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Authors I

Greg Iles – The Devil’s Punchbowl

Penn Cage’s weekend is going from busy to chaotic after he finds out what’s really happening around the town he calls home.

Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go

Within Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school Kathy, Ruth and Tommy become friends, now years later they reunite and find out why the teachers at school kept saying they were so special.

Eowyn Ivey – The Snow Child

For Jack and Mabel moving to Alaska was meant to be a fresh start but things aren’t going to plan, that is until the day after building a snow child when they discover the snow child gone and a blonde haired girl running through the trees.

Eowyn Ivey – To the Bright Edge of the World

The winter of 1885 separates Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester and his wife Sophie as he leads a yearlong expedition up the Wolverine river.

Authors J

Shirley Jackson – The Haunting of Hill House

Four enter the notorious Hill House, each with their own agenda, as they experience spooky encounters, Hill house is building for something more terrifying.

A. J. Jacobs. – The Year of Living Biblically

A. J. Jacobs attempts to obey the hundreds of less-publicized rules within the bible to discover the relevance of faith in our modern world.

Eric Jager – Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris

November 1407 a band of masked men murdered Louis of Orleans, the crime stunned and paralyzed France, the city’s chief law enforcement officer, Guillaume de Tignonville investigates.

Erica James – The Dandelion Years

Saskia works alongside her father in his book store, she restores old books that come his way, inside a bible she finds a hidden diary that will change her life.

M. R. James – The Haunted Doll House

A small collection of horror stories from a dolls house that comes to life to a rearranging piece of artwork and a mysterious Ash tree that could hold the key to why residents at Castringham Hall keep dying.

Peter James – Billionaire

Alex Rocq has a comfortable life, a lucrative job, expensive car, luxury flat in London and a country cottage but he wants more. Alex decides to take a big risk that doesn’t pay off, now with an offer to pay all his dept off how far will he go?

Amanda Jennings – In Her Wake

The death of her mother takes Bella to the Cornish coast on the search for the truths that have been hidden from her and a 25 year old mystery that could cost her life.

Pam Jenoff – The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach

Adelia Monteforte finds herself falling for the Irish-Catholic boy next door in this heartbreaking love story, set in the era of World War II.

Lisa Jewell – The Girls

After Pip’s sister Grace is attacked in the community garden on Virginia Terrace, suspicion grows quickly among the residents, what secrets will be revealed?

Milly Johnson – The Tea Shop on the Corner

Leni’s newly opened tea shop brings in an array of characters, with an open ear and a smile on her face Leni listens to all their troubles, but will her own problems creep up to the surface?

E.K. Johnston – A Thousand Nights

In order to save her sister from the marriage to Lo-Melkhiin and certain death she sacrifices herself, through the magic of stories told to Lo-Melkhiin can she keep herself alive in a place so many others have periled?

Ty Johnston – The Darkbow Collection

Kron Darkbow is joined by companions, with enemies around every corner will all make it through alive?

Jonas Jonasson – The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

A lively tale, The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson. No spoiler review by Kath Cross.

Jonas Jonasson – The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared

Find out what adventures Allan had in his long life while joining him as he climbs out his window. Reviewed by Jake Mann and Kath Cross.

Ragnar Jonasson – Snow Blind

The first in a series of crime novels by established Icelandic author Ragnar Jonasson. The story and translation work for Sandra Foy our reviewer, who loved it.

Ragnar Jonasson – Nightblind

Ari is sick at home when his new inspector Herjolful gets shot on the job while, Ali is reunited with his old boss Tomas to solve the case.

Hardy Jones – Every Bitter Thing

The difficult subject of child abuse through the eyes of a young boy. No spoiler review by Tammy Hornbeck.

Robert Jordan – Wheel of Time (series)

A review of the epic fantasy series from Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time. There are 14 books in the series in all and they are hugely popular.

Authors K

Payal Kapadia – Horrid High : Back to School

Another term at Horrid High and with the Grand Plan still missing and Granny Grit away will Ferg and his friends survive in the world’s most horrid school?

Lauren Kate – Fallen

The first of the Fallen series brings a captivating look into the mysterious world that Luce lives in, and the trouble she faces.

Fergal Keane – Road of Bones

Fergal Keane captures perfectly the pain and losses in the epic siege of Kohima, 1944. A comprehensive review of this WWII wartime account by prolific reviewer, Campbell McAulay.

Mary Beth Keane – Fever

Mary fought to climb up from the lowest rung of the domestic-service ladder to a chef sought after by New York aristocracy but it all came to an end when she was branded Typhoid Mary.

Fionnuala Kearney – You, Me, & Other People

Lies being revealed are destroying Adam and Beth’s marriage, it’s not over yet, there are still more lies to be uncovered. No spoiler review by Sandra Foy.

Kathleen Kent – The Heretic’s Daughter

Martha Carrier is accused of witchcraft, now she and her daughter Sarah stand together against the hysteria of the trail.

Kody Keplinger – The Duff

The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) is a YA novel aout growing up, the difficult teenage years and more.

Piper Kerman – Orange is the New Black

Piper Kerman’s rebellious past has caught up with her, now she must leave her job, live in boyfriend and loving family to spend the next fifteen months as inmate #11187-424.

Katharine Kerr – Daggerspell

A review of Daggerspell, the first in the Deverry fantasy series, comprising 15 books by Katharine Kerr.

Akhil Khanna – Let’s Talk Money

Well written educational book to help anyone looking for financial advice and investment options. Reviewed by Prathamesh.

Vikas Khanna – The Milk Moustache

Jessi, the milkman’s daughter is on a mission to end the milk strike and make Kal the cow happy again.

Paul Kimmage – Rough Ride: Behind the Wheel With a Pro Cyclist

Paul Kimmage always dreamed of cycling glory but as he turned professional he discovered it’s drugs that allow you to finish the race, he speaks out about the drug issue in sports.

Stephen King – 11.22.63

Jack’s been given the mission to stop J.F.Kennedy’s assassination, the past doesn’t want to be changed and is throwing obstacles in his way.

Stephen King – Doctor Sleep

Did you ever wonder what happened to Danny Torrance, the kid from the Shining? Well that question is answered in Doctor Sleep, King’s follow up to the famous novel.

Stephen King – Firestarter

A comprehensive review of Stephen King’s 1980 novel Firestarter. One of his early works but not to be overlooked, this is a thrilling read, highly recommended.

Stephen King – The Green Mile

Maybe one of King’s best known novels, The Green Mile is also a hugely successful movie. Reviewed here by Reading Addicts regular, Campbell McAulay.

Stephen King – Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Trisha is nine, alone, and lost in the forest, as if that’s not horrific enough. Enjoy this beautifully written Stephen King novel.

Stephen King –  The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger

The last of the Gunslingers Roland Deschain of Gilead is on a mysterious quest pursuing the man in black, an evil being who can bring the dead back to life.

Stephen King – The Dark Tower (series)

This multi genre epic tale begins with Ronald Deschain’s adventure across Mid-World’s apocalyptic landscape in search of the Dark Tower.

Stephen King – Hearts in Atlantis

Stephen King brings together five stories set between 1960 and 1999 and each haunted by the Vietnam War, these stories are linked to one another and are full of danger, suspense and heart.

Stephen King – Joyland

King just keeps getting better and better as the New York Times Bestseller, Joyland shows. Published in 2013 and loved by Reading Addict Lee Bridge.

Stephen King – Revival

An electrifying novel by Stephen King, A must read. No spoiler review from Shan Williams.

Stephen King – The Stand

A comprehensive review of The Stand, one of King’s early novels, this post apocalyptic epic is considered one of his final works. Reviewed here by prolific reviewer, Campbell McAulay.

Stephen King – Under the Dome

The small town in Maine is instantly shut off from the rest of the world by an impassable, invisible barrier that fall from the sky. What will happen to the residents still inside?

Stephen King – Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Some short stories published in magazines are joined by new thrillers in this collection by the No. 1 bestselling writer, Stephen King.

Stephen King – End of Watch

After taking down the “Mercedes Killer” Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney have started up a investigation agency but as new bodies start showing up with a connection to Brad Hartsfield who is in a vegetative state could he really be behind these new killings?

Dick King-Smith – Babe: The Gallant Pig

Wanting to be more than a Pig, Babe follows Fly (the sheep dog) and sets out on a journey to become a sheep herder.

Sophie Kinsella – Remember Me?

Car crash, three years lost to Amnesia, has Lexi really woken up to find she has the perfect life? No spoiler review by Liz J.

Sophie Kinsella – The Undomestic Goddess

Samantha Sweeting is mistaken for an interviewee for a housekeeping job when she tries to get directions home after making a epic mistake and loosing the partnership she has been working towards.

Stefan Klein – We are all Stardust

Nineteen of the best known scientists talk to Stefan Klein about their work and the way their lives and work affect each other.

Herman Koch – The Dinner

Over dinner in a Amsterdam restaurant two couples talk about what can be done about their two boys that have committed a horrifying act, but how far will each couple go to protect the ones they love?

Katsu Kokichi – Musui’s Story

Samurai Katsu kokichi’s escapades are recounted along with a refreshing perspective on Japanese society, customs, economy and human relationships all set against the backdrop of a Japan still closed off from the rest of the world.

Affinity Konar – Mischling

Twin sisters Pearl and Stasha Zagorski experience privilege and horror as they spend time in Mengele’s Zoo, their identities are altered by the experiences they endure.

Alethea Kontis – Dearest

Friday’s love for Tristan sets her on a quest that could save not just him, but also his six brothers, from a curse that keeps them in swan form by day.

Joyce Kotze – The Runaway Horses

During any war family members are lost in the line of duty but what happens when families are forced to fight on both side, can anything else come out except suffering.

William Kotzwinkle – The Bear Went Over the Mountain

Using the name Hal Jam from the labels of his favourite foods, cloths borrowed from a local store and a novel manuscript found in a briefcase under a tree,  a big black bear heads to New York to seek his fortune.

Jon Krakauer – Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

A narrative account of the rape culture in Montana illuminating the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape.

Jayne Ann Krentz – Secret Sisters

After the mysterious death of her grandmother, Madeline returns to Washington and with the discovery of a secret believed to be buried forever Madeline and Daphne are intertwined in friendship and fear once more.

Mary Kubica – The Good Girl

A kidnapping set in two parts, from before and after the return of the victim, but what has really happened during this experience?

Glenn Kurtz – Three Minutes in Poland

An entire book based on three minutes of family footage belonging to Glenn Kurtz’s grandfather inspired this meticulously researched biographical account of the horrors of living under the Nazis.

Authors L

Anupa Lal – Oddbird

At just three inches tall Oddy lives happily with her pigeon family and squirrel friend, but when her mother decides Oddy should go back to the house she came from she must look at the world through a different perspective.

Anne Lamott – Bird by Bird

Advice on life and writing by Anne Lamott. Reviewed here by Kasturi.

Reif Larsen – The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

Twelve year old T.S. Spivet heads out on an adventure to reach an award dinner where the Smithsonian Institution are to award him for the maps he creates. CONTAINS SPOILERS!

Kate Clifford Larson – Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

A look into the life of the Kennedy daughter hidden away, and the effect her circumstances had on shaping her siblings lives.

Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone – Home

No one looks forward to the possibility of getting old and ending up in a care home, this exquisitely written dark novel won’t put you mind at rest. No spoiler review by Shan Williams.

D. H. Lawrence – Lady Chatterley’s Lover

After Clifford Chatterley comes home from war paralyzed, his wife Connie begins an affair with the gamekeeper Oliver Mellors.

Tim Lebbon – Coldbrook

Through ‘the breach’ comes an un-dead creature that brings the potential destruction of mankind, only someone who is immune can save them all.

Harper Lee – To Kill A Mockingbird

The classic and instant bestseller, To Kill A Mockingbird shows the depths of human behaviour from innocence to cruelty, hatred to humour. A masterpiece of American literature.

Harper Lee – Go Set a Watchman

A no spoiler review of Go Set a Watchman, the forerunner for To Kill a Mockingbird and possibly the most anticipated novel of the century.

Ursula K Le Guin – A Wizard of Earthsea

Widely regarded as a classic of fantasy and young-adult literature, A wizard of Earthsea tells the story of Ged a mage through his life at a school for wizards on the island.

Nikolai Leskov – The Enchanted Wanderer and Other Stories

Read our user-submitted book review of Nikolai Leskov’s The Enchanted Wander and Other Stories, as reviewed by Reading Addict – Enchanted Reader.

David Levithan and John Green- 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.

David Levithan and Rachel Cohn – 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.

Dean Lilleyman – Billy And The Devil

Billy is his own worst enemy, follow his alcohol addiction that takes him into isolation, sexual misadventure and to a place of no return.

David W. J. Lloyd – The Cancer Bandit and Other Stories

A collection of short stories, dark, funny or with a twist of fantasy there is a story in here for everyone.

Realm Lovejoy – Henge (Le Fay book 1)

Henge is the first in a new young adult series of novels, Le Fay, mixing Arthurian legends with a modern plot for a wonderful fantasy adventure.

Lisa Lutz – The Spellman Files

Being a member of the Spellman family means being part of Spellman Investigations and invading people’s privacy especially other members of the family’s, but when Izzy wants out of the company she’s given an impossible case to solve first.