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Authors E

David Eddings – The Belgariad

A whole series review of The Belgariad by David Eddings. A fairly short and enjoyable fantasy adventure enjoyed by reviewers Vicky Odendaal and Debbie McCarthy.

Mark Edwards – Follow You Home

Daniel and Laura are off for one last adventure before settling down but what they get will stay with them forever. Mark Edwards delivers another intense psychological thriller.

Jennifer Egan – Manhattan Beach

The war gives Anna Kerrigan the opportunity to become the first female diver, repairing the ships that help America fight the war.

Hakim Ali Elhaj – A Conversation with one of My Selves

A Conversation with one of My Selves is a collection of poetry and prose from Sudanese writer and poet, Hakim Ali Elhaj. Loved by our reviewer Maria Gonzales.

Hakim Ali Elhaj – Age of Arsonist

Age of Arsonist follows is the second book of Hakim Ali Elhaj’s literary project “The Other”, the first being “A Conversation with one of My Selves”

Bret Easton Ellis – American Psycho

Patrick Bateman has a double life, his days are spent working on Wall Street, by night he rapes, tortures and murders.

Bret Easton Ellis – The Rules of Attraction

In New Hampshire’s liberal arts college amongst the handful of rowdy and sexually promiscuous collage students a love triangle has formed in this satirical black comedy set in the 1980s.

Deborah Ellis – Mud City

Shauzia has escaped the misery of life in Kabul but ended up in a refugee camp in Pakistan, determined to make her way in life she takes a drastic step, leaving the camp she heads to the streets with her dog Jasper, can she survive the dangerous and terrifying life as a street kid?

James Ellroy – Perfidia

James Ellroy’s crime novel Perfidia, loved by our reviewer Colin Ricketts who is a huge fan of the author.

James Ellroy – Dick Contino’s Blues and Other Short Stories

Dick Contino’s plot to fake his own kidnapping in order to resurrect his career may become a little too real as a  serial killer has the same idea. (Also contains five short stories).

Ben Elton – High Society

Peter Paget is setting out to legalise all recreational drugs. Could this be the solution to the rapidly growing criminal world?

Ben Elton – Stark

With the knowledge that the world is dying, the social conscience of a dog on a croquet lawn and more money than God what will the secret consortium known as Stark do?

Ben Elton – Time and Time Again

Hugh Stanton has lost everything, his wife and children have been killed in a hit and run and his career is over. With nothing to lose he takes on a mission to change one event in history and change the world.

Ben Elton – Blast from the Past

Ben Elton’s Blast from the Past does not disappoint, satirical, funny and bang on the money, it’s a hard read to put down! Read our book review here.

Ben Elton – Two Brothers

On February 24th 1920 twins Otto and Paulus are born to a Jewish family in Germany, on that same day the Nazi party is born, as the twins grow older the Nazi party get stronger.

Ben Elton – Meltdown

Jimmy Corby lives a life of luxury with his wife Monica and their upper class friends, but as the credit crunch hits the group Jimmy must decide what’s really important in his life.

Akwaeke Emezi – Freshwater

Ada begins her life in the south of Nigeria as a troubled child and develops a separate selves within her. This dark and heart wrenching novel is a sharp evocation of experiencing the world.

Giulia Enders – Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

Get to know your Gut, one of the least understood organs and find out how looking after your Gut will have your Gut looking after you.

Nathan Englander – Dinner at the Centre of the Earth

Prisoner z has been locked up for twelve years with only his guard for company, follow the journey that landed him in the desert cell.

Aliyyah Eniath – The Yard

Behrooz and Maya form a childish relationship that ends with a night of adolescent tenderness. Maya flees and Behrooz marries another but when tragedy strikes Maya returns and they must both face up to old demons.

Louise Erdrich – The Round House

The Round House is written from the point of view of Joe, a thirteen year old only child growing up on a North Dakota reservation in the Eighties.

Louise Erdrich – Future Home of The Living God

In a world where women are giving birth to babies that are primitive species of human the world is spinning into panic, while pregnant women are horded up and segregated Cedar Hawk Songmaker tries to hide her pregnancy.

Janet Evanovich – The Stephanie Plum novels

With no money, no job and an empty fridge Stephanie Plum resorts to taking a job as a bond enforcement agent.

Authors F

Sebastian Faulks – Paris Echo

Paris Echo is Paris as you’ve never seen it before, through the eyes of researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq as Faulks explores questions of the Empire, and identity.

Alice Feeney – Sometimes I Lie

CONTAINS SPOILERS!

Come visit Amber Reynolds, a radio-jockey who’s trapped in her comatose body trying to put her memories together of the events leading to her current predicament.

Deborah Feldman – Unorthodox – The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

A review of the instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, reviewed for us by LadyMeritaten.

Helene Fermont – We Never Said Goodbye

Dumped by Mike on their twentieth wedding anniversary Louise must choose between staying in London or returning to Sweden alone.

Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones’s Diary

The modern classic and world famous Bridget Jones’s Diary. The Chick Lit novel of the 20th century, the first in a series and a major movie.

M E Fiend – Milo – Angel of Death

Reading ‘Milo – Angel of death’ really felt like reading the script for an upcoming blockbuster. The whole book is extraordinary, based on a true story and certainly would also be one of Mr. Tarantinos personal favorites.

Nick Fisher – My Dad’s A Dick

Nick Fisher takes humorous look into the pranks played on his children and recalls some of the entertaining memories of his childhood.

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Babylon Revisited

Read these three very different short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Babylon Revisited, The Cut-Glass Bowl and The Lost Decade.

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Tender is the Night

The ambitious psychiatrist Dick Diver is devoting his life to curing his wife’s mental illness, but at what cost?

Charlie Fletcher – Stoneheart

The first in the trilogy by Charlie Fletcher, Stoneheart is young-adult fantasy magic, guaranteed to take you on a wonderful journey!

Gillian Flynn – Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn is getting herself quite a reputation for her thrillers and Sharp Objects does not disappoint. This exciting tale set in the sleepy small town of Wind Gap is sure to draw you in from page one.

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

A stormer of a novel, thrilling on every page and full of suspense. I loved Gone Girl though it divided the nation! I can’t wait to read more from Flynn.

Gillian Flynn – The Grownup

Susan Burke is looking for help from a psychic regarding activity in her home. It’s the fraudulent psychic who may need some help against the house that could make her believe in ghosts.

Gillian Flynn – Dark Places

When The Kill Club offers Libby Day $500 to meet them she’s so desperate for money she agrees only to find out they believe her brother is innocent of the massacre of her family can she uncover the truth?

Winifred Foley – Shiny Pennies and Grubby Pinafores

1950’s in a crumbling cottage without heating or hot water, Winifred Foley’s determination to give her children the rural upbringing she had enjoyed.

Ken Follett – The Man from St Petersburg

Feliks has come to London on a mission that could change history, with unbeatable odds ahead of him, many men would have reconsidered but not the man from St Petersburg.

Ken Follett – The Pillars of the Earth

Beginning with a public hanging of an innocent man this story has it all, betrayal, revenge and love whilst centered around the building of a cathedral.

Ken Follett – A Column of Fire

Ned Willard wants to marry Margery Fitzgerald but when the lovers find themselves on opposite sides of a religious conflict can they make it work?

Ken Follett – A Place Called Freedom

Becoming an enemy of the state Mack McAsh, a slave by birth is forced to flee his homeland with the help of Independent and rebellious Lizzie Hallim.

Ken Follett – Eye of the Needle

Ultimate Nazi victory is held in the hands of a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin code named “The Needle” the only person who stands in his way is a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island.

Ken Follett – Triple 

The impossible mission is given, to find and steal two hundred tons of uranium, the game is set and the outcome could be a nuclear holocaust.

Ken Follett – Fall of Giants

The dramas of five families through the First World War, the Russian revolution and beyond in the first of the Century trilogy.

Richard Ford – Quest for the Faradawn

Described as a cross between Watership Down and Lord of the Rings by our reviewer, Lee Bridge, Quest for the Faradawn is a fantasy adventure for all ages.

E.M. Forster – Maurice

Unpublished until years after Forster’s death, Maurice is thought to be one of the first novels to deal with homosexuality in a positive light. As Maurice makes his way through his education he has trouble acknowledging his attraction to men, then he meets Clive at Cambridge and things fall into place.

Toby Forward – The Wolf’s Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood

A traditional fairy tale with a twist, the Wolf’s Story is Little Red Riding Hood, but told from the perspective of the wolf as he tells how a series of accidents and misunderstandings lead to his vilification.

Christopher Fowler – The Burning Man (Bryant & May 12)

The twelfth book in the crime series Bryant and May by Christopher Fowler, The Burning Man comes highly recommended by Sandra Foy.

Tom Fox – Dominus

In front of a packed Vatican Cathedral wheelchair bound Pope Gregory XVII is commanded to stand by a cloaked stranger, after her stand and the world stops in its tracks the Vatican closes its doors to the world, but the world wants answers!

Anne Frank – The Diary of a Young Girl

A record at the height of the Nazi occupation, seen through the eyes of Anne Frank while hiding with her family and others, fearing for their lives.

Laurie Frankel – This Is How It Always Is

Five year old Claude is the youngest of five brothers, when he grows up he dreams of being a princess and wants to be a girl, while his family except Claude as an individual they’re not sure the world is ready, until one day it explodes!

Ariana Franklin – Grave Goods

The third book in the Mistress of the Art of Death series, Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin is historical fiction loved by our reviewer Teresa M.

Leah Franqui – America for Beginners

Recently widowed Pival Sengupta is heading from her home in India to the USA to find out what really happened to her son, is he alive like she hopes or was her late husband telling the truth, that her son is dead?

Charles Frazier – Varina

In his fourth novel, Charles Frazier brings life to the outrageous chaos of the civil war.

Rea Frey – Not Her Daughter

If you love a good mystery then this gripping, fast paced tale will have you hooked immediately. Not Her Daughter asks what it is to be a mother and how far you would go to keep a child safe.

Stephen Fry – Mythos

The Greek gods are brought back to life through the retelling of their stories from Athena’s birth the evils let out by Pandora.

Cornelia Funke – Inkheart

Inkheart, the first in the trilogy is a magical tale for book lovers, full of wonder, awe and quotable paragraphs. Although a young adult trilogy, this adult reviewer thoroughly loved it.

Cornelia Funke – Inkspell

Dustfinger was created by words and wants to return to the book of his past, but with his friends following they could find the story changing in ways none could have predicted.

Maggie Furey – Aurian

Aurian, the first in the fantasy series Artefacts of Power by Maggie Furey. Pure magic, fantasy epic according to the reviews and loved here by Reading Addict Debbie McCarthy.

Authors G

Diana Gabaldon – Outlander

Claire Randall is transported from her husband in 1945 back to 1743 and in the fight to stay alive she finds herself torn between two men in two life times.

Diana Gabaldon – Dragonfly in Amber

The sequel to Outlander sees Claire Randall returning to Scotland’s hills with her daughter and a plan to reveal the truth about the mysterious ancient circle of standing stones.

Neil Gaiman – Odd And The Frost Giant

In this children’s story Odd runs away from his cruel step father and find himself on an adventure to save the gods from the frost giants.

Neil Gaiman – American Gods

A complicated fantasy novel full of twists and turns to keep any reading addict hooked. No spoiler review by Kath Cross.

Neil Gaiman – Stardust

Fantasy fiction from Neil Gaiman offering fairy tales for grown ups with the fantastic Stardust, an easy fun read according to our reading addict, Debbie McCarthy.

Neil Gaiman – The Ocean at the end of the Lane

Forty years have past from when a man stole a car and committed suicide at the farm at the end of the road but for the middle aged man who has returned to his childhood home the forgotten memories are flooding back.

Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett – Good Omens

Good Omens is a fantasy collaboration between two of the greatest authors in the field, Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett. Loved by reading addict, Debbie McCarthy.

Robert Galbraith – The Cuckoo’s Calling

Action packed, believable crime novel featuring an ex-army private detective. First in the Cormoran Strike series. No spoiler review by Kath Cross.

Robert Galbraith – The Silkworm

The second in the series of Cormoran Strike novels from Robert Galbraith, the crime writing alter-ego of J.K Rowling. Hugely successful and loved by our reviewer, Leah Nayer.

Robert Galbraith – Career of Evil

The third book in the Cormoran Strike series brings a package to Robin Ellacott, that will have Strike looking at the people in his past, to find someone capable of unspeakable brutality.

Aaron Galvin – Salem’s Fury

Salem’s Fury is the second in the young adult Vengeance Trilogy by Aaron Galvin. Reviewed and loved here by Makenzie Allred, aged 12.

Antara Ganguli – Tanya Tania

Tanya Talati and Tania Ghosh live far apart, one in Bombay the other in Karachi, what is formed through letters sent between them soon changes as a kidnapping threat is received.

Priyanka Talreja Garegrat – Kitten the Dog

Margi always wanted a cat but he father has other ideas and so Margi is given a Chihuahua which she calls kitten but after trying to be a good cat, kitten runs away in search of a dog’s life.

Anupama Garg – The Tantric Curse

Eight year old Rhea finds herself at a Tantric house of worship and soon after is chosen as a disciple carrying on the guru of Shaktidham’s lineage.

William Gay – The Lost Country

Discharged from the Navy and with his father slowly dying, Billy Edgewater sets out hitchhiking his way home to East Tennessee , a long way to go and all sorts of obstacles and adventures on his way.

Lisa Genova – Still Alice

Lisa Genova – Still Alice gives a insightful look into being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and the trails that follow. Reviewed by Sammy Evans.here by Makenzie Allred, aged 12.

Nina George – The Little Paris Bookshop

Perdu’s great love left him heartbroken, so much so that he couldn’t bring himself to read the letter she left. Finally opening the letter Perdu sets off to the south of France to heal his heart and move on.

Tess Gerritsen – Bloodstream

To shelter her adolescent son Noah Dr Claire Elliot moved away from the big city to Maine but with an outbreak of teenage violence Noah could be in more danger than ever.

Keith Gessen – A Terrible Country

This fast paced cultural novel is set in Russia and is the first novel in ten years from the author. A look at love, family, and loyalty in Putin’s Moscow.

Mark Gimenez – The Governor’s Wife

While working secretly as a nurse Lindsay is abducted by a Mexican drug lord now her husband Bode must choose between the life of his wife or the White House.

Namita Gokhale – Lost in Time Ghatotkacha and the Game of Illusions

Chintamani Dev Gupta’s holiday near Lake Sattal is interrupted when he’s transported through a wormhole and starts an epic adventure.

Namita Gokhale and Ruskin Bond – 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.

Arthur Golden – Memoirs of a Geisha

The critically acclaimed Memoirs of a Geisha, a historical fiction about life as a Japanese Geisha. The Debut novel from Arthur Golden and also a major motion picture.

William Goldman / S. Morgenstern – The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride is a story inside a story, cleverly written and full of everything you need including fighting, true love, giants, death and so much more.

Philip Gooden – May We Borrow Your Language

Explore the intriguing and unfamiliar stories behind familiar words that the English language has borrowed from abroad and shed light on the wider history of the development of the English we speak today.

Alison Goodman – Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club

As Lady Helen steps into the court of Queen Charlotte she also steps into the dark world of missing housemaids and demonic conspiracies.

Robert Goolrick – A Dying of the light

From the author of bestselling A Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick presents a passionate and dramatic of a glamorous debutante who marries for money and suffers for love.

Dolores Gordon-Smith – The Chessman

With a corpse discovered and other residents of Croxton Ferriers getting notes signed “The Chessman”, Jack Haldean takes on the interesting case of murder, that to someone is just a game.

Seema Goswami – Race Course Road

Race Course Road reflects on the aftermath of the assassination of a sitting Prime Minister and the battle for succession that ensues within his family.

Leela Gour Broome – Red Kite Adventure

When Arzaan’s new friend Veer is kidnapped, Arzaan uses their similar appearance to make a sacrifice to protect his friend.

Sarah Govett – The Territory

In a flooded world with dwindling resources Noa must take the TAA exam, anyone who fails gets sent to the Wetland and a life of misery, if not death.

Sarah Govett – The Territory: Escape

A mission is on the way to head to the Wetlands and rescue a childhood friend it seems impossible to get in let alone getting home again.

Blair Gowrie – The Adventures of George

A collection of connected short stories involving well-known figures and national and international events of the past.

Greg Graffin – Population Wars – A New Perspective on (Co-)Existence

Will the human race be the saviour of this planet or its demise? Greg Graffin makes a scientific complex concept accessible to all.

Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austine – 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.

David Grann – Killers of the Flower Moon

A small Federal police force took up the case of the oilmen who were being murdered, The Federal police force soon became the F. B. I. and this was the organization’s first major homicide investigation.

Michael Grant – Gone

A 6-part series of dystopian horror novels for a younger audience, starting with the title novel, Gone. As reviewed and loved by Jordan Corgatelli, aged 16.

Eliza Green – Becoming Human

Dystopian fiction from new author, Eliza Green. Becoming Human is the first in the Exilon 5 trilogy and was loved by our reviewer who can’t wait to read book 2.

Eliza Green – Altered Reality

Altered Reality is the second book in the sci-fi/dystopian trilogy Exilon 5, reviewed here by reading addict Trevor Litchfield.

Eliza Green – Crimson Dawn

Eliza Green – Crimson Dawn brings the Exilon 5 Trilogy to an amazing conclusion. No spoiler review by reading addict Trevor Litchfield.

John Green – Looking for Alaska

A review of John Green’s debut novel, Looking for Alaska. A tale of childhood, growing up, good friends and a good dose of teenage angst.

John Green – The Fault in Our Stars

When Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16 year old with thyroid cancer is made to attend a support group, she meets 17 year old Augustus Waters.

John Green – Paper Towns

John Green’s YA novel about about a boy, a girl, some clues and a road trip across America, critically acclaimed and now also a blockbuster movie.

John Green and David Levithan – Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Two writers (John Green and David Levithan), Two Will Graysons, Two separate stories that are about to merge changing the character’s lives forever.

Matthew Green – Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

A touching novel told from the perspective of a small boy’s imaginary friend, shortlisted for the Goodreads awards 2012 and loved by our reviewer Rachel Spring.

Grace Greene – The Memory of Butterflies

With Hannah Cooper’s daughter leaving for college Hannah decides to return to roots and rebuild a house on the site of their old family home, but being back uncovers long kept secrets that could tear her family apart.

T. Greenwood – Rust and Stardust

A chilling novel that traces two years of assault and trauma on a kidnapped eleven year old girl, and the effect that has on her and the life of her family, friends and those she meets along the way.

Daryl Gregory – Spoonbenders

Con man Teddy Telemachus in need of cash tricks his way into a classified government study that will change his life and give him a family with amazing abilities.

Philippa Gregory – The Last Tudor

Being close to the thrown is a dangerous place especially if you’re looking to have a life of your own.

Iona Grey – Letters To The Lost

Jess breaks into an abandoned house for shelter while trying to get away from her boyfriend, while there she opens a letter addressed to Stella Thorne from Dan Rosinski and from the contents of that letter begins the task of finding them.

Christopher Greyson – The Girl Who Lived

Being back in her home town where her sister was murdered drives Faith Winters first to seek the bottom of a bottle and a state of self destruction, and then to hunt the murderer, but she too is being hunted.

Lauren Groff – Florida

The New York times bestselling author returns with storms, snakes, sinkholes and secrets, where the hot un shines and a wild darkness lurks.

Emmett Grogan – Ringolevio

Join Emmett Grogan, the sixties legend of controversy through his travels from the streets of New York to the heights of the Haight. CONTAINS SPOILERS!

Lev Grossman – The Magicians (series)

Quentin Coldwater has always been fascinated with the fantasy novels set in the magical land called Fillory but when his newfound powers lead him into his wildest dreams he discovers reality is a lot darker than he imagined.

George and Weedon Grossmith – The Diary of a Nobody

Anxious and accident-prone Charles Pooter’s hilarious and painfully familiar English suburban life is detailed through his dairy chronicles.

Sara Gruen – Water for Elephants

In the early part of  the depression on the “ship of fools” an unlikely trio form a bond of love and trust.

Tara Guha – Untouchable Things

With an invitation to join Seth at his Friday Folly Rebecca Laurence gets sucked into the group, but it’s short lived as one night the group is torn apart.

Henriette Gyland – Up Close

Lia is forced to face her past in this absorbing and tense read. She has Aiden close by, although he is dealing with his own demons, the loss of his brother.

Henriette Gyland – The Elephant Girl

A gritty, romantic suspense novel with lots of twists and turns. It’s about murder, suicide and families facing hard truths, and unputdownable according to this review.

Authors H

Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

When Christopher Boone, a Fifteen year old with Asperger’s Syndrome discovers a dead dog on a neighbour’s lawn his love of Sherlock Holmes compels him to solve the mystery.

Mark Haddon – A Spot of Bother

A review of the contemporary tale of the average dysfunctional family with a Spot of Bother. From the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

Shazaf Fatima Haider – A Firefly in the Dark

An unexpected tragedy turns Sharmeen’s life upside down and she hates her new life, but soon she realises it’s all up to her and she needs to rescue the adults in her life.

Francesca Haig – Fire Sermon

Hundreds of years after a nuclear apocalypse only twins are born, one Omega who are oppressed and the other Alpha, treated so different they have one thing in common, they come into the world together and they leave together.

Matt Haig – The Last Family in England

See the world through Prince’s eyes, a Labrador loyal to the Hunter family. Things are changing in his life, what will Prince do for the best?

Matt Haig – Reasons to Stay Alive

At age 24 Matt Haig’s depression meant he could see no way to go on living, with the help from his family he came through his crisis and triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him.

Matt Haig – How to Stop Time

The main rule is don’t fall in love. Don’t fall in love, Don’t stay in love. if you stick to this you will just about be okay.

Arthur Hailey – Detective

Det Sgt Malcolm Ainslie takes a phone call that sends him to listen to a confession from Elroy who is about to be executed but this confession will catapults Malcolm into an investigation that reaches into his own department and the Miami city government.

R. A. Hakok – Among Wolves

Gabriel has spent the last ten years living in a bunker as the world outside recovers, but when out foraging for supplies Gabriel finds something that starts a chain reaction of dangerous consequences.

Regina Hale Sutherland – The Red Hat Society’s Acting Their Age

Three over fifty women conceal a runaway teenager in this fun, fast, easy to read romance. No spoiler review by Teresa M.

Alwyn Hamilton – Rebel of the Sands

Amani can’t wait to escape Dustwalk but she never envisioned galloping away on a mythical horse with a fugitive and an army chasing them but that’s just the beginning of her story.

Alwyn Hamilton – Traitor to the Throne

Amani finds herself alone and as a prisoner of the enemy, but she’s determined to uncover the Sultan’s secrets in order to bring him down, but with her spending so much time in the palace she begins to question who the threat is to her homeland.

Syeda Saiyidain Hameed – Born to Be Hanged: Political Biography of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

This biography is about Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who was over thrown and executed and the controversial and confrontational politics associated with his era.

Kristin Hannah – The Nightingale

In order to keep her family safe, Vianne must make some impossible choices after her home is requisitioned by a German Captain.

Kristin Hannah – The Great Alone

From the author of the Nightingale comes a tale of family, love and loss. Set in Alaska in the 70s, to the backdrop of the end of the Vietnam war this beautiful portrait of family will appeal to everyone.

Kristin Hannah – Between Sisters

Meghann’s terrible choice caused her to lose everything including the love of her sister Claire, twenty years have passed and with Claire’s wedding day fast approaching the sisters try to build bridges.

Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens

Sapiens is a thrilling account of the 4.5 billion year history of the earth, mankind and the modern world and is a must for nonfictions fans.

Jane Harper – The Dry

Aaron Falk returns to his home town for the funeral of his childhood best friend, but as he’s drawn into the ongoing investigation Aaron must confront those who rejected him years ago.

Jane Harper – Force of Nature

A corporate retreat to build teamwork between five office colleagues comes under investigation when only four make it out the other side.

Janelle Harris – See Me Not

See Me Not is a psychological thriller, set in the modern age of social media ‘Facebook friends’ and lives that are no longer private. In this modern age, how do you keep a secret and just how well do you know your friends?

J. S. Harris – Kingsblood

Pax and her friends take a ride up the holy mountain one last time before joining the peace council and end up on an adventure that could change the world!

Tessa Harris – Anatomist’s Apprentice

With the death of Sir Edward Crick, Lady Lydia Farrell calls in the help of Dr Thomas Silkstone to find out what really happened to her brother.

Mette Ivie Harrison – The Bishop’s Wife

In this Mormon community there is a mystery unfolding, but Linda, the bishop’s wife is determined to uncover it.

Johan Harstad – 172 Hours On The Moon

Forty years after NASA sent the first men to the moon the world are buzzing as a historic international lottery takes place to send three lucky teenagers into space but what will be waiting in space for the winners.

Kent Haruf – Our Souls At Night

Long lonely nights are all Addie Moore has been living with since the death of her husband years ago but that all changes when she visits her neighbour Louis Waters.

Sven Hassel – Monte Cassino

Sven Hassell writes of his fictional experiences in the Italian front, late in the war. No spoiler review by Campbell McAulay.

Sven Hassel – Wheels of Terror

The 27th Penal Regiment are stationed on the Russian Front where life expectancy is measured in weeks, but Sven and his comrades fight to the end, not for Germany or Hitler, but for survival.

A.D. Hasselbring – A Thicket of Tales

A Thicket of Tales is a collection of nine fairy tales for younger children, containing a wide collection of stories with beautiful language, according to reviewer Allie.

Ben Hatch – The P45 Diaries

Jay Golden is coming to terms with his mother condition whilst trying to find his place in the world.

Stephen Hawking – A Brief History Of Time

Where did the universe come from? Stephen Hawking answers this and other big questions in a way that non-scientist can understand.

Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train

A psychological thriller sure to have you pinned to your seats. Hard to put down until the end of the journey, and as much of a roller coaster as Gone Girl.

Terry Hayes – I Am Pilgrim

After retiring from a secret espionage unit the Pilgrim wrote a book on forensic criminal investigation which would not only help someone perform the perfect murder but would help detective Ben Bradley track Pilgrim down and get him to help investigate the murder he helped commit.

Denise Hayton – Breaking Step

At St Jude’s Primary School, it’s another year of the same in this environment where staff pupils and parents collide but with the millennium approaching deputy head teacher Beverley Dickinson must decide to continue to embrace the familiar or break step and veer off into a new direction.

Maria Dahvana Headley – The Mere Wife

Willa and Dana’s lives are very different, seperated by the gates, cameras and motion-activated lights that surround Herot Hall but their worlds are about to collide when their boys Dylan and Grendel meet.

Kevin Hearne – Hounded

For centuries Atticus’ sword “Fragarach” has been coveted by a Celtic god who has managed to track Atticus down. Atticus will need all his power and his friends to keep “Fragarach” and his life.

Robert A. Heinlein – Stranger in a Strange Land

Being raised on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is now heading to his home land, Earth, but what challenges will await him? Review by Mathew Hooper.

Robert A Heinlein – Friday

At Boss’ behest Friday (a secret courier) travels from New Zealand to Canada going from one calamity after another.

Mark Helprin – Paris in the Present Tense

In Paris seventy four year old Jules Lacour isn’t looking to calm his life down, with adventures from falling in love to savage violence, Jules has it all to come.

Christina Henry – Alice

In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blonde, but now it hangs down in her back in a tangled mess. She doesn’t remember why she’s in there. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…

Frank Herbert – Dune

An award winning novel and considered by many to be a sci-fi masterpiece, Dune is the first in a series of novels by Frank Herbert.

Frank Herbert – Dune Messiah

Dune Messiah is the second book in the Dune Saga, Continuing the story of the man Muad’dib heir to an unimaginable power and force.

Thor Heyerdahl – Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

Thor Heyerdahl’s memoirs are a timeless boys-own adventure. Review reproduced here with kind permission of Campbell McAulay.

Kati Hiekkapelto – The Defenceless

Anna Fekete and her partner Esko are investigating separate complex cases that collide together in unpredictable ways.

Naoki Higashida – The Reason I Jump

Through the eyes on a thirteen year old boy, this book explains why Naoki does some of the things he does and therefore shows an insight into the life and mind of a autistic child.

Keigo Higashino – Salvation of a Saint

Yoshitaka was about to leave his wife when his is killed by poisoning, the most likely suspect, his wife was hundreds of miles away and detective Kusanagi is smitten with the suspect so his assistant Kaoru calls in professor Manabu Yukawa.

Keigo Higashino – Journey Under the Midnight Sun

Detective Sasagaki is assigned to the case of a murdered man in an abandoned building in Osaka, but as the years go on the killer is still not found not that this is stopping Sasagaki from investigating.

Keigo Higashino – Malice

A game of cat and mouse to find the truth behind two writers friendship and why one was found brutally murdered.

Jack Higgins – Rain on the Dead

Jack Higgins is considered one of the finest action writers of all time, the favourite author of Lee Bridge, but he didn’t think this was Higgins greatest work.

Sarah Hilary – Someone Else’s Skin

While DI Marnie Rome visits a woman’s refuge to collected a statement she comes across a violent crime leading to an enthralling investigation that pulls in all around her.

Christopher Hill – Lenin and the Russian Revolution

Described as one of the best books about Lenin anyone could hope to read but now out of print and difficult to get a copy of. A description of Lenin and the Russian Revolution.

Joe Hill – Horns

Ignatius Perrish wakes from a night of excessive drinking to find horns on his head and no recollection of how he got them, it soon becomes clear with these horns comes abilities.

Joe Hill – The Fireman

What starts as beautiful black and gold markings on the skin soon becomes a corps on fire, can anyone stop the contagion from burning the whole world?

Susan Hill – Howards End is on the Landing

Howards End is on the Landing: A year of reading from home – is a documentation of Hill’s personal journey through her own collection of books.

Barry Hines – A Kestrel for a Knave

Read our user-submitted book review of Barry Hines’ A Kestrel for a Knave, as reviewed by Reading Addict, Enchanted Reader.

Robin Hobb – The Farseer Trilogy

Treated as an outcast young Fitz is the son of Prince Chivalry, regarded as a threat to the throne he could be the key to saving the kingdom.

C. C. Hogan – Dirt

With his younger sister kidnapped, Johnson Farthing must set out to save his sister, with the help of a sea dragon and a magician will he manage to rescue his sister?

Stark Holborn – Nunslinger

This fast paced western follows Sister Josephine from St Louis to Sacramento, with high action and moral challenges along the way.

Jane Holland – Forget Her Name

Catherine’s older sister was no angel, she terrorised Catherine making her life a misery until the skiing holiday when Rachel died but with the package arriving as a reminder of the childhood she’s been trying to forget could she still be alive?

Stark Holborn – Nunslinger

This fast paced western follows Sister Josephine from St Louis to Sacramento, with high action and moral challenges along the way.

Colleen Hoover – Confess

Owen doesn’t want to lose Auburn, all he needs to do is confess, but that could also be the thing that destroys them.

Anna Hope – The Ballroom

Once a week the men and women locked away inside an asylum attend a ballroom dance, it’s in this ballroom that John and Ella meet and their lives are changed forever.

Anthony Horowitz – House of Silk

The original Conan Doyle Story of Sherlock Holmes is exquisitely recreated by Anthony Horowitz. No spoiler review by Campbell McAulay.

Anthony Horowitz – Moriarty

Anthony Horowitz is back with another addition of the Sherlock Holmes stories. No spoiler review by Campbell McAulay.

Jorn Lier Horst – The Katharina Code

The twelfth book of the Wisting series, but perfectly readable as a standalone too, The Katharina Code is perfect Scandinavian Crime Noir and comes highly recommended.

Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini’s tale of love, friendship and lessons in life is sure to strike a chord. A beautiful book, beautifully written and loved by me!

Khaled Hosseini – A Thousand Splendid Suns

Set in Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the brutal story of a husband and his two wives, the loving bond can over come any obstacle.

Khaled Hosseini – Sea Prayer

Fans have waited a long time for a new instalment from Hosseini and it’s here in the form of a deeply moving response to the refugee crisis, inspired by the haunting image of Alan Kurdi whose body washed up on a Turkish beach.

Paul Howarth – Only Killers and Thieves

In this brutal novel two adolescent brothers are exposed to the cruelty and savagery of life after tragedy shatters their family.

Tanya Huff – Summon the Keeper

A review of the fantasy trilogy, starting with book one, Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff. This review contains some minor spoilers.

Bethany Hughes – The Hemlock Cup

We come to understand the profound influences of time and place in the evolution of Socrates’ eternally provocative philosophy.

Lucy Hughes-Hallett – Peculiar Ground

Award-winning author of The Pike makes her literary return with a historical novel that explores surprisingly timely themes of immigration and exclusion.

Sheila Hunter – The Heather to The Hawkesbury

Emigrating from the Isle of Skye during the clearance four families must overcome accidents, losses and other trails as they struggle to adapt to their new home in Australia.

Sun-Mi Hwang – The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

Read our book review of Sun-Mi Hwang’s fairy tale short story – The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – as interpreted by reading addict Enchanted Wanderer.

Sally Hyder – Finding Harmony

With her youngest child Melissa diagnosed with severe autism, Sally needs help, she finds much more in Harmony.

Julie Hyzy – State of the Onion

Can Olivia Paras land the job of her dreams as the executive chef at the white house while going up against her nemesis and an elusive assassin who wants her dead?

Julie Hyzy – Hail to the Chef

Ollie Paras is searching for a killer after the death of a electrician and an apparent suicide but will she find a killer or is it just a coincidence?

Julie Hyzy – Eggsecutive Orders

After eating dinner that Olivia’s staff prepared NSA big shot Carl Minkus dies, now the secret service are looking into all aspects of the White house kitchen staff, but with the Easter event to prepare for Olivia must find the real culprit so she can get on with her job.