doesn’t deserve to be in the science-fiction genre. With every page I was reminded of many atrocities against women around the world.

Margaret Atwood – Alias Grace

Recently adapted for Netflix, this thrilling novel by Margaret Atwood is the story of a real woman from the 1940s, Grace Marks, and looks at what the truth of her life might be.

Margaret Atwood – Cat’s Eye

Elaine Risley, a controversial painter returns to Toronto. As she is engulfed by the vivid images of the past, she focuses on a trio of young girls and its secret world of friendship.

Jean M. Auel – Clan of the Cave Bear

After having it on my to read pile for about 15 years I finally got around to reading the Earth’s Children series starting with Clan of the Cave Bear. This is a review of the first book with a summary of the series.

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

The second daughter of five, Elizabeth Bennet’s life is dealing with issues such as manners, morality and education, while repeatedly clashing with a new comer to the neighbourhood, status-conscious Mr Darcy.

Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Jane Austine’s classic Pride and Prejudice is laid to rest in order to rise from the grave, zombie style.

Paul Auster – The Music of Chance

After his father’s death Jim Nashe pursues a life of freedom but with money running out he needs a miracle, could Pozzi, a hitchhiking gambler be his saving grace?

Authors B

Fredrik Backman – A Man Called Ove

Rules and routine make up Ove’s life and he’s not happy when others break them. Readers be warned, expect an emotional roller-coaster. Reviewed by Kath Cross.

Fredrik Backman – Beartown

For the residents of Beartown the belief that tomorrow will be better than today rests upon the shoulders of a junior ice hockey team that are about to compete in the national semi-finals.

Fredrik Backman – Us Against You

The second book in the Beartown series. This time the residents of Beartown are struck another blow when they learn their hockey team will be disbanded.

Fredrik Backman – My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

In seven year old Elsa’s eyes her grandmother is a superhero and her stories are her super power, however other people might just call her crazy or eccentric.

Fredrik Backman – The Deal of A Lifetime

A five year old cancer patient gives a business man a fresh perspective about the family he left behind, now with the chance to change the destiny of that girl the business man must find out what his life is worth in his sons eyes.

Fredrik Backman – Things My Son Needs to Know about the World

From the bestselling author of “A Man Called Ove”, Backman’s latest offering is part memoir, part manual, a wonderfully moving collection of letters from a new father to his son all about navigating parenthood.

Stefan Bachmann – The Peculiar

In an Alternate world where Fae walk the earth, a war between humans and faeries is imminent, but when you are born half human, half Fae where is your place in the world. Contains Spoilers.

Sejal Badani – Trail of Broken Wings

With the news that her father is in a coma, Sonya returns to her family and with it must confront the past she was so eager to leave behind.

Sonia Bahl – Year of Wednesdays

One flight, two passengers, a fifteen hour flight from New Dehli to New York. What do a Wall Street businessman and a mother of a toddler have in common? At first glance nothing, but this humorous tale tells another story.

Virginia Baily – The Fourth Shore

A gripping and enchanting read that spans from modern day to the lost colony of Italian Tripolitania or ‘The Fourth Shore’. The beautifully painted landscapes juxtaposed against the harsh, violent and repressive fear of a fascist Italian regime.

Adam Baker – Terminus

The third of Adam Baker’s post-apocalyptic zombie series comes highly recommended by all, including our reviewer Campbell McAulay!

Adam Baker – Impact

The fourth novel in Adam Baker’s post-apocalyptic series, Impact isn’t the best according to our reviewer Campbell McAulay but it still packs plenty of punch.

Amanda Baker – Zero One, Zero Two

Rachel Smith is a 200 year old who along with her four companions have been flung out into space at the mercy of technology Rachel doesn’t understand, now it’s the unknown of space she faces along with the memories of her past.

Christina Baker Kline – Orphan Train

Vivian Daly’s hidden past becomes the topic of discussion for her and Molly Ayer’s who has taken a community service position to keep her out of trouble.

Robert T. Bakker – Raptor Red

Told through the mind of Raptor Red comes a tale of a fierce struggle as she takes a daring migration from a deadly new predator.

Sharon Bala – The Boat People

Arriving on Vancouver’s shores in a rusty cargo ship Mahindan and the other five hundred refugees wanted a new start in life but instead find themselves in a detention centre being interrogated in the search for terrorists amongst them.

David Baldacci – King and Maxwell

Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are private investigators that have been hired by Tyer Wingo whose father has been deemed killed in action in Afghanistan but has contacted his son. Could Tyler’s father really be dead or is there something else going on?

David Baldacci – Wish You Well

Lou and Oz are forced to move to the mountains of Virginia after a car crash kills their father and leaves their mother in a catatonic state.

Chitrita Banerji – Bengali Cooking Seasons & Festivals

Chritrita brings an excellent introduction to Bengali cuisine and culture, try your hand at some home cooked dishes of dals, fish, vegetables, and kedgerees.

Iain M Banks – Consider Phlebas

The Culture series begins with this Exquisitely descriptive science fiction, telling the story of the conflict that spans the galaxy. Review by Trevor Litchfield.

Banksy – Wall and Piece

Banksy’s identify still remains unknown. However, that does not change the fact that he extremely well known throughout the world for his now-legendary street art, which has not only  been smuggled into four of New York’s major art museums, but even hung at London’s Tate gallery.

Leigh Bardugo – Shadow and Bone

Alina gets thrown into the lavish world of the Grisha, a magical elite let by the Darkling but does she really belong? Reviewed by Kath Cross.

Leigh Bardugo – Siege and Storm

SPOILER ALERT! Can Alina escape her past, her destiny and live a unfamiliar life with Mal? Review by Kath Cross.

Leigh Bardugo – Ruin & Rising

SPOILER ALERT! The Grisha trilogy comes to an epic end, can Alina find the last Morozova’s amplifier before the Darkling?

Leigh Bardugo – Six Of Crows

From the Grisha world, in the criminal underbelly comes a story of a heist and the grouping together of some unlikely characters with the world up for grabs or its demise.

Clive Barker – The Scarlet Gospels

Clive Barker takes a trip to hell in this dark, bloody, outstanding horror. No spoiler review by Shan Williams.

Pat Barker – The Silence of the Girls

A re-telling of the Greek myth of Helen of Troy and the legendary battle that ensued but written from a new and different perspective of a slave and forgotten witness to this epic saga.

Julian Barnes – The Only Story

At the age of 19, Paul doesn’t know anything about the harsh consequences of love, but as he grows older the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than foreseen.

D. A. Barney – The Bewitching Of Camille

For hundreds of years witches have been used as breeding stock and killed before turning twenty one when they reach their full power, until now. A young mother battles the odds to save herself and her daughter.

Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Correspondence between Juliet Ashton and a fellow book lover opens her up to a new group at a time when she’s struggling to find inspiration for writing a new book.

Fiona Barton – The Widow

Jean Taylor become a different person when her husband Glen was accused of unimaginable evil, she said very little about her prince charming but his death Jean can now speak freely.

Anjana Basu – Leopard in the Laboratory

With the forest trees being cut down the leopard is heading closer to conflict with the villagers, but as someone poisons the leopard’s kill in the hope of poisoning the leopard, Carpet Sahib and friends attempt to rescue the big cat.

Anjana Basu – Eighteen Tides and a Tiger

Rohan is on his first internship and finds himself in the Sunderbans, this forest holds a legend of a ghost tiger, but the tiger Rohan finds is very much real and is need of help.

Sayoni Basu, Jerry Pinto and Anushka Ravishankar – PHISS PHUSS BOOM

Jerry Pinto, Anushka Ravishankar and Sayoni Basu look back at their childhoods living in Goa, Kerala and Bengal, respectively, and bring these three explosive stories.

Ushasi Sen Basu – Kathputli

Chitrangda Chatterjee’s family reunion enlightens her to a story of a long-lost daughter which will lead her to grow as a person while she investigates.

Belinda Bauer – The Shut Eye

Crime fiction from Belinda Bauer with The Shut Eye, an enjoyable read according to reading addict Sandra Foy in this no spoiler review.

Carlene Bauer – Frances and Bernard

Frances and Bernard don’t get on to the best start when they meet one another in the summer of 1957 but with a simple letter everything changes and a friendship blooms.

Simon Beckett – The Restless Dead

When Dr David Hunter is asked to help identify a decomposing body believed to be the son of a prominent businessman who disappeared along with the women he was rumoured to be having an affair with but David has doubts to the body’s identity.

The Behrg – Housebroken

The Crochet family have been kidnapped! They haven’t been locked away, instead they are forced to carry on their lives like nothing is wrong, while their kidnappers watch their every move.

Dana Marie Bell – The Hob

Join Robin Goodfellow on his quest to rescue the white queen’s nephew from the black queen’s grasp. No spoiler review by Maree Incognito.

Aimee Bender – The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Rose Edelstein finds she has a magical gift, when she eats she tastes the emotions of the person who cooked the food but this gift gives her insight into secrets people keep.

Chloe Benjamin – The Immortalists

Four children sneak out to meet a travelling psychic who can reveal the date of anyone’s death but after hearing such a thing how would you live your life?

Alan Bennett – The Uncommon Reader

When the Queen drifts into a mobile library she feels obliged to borrow a book, she is soon changed by her passion for reading and leads to funny consequences for the country as a whole.

Robin Benway – Emmy & Oliver

Oliver and Emmy planned to be best friends forever that was until Oliver’s kidnapping, now that Oliver has returned to his hometown can he and Emmy re-gain the relationship they once had?

John Berendt – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

It’s a crime novel, but it’s based on true events that happened in the 1980s and our reviewer loved Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Christine Bernard – Mute

Rebecca Marley is about to find out the answers to the queries that she has had for as long as she can remember, as she embarks on this self-induced nine-month no talking challenge.

Lou Berney – November Road

November Road is a thrilling pageturner, set to the backdrop of the JFK assassination. This cat and mouse crime novel will have you gripped to the very last page.

Jeanne Betancourt – Ready, Shoot, Score

The Claymore Middle School cheerleading squad are in for a roller coaster with the upcoming regional cheer USA competition coming up in Miami. CONTAINS SPOILERS.

Lauren Beukes – Broken Monsters

Set in Detroit, Detective Gabriella Versado is just one of the people hunting this new killer, a killer who is leaving stranger and more disturbing bodies to be discovered.

Ilsa J Bick – The Ashes Trilogy

The Ashes Trilogy is a thrilling collection of post-apocalyptic literary tales by Ilsa J Bick. Read our member-submitted review here.

Coralie Bickford-Smith – The Fox and the Star

When Fox’s Star suddenly goes out leaving Fox in the unfamiliar dark he heads out of the world he knows to find his missing Star.

Mark Billingham – Death Message

Detective Investigator Tom Thorne receives a picture message of a murder victim, to find out why he’s been sent this picture he must look into his past, to a man he previously sent to prison for life, and he needs to hurry as this is just the first message and more will follow.

Harry Bingham – Talking to the Dead

In a dingy flat a woman and her six year old daughter are found brutally murdered, the puzzling clue is a credit card from a long dead tycoon, DC Griffiths must solve the case which will have her revisiting the two year gap in her CV.

Harry Bingham – The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths

DC Fiona Griffiths is leaving her old life behind to become homeless Fiona Grey, struggling to get her life together in order to penetrate a criminal gang, but this case means she’s alone and vulnerable.

Nicky Black – The Prodigal

Lee Jamieson returns to Newcastle as a detective sergeant after 16 years, he’s given the task of cleaning out the crime from Valley Park Estate, but when he meets the wife of one of the biggest villains on the estate will it disrupt his plans.

Jenny Blackhurst – How I Lost You

How I Lost You is Jenny Blackhurst’s debut novel, a psychological thriller thoroughly enjoyed by our reviewer, Claire Knight who can’t wait to read more from the author.

Paul Blaney – The Anchoress

Loneliness, fear and regrets about her past takes Maggie through this unexpected and intriguing novella. No spoiler review by Kath Cross.

Jo Bloom – Ridley Road

After Vivian’s dad passes away she leaves Manchester and heads to London in search for Jack, but what has Jack been up to since they departed.

Enid Blyton – Five on a Treasure Island

Off of Kirrin Island the famous five find a shipwreck and start to search for the hidden treasure but they’re not the only ones following the clues, who will get to the treasure first?

Andrea Bobotis – The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt

Judith knows it’s time to make an inventory of the things she inherited, one thing she’s keeping off the list is the murder no one talked about but with her sister’s return that may all change.

Johnny Bock – A Bus Will Take You There

From the owner of a 1962 VW Microbus owned for 40 years, travelled the North American Continent, from Yukan to Montana with all the problems along the way.

Shalini Boland – The Secret Mother

As Tessa Markham returns home to find a child in her kitchen she is unsure what to do. Soon her life is turned upside down in this exciting, twisty-turny psychological thriller.

Sharon Bolton – Daisy In Chains

Hamish Wolfe is serving a life sentence for abduction and murder his fan club believe he’s innocent but the person he wants to believe is Maggie Rose, a successful lawyer and true-crime writer.

Ruskin Bond – Cricket for the Crocodile

Ranji and his friends love to play cricket down by the river bank, but with balls landing in the river and load crowds the nosy crocodile wants to investigate.

Ruskin Bond – The Room on the Roof

Dissatisfied with his life with his English guardians in the European community at Dehra Dun, Rusty runs away to live with his Indian friends.

Ruskin Bond – Vagrants in the Valley

When Rusty returns to Kishen and to his beloved room, he discovers it’s no longer his. He must now embark on a journey of self discovery making new friends and along the way.

Ruskin Bond – Rusty and the Magic Mountain

Not yet ready to settle down Ruskin Bond sets out on an adventure up the mysterious Witch mountain with his friends Pitambar and Popatand and an adventure is just what he they get!

Ruskin Bond – A Little Book of Happiness

Ruskin Bond brings together his own pithy observations and those by artists and thinkers he admires in this beautiful little anthology about what makes people happy.

Ruskin Bond – A Little Book of Beauty

A wacky look at the world of beauty secrets from the author of the Little Books of Stress; Crap; Dumb Feng Shui; and Household Madness.

Ruskin Bond – Whispers in the Dark

This collection of dark stories brings a new friend in Jimmy the jinn, a bloodthirsty vampire cat and the mischievous Pisaach and Churel.

Ruskin Bond – Looking for the Rainbow My Years with Daddy

Escaping his jail-like boarding school in the hills Ruskin goes to live with his father in Delhi. Bond travels to his past, recalling his favourite adventures.

Ruskin Bond – Coming Round the Mountain: In The Year of Independence

Ruskin Bond’s beautifully written memoir tells of his formative years growing up in India. In The Year of Independence, it’s 1947 and Bond recounts the story of partition from a 13-year-old’s point of view.

Ruskin Bond – Till the Clouds Roll by, Beginning Again

After his father’s death Ruskin travels to Dehradun to spend time with his mother and her new family, missing his father he takes to exploring this unfamiliar place.

Ruskin Bond – When I was a Boy

A mini-autobiography of beloved storyteller Ruskin Bond’s days of his childhood and teenage years, memories of reading  upside down, wandering into rambling empty palaces, rides on lurching boats and in swooping, looping aeroplanes and much more.

Ruskin Bond – I was the Wind Last Night

Ruskin Bond is one of India’s most popular writers, loved as much for his lyricism as for his classic stories and this poetry collection is a reflection of the simplicity and talent for prose he has.

Ruskin Bond – Ranji The Music Maker

In the middle of his holiday, a young Ranji stumbles across musical instruments in the storeroom – first a flute, then a blaring trumpet and, finally, a too-big drum that may have once sounded a battle march.

Ruskin Bond – A Time for All Things

A lifetime of reading and writing, observation and contemplation is distilled in this comprehensive volume of the best essays, profiles and sketches by Ruskin Bond.

Ruskin Bond – Captain Young’s Ghost

A haunting, spooky and mysterious collection of stories, full of ghosts and spirits set in the mystical hills of North India.

Ruskin Bond – Koki’s Song

Beautifully written with illustrations to match. Be transported by Bond to the mountainside where Koki befriends a flute-playing cowherd.

Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale – Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life

With more than fifty essays this comprehensive volume brings together a range of voices in an unparalleled account of the Himalaya.

Sam Bourne – The Last Testament 

When peace talks between Israel and Palestine break down after two high profile deaths Maggie Costello is called in to help with the negotiations but soon finds herself pulled into a mystery surrounding an unsolved riddle of the Bible.

David Bowen – Hell on Earth

Hell on Earth was David Bowen’s debut novel, a hilarious fantasy ride, as Reg, Death 221 and friends try and find a suitable hell on earth with funny and typical results.

David Bowen – The Eleventh Plague

The second novel in David Bowen’s Hell on Earth series, The Eleventh Plague continues the tale of Death 221 and friends. Zany, fantasy, comedy brilliance.

James Bowen – A Street Cat Named Bob

For James living hand to mouth on the streets of London wouldn’t stop him from helping an injured cat curled up in a hallway, once back to health Bob stuck around, a true friend.

Clare Boyd – Her Closest Friend

A psychological thriller about two best friends made inseparable by a lie told by one to protect the other but will the secret keep them save or will someone get hurt living a lie?

Joseph Boyden – The Orenda

The Orenda is set in 16th century at the time of the French priests coming to Huronia. A no spoiler review by Wendy Jackson.

John Boyne – A History of Loneliness

Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition as he joins the priesthood, pledging his life to “The Good” but as the people’s faith in the Catholic Church is shattered Ordan grows nervous to venture out in public.

John Boyne – The Dare

Danny Delaney and his father are left to pick up the pieces of their fractured family after Mrs Delaney accidentally hits a small boy with her car leaving him in a coma.

John Boyne – The Hearts Invisible Furies

For Cyril growing up in the Avery house is a challenge when his unloving  adoptive parents remind him he’s not a true Avery.

John Boyne – My Brothers Name is Jessica

A modern and important lesson in gender identity from John Boyne, My Brother’s Names is Jessica shows the difficulties of coming out as transgender and the need for empathy, understanding and allies.

Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451

In a world where books are banned, anyone caught has all their possessions burned to the ground. Guy Montag, a “fireman” has the job of carrying out the sentence.

Ray Bradbury – Dandelion Wine

Set in the summer of 1928, Dandelion Wine is the tale of a young boy named Douglas Spaulding. A step away from Bradbury’s usual style, this beautiful tale of a young man’s voyage to discovery is tender and heartfelt.

Ray Bradbury – We’ll Always Have Paris

Bradbury brings together a treasure trove of short stories, from love to supernatural there is something for everyone within the pages of this collection.

Rick Bragg – My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South

Explore the southern truths in these insightful and humorous essays written over a decade.

E. R. Braithwaite – To Sir With Love

To Sir With Love is a classis post-war novel about a teacher overcoming racism and prejudice in the classroom. Still as relevant today as ever.

Oyinkan Braithwaite – My Sister the Serial Killer

A darkly comic and satirically brilliant debut novel compared to Luke Jennings’ Killing Eve: Codename Villanelle. Is blood really thicker than water?

Marcus Breathnach – Were Inc

A search team gets more than they bargain for when arriving in Eiru, Vampires and Werewolves are just a few of the dangers they face on their mission to restore power.

Dermot Breen – The Edge

With the devastating loss of his wife to Cancer Dermot was determined to take a 1,000km pilgrimage to raise funds for Cancer research.

Peter V. Brett – The Painted Man

The Painted man (marketed in the US as The Warded Man) is the first in the Demon Cycle series of dark fantasy novels, loved by Debbie McCarthy in this no spoiler review.

Douglas Brinkley – American Moonshot

Take a giant leap. 50 years on, historian Douglas Brinkley takes a fresh look at this great event and the people behind the planning and its success.

Jamel Brinkley – A Lucky Man

A collection of short stories following nine black men or boys in their life experiences and relationships, each shaped by their race, gender and background. A promising début that made it to the finals of the National Book Award for Fiction.

Anne Brontë – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

When Helen Graham and her son move into Windfell Hall she soon gains the attention of Gilbert Markham, but as she becomes the object of local gossip Gilbert is forced to reconsider his relationship with this reclusive woman.

Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights

Join the residents of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, in this classic novel by Emily Brontë.

Christopher Brookmyre – The Sacred Art of Stealing

Angelique De Xavia hunts down a unique thief, but if she catches him will he end up in jail or in her embrace?

Isabelle Broom – A Year and a Day

A winter-warming, romance novel full of unexpected twists and turns. Head to the historic Prague, follow the characters through the ups and downs of their relationships, and make your heart ache with wanderlust.

Dan Brown – Inferno 

After awakening in hospital with a macabre object and no memory of the past thirty six hours, Robert Langdon with the help of Sienna Brooks must decipher the codes buried within Dante’s Inferno.

Dan Brown – Origin

Edmond Kirsch, a forty year old billionaire presents high-tech inventions and audacious predictions which have made him a renowned global figure.

Greg Brown and Mitchell Moffit – ASAP Science

The fun, illustrated format of their addictive YouTube videos, AsapSCIENCE takes the science that people actually want to learn, shared in a friendly, engaging style.

Liam Brown – Broadcast

Taking the lead role in a revolutionary new online show seemed like a great idea, but with his every thought, feeling and memory being broadcasted David Callow soon felt like a prisoner of his own mind.

Taylor Brown – God’s of Howl Mountain

Award winning Taylor Brown shares a world of dark secrets in the high country of 1950s North Carolina.

Carol Rifka Brunt – Tell the Wolves I’m Home

June Elbus, a fourteen year old girl can only be herself around her uncle, godfather and best friend Finn Weiss. When Finn passes away at a young age from an illness her mother can’t bring herself to talk about, June’s world is turned upside down.

Robert Bryndza – The Girl In The Ice

Detective Erika Foster is on the case of woman found beneath a sheet of ice in a London park but as her last case resulted in the death of a loved one will she be able to hold herself together and stop the killer from striking again?

Bill Bryson – One Summer: America 1927

Bill Bryson is Britain’s favourite storyteller and quite a raconteur as he shows in this fantastic tale as America joins the modern world.

Tanya Bullock – Homecoming

Tom returns home from the devastating aftermath of war to Rosie, but as events unfold can their love keep them together, or will the secretes hanging over their relationship push them apart?

Michael Bunker – Brother, Frankenstein

Dr Alexander abducts a dying eleven year old Amish boy with autism named Frank Miller, he combines Frank with HADroid, an almost indestructible military grade cyborg.

John Buntin – L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City

Mickey Cohen and William (Bill) H Parker battle it out for the soul of Los Angeles. A no spoiler review from Colin Ricketts.

Katharine Burdekin – Swastika Night

The dystopian novel of an Englishman on a German pilgrimage after the Nazis won World War 2. No spoiler review by Kath Cross

William Burroughs – Naked Lunch

Through the eyes of Bill we travel from New York to a drug and sex soaked retreat in Tangiers in this narcotic soaked nightmarish haze.

Dave Burrows – Making the Most of Your Teenage Years

Making the Most of your Teenage Years is a life guide, lean how to invest in yourself, build relationships based on respect and set realistic goals for your future.

Nickolas Butler – Shotgun Lovesongs

With a secret brought to light, will these five long time friends be pulled apart or come out stronger than ever? No spoiler review by Kerri Beany Foulks.

Authors C

Jane Cable – The Faerie Tree

Paranormal romance from Jane Cable brings the Faerie Tree to live. Given four and a half stars by For Reading Addicts regular, Sandra Foy.

James M Cain – Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity is a classic noir suspense novel, first published in 1935 but still relevant and enjoyable today says reading addict Lee Bridge.

Luca Caioli – Messi Vs Ronaldo

Spending £80 million to sign a readymade superstar Real Madrid started a chain reaction that would start football’s greatest ever head-to head.

Alan Campbell – Scar Night

Find out what our Reading Addict, Campbell McAulay thought of Scar Night by Alan Campbell in his book review.

Rebecca Campbell – Light Is The New Black: A Guide to Answering Your Soul’s Callings and Working Your Light

This guidebook is for the new breed of women who are here to bright the dark of the world. These women are modern day lightworkers who bring us into the age of light.

Jacqueline Carey – Phedre’s Trilogy

Sold into indentured servitude as a child Phedre no Delaunay is chosen to forever experience pleasure and pain as one. When Phedre stumbles upon a plot that threatens the very foundations of her homeland she must act!

M.R Carey – The Girl With All The Gifts

Have a look into Melanie’s world, you won’t be disappointed. No spoiler review by Rowan Jones.

L. A Carlyon – Gallipoli

A review of Gallipoli, a no-holes barred, historical account of The Great War by Les Carlyon. Reviewed here by prolific reviewer Campbell McAulay.

Jonathan Carr – Make Me A City

Jonathan Carr’s debut novel tells the story of Chicago, from frontier settlement to industrial centre. The tale spanning Chicago’s first century is told by a wide range of characters from all walks of life as city and society develop.

Jean-Claude Carrière – Big Bhishma in Madras

In this travelogue Carrière explores all the ways India celebrates the epic, fat Bhishma as well as incorporating other wonders they viewed along their path.

Gail Carriger – Waistcoats and Weaponry

Sidheag is heading home with Sophronia and gang who are going along for the ride in this award winning steam punk fiction.

James Carroll – The Cloister

By the national, award winning James Carroll, writes about how a love story has an impact on a modern priest and a holocaust survivor.

Aimee Carter – Pawn

Our reviewer says that if you love the Hunger Games, you’ll love Pawn by Aimee Carter! Would you give anything to be a VII? Be aware this review contains some spoilers.

Peter Carey – A Long Way From Home

Irene’s Husband is the best cars salesman in the rural southeastern Australia. She also loves fast driving. But will they survive a brutal race around the continent; over roads no car has dared to face.

Alison Case – Nelly Dean

Nelly’s personal story is brought to light as we take a alternative look into the Wuthering Heights classic.

Elaine Castillo – America is Not the Heart

America is not the heart is the tale of three generations of women from one immigrant family trying to make sense of the home they left behind with the life they are building in the USA.

Steve Cavanagh – Thirteen

Hollywood’s hottest power couple are making headlines once more as one stands trial for the other’s murder. Eddie Flynn is convinced Robert didn’t kill his beautiful wife but can he find the real killer that is sitting so close.

Francesca Cay – The Scars of Spring

It’s been ten years since Kaede’s farther took Kaede and made the long journey from Japan to safety but with no memory of his mother or childhood there are many questions Kaede needs answers to.

Casey CEP – Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the last trial of Harper Lee

An exciting courtroom drama based on the true story of Reverend Willie Maxwell, accused of murdering five family members. For fans of Harper Lee, it is also the story of the young writer as she watches the trial and endeavours to create her own “In Cold Blood”.

Ankit Chadha – Amir Khusrau: The Man in Riddles

Can you unravel the mystery concealed within the words? Perfect for children and adults this book will get your mind working as well as inform and entertain.

Saumya Chaki – A Journey Through 100 Years of Indian Cinema

This quiz structured book shows Indian cinema over a hundred years. No spoiler review by Danob N.

Diane Chamberlain – The Midwife’s Confession

This is the story of Noelle “the midwife”. This is her confession. Noelle commits suicide. When sorting through her things, her best friends Tara and Emerson, find a letter. The letter reads “I don’t know how to tell you what I did…” and what follows is quite a drama.

Becky Chambers – Record Of A Spaceborn Few

Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place where many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community.

Bryn Chancellor – Sycamore

When human remains are found embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine the town’s residents fear they belong to Jess Winters, a teenage girl who disappeared eighteen years ago, while the remains are identified the stories and rumours come out as they revisit Jess’ troubled past.

Bipan Chandra et al – India’s Struggle For Independence

Five expert authors have created the most exhaustive and precise account of the struggle of Indian independence.

Emma Chapman – The Last Photograph

The death of his wife sends Rook Henderson fleeing to Vietnam, back to a place he hasn’t been for fifty years but when his son Ralph follows him looking for answers Rook is forced to look at his past.

Linda Chapman – Sky Horses

Erin had never believed that she had magic powers until one day when Erin Looks up into the clouds and saw a herd of magic horses! Erin discovers that she is a weather weaver with magical powers, and sky horses need her help.

CJ Cherryh – The Chronicles of Morgaine

Join our heroine, Morgaine, and her loyal companion Nhi Vanye i Chy in this time-traveling epic. Reviewed by Campbell McAulay.

Lee Child – The Hard Way

Reacher is hired to ensure a transaction is completed, $1 million for a families safe return, but as more of his employers past comes to light, Jack may have to finish this job the hard way.

 Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston – City of Endless Night

City of Endless Night is the seventeenth novel in the Pendergast series of detective novels featuring FBI agent Aloysius X. L. Pendergast.

Zuni Chopra – The House that Spoke

Fourteen year old Zoon Razden has a deep connection with magic, the house she lives in also has a connection to magic along with everything inside, and when a dark power returns to the house Zoon must retake her place as the Guardian of her home.

Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express

During the night the Orient Express is stopped by a snowdrift, by the morning an American tycoon lies dead, locked in his compartment from the inside, it’s down to detective Hercule Poirot to seek out the murderer.

Agatha Christie – Death on the Nile

Linnet and Simon Ridgeway’s idyllic honeymoon cruise on the Nile ends with Linnets body found shot through the head, no its up to Hercule Poirot to find the killer and bring them to justice.

Liu Cixin – The Three-Body Problem

With an alien civilization planning on invading Earth groups form to either welcome and help the invaders or fight for survival.

Tom Clancy – Red Storm Rising

After a terrorist attack creates a shortage of oil a plan is hatched to seize control of the Persian Gulf’s resources, can the plan succeed or is it just a countdown to Armageddon?

Tom Clancy – Debt of Honor: Executive Orders

Debt of Honor is the 8th books in the Jack Ryan universe and follows an influential Japanese industrialist set on bringing chaos to the USA.

Arthur C, Clarke – 2001: A Space Odyssey

The 1968 Classic Science Fiction novel set in three time zones revolves around the monoliths, the first found on earth that gave ape-men the inspiration to evolve.

Wendy Clarke – What She Saw

This psychological thriller about the relationship between a mother and her daughter is set in the beautiful landscape of The Lake District.

Tom Clavin – Wild Bill

The true story of the legendary gunfighter and lawman James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok by New York Times bestseller author of Dodge City.

Chanel Cleeton – Next year in Havana

Spanning from 1958 to 2017, this novel follows the family ties between Marisol Ferrera and her grandmother as Marisol acts on her relatives final wishes, for her ashes to be scattered in her birth country. A tale of family secrets, lessons of courage and the weight of sacrifice.

Jennifer Clement – Gun Love

Gun Love is a powerful tale of family, communities and violence. Told from the perspective of teenage Pearl France it shows up America’s love affair with firearms and its often tragic circumstances.

Andrew Clements – Frindle

This best selling childhood classic is a quirky and imaginative tale about creative thoughts and the power of words.

Jonathan Clements – The Silk Road

Clements takes us on a journey from the edges of the Mediterranean to the central plains of China, with all the rich history in between including languages, literature and art.

Zinzi Clemmons – What We Lose

Thandi never felt that she belonged anywhere, as her mother battles with cancer Thandi searches for someone or something else to anchor her.

Ernest Cline – Ready Player One

In this bleak world millions plug into the virtual world of “Oasis”. The late creator James Halliday hide three eggs within the Oasis, giving the finder complete ownership of all his fortune including the Oasis itself.

Debra Clopton – Betting on Hope

Maggie, an advice columnist, covers a televised interview with Tru Monahan. During the interview a bet is made, Tru must teach Maggie to ride a cutting horse well enough to compete in two months.

Harlan Coben – Darkest Fear

Myron Bolitar’s world is turned upside down when his college sweetheart reappears to get his help, her son needs a bone marrow transplant from a man who’s gone missing and the bigger revelation is that the child is Myron’s son.

Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist

Travelling from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert, Santiago is on a quest to find buried treasure, will he be able to overcome the obstacles in his way?

Paulo Coelho – Brida

Brida is another tale of magic from Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist and considered one of the best authors of the day.

Julie Cohen – Together

Robbie and Emily’s bond and love is so deep it can’t be broken but there is one thing that has sealed their fate and only one way to keep it all hidden… Robbie to leave!

Julie Cohen – Louis and Louise

One life, twice lived, Louis and Louise are different from birth simply from the gender assigned and ‘e’ in Louise’s name. An intriguing exploration of gender and the butterfly effect of gendered socialisation, actions and life choices.

Leonard Cohen – Beautiful Losers

Worthy of the title of classic thanks to its experimental nature, the eroticism of Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen is not for everyone, as our reviewer found. This review contains some expletives.

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan – Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Seeing his ex girlfriend, Nick turns to the girl next to him (Norah) and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes, what follows is an all night adventure.

Eoin Colfer – Ironman: The Gauntlet

Tony Stark, the invincible Iron Man attends an international eco-summit when someone close to him makes him question his role in making the world a more dangerous place with his high tech weaponry, but before he makes a decision an old enemy is set to assassinate all the eco-ministers along with Iron Man himself.

Mike Collier – Baltic Byline

An unsuccessful journalist Beacon makes his living as a foreign correspondent on the Baltic states but even having little ambition can’t stop him getting mixed up in something much more important.

Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games

Katniss Everdeen is one of 24 tributes to enter the hunger games in a fight to the death, even the environment is against the competitors.

Suzanne Collins – Catching Fire

Katniss tries to put her life back together, but after a visit from President Snow it’s clear there are repercussions to her actions within the game. Contains Spoilers!

Suzanne Collins – Mockingjay

Katniss is no longer within the confines of the hunger games, but the fight for survival is far from over. Contains Spoilers!

Tim Collins – Diary of a Wimpy Vampire

It’s bad enough being an awkward teenager, but for Nigel becoming a vampire at his awkward stage means he’s stuck there forever. As reviewed by Isabel, aged 8.

Wilkie Collins – The Woman in White

Art teacher Walter Hartright has been offered the job of teaching two woman at Limmeridge House but before leaving for the house he takes a midnight walk and meets a mysterious woman in white.

Carlo Collodi – Pinocchio

A review of the children’s classic, Pinocchio, long loved in many forms by children all over the world.

James Comey – A Higher Loyalty

Former FBI director James Comey shares his vivid experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government.

M. A. Comley – Dubious Justice

Dubious Justice is the eleventh novel in the Justice Series by Mel Comley, but our reviewer Claire Knight says it stands perfectly well alone too.

M.A. Comley – Wrong Place

The first in the Sally Parker series with side kick D.S Jack Blackman, in this serial killer, crime thriller.

Isabelle Connors – The Introduction

Both Skylar and Arianna feel their connection the first time they set eyes on each other but with Arianna’s complicated life, can they ever be together?

Liv Constantine – The last Mrs Parrish

Looking for an addictive thriller you can’t put down? Look no further. Liv Constantine’s novel will have you up all night following the twists and turns in this story of envy and deceit.

Robin Cook – Abduction

A phenomenon at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean is about to change everything we know about life on Earth.

Emma Cooper – The Songs of Us

The Songs of Us is a charming novel by Emma Cooper, a funny, touching heartbreaking novel of love, loss and what it means to be a family.

Lori Copeland – A Case of Bad Taste

Morning Shade Mystery book 1 sees M.K. Diamond overcoming her writers block by investigating burglaries where homes get redecorated. No spoiler review by Teresa M.

Amanda Coplin – The Orchardist

William Talmadge takes in two pregnant runaway teenage girls, this act of kindness will change his life forever.

Jim Corbett – The Hunter’s Friends

Jim Corbett gives insight into the life of a huntsman, as he protects the community in which he lives and works.

Jim Corbett – Man-eaters of Kumaon

Jim Corbett offers ten fascinating tales of hunting tigers in the Indian Himalayas in a bygone era of big-game hunting.

Bernard Cornwell – Fools and Mortals

Richard Shakespeare dreams of a career in his brother’s world of London’s playhouses but when a manuscript goes missing Richard is the main suspect forcing him into the darker side of London.

Ralph Cotton – Dead Man’s Canyon

In western times how would you figure out which identical twin is alive after killing the other? Ranger Sam Burrack has this problem to solve, with a stolen shipment of gold in the mix this western novel is action packed.

Catherine Coulter – The Penwyth Curse

The Penwyth Curse is the sixth novel in the Song historical fiction series but it didn’t get much favour with our reviewer who didn’t think much of it at all!

Darrielle Cresswell – Spilling Ink

A beautiful collection of poetry from newly published poet, Darrielle Cresswell. Lovely book, lovely poems, lovely everything! Highly recommended.

Anne Eliot Crompton – Merlin’s Harp

Take a look into the world of the Fey through the eyes of Nivienne, the daughter of the lady of the lake, set in the time of Merlin and Arthur. Contains spoilers.

Justin Cronin – The Passage

Justin Cronin’s The Passage is a post-apocalyptic masterpiece according to many and was loved by our regular contributor, Campbell McAulay in this no spoiler review.

Charles R. Cross – Heavier Than Heaven

The art of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain is all about his private life, except written in a code as obscure as T.S. Eliot’s. Charles Cross has now cracked the code in this definitive biography, an all-access pass to Cobain’s heart and mind.

Sarah Crossan – Resist

After starting a rebellion, Bea, Alina and Quinn are thrown out of the pod which is one of the only paces with oxygen. The three must travel to Sequoia, a base of resistance but with a special Forces operative pursuing them.

Kevin Crossley-Holland – Norse Myths

Norse myths are as exciting to read as they are of vast cultural and historical importance. Featuring gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, battles and couplings, this series of intertwined tales form a strange and fantastical world.

Blake Crouch – Dark Matter

Collage professor Jason Dessen gave up hi research career in quantum physics after hi girlfriend fell pregnant, but after being abducted into another world where his theory of quantum many-worlds has become a reality, stuck in this other world Jason must find a  way back to his family.

Irving Crump – Boy Scout Stories

Boy scout stories is a collection of stories, first published in “Boy’s Life Magazine” in 1948 became Teen Age Boy Scout Stories and then re-published as Boy Scout Stories in 1964.

Alan Cumming – Not My Father’s Son

Dark, painful memories will always flood back to haunt you. Alan Cumming hoped to solve the mystery of his maternal grandfathers disappearance that had long cast sorrow over his family.

Darryl Cunningham – Science Tales – Lies, Hoaxes and Scams

Lies, hoaxes and scams are explored within Cunningham’s essays, fiercely debated issues such as the moon landing, homeopathy and the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine are explained.

Clive Cussler – Pacific Vortex

Action writer Clive Cussler puts together a stormer of an adventure with Pacific Vortex. Reviewed here by Reading Addict Lee Bridge.

Authors D

Romina D’Alessandro – Night Mara

Mel’s life is just starting to get back to a good place when she meets one of her neighbours, she now must investigate where she knows this girl from.

Joseph D’Lacey – Black Feathers

Gordan Black and Megan Maurice live on the same planet at very different times, but what is there connection?

Joseph D’Lacey – Garbage Man

After the best-selling ‘Meat’, Joseph D’Lacey has done it again with this stomach churning horror, guaranteed to get you reading from behind a pillow.

Joseph D’Lacey – Meat

In a world where eating meat has become not only a human right but a sacred duty, what happens to those who question the nature of the food source? The townsfolk are hungry. The townsfolk must be fed…

Joseph D’Lacey – Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes is two novellas from horror writer Joseph D’Lacey, the author Stephen King says ‘Rocks’.

Joseph D’Lacey – The Veil, Testaments I and II

The world has gone quiet, most of the population has gone only returning at night and taking the few survivors away with them, could this be the end of the world?

Joseph and Sparkle D’Lacey – The Hairy Faerie

Mary has woken up so hairy she can’t see and she is meant to be making her famous mushroom and nettle crumble for the queen, can she manage to get rid of her hair problem before time runs out?

Patrick Dacey – The Outer Cape

For businessman Robert Kelly failure is not an option especially as he has a wife and two young boys to take care of so he risks the family business to pursue a fail-safe real estate opportunity.

Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The classic children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has stood the test of time, a children’s favourite for almost 40 years. This review contains spoilers.

Roald Dahl – Matilda

At age five- and-a-half Matikda is knocking off double-digit math problems and reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she’s a nerd and the teacher’s pet. But not everything is perfect in Matilda’s world.

G.W. Dahlquist – The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

A review of the Gothic action novel The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters. Book 1 of a three book series by Dahlquist and reviewed here by Reading Addicts regular, Campbell McAulay.

G.W. Dahlquist – The Dark Volume

The Dark Volume follows the adventure started in the Glass Books of the Dream Eaters. A steampunk action series reviewed here by Reading Addicts regular Campbell McAulay.

Deepak Dalal – Feather Tales

When Sunglow, a Mumbai flamingo goes missing his friend the skybird Longtail is called to investigate the bird-napping.

Deepak Dalal – The Paradise Flycatcher

No one can find the Rose Garden’s beloved squirrel after he has vanished without a trace. So to find their beloved friend, he loyal bird gang must fly to distant forests to track down the glamorous creature, who might just be able to help.

Roshan Dalal – India at 70:  Snapshots since Independence

Follow India’s 70 year progression depicting the time from when it became a united political entity and the whirlwind journey that ensured.

Nadia Dalbuono – The Few

Detective Leone Scamarcio knows he’s in for trouble when he’s asked to deal with a file of compromising photographs of a high profile politician, but with the death of a young man and a young girls disappearance things go from bad to worse.

Liza Dalby – The Tale of Murasaki

Dalby breaths astonishing life into ancient Japan in this fictional narrative based around the life of Murasaki Shikibu.

Christina Dalcher – Vox

In a world where women are restricted to 100 words a day, using your voice becomes a powerful weapon. This chilling, brilliant and contemporary dystopian novel is tipped to be the next Handmaid’s Tale.

Paula Daly – The Mistake I Made

After her husband leaves her in crippling debt and about to be evicted from her home, Roz makes the choice to take Scott Elias up on his offer, but can it really be as easy as she thinks?

Mark Z. Danielewski – House of Leaves

A review of the chilling, Gothic horror novel House of Leaves where everything definitely isn’t what is seems. Reviewed by For Reading Addicts regular, Sammy Evans.

Koral Dasgupta – Rasia: The Dance of Desire

He knows which path is his, but he can’t walk one without walking the other. At the end of both paths, two women await.

Juno Dawson – Proud

A collection of brilliantly written short stories, poetry, and stunning artwork a variety of talented LGBTQ+ authors and artists all on the topic of pride in their community.

Jeffery Deaver – Edge

Police detective Ryan Kessler and family are being hunted by Henry Loving with the intension of obtaining information by any means necessary. Corte is given the job of protecting the Kessler family but can he keep the family safe and get revenge for a long lost friend?

Louis De Bernieres – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Posted to the Greek island of Cephalonia, Captain Antonio Corelli would rather have a peaceful war but as the savage war comes closer he may not have a choice.

Nina de Beurs – Broken

Broken is the story of Matariki, a shy Maori boy who struggles to understand love, his identity, and his sexuality in a thick-skinned New Zealand community that is constantly pre-defining people. An exploration of adolescence, toxic masculinity and love.

Melissa DeCarlo – The Art of Crash Landing

Mattie Wallace is turning into her mother, a broken alcoholic who makes bad choices but with a possible inheritance left by the grandmother she’s never meet, she’s about to see a different side to her mother and searches to find out what changed her.

Len Deighton – Bomber

Bomber is an account of a RAF bombing on a single German town and our reviewer, Campbell McAulay says to call it fiction is to do it an injustice.

Leanda De Lisle – The White King, Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr

The elusive life of Charles I is brought to light through new manuscripts giving new information about the man who made radical changes in our history.

G.S. Denning – Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone

Warlock Holmes is gifted with an arcane power, the might of a thousand demons but other than that he’s an idiot! Luckily Dr. Watson is always there to aid him through the treacherous shoals of Victorian Propriety.

Tatiana De Rosnay – Sarah’s Key

July 1942 in Paris, Sarah locks her younger brother in a cupboard moments before her parents and her are rounded up along with thousands of other Jewish families. Sixty years later a journalists investigation uncovers Sarah’s story.

Ananda Devi – Eve Out of Her Ruins

In a country with an endless cycle of fear and violence, four young Mauritians find themselves trapped and connected but can any escape to a better life?

Gayatri Devi – A Princess Remembers

Excess, extravagance, palaces with 500 servants. Read all about this amazing way of life in the autobiography from Gaytri Devi, widow of the Maharaja of Jaipur.

Patrick DeWitt – French Exit

This moving story of love, loss, and the bond between mother and son is full of humour alongside the sadness of family tragedy as Frances Price, her adult son and their cat try to find their feet in their new Paris home, meeting a collection of intriguing characters along the way.

A A Dhand – Streets of Darkness

D I Henry Virdee should be at home, not just because his wife is pregnant but also he’s suspended but with the biggest case of the year landing on what should be his desk he sets out to restore his reputation but must take to the shadows to do it.

Junot Diaz – Islandborn

Award winning Junot Diaz presents a colorful picture book about the magic memory and amazing power of the imagination.

Kate DiCamillo – The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Edward Tulane is a loved toy rabbit, but lost by his owner Abilene he is now on an extraordinary journey. Will he find his way back to Abilene?

Philip K. Dick – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

On an Earth devastated by World War, millions dead, most animal species extinct, android animals and humans occupy the planet. With the ban on android humans on Earth Rick has the job of rounding up and “retiring” rouge androids.

Melanie Dickerson – The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

Odette is out poaching the Margrave’s game to feed the poor, but Jorgen is set the task of finding and capturing the poacher, are her nights as a notorious poacher numbered?

Athol Dickson – River Rising

River Rising is an uplifting Christian tale set in Mississippi, 1927, covering issues of race and tolerance and a favourite of our reviewer, Teresa M.

Mark DiIonno – Gods of Wood and Stone

Gods of Wood and Stone is the story of two men, framed through the lens of basketball but a timeless and striking tale of the weight of manhood and the pitfalls of glory.

Anthony Doerr – All the Light We Cannot See

Marie’s farther has hidden the priceless diamond the “Sea of Flames”, while Marie, a blind young girl escapes the war by heading to the countryside.

J.P. Donleavy – The Ginger Man

A review of The Ginger Man, a novel by J. P. Donleavy. No spoiler review by Kath Cross.

Fyodor Dostoevsky – Crime And Punishment

Raskolnikov has a plan to murder an unpleasant elderly pawn-broker, Alyona Ivanovna. Can he go through with such a crime and if so, how will he live with himself afterwards?

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Case of Lady Sannox

A small collection of Arthur Conan Doyle’s work bringing to life a host of compelling characters wrapped up in these horrifying and mysterious adventures.

Martin Dugard and Bill O’Reilly – Killing England

Through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain’s King George III the path to independence is chronicled from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe.

Robert Dugoni – The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

Though, Sam Hill was always known as ‘Devil Boy’ due to his red pupil, he manages to see the world through different eyes as he struggles with ocular albinism.

Alexandre Dumas – The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo is deserved of its place in the classic genre, completed in 1844 the book is one of Dumas’ more popular works, reviewed here by Reading Addict Nathan House.

Steven Dunne – A Killing Moon

DI Damen Brook and his team are against the clock to save the young Irish student Caitlin Kinnear in this dark, twisted British crime fiction. No spoiler review by Sandra Foy.

Heather Dyer – The Boy in the Biscuit Tin

Ibby doesn’t believe in magic until her cousins find a old box of magic tricks which leads to one of them miniaturised and sitting at the bottom of a biscuit tin.