I spend a lot of time reading and reviewing children’s books, but I like reading so much I still find time for other books too. I like reviewing kids  books, and at the moment that’s what I want to stay doing. However, I thought you might be interested to see what other books I’ve been reading too. No reviews, but I will give them an enjoyment rating out of five. Where possible I’ll also link them to a place to purchase or to a source of more information.

The blog Write Me a Book, John! gave me the idea to collate and publish my reading list (thanks John!).

2014 –

  1. The Face by Dean Koontz    4/5
  2. Midnight by Dean R Koontz    4/5
  3. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson     5/5 (hilarious!)
  4. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie    5/5 (my favourite Christie novel)
  5. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith    5/5 (the first Cormoran Strike novel [J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym])
  6. The Husband by Dean Koontz    4/5
  7. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell    4/5
  8. Wolf by Mo Hayder    3/5
  9. Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George    5/5
  10. The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly    5/5
  11. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling    5/5
  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling    5/5
  13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling    5/5
  14. Divergent by Veronica Roth    5/5
  15. Insurgent by Veronica Roth    5/5
  16. Allegiant by Veronica Roth    3/5
  17. House Rules by Jodi Picoult    4/5
  18. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald   3/5
  19. The Girl Who Kissed a Lie: an Otherworld Prequel by Skylar Dorset   4/5
  20. A Room With a View by E. M. Forster   4/5
  21. Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz   5/5
  22. Keeping Chickens An Australian Guide by Nicolas Brasch   4/5 (NF)
  23. The Diggers Rest Hotel by Geoffrey McGeachin   5/5 (the first Charlie Berlin novel)
  24. Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs   5/5 (a Tempe Brennan novel)


2015 –

  1. Storm by Tim Minchin   5/5 (everyone should read this comic style book)
  2. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion   5/5
  3. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd   4/5
  4. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Piccoult   5/5
  5. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert   2/5, (autobiography) I haven’t finished this book yet, I got bogged down in the middle when she is in India, it was just far too tedious, so I put it aside for more exciting fare.
  6. Spilling the Beans on the Cat’s Pyjamas by Judy Parkinson   4/5 (NF)
  7. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch   5/5 (the first in the Peter Grant sci-fi crime series)
  8. Blackwattle Creek by Geoffrey McGeachin   5/5 (a Charlie Berlin novel)
  9. St Kilda Blues by Geoffrey McGeachin   5/5 (the third Charlie Berlin novel)
  10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen   5/5
  11. Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronivitch   4/5 (another Peter Grant novel)
  12. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling   5/5
  13. Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch   5/5 (the third Peter Grant novel)
  14. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill   4/5
  15. Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch   5/5 (another Peter Grant)
  16. Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch   5/5 (Peter Grant again)
  17. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent   4/5
  18. All Shall be Well by Deborah Crombie   4/5 (a Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James novel)
  19. W is For Wasted by Sue Grafton   3/5 (Kinsey Milhone private detective)
  20. The Skin Gods by Richard Montanari   4/5
  21. Revival by Stephen King   3/5
  22. Whose Body? by D.L. Sayer   3/5 (Lord Peter Wimsey)
  23. The Farm by Tom Rob Smith   3/5
  24. The Black Tower by P.D. James   3/5 (Commander Adam Dalgliesh)
  25. Bloodprint by Kitty Sewell   3/5
  26. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald   3/5
  27. Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie   3/5 (a Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James novel)
  28. In a Dark House by Deborah Crombie   4/5 (a Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James novel)
  29. Bossypants by Tina Fey   4/5 (autobiography)
  30. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee   5/5
  31. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby   3/5
  32. Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs   5/5 (a Tempe Brennan novel)
  33. Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus   5/5
  34. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg   5/5
  35. Murder in Christmas River by Meg Muldoon   4/5
  36. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous   2/5
  37. Dark Mountain by Richard Laymon   4/5
  38. From Mangia to Murder by Caroline Mickelson   4/5
  39. Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut   4/5
  40. Played to Death by BV Lawson   3/5
  41. The Murder Pit by Jeff Shelby   3/5


2016 –

  1. Dead Wood by Dan Ames   4/5
  2. Witch is When it All Began by Adele Abbott   4/5
  3. F in Exams: The Best Test Paper Blunders by Richard Benson   3/5
  4. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson   5/5
  5. X by Sue Grafton   4/5 (Kinsey Milhone PI)
  6. Fragile by Lisa Unger   3/5
  7. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty   4/5
  8. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb   5/5
  9. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon   5/5
  10. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor   5/5
  11. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins   4/5
  12. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins   5/5
  13. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins   5/5
  14. The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham   4/5 (Australian)
  15. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins   5/5
  16. Moving In by Ron Ripley   2/5
  17. Cold Fear by Rick Mofina   4/5
  18. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling   3/5
  19. It by Stephen King   5/5
  20. The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch   5/5 (the latest Peter Grant novel)
  21. Watch Your Back by Karen Rose   4/5
  22. Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James   5/5
  23. Skin by Patrick Logan   4/5


2017 –

  1. The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty   4/5
  2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum   3/5
  3. My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse   2/5
  4. Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde   4/5
  5. Harry Potter Cinematic Guide: Harry Potter by Felicity Baker  3/5
  6. Harry Potter Cinematic Guide: Hermione Granger by Felicity Baker   3/5
  7. Harry Potter Cinematic Guide: Ron Weasley by Felicity Baker   3/5
  8. Harry Potter Cinematic Guide: Albus Dumbledore by Felicity Baker   3/5
  9. Living at Zero: The New Wealth Hack for Millenials by Jordan Tampien   4/5
  10. Cop Town by Karin Slaughter   5/5
  11. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter   5/5
  12. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn   3/5
  13. Stardust by Neil Gaiman   5/5
  14. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas   5/5
  15. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Mass   5/5
  16. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins   3/5
  17. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling   4/5
  18. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh   4/5
  19. The Dry by Jane Harper   5/5
  20. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs   4/5 (NOT a Brennan book)
  21. The Death of an Expert Witness by P.D. James   4/5
  22. The Taken by Inbali Iserles   5/5 (Foxcraft series)
  23. Plague by C.C. Humphreys   3/5
  24. Northwood by Brian Faulkner   4/5
  25. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness   5/5
  26. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen   5/5
  27. The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen   5/5
  28. The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen   5/5
  29. The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch   4/5  (A Peter Grant story)
  30. The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes   4/5
  31. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein   5/5
  32. Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy   5/5
  33. Playing With Fire by Derek Landy   5/5 (Skullduggery Pleasant #2)
  34. The Faceless Ones by Derek Landy   5/5 (Skullduggery Pleasant #3)
  35. Dark Days by Derek Landy   5/5 (Skullduggery Pleasant #4)
  36. Mortal Coil by Derek Landy   5/5 (Skullduggery Pleasant #5)
  37. Death Bringer by Derek Landy   5/5 (Skullduggery Pleasant #6)
  38. Kingdom of the Wicked by Derek Landy   4/5 (Skullduggery Pleasant #7)
  39. The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter   5/5


2018 –

  1. The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape   4/5 (N/F)
  2. Matched by Allie Condie   4/5
  3. Last Breath by Karin Slaughter   4/5 (prequel to The Good Daughter)
  4. Force of Nature by Jane Harper   5/5
  5. The Private Patient by P.D. James   3/5 (an Adam Dalgleish novel)
  6. A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George   5/5 (an Inspector Lynley mystery)
  7. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes   5/5
  8. The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey   3/5
  9. House of the Lost by Sarah Rayne   4/5
  10. The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood  3/5
  11. A Share in Death/Now May You Weep by Deborah Crombie   4/5 (two books in one)
  12. The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa   5/5 (well worth reading!)
  13. Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth   5/5
  14. Divergent by Veronica Roth    5/5
  15. Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner   4/5
  16. Unsub by Meg Gardiner   4/5
  17. The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor   3/5
  18. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton   3/5
  19. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn   5/5
  20. Insurgent by Veronica Roth   5/5
  21. Allegiant by Veronica Roth    3/5
  22. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman   4/5
  23. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon   4/5
  24. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin   4/5
  25. Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones   5/5
  26. Count to Ten by Karen Rose   4/5
  27. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen   5/5
  28. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King   4/5
  29. The Outsider by Stephen King   4/5
  30. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay   4/5

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