2014

Finished in DECEMBER 13, reviewed in 2014
– Harry’s Game by Gerald Seymour – O (9/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
– The Widow’s Tale by Mick Jackson – LTER (8/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
– The Nutcracker & The Strange Child by ETA Hoffmann – O (10/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
– Call of the Undertow by Linda Cracknell – PS Call of the Undertow
– It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned VizziniBuy at Amazon UK
– The Road to Reckoning by Robert Lautner – AV (9/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK

JANUARY
1. Sombrero Fallout by Richard Brautigan – O* (7.5/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
2. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules by Catherina Ingelman-Sundberg – AV* – ReviewAmazon UK
3. The Dark Tower VII by Stephen King – O* (8.5/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
4. Tom Trueheart by Ian Beck – O* (9/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
5. Season to Taste by Natalie Young – AV (8/10) – Review Buy Amazon UK
6. Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa – O* (6.5/10) – ReviewBuy Amazon UK
7. The Explorer by James Smythe AV* Re-read (10/10) – Review (2013), Buy Book Group
8. A Highly Unlikely Scenario : Or, a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World by Rachel Cantor – PS* (7/10) ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
9. Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton – O* (10/10) – Buy at Amazon UK

FEBRUARY
10. Gossip by Beth Gutcheon – O* (7.5/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
11. Soonchild by Russell Hoban – O* (9/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
12. The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook – PS* (8/10) – Review
13. The Echo by James Smythe – O (9.5/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
14. The Tell-tale Heart by Jill Dawson – PS* (9/10) – A at SNBks ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
15. Terms & Conditions by Robert Glancy – PS* (8/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
16. The Pendragon Legend by Antal Szerb, trans Len Rix – O* (9/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
17. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson – O* (10/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
18. The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes – AV (9/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
19. The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris – O (8.5/10) – A at SNBks ReviewBuy at Amazon UK

MARCH
20. Ragnarok by A.S. Byatt – O* (9/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
21. The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes – PS (8/10) – A at SNBks ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
22. Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik – PS (9/10) – ReviewA at SNBks extended reviewBuy at Amazon UK
23. The Madness by Alison Rattle – PS (8.5/10) – A at SNBks ReviewAmazon UK
24. Bedsit Disco Queen: How I grew up and tried to be a pop star by Tracey Thorn – PS (10/10) Amazon UK
25. The Quarry by Iain Banks – O* (8.5/10) – A at SNBks ReviewAmazon UK
26. A Million Ways to Die in the West by Seth MacFarlane – O (6.5/10) – ReviewAmazon UK
27. Reasons She Goes to the Woods by Deborah Kay Davies – PS (8.5/10) – ReviewAmazon UK
28. Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid – AV (9/10) – A at SNBks ReviewAmazon UK
29. The Winter Garden by Jane Thynne – PS (9/10) – ReviewAmazon UK
30. The Vet’s Daughter by Barbara Comyns – O (9/10) – ReviewAmazon UK

APRIL
31. The Flood by David Maine – O* (8.5/10) – ReviewAmazon UK by David Maine
32. Are we all scientific experts now? by Harry Collins – AV (6.10) – ReviewAmazon UK
33. Picture me Gone by Meg Rosoff – O* (10/10) – Review at SNBks
34. The Rev. Diaries – The Reverend Adam Smallbone (by Jon Canter) – PS (10/10) – ReviewAmazon UK
35. Mrs Fox by Sarah Hall – O (9/10) – review
36. Panic by Lauren Oliver – AV (7/10) – Review
37. The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman – PS (9/10) – Review at SNBks and Q&A article at SNBks
38. Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent – PS (8.5/10) – Review
39. American Sycamore by Karen Fielding – PS (10/10) – Review at SNBks
40. The Adjacent by Christopher Priest – O* (8/10) – Review at SNBks
41. Frog Music by Emma Donoghue – AV (6.5/10) – Review
42. Secret by Philippe Grimbert – O* – Buy at Amazon UK

MAY
43. Into the Trees by Robert Williams – PS (10/10) – Review at SNBksBuy at Amazon
44. Murder in Pigalle by Cara Black – PS (7/10) – Buy at Amazon UK
45. Man-Made Fibre by Francine Stock – O* (8.5/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
46. A Curious Career by Lynn Barber – PS (9/10) – Review at SNBks
47. The Giraffe’s Neck by Judith Schalansky – PS (7.5/10) – Review
48. Slow Horses by Mick Herron – O (9/10) – Review
49. The Nemesis Program by Scott Mariani – PS (5/10) – Review
50. Brilliant by Roddy Doyle – AV (7.5/10) – Review
51. The Accidental Universe by Alan Lightman – PS – Review at SNBksBuy at Amazon UK
52. Mortality by Christopher Hitchens – O (9/10) – Buy at Amazon UK

JUNE
53. Beatrice and Benedick by Marina Fiorato – AV – Review at SNBksBuy at Amazon UK
54. The Hive by Gill Hornby – O* (6.5/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
55. Tigerman by Nick Harkaway – O (10/10) – Review at SNBksBuy at Amazon UK
56. American Savage by Matt Whyman – PS (9/5/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
57. Half Bad by Sally Green – O (9/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
58. Meeting the English by Kate Clancy – O (9.5/10) – Review at SNBksBuy at Amazon UK
59. Jack of Spies by David Downing – PS (6.5/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
60. Accidents Happen by Louise Millar – O (8.5/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK/a>
61. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris – PS (DNF) – Review

JULY
62. The Way Inn by Will Wiles – O (9/10) – Review at SNBks
63. The Bunker Diaries by Kevin Brooks – O (9/10) – Review
64. The Suicide Shop by Jean Teulé – O (8.5/10) – Review
65. Dark Entries by Robert Aickman
66. Apocalypse Next Tuesday by David Safier – PS (7/10) – Review
67. The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit – AV (8.5/10) – Review
68. Don’t Point That Thing At Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli
69. Mother Island by Bethan Roberts – PS – Buy at Amazon UK
70. A Bright Moon for Fools by Jasper Gibson – PS – Buy Amazon UK
71. The Rain by Virginia Bergin – PS (9/10) – Review
72. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran – O (6.5/10) – Review
73. The Fever by Megan Abbott – O (9/10) – ReviewBuy Amazon UK
74. Dirty Work by Gabriel Weston

AUGUST
75. Cold Hand in Mine by Robert Aickman
76. Lazy Days by Erlend Loe, O (7/10), Review
77. Man At the Helm by Nina Stibbe – PS – Review at SNBks Buy
78. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, PS (9/10), Review
79. The Director by David Ignatius, PS (7/10), Review
80. The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino, O* (9/10), Review
81. Clara’s Daughter by Meike Ziervogel – PS – Buy
82. All Quiet on the Western Front – by Erich Maria Remarque – O (10/10)
83. The Tower by Alessandro Gallenzi – PS (DNF) – Review
84. The Children Act by Ian McEwan – PS – Review at SNBks Buy

SEPTEMBER
85. The Disappearance Boy by Neil Bartlett – PS (9/10) – Review at SNBks
86. Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel – PS (10/10) – Review at SNBks
87. The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips Review Amazon
88. The Secret Paris Cinema Club by Nicholas Barreau, PS (7.5/10) Review Amazon
89. The Confabulist by Steven Galloway – PS – Review at SNBks
90. Desperate Games by Pierre Boulle – PS – Review at SNBks
91. Parfums by Philippe Claudel – PS – Review at SNBks
92. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, O* (9/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK

OCTOBER
93. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer, PS (6/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
94. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, O* (9/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
95. Love, Love Me Do by Mark Haysom, PS (8.5/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
96. Thinkless by Sophie McCook, PS (7.5/10) – ReviewBuy at Amazon UK
97. Playing to the Gallery by Grayson Perry, O (8.5/10) – Review at SNBks
98. Do No Harm by Henry Marsh, O (10/10) – Review at SNBks
99. This Boy by Alan Johnson, O (10/10) – Review
100. A26 by Pascal Garnier, O* (9/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
101. Discovering Scarfolk by Richard Littler, O (10/10) – Review
102. Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix, O (9/10) – Review
103. At Freddie’s by Penelope Fitzgerald – O* (8/10) – Review
104. Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher – PS (8/10) – Review
105. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark – O* (9.5/10) – Review
106. The Head of the Saint by Socorro Acioli – PS (8.5/10) – Review at SNBks
107. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford – O* (9/10) – Review

NOVEMBER

108. The Intruders by Michael Marshall – O* (7/10) – Review
109. The Brethren by Robert Merle – PS (DNF) – Comment
110. The Islanders by Pascal Garnier – PS (10/10) – Review at SNBks
111. Love & Fallout by Kathryn Simmonds – PS (8.5/10) – Review
112. Lost Journey by A L Barker (short) – PS (9/10) – Review
113. The Spindle & the Sleeper by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell – O (10/10)– Review
114. Trickster’s Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Russell Brand, illustrated by Chris Riddell – O (10/10) – Review
115. Chinaski by Frances Vick – PS – Review at SNBksAuthor interview at SNBks
116. These things happen by Richard Kramer – PS (9/10) – Review
117. A Spy’s Life by Henry Porter – O* (8.5/10) – Review
118. The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov – O – Book Group Review

DECEMBER
119. Advantages of the Older Man by Gwyneth Lewis – PS (9/10) – Review
120. The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss – PS – Review at SNBks
121. The World to Come by Dara Horn – O* – (6.5/10) – Review
122. The Undertaker’s Daughter by Kate Mayfield – PS (9/10) – Review
123. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami – O (9/10) – Review
124. After You With the Pistol by Kyril Bonfiglioli – O (9.5/10) – Review
125. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler – O (7.5/10) – Review
126. A Price to Pay by Alex Capus – PS – Review at SNBks
127. The Gigantic Beard that was Evil by Stephen Collins – O*
128. Armchair Nation by Joe Moran – O*
129. A Question of Upbringing by Anthony Powell – O*