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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.

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.

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 – 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 – 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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Reviewed and loved here by Reading Addict Debbie McCarthy

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.