Book reviews

Ratings out of 5

Fiction

A Clash of Kings by George R R Martin – 3.5

A Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin – 2

A Feast for Crows by George R R Martin – 3

Akarnae by Lynette Noni – 4

A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin – 4

Bleak House by Charles Dickens – 2

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller – 5

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell – 3.5

Different Seasons by Stephen King – 4.5

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King – 4

Dolphin Way: Rise of the Guardians by Mark Caney – 3

Due Diligence by DJ Harrison – 1.5

Fear The Sky by Stephen Moss – 4.5

Fevre Dream by George R R Martin – 4.5

Four Past Midnight by Stephen King – 4

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne – 4.5

I Am Dead by Gareth Wiles – 1

Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson – 1.5

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen – 4

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine – 4

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro – 4

NOS4R2 by Joe Hill – 4.5

Persuader by Lee Child – 3

Raelia by Lynette Noni – 4.5

Reaper’s Rhythm by Clare Davidson – 4

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier – 4

Scribbleboy by Philip Ridley – 5

Soft Target by Conrad Jones – 2

Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill – 2

Stardust by Neil Gaiman – 4.5

Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor – 4.5

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel – 4

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith – 3.5

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Promise by David Stuart Davies – 3.5

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – 3

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson – 2.5

The Iron King by Maurice Druon – 4

The Long Earth by Stephen Baxter & Terry Pratchett – 2.5

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides – 3

The Martian by Andy Weir – 5

The Poisonwood Shadows by Christina Crook – 4

The Princess Bride by William Goldman – 4.5

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – 4.5

The Shining by Stephen King – 3

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith – 3.5

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – 3.5

The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney – 3.5

The Survivor by Tom Cain – 4

The Universe versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence – 4.5

Tiger Wars: The Falcon Chronicles by Steve Backshall – 4

Titan by Stephen Baxter – 3

Under the Dome by Stephen King – 4.5

Zoo by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge – 2

 

Non-fiction

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield – 5

In Defence of Dogs by John Bradshaw – 4.5

One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson – 4.5

The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller – 5

 

Additional reviews can be found on my Goodreads page here.

 

My 2016 Harry Potter Re-Read

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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