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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.

Tomi Adeyemi – Children of Blood and Bone

Soon to be a major motion picture, Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone is her début novel and the first book in her Legacy of Orisha series. A West-African inspired young adult fantasy novel full of dark magic, vengeful spirits and danger.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the story of 15-year-old Kambili who lives within the confines of a high wall and the rules of her religious father, living a life regulated by schedules of prayer, sleep and studying. Until Nigeria is shaken by a military coup and Kambili’s father becomes involved mysteriously in the political crisis. Kambili is sent to live with her aunt where the laughter and noise helps her discover love, life and a terrible secret hidden within her family.

Aravind Adiga – Amnesty

From the best-selling and Man Booker prize-winning author of The White Tiger and Selection Day, Aravind Adiga’s Amnesty is the story of Dhananjaya Rajaratnam, an undocumented immigrant in Sydney who is denied refugee status after he’s fled his home in Sri Lanka. When he becomes the only witness to a crime, Rajaratnam, faces an impossible moral dilemma in this suspenseful novel.

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.

Deepa Agarwal – Journey to the Forbidden City

Based on Nain Singh Rawat actual diaries, Journey to the Forbidden City is a tribute to a man who went from being a poor village school teacher to an intrepid explorer and a hero in this exploration of Nineteenth-century Tibet.

Stuti Agarwal – The Very Glum Life of Tootoolu Toop

Stuti Agarwal’s The Very Glum Life of Tootoolu Toop is a children’s adventure book set in Darjeeling and tells the story of a young witch and her attempt to live an ‘ordinary’ non-magical, human life.

Andre Agassi – Open: An Autobiography

Open is the autobiography of Andre Agassi which tells the story of a remarkable life, exploring the highest levels of professional tennis. From his on-court wins to his off-court uncomfortable relationship with fame, this memoir spans every detail of Agassi’s life.

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 – Roar

Cecelia Ahern’s Roar is a collection of 30 brilliantly imaginative short stories from the author of P.S. I Love You. Each of the stories is entitled ‘The Woman Who…’ and they are all fiercely feminist tales that portray women finding their strengths, their voices and their power to make changes in their lives and the world around them.

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.

Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller – The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan

Before the Soviet invasion of 1980, Enjeela Ahmadi’s home in Kabul, Afghanistan was peaceful and full of people from all walks of life. After her mother, unsettled by the political unrest, leaves for medical treatment in India though, the civil war escalates and changes Enjeela’s life forever. Enjeela and her family are forced into a terrifying five-year escape from the brutalities of war to reconnect with their mother, driven by their will to survive.

Zia Uddin Ahmed – A Bridge With Three Spans

An autobiography that spans from 1930 to present day, A Bridge with Three Spans is full of history and culture and follows the life of retired international civil servant, Zia Uddin Ahmed. From growing up in an Indian village during the country’s struggle for independence to his college and professional life in the new state of Pakistan, before finally moving on to the third ‘span’ of his life, his post at the United Nations (UN) before he left public life behind.

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.

Obayed Akash – Faux Assassin

Faux Assassin is an anthology of poems by Obayed Akash written in both Bengali and English. Edited by Ashoke Kar and Mahfuz Al-Hossain, and translated from the Bengali by Ashoke Kar, Haikal Hashmi, Mahfuz Al-Hossain, Kamrul Hassan and Razia Sultana.

Ayad Akhtar – Homeland Elegies

Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar is a Barak Obama 2020 favourite book. A deeply personal novel, it blends fact with fiction in a story of belonging in the world in the wake of 9/11. Combining family drama, satire and picaresque style writing, the heart of this story is a father and son and the country they call home.

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.

Giovanna Alessio – The Culture of Clothes: A Celebration of World Dress

Giovanna Alessio’s The Culture of Clothing is a beautiful compendium with vibrant and stunning illustrations by Chaaya Prabhat. It is a celebration of clothing from around the world from kimonos to dazzling flamenco dresses, journeying across continents to explore the interesting variety of traditional dresses.

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.

Albert Algoud – Blistering Barnacles: A to Z of Captain Haddock

Written by Albert Algoud and illustrated by the much-loved Hergé Captain Haddock made his first appearance alongside Tintin in 1941. Clumsy, accident-prone, and frequently intoxicated this character is known for his colourful exclamations such as Blistering barnacles’ and ‘thundering typhoons’ which are explored in this joyful new book.

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 – Feral Dreams: Mowgli & His Mothers

Stephen Alter’s Feral Dreams is a long-awaited sequel to Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, written almost 125 years after the publication of Kipling’s original novel. Written by a naturalist whose books have inspired travel, wildlife and conservation, Stephen Alter is a master of mystery and nature writing.

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.

Martin Amis – Inside Story

Martin Amis’ Inside Story is a memoir written in the style of a novel. It centres around not only Martin Amis but several other key people in his life including; his father Kingsley Amis, close friend Christopher Hitchens, Phoebe Phelps, Philip Larkin, and Iris Murdoch. The novel is a love letter to life and to all the people in Martin Amis’ world.

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.

O. G. Arion – Run!

O. G. Arion’s horror, thriller novel asks the questions; what would you do if tomorrow was your last day on this earth? If everyone you knew started to disappear and you had to forget everything you used to be and simply run without looking back because They are out there and They are watching.

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.

Nina Renata Aron – Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls

Written in prose, Nina Renata Aron’s Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls is a piercing memoir about romance and addiction that draws on intimate anecdotes and accounts of her affair with K. Analysing the part she played in K’s addictions, defining moments in the history of co-dependency and moving to more recent research in the psychology of addiction.

Anuk Arudpragasam – A Passage North

When Krishan receives a call that his grandmother’s carer, Rani, has died under strange circumstances found at the bottom of a well, followed by an email from Anjum, an activist Krishnan fell in love with years before while living in Delhi, he begins a long journey to attend Rani’s funeral. As he travels by train from Colombo into the war-torn Northern Province he begins an astonishing passage north in Anuk Arudpragasam’s tragic and beautiful novel.

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.

Mateo Askipour – Black Buck

Darren is comfortable with his simple life, until, a chance encounter with the CEO of New York’s hottest tech startup results in an exclusive invitation for Darren to join their elite sales team. After a ‘hell week’ of training, Darren, the only Black employee rebrands himself as Buck, a ruthless salesperson. In Mateo Askipour’s Black Buck is a book that explores ambition and race. Darren soon hatches a plan to help more young, Black people into America’s sales force, changing the game forever.

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.

Dean Atta – Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta is a bold and fierce Young Adult novel that explores gender, sexuality, expression, race, and identity in a story about a young, mixed-race boy who expresses himself with drag. With stunning illustrations by gender-fluid artist, Anshika Khullar.

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 – 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.

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 – The Testaments

Margaret Atwood is back with her long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. In The Testaments we return to the dystopian world of Gilead and many of our much-asked questions are finally answered.

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?

Lee Austin – Morning Star’s Tale

Nobody would believe a word that came out of Lucifer’s mouth, in fact a lot of people don’t even believe he’s real and that is just what empowers him to write his confessions for all to read.

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 – Anxious People

Anxious people is the latest novel from Fredrik Backman, the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove. In a small town in Sweden it appears to be an ordinary day but a masked figure approaches the bank and within two hours chaos descends and a robbery attempts turns to a hostage situation. The offender refuses to comply with the police while inside the building, 7 strangers become irritated, if this is their last living day, shouldn’t it be more dramatic? They soon discover, however, that the criminal might be in more need of saving than them.

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.

A.J. Baime – Dewey Defeats Truman

Dewey Defeats Truman by A.J. Baime is a new book from the New York Times best-selling author of The Accidental President. Dewey Deafeats Truman is the thrilling story of America’s greatest election story of all time, the 1948 presidential election.

Gaurav Bajpai – Folktales of Faujpur

Gaurav Bajpai’s Folktales of Faujpur is a stunning collection of eleven urban short story, folktales which explore the hopes, dreams and experiences of people in the fictional town of Faujpur.

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.

Chandler Baker – Whisper Network

Chandler Baker’s début novel is a timely tale of the #MeToo Movement, inspired by her own time as a law intern who benefitted from a ‘whisper network’. A fantastically feminist and gripping story of four strong women caught up in a scandal of sexual abuse and male power.

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.

Paul Baker – Fabulosa: The Story of Polari, Britain’s Secret Gay Language

Paul Baker’s Fabulosa is a brilliantly entertaining history book which tells the story of Polari, Britain secret gay language that was used predominantly during the 1940s and 1950s, a time in which it was illegal to be gay. Baker takes the reader on a journey from the language’s conception to its rise to popularity, from its demise to its resurgence in a new way.

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.

Sridhar Balan – Off the Shelf: On Books, Book People and Places

A history of English language publishing in India, Sridhar Balan’s Off the Shelf is full of fascinating tales and intriguing information to delight every bookworm. Filled with accounts, stories and anecdotes from people in the book and publishing world including; E.V. Rieu, who set up the Oxford University Press and later initiated the Penguin classic series, and legendary bookseller Ram Advani.

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.

Russell Banks – Foregone

From the bestselling author, Russell Banks, Foregone is a novel about memory, abandonment, and betrayal. Canadian American leftist documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife fled to Canada to avoid serving in the Vietnam war and now, in his late seventies, dying of cancer, he has agreed to do one final interview baring all his secrets. Filmed by his ex-star student, Malcolm MacLeod, and witnessed by his wife Malcolm’s producer, cinematographer, and sound technician, all of whom have long admired Fife, they must all now come to terms with his astonishing and dark confessions. 

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.

Pat Barker – The Women of Troy

From the author of The Silence of the Girls, Booker prize-winning author Pat Barker pens The Women of Troy. The Women of Troy is a timely, feminist re-telling of Homer’s The Iliad told from the perspective of the women who endured the Trojan battle.

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.

Professor Edwin Barnhart – The Great Courses: Ancient Civilizations of North America

In Ancient Civilizations of North America, Professor Edwin Barnhart opens your eyes to a fascinating history you probably never knew existed. For the past few hundred years, the stories of native Northern American cultures have been told by the colonizers who destroyed them but now, using new technological advances, we can piece together the true stories.

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.

Kevin Barry – Night Boat to Tangier

Kevin Barry’s Night Boat to Tangier is a New York Times Book of the Year and Irish Times number one bestseller set in the Spanish port of Algeciras where two Irish gangsters await the arrival of the boat from Tangier. A lover has been lost and a daughter has gone missing in this tragicomic novel full of sex, death, narcotics, violence and the mysteries of love.

Sebastian Barry – A Thousand Moons

From the Costa Book of the Year-winning author of Days Without End comes Sebastian Barry’s latest novel A Thousand Moons. Set in 1870s Tennessee, orphan Winona is adopted by farmers Thomas and John where she is educated, loved and forms a life for herself beyond her tumultuous past. In the aftermath of the Civil War though, her family unit becomes fragile and Winona is faced with an event she struggles to understand let alone understand.

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.

Melissa Bashardoust – Girl, Serpent, Thorn

From the author of Girls Made of Snow and Glass, Melissa Bashardoust’s Girl, Serpent, Thorn is a captivating novel about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch. An original novel full of complex female characters and twisting narrative, Girl, Serpent, Thorn is an enchanting Persian-inspired fairy-tale.

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.

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 – Lockdown Tiger

In Anjana Basu’s Lockdown Tiger, a tiger cub and a girl are kidnapped though not at the same time. They find themselves sharing isolation as they’re locked in a hunting lodge that is rumoured to be haunted. Perhaps they should call for the ghost to come and help them.

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.

Sutapa Basu – Princesses, Monsters and Magical Creatures

Sutapa Basu’s Princesses, Monsters and Magical Creatures is a translation of Dakshinaranjan Mitra Majumdar’s original work of folktales. Taking children on a reading journey through enchanting lands with flying horses, speaking birds, cunning foxes, undefeatable monsters, bold princes, and even bolder princesses, this magical book is what dreams are made of.

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.

Tania Hershman, Ailsa Holland and Jo Bell – On This Day She

On This Day She by Tania Hershman, Ailsa Holland and Jo Bell offers a collection of biographies of women from history, many of whom have been overlooked or completely forgotten. First started as a Twitter account, On This Day she aims to put women back into our history, and change the way we see the past.

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.

Joe Benitez – Lady Mechanika Vol 1: The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse

The first volume of Joe Benitez’s Lady Mechanika series is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel set in a fictional steampunk Victorian world filled with airships and monsters. The courageous heroine ‘Lady Mechanika’, is a survivor of a terrifying science experiment which resulted in her mechanic limbs, who is now building a new life for herself as an adventurer and a private investigator, solving mysteries with her unique abilities.

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.

Brit Bennett – The Vanishing Half

From the New York Bestselling author of The Mothers comes Brit Bennett’s power new novel about the parallel lives of estranged twin sisters who each live in very different worlds, one White, one Black. Brit Bennett’s story weaves together multiple generations and strands of their family from the Deep South to California from the 1950s to 1990s in a tale that looks well beyond issues of race to consider the lasting impact of the past and the way it shapes a person’s future.

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.

Brooke Berman – No Place Like Home

Playwright Brooke Berman tells the compelling story of one woman’s journey across New York. She is searching for a home and a career in the theatre. Her path is at times terrifying and fascinating, it is also full of humour and honesty.

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.

Harish Bhat – #TataStories: 40 Timeless Tales to Inspire You

#TataStories is a collection of lesser-known tales that explore the lives of individuals, events, and places from the Tata Group that have shaped India as we know it today. The Tatas have a 150-year nation-building legacy and their stories span this arc of time with the ability to inspire readers and even provoke readers to take meaningful action in their lives.

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.

Mark Bittman & David Katz – How to Eat

Bestselling authors Mark Bittman and Dr David Katz answer all your food-based questions in their co-authored book, How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered. Inspired by their viral hit article on Grub Street for New York magazine, Bittman and Katz share their no-nonsense perspective on food and diets answering questions including, do calories really mean anything? and What should humans eat?

Neil Blackmore – The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle

Neil Blackmore’s The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle follows Benjamin and Edgar Bowen as they set out on a grand tour of Europe with trunks full of powdered wigs and matching suits, ready to meet some great people. It soon becomes clear though that their suits are not quite right and class is not something you can study. Benjamin’s real education begins, however, when he meets the titular Mr Lavelle.

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.

Malorie Blackman – Crossfire

Crossfire is the much-anticipated fifth book in Malorie Blackman’s Nought and Crosses series. Inspired by Brexit, Trump and the rise of the far-right in Europe, Malorie Blackman’s Crossfire returns readers to the alternative Noughts and Crosses history and sees the return of some familiar faces, and some new ones in a tale about social inclusion, race relations and prejudice.

Malorie Blackman – Endgame

Endgame is the final book in Malorie Blackman’s groundbreaking Noughts and Crosses series. A breathtaking conclusion to the series which chartered the forbidden romance of Sephy (a Cross) and Callum (a Nought), and the repercussions of their love affair as it echos down the generations.

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.

Nicky Blue – Numan Versus Numan

In Nicky Blue’s satirical comedy novel, Numan versus Numan, we see two Gary Numan tributes pitted against each other in a final competition to find the all-time winning band. Five always believed it was his destiny to become the world’s leading tribute, until he was confronted by ‘The Storm Troopers’ and their front man, Ross, both will now do whatever it takes to triumph.

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.

Anne Bogel – I’d Rather be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

Written by blogger and author, Anne Bogel, I’d Rather be Reading is a collection of reflections of reading, literature and books that any bookworm can relate to. Remember the books that hooked you, when and where you fell in love with books, and the moments that make you the reader you are today in this brilliant literary companion.  I’d Rather be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of Reading Life is the perfect gift for any bibliophile.

Chris Bohjalian – The Hour of the Witch

The Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian is a historic fiction novel set in America in 1662 that tells the story of Mary Deerfield. When her husband drives a fork into the back of her hand in a drunken rage, Mary is determined to divorce him to save her life. In a world where your neighbors are always watching for signs of witchcraft or devilry, however, Mary soon becomes the object of suspicion and rumors leaving Mary not only to fight for her freedom from her husband but also from the gallows that threaten to end her life.

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 – A Gallery of Rascals

From Ruskin Bond the bestselling author of modern Indian literature, A Gallery of Rascals is an anthology full of stories of delightful rogues. This short story collection is a delightful mixture of rapscallions and villains in tales both old and new.

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 – 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 – 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 – Rhododendrons in the Mist: My Favourite Tales of the Himalaya

Ruskin Bond’s Rhododendrons in the Mist: My Favourite Tales of the Himalaya is a collection of stories, many of which have never been published before, about the Himalayan mountains which the author called his home for over 50 years. The first half of the collection is full of stories of murder, mystery, and the supernatural, while the second half tells tales of everyday drama that ensues in the Himalaya.

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 – 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 – 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.

Rebecca Bowyer – Maternal Instincts

Maternal instincts is a deeply disturbing dystopian debut set in Australia 2040. Every woman has to give birth twice, hand them over to be raised by strangers and then move on with their life. This is the story of one mother, Monica, who struggles to comply with the rules of the programme.

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 – 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 Echo Chamber

John Boyne’s The Echo Chamber is a satirically funny, sharp, and darkly humorous novel for the digital era that follows the privileged and entitled Cleverley family and the disasters that follow in the wake of one ill-thought-out tweet.

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 – 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 – A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom

A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom is an extraordinary new novel by John Boyne, the acclaimed author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The book tells the story of two brothers, one with his father’s violent nature the other with his mother’s artistry. One sibling leaves, the other stays, however, they will be joined by others whose deeds will change their fate. Their stories intertwine and evolve over two thousand years, as they meet again and again at different times and in different places in this mythic novel.

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?

Libba Bray – Beauty Queens

Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens is a novel written by the Printz Award-winning author. Telling the story of a group of beauty queens stuck on an island following a beauty contest, this Lord of the Flies-like story sees the girls spiral into a fierce and feral competition as their savage brutality surfaces.

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.

Marie Brennan – The Tropic of Serpents

Marie Brennan’s The Tropic of Serpents is the thrilling follow up adventures of Lady Trent, which comes after A Natural History of Dragons. In this second volume, Lady Trent looks back on the next part of her illustrious and scandalous career, while the bookish Isabella returns with a determination to become the world’s premier dragon naturalist. The expedition will not be an easy one.

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.

Professor Daniel Breyer – The Great Courses: Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature

In The Great Courses: Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature, Professor Daniel Breyer takes the reader on a philosophical journey to explores some of the deepest and darkest questions humanity has been asking since the dawn of time.

Saroo Brierley – A Long Way Home

Saroo Bailey the little Indian boy who at five years old lost his family. Follow his journey from living on the streets to an orphanage and then on to Australia where he lived with his adoptive parents. Read the memoir that became the box office hit “The Lion”.

Saroo Brierly – Lion

Now a major motion picture, Saroo Breirly’s book is the true story behind the film, Lion. The heartbreaking tale of Saroo who lived in a poor Indian village with his mother and three siblings, until the day he gets lost on a train, aged five. The book follows Saroo for the 25-years that follow as he crosses the world to find his way back home.

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.

Jen Brister – The Other Mother

Comedian Jen Brister’s autobiography, The Other Mother, is a brutally honest and hilarious book about creating and raising a family as a same sex couple in the modern world. The Other Mother speaks to all parents who have struggled through the ups and downs of family life, but in particular it speaks to families who are outside the heteronormative ‘norm’ and reminds them that when it comes to parenting, nothing is ‘normal’.

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.

Isabelle Broom – The Getaway

Escape to Croatia with Isabelle Broom’s latest travel romance novel, The Getaway. Kate heads to the sunshine destination to disappear and escape her failing life. No one on the beautiful Island of Hvar knows what she has run away from until she meets another lonely soul. Alex is different from the man who just broke Kate’s heart and she soon begins to open up to him. Kate, however, is not the only person in Hvar hiding secrets and the truth will eventually catch up with you.

Isabelle Broom – Hello Again

Isabelle Broom is back with another summer novel escape, full of wanderlust, art and love. Travel from the coast of England to Europe with Pepper as she explores romance, friendships and family bonds, and re-find her love for art.

Isabelle Broom – One Winter Morning

One Winter Morning is Isabelle Broom’s sixth novel to take readers on a journey, this time to New Zealand. The book is full of stunning scenery, heart-warming new friendships, connections with long-lost family, and blossoming romance as Genie learns to live with the pain of grief and put her loss behind her.

Julienne Brouwers – Double Deceit

Julienne Brouwers’ Double Deceit, is a twisted thriller set in the heart of Amsterdam. When Jennifer’s husband, a hotshot lawyer is found dead at a holiday park, she life is turned upside-down. She decides that the police have failed their investigation and she begins on her own quest for the truth. The deeper she digs though, the more she gets entangled in a web of lies.

Dan Brown – The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code is the second book in Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series. When the elderly curator of the Louvre is brutally murdered, Langdon is bought onto the case to car k a baffling set of codes found next to the body. Langdon teams up with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu to decipher the code and assemble to puzzle before a historical truth is lost forever.

Dan Brown – Digital Fortress

Before Dan Brown’s multi-million best-selling novel, The Divinci Code, came Digital Fortress. A razor-sharp thriller, Digital Fortress, tells the story of the most powerful intelligence organisation in the world, the NSA. When the NSA’s supposedly invincible code-breaking machine encounters a code is cannot crack, head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, is called into action uncovering something shocking, the NSA is being held hostage by a complex code that could completely cripple it.

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 – At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bill Bryson’s At Home is ‘a short history of private life’, rather than the wars and battles we usually focus on when it comes to learning about history. A thoroughly researched book, Bryson’s At Home covers the history lurking in the corners of every home from food preservation to toilets, there’s a huge amount of interesting information to be discovered in our domestic lives.

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

Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford – Forget the Alamo

In Forget the Almo, Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford, three noted Texan writers join forces to explore the history and dispel the myths of the Battle of Almo, a key moment in Texas’ history, when it was a nation, not state.

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.

Jessie Burton – The Confession

The third novel from the bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse. A dazzling story of a successful writer who moves from Hampstead Heath to Los Angeles where her novel is being made into a movie. An engrossing deeply moving tale of secrets and storytelling.

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.

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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.

Hannah Capin – Foul is Fair

Hannah Capin’s Foul is Fair is a young adult novel for the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. A dark, twisted and modern re-telling of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Foul is Fair follows Jade as she takes her revenge following a sexual assault. Foul is Fair is a novel that is gripping, thrilling and chilling in equal measure, in a true homage to Shakespeare’s original material.

Philip Caputo – Hunter’s Moon

Philip Caputo’s Hunter’s Moon is a novel of stories all set in a small town where privacy doesn’t really exist and the past doesn’t stay in the past. In the stark and beautiful Michigan, a cast of reoccurring characters slip in and out of each other’s lives, building their friendships, grieving losses, confronting violence, hiding the past or trying to unearth it. Hunter’s Moon is ultimately an insightful examination of the way men navigate life in today’s world.

C J Carey – Widowland

C J Carey’s Widowland is set in an alternative history in which a Grade Alliance has been formed between Great Britain and Germany, George VI and his family have been murdered and Edward VIII rules as King. All powers, however, are vested in Alfred Rosenberg, Britain’s Protector, whose particular interest is the role and status of women. Rose Ransom belongs to the elite caste of women and she works in the Ministry of culture re-writing literature to re-write the past. Then, she is given a special task, she must infiltrate Widowland – the rundown slums where childless women over 50 live – and try to find the source of recent rebellion.

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.

Joseph Cassara – The House of Impossible Beauties

Joseph Cassara’s début novel The House of Impossible Beauties is a gritty and glittering novel which tells the stories of a cast of transgender and gay characters navigating New York’s Harlem ball scene of the 1980s-90s. The novel is inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza, made famous by the Jennie Livingston’s documentary Paris Is Burning.

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”.

Javier Cercas – Lord of All the Dead

In Lord of All the Dead, author Javier Cercas takes a courage journey into his family’s history that that of country collapsing because of a war. Cercas revisits Ibahernando, a village in Southern Spain to research the life of his uncle Manuel Mena, whom he grew up hearing about but who died aged 19 in the Spanish Civil War. A book about heroism, death and the influence of one life amidst the full history.

Ingrid Chabbert – Waves

Based on the author Ingrid Chabbert’s own life experience and with stunning, dreamlike illustrations from artist Carole Maurel, Waves is an emotive tale of loss. The moving story portrays a woman’s journey from pain to the rediscovery of hope, after a couple who have spent years hoping for a child find out they’re pregnant only for this joyful day to be shattered by heartbreak.

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.

Janet Skeslien Charles – The Paris Library

Based on a true story of the Second World War, Janet Skeslien Charles’ The Paris library is a delightful novel celebrating a love of books and libraries and their ability to change lives. In Paris 1939, book-obsessed Odile Souchet gets a dream job at the American Library in Paris. When war is declared the library is determined to stay open but tenth Nazis arrived and change everything. Several decades later in Montana 1983, Lily is a lonely teenager desperate to escape a small town but who soon discovers secrets from her neighbor Odile mysterious past.

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.

Tracy Chevalier – A Single Thread

Tracy Chevalier’s latest work of historical fiction, a Sunday Times bestseller.Violet had lived through the Great War but had lost the men in her life. This is her story, how she changed her path, moved away from home and started again with another war looming.

Shamika Chaves – Ten Second Book Of Laughs And Surprises

A fascinating children’s book, Shamika Chaves Ten Second Book Of Laughs And Surprises is an illustrated, fun collection of bizarre, weird, and interesting facts.

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.

Zen Cho – Black Water Sister

In Zen Cho’s Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy novel, Black Water Sister, Jessamyn Teoh begins hearing a voice in her head that she soon learns is the ghost of her estranged grandmother. Ah Ma was a spirit medium who is determined to settle a score against a business magnate who has offended the deity called the Black Water Sister. To do so, Ah Ma has decided Jess will help her whether she wants to or not, and Jess is drawn into a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets.

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 – And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is a classic mystery novel that mimics the ominous nursery rhyme “Ten Little Soldier Boys.” Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Rock an isolated area near the Devon coast, cut off from the mainland. One by one they’re picked off, who will survive?

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.

Agatha Christie – Endless Night

Agatha Christie’s Endless Night is a 1960s mystery thriller set in Gipsy’s Acre, a beautiful upland’s sight with an amazing view of the ocean. For Michael Roger’s this place stirs up a child-like fantasy. Amongst the dark fir-trees is where he plans to build a home but perhaps he should heed the warnings of the locals and not meddle with Gipsy’s Acre.

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.

Lucian Ciuchiță- The Purgatory Island

Set in a dystopian future where institutions have crumbled, wars have broken out, economies are dead, ration cards are needed, and endless natural disasters destroy the planet, Lucian Ciuchiță’s The Purgatory Island sees an American senator reveal a plan to solve increasing crime and overcrowding prisons problem. Building prisons on decommissioned ships that float in the middle of the ocean guarded by sharks. A scientist who holds an important formula for saving humanity needs rescuing from this prison but the task may prove to be too difficult.

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 – The Hunt for Red October

Hidden in the Atlantic and heading West is Russia’s top-secret missile submarine, the Red October, the American’s want it, the Russians want it back and an all-out war is on the verge of beginning, the race across the ocean to stop it is a mission of a lifetime. The Hunt for Red October is the international bestseller and third book in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series.

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.

Susannah Clarke – Piranesi

From the best-selling and Man Booker prize-winning author of The White Tiger and Selection Day, Aravind Adiga’s Amnesty is the story of Dhananjaya Rajaratnam, an undocumented immigrant in Sydney who is denied refugee status after he’s fled his home in Sri Lanka. When he becomes the only witness to a crime, Rajaratnam, faces an impossible moral dilemma in this suspenseful novel.

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.

Anne Cleeves – Vera Stanhope series

Anne Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series is a collection of novels following the flawed but winning, Detective Vera Stanhope. Vera might not be the first person you’d think of when you imagine a heroine but her crime-solving skills are more than a match for the dark and intriguing cases that unfold in Northern England.

William Clegg QC – Under the Wig

Under the Wig is the autobiography of William Clegg QC which offers readers an insight into the world of criminal law. In this intriguing book, defence lawyer, William Clegg lays out his career alongside real life cases he’s worked on, many of which readers will be familiar with from the news.

Elinor Cleghorn – Unwell Women : A Journey through Medicine and Myth in a Man Made World 

Elinor Cleghorn was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease after a long period of being told her symptoms were anything from psychosomatic to a possible pregnancy. In her book, Unwell Women, Cleghorn traces the history of women’s health and the ways in which medicine has failed female bodies. Spanning from the wandering wombs of Ancient Greece to menstruation, menopause, and conditions like endometriosis, this book journeys through the world of medicine in a world designed for Men.

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.

Ernest Cline – Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline is the hotly anticipated sequel to Ready Player One, delving back into the world of OASIS. An unexpected quest means two worlds are at stake. Are you ready player two?

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.

Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s début novel, The Water Dancer is a story of oppression, resistance and homecoming as the author tells the story of the secret war fought by Hiram Walker, born into enslavement but gifted with mysterious powers.

S.A. Cobb – Razorblade Tears

In S.A. Cobb’s Razorblade Tears, Ike Randolph finds police on his doorstep. He’s been out of jail for 15 years but he knows this isn’t good news. His suspicions are confirmed when he learns that his son, Isiah, and his husband Derek have been murder. Ike never fully accepted his son but he is devastated by this news. Similarly, Derek’s father Buddy Lee another ex-convict, while ashamed of his son’s sexuality wants to know who killed Derek. Using Buddy’s underworld connections, the two fathers join forces in a desperate desire for revenge, and along the way they confront their prejudices.

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.

Michaela Coel – Misfits: A Personal Manifesto

By the creator of ‘I May Destroy You’, Misfits: A Personal Manifesto is a razor-sharp and beautiful honest declaration by Michaela Coel. An expansion of Michaela Coel’s MacTaggart Lecture, Misfits is a rousing manifesto dedicated to everyone who has ever worried about fitting in.

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 – Highfire

Highfire is a genre-bending novel full of action, comedy and fantasy from Eoin Colfer. The novel tells the story of Squib Moreau who desperately wants to be a supportive son but life events like ‘Fake Daddy’ leaving them with a mountain of debt and crooked Constable Regence Hooke seem to get in the way. When an apprenticeship with the local moonshine runner comes up, Squib thinks this might be the perfect way to pay off the debt and rebuild their reputation, unfortunately, Hooke has his eye on it too and neither have considered the fire-breathing dragon hiding in the Louisiana swamp.

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.

S.A. Cosby – Blacktop Wasteland

Beauregard “Bug” Montage is no longer the criminal he once was, he now lives the life of an honest parent, husband and mechanic. When his respectable life starts to crumble though, a previous, shady associate comes calling with a one-off, a diamond heist and a promising get rich quick payout. Bug is pulled back into the savage world of betrayal.

Naima Coster – What’s Mine and Yours

When a county initiative in North Carolina forces all the students of a mostly-Black public school to move across town to a mostly White school, the community is outraged. For two students, the quiet and aloof Gee and the headstrong Noelle these divisions extend far beyond their school as their paths continue to cross and collide over the next 30 years. Gee’s mother is grieving her partner’s murder while determining for her son to have the best chances in life. While on the other side Noelle’s mother refuses to see her half-Latina daughters as anything but White. Naima Coster’s What’s Mine and Yours is a coming-of-age novel of family sagas that explores issues of race.

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.

Caroline Criado Perez – Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Caroline Criado Perez’s award-winning and thoroughly researched book, Invisible Women, delves deep into the gender data gap and the inequalities that are caused by it. From phones that are too big for female hands to drugs that don’t work for female bodies, this is a must-read feminist book which shines a light on the unintended unbalance of gender.

Michael Crichton – Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park is the multi-million copy bestselling novel that inspired the major motion picture of the same name. On a remote island, genetically engineered dinosaurs are bought to life. Mankind’s fantasy of seeing dinosaurs walk the earth is realised but there’s a dark side to this reality and after to park’s defence system is destroyed, the scientists who created them and the tourists are left fighting for their survival.

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.

Melissa de la Cruz – Because I Was A Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages

Edited by New York Times best-selling author, Melissa de la Cruz, Because I Was A Girl is a collection of true, inspiring and powerful stories from women and girls about the obstacles, challenges and opportunities they’ve faced in life simply because of their gender.

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.

Jeanine Cummins – American Dirt

Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt follows Lydia Perez a bookshop owner from Mexico. Lydia had the perfect family with her fearless journalist of a husband and eight-year-old son Luca. When a bullet tears the family apart though, Lydia has no choice but to flee her home, a city in the grip of a drug cartel, with her son by her side. Heading north for the border, the journey isn’t a dangerous one but Lydia is prepared to make sacrifices to keep them both alive.

Philomena Cunk – Cunk on Everything

The perfect book for anyone who has laughed along to the deadpan, sarcastic humour of Philomena Cunk on television. Cunk on Everything is a hilarious encyclopaedia of made up facts, subversions of truth, puns and malapropism written in the tone of the self-described ‘journalist and thinker’ Philomena Cunk.

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.

Rachel Cusk – Second Place

In Rachel Cusk’s novel, Second Place, a woman invites a famed artist to visit her in a remote coastal region in the hope that his artistic vision might help unravel the mystery surrounding her life and landscape. During one hot summer, his presence shines a light on female fate and male privilege, and human relationships.

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.

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Deepak Dalal – Ranthambhore Adventure

Deepak Dalal’s Ranthambhore Adventure is a story that is inspiring children across India to work toward saving tigers and their rapidly disappearing forest habitats. When Aditya attempts to lay his hands on a ruthless tiger poachers diary, his ill-fated endeavour will plunge Vikram and Aarti into an exciting adventure which climaxes at the game park of Rathambore. This book also narrates the story of the tiger, Genhis from the fluffy, helpless ball of fur to a powerful adult predator whom vicious humans seek.

Deepak Dalal – Lakshadweep Adventure: A Vikram–Aditya Story

In Deepak Dalal’s Lakshadweep Adventure, Vikram and Aditya dive into the deep lagoons of the Lakshadweep Islands and find reefs shrouded in mystery. When the discover a kidnapping plot, their idyllic vacation turns into a struggle to survive.

Deepak Dalal – Snow Leopard Adventure: A Vikram-Aditya Story

Vikram and Aditya return for another adventure in Deepak Dalal’s Snow Leopard Adventure. Set in Ladakh, having freed their friend Tsering from the capture of dangerous men, they set off on their next challenge; locating the snow leopard, known as the grey ghost of the Himalayas.

Christina Dalcher – Femlandia

Femlandia is the gripping new dystopian novel by the author of Vox and Q, Christina Dalcher. Miranda and her daughter are living in an America that’s suffered economic collapse and their final resort is Femlandia; a self-sufficient female-only haven. Soon though, they realise something more sinister is at Femlandia’s roots.

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 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 – Ladakh Adventure

Deepak Dalal’s Ladakh Adventure is an enthralling tale set in one of India’s most amazing destinations. On a visit to Changthang plateau of Ladakh, Vikram and Aditya find themselves on the run with a young Tibetan boy called Tsering whom they become determined to protect from the mysterious band of men chasing him. As the three boys journey the Himalayas, they search for the answers to questions such as who is Tsering and why is he being hunted so fiercely.

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.

Deepak Dalal – Ranthambhore Adventure

Deepak Dalal’s Ranthambhore Adventure is a story that is inspiring children across India to work toward saving tigers and their rapidly disappearing forest habitats. When Aditya attempts to lay his hands on a ruthless tiger poachers diary, his ill-fated endeavour will plunge Vikram and Aarti into an exciting adventure which climaxes at the game park of Rathambore. This book also narrates the story of the tiger, Genhis from the fluffy, helpless ball of fur to a powerful adult predator whom vicious humans seek.

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 – Q

Christina Dalcher’s second novel, following her debut, Vox, is another dystopian, thriller fiction. In Q (known as Master Class in the U.S.), Christina Dalcher imagines an America in which perfection is the key to success. Terrifyingly plausible and thought-provoking, Dalcher’s Q draws on the history of Nazi Germany and the earlier work of American Eugenics, to examine the influence of prejudice and the issues of casting people and groups aside in the pursuit of perfection in the human race.

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.

Kamel Daoud – Zabor, or the Psalms

From the author of The Meursault Investigation, Kamel Daoud’s Zabor, or the Psalms is a magical, historical fiction novel. Having lost his mother and been disowned by his father, Zabor is instead raised by a book that teaches him a new language. Zabor realises his gift of writing can help stave off death. Then, one night his estranged half-brother turns up and tells him their father is on the verge of death. Zabor might be the only person who can delay that moment.

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.

Ash Davidson – Damnation Spring

Ash Davidson’s Damnation Spring follows the Gundersen family who have, for generations, felled giant redwoods on California’s coast. Rich’s son Chub wishes to follow in his footsteps but Rich wants more for him, meanwhile, Colleen just wants a brother or sister for Chub but she is losing hope and her suspicions that something is wrong about the heart of the forest are growing. Rich is then offered the opportunity to buy a plot of which borders Damnation Grove, which he jumps at without telling Colleen. As a result, the Gundersens find themselves on opposite sides of a fight that threatens to rip their community apart.

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.

Rachel Dax – In Isolation

Rachel Dax’s In Isolation is a collection of for long monologues that explore the LGBTQIA+ experience, sex, gender, love and sexuality through the eyes of four octogenarian women from a variety of backgrounds.

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.

Sean Desmond – Sophomores

Sean Desmond’s Sophomore’s is a young adult novel set in the late 1980s following one boy’s unforgettable sophomore year at school, and his parents’ story alongside him. In the fall of 1987, normal life is about to end for the Malone family as they reach a breaking point. Father, Pat is faced with an MS diagnosis and has fallen into an alcoholic pool. Meanwhile, his wife devoutly Catholic wife, Anne, is selected as a juror on a murder trial which forces her to consider questions about God and men in power which she has long buried. Together they are also trying to raise their son Dan who, for once, is no longer able to fly under the radar.

Vijaydhan Detha – Timeless Tales for Marwar

Timeless Tales for Marwar is a collection of short stories from one of the foremost storytellers, Padma Shri Vijaydan Detha. Timeless Tales from Marwar gives a new lease of life to a hand-picked selection of folk tales from Rajasthan, retold in Detha’s magical narrative and translated into English Vishes Kothari who introduces one of Rajasthani’s key figures to a wider audience.

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.

David Diop – At Night All Blood is Black

David Diop’s At Night All Blood is Black is the winner of the International Booker Prize 2021. Alfa and Mademba are two Senegalese soldiers, attacking France’s German enemies whenever they are instructed to by the sound of a whistle until Mademba is wounded and dies leaving his brother-like friend Alfa alone and lost amid the savagery of conflict. He devotes his life to war and violence but soon he begins to frighten even his own comrades. How far will Alfa go to avenge his lost friend in this heartbreaking and powerful novel?

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?

Michael Dobbs – King Richard: Nixon and Watergate, an American Tragedy

From the best-selling author of One Minute to Midnight, Michael Dobbs’ latest book King Richard: Nixon and Watergate, an American Tragedy is a riveting account of the Watergate conspiracy and the toppling of a president. In January 1973, Richard Nixon was inaugurated after winning re-election in a historic landslide but within months, his presidency was falling apart at the hands of the Watergate Scandal. Michael Dobbs draws on thousands of hours of newly-released taped recordings to take the reader to the heart of the conspiracy.

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.

Anthony Doerr – Cloud Cuckoo Land

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, comes Anthony Doerr’s Cloud Cuckoo Land. Set in Constantinople in the 15th century, in a small Idaho town in present-day, and on an interstellar ship, decades in the future, Anthony Doerr’s novel is a stunning and imaginative story about children on the edge of adulthood in worlds in peril, who still manage to hope and resilience.

Dom&Ink – Queer Power: Icons, Activists and Games Changers from Across the Rainbow

Dom&Ink is a freelance illustrator known for his work with RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. In his latest book, Queer Power: Icons, Activists and Game Changers from Across the Rainbow, the artist combines stunning, colourful illustrations with information about some truly amazing LGBTQIA+ icons, role models, and activists.

J.P. Donleavy – The Ginger Man

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

Emma Donoghue – Akin

From bestselling author of The Room comes a new contemporary tale. Noah 80 is widowed and retired, his Grand Nephew Michael is 11 and in need of a home, they have never met before. On a trip to the French Riviera, this unlikely couple gets to know one another and earn mutual respect.

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.

Onaiza Drabu – The Legend of Himal and Nagrai: Greatest Kashmiri Folk Tales

Onaiza Drabu’s The Legend of Himal and Nagrai is an enchanting collection of retold folktales from the beautiful and misunderstood land of Kashmi. Told in a time when the voices of Kashmiri people are being silenced by an authoritarian state, these stories celebrate Kashmiri lives.

Luc Leruth & Jean Drèze – Rumble in a Village

Anil Singh, a banker and photographer in London becomes the sole heir of a house and farmland in India after his uncle dies. On the way to the village, Anil discovers that his uncle was murdered. Rumble in a village is a murder mystery novel which also broadens to an entertaining and insightful fictional exploration of life in an Indian village.

Ruth Druart – While Paris Slept

While Paris Slept is Ruth Druart’s début novel. Set during WWII, it is a gripping historical fiction novel which tells the story of two strangers whose paths crossed, tying them together forever in an act of desperation. Questioning what family, home and belonging truly means, this is a tale of sacrifice, hope, and the tenacity of love during the brutality of wartime.

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.

Omid Scobie & Carolyn Durand – Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom is the unofficial biography of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, written by Omid Scobie & Carolyn Durand. Going behind the tabloid headlines to reveal unknown details of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their life together, this book is written with unique access and the participation of people close to the couple.

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.