BBC Radio Suffolk book club reviews

Rosie Revere Engineer
by Andrea Beaty
Date selected: 24th March 2014
A Walk in London
by Salvatore Rubbino
A gentle story, retro illustrations, packed with detail and fascinating facts about London.
Date selected: 19th February 2014
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
by Jan-Philipp Sendker
This is a beautiful and moving tale of love and loss, in Burma and New York, in the 1950s and the present day.
Date selected: 27th January 2014
More Than This
by Patrick Ness
A gripping thriller about a boy who thinks himself dead!
Date selected: 22nd December 2013
by Isabel Allende
Quirky modern crime novel set in San Francisco.
Date selected: 22nd December 2013
Where'd you go Bernadette?
by Maria Semple
Date selected: 25th November 2013
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
A stunning and compelling account of loss, identity and invention.
Date selected: 12th November 2013
The Pure Gold Baby
by Margaret Drabble
A thoughtful and thought-provoking novel about love, sacrifice, contentment and acceptance.
Date selected: 12th November 2013
The Promise
by Nicola Davies
An unusual and sophisticated picture book about making a difference.
Date selected: 25th October 2013
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, this is a funny, quirky book containing letters from crayons to a little boy.
Date selected: 17th October 2013
A Question of Identity
by Susan Hill
A gripping crime novel, more a whydunnit than a whodunnit, featuring detective Simon Serrailler, by the prolific and wide-ranging writer Susan Hill.
Date selected: 17th October 2013
Between the Lines
by Jodi Picoult
For everyone who loves books, and wishes their favourite characters would come to life.
Date selected: 2nd July 2013
One Dollar Horse
by Lauren St John
A feel-good story about overcoming the odds for a girl whose dream is to ride in the Badminton Horse Trials.
Date selected: 7th May 2013
Various Pets Alive and Dead
by Marina Lewycka
Date selected: 29th April 2013
Tigers in Red Weather
by Liza Klaussman
A beautiful, astonishing, sensual account of long, hot summers on Martha's Vineyard where life is ruptured by betrayal and deception.
Date selected: 19th April 2013
Extra Yarn
by Mac Barnett
A little girl loves knitting and with her endless supply of wool, she can supply the whole neighbourhood with colourful garments.
Date selected: 5th February 2013
Maggot Moon
by Sally Gardner
A stunning, compelling story with so many layers and facets.
Date selected: 20th January 2013
Why be happy when you could be normal?
by Jeanette Winterson
A memoir revealing how books and writing saved an unloved, adopted child and turned her into a talented, successful, much-loved author.
Date selected: 18th January 2013
A World Between Us
by Lydia Syson
Date selected: 28th November 2012
The Small Hours
by Susie Boyt
A dark, amusing, wry and quirky tale of a woman who opens a utopian nursery school.
Date selected: 14th November 2012