For many years I've kept a journal of all the books I read during the year. When this began, I set myself a target of a book a week. These days I far exceed that number and I try to include reviews of the books which have been particularly notable on this site. I hope you'll find it useful in choosing the next book you might like to pick up - there are a few categories to help you in your search. And please let me know if you agree, or disagree, with my comments!

It's been a privilege and a pleasure to share my reading with the listeners of BBC Radio Suffolk and recordings of some of my reviews are available here.


Recent reviews

by Clementine Beauvais
A funny, uplifting, quirky and inspiring story of three girls who take a road trip to Paris to prove themselves after bullying at school.
Review date: 07.11.19
by Susan Hill
The latest investigation by Simon Serrailler begins with a clever and unnerving burglary. Murder follows.
Review date: 07.11.19
by Elif Shafak
An astonishing concept in which to explore the life, and death, of a woman and her friends living in Turkey today.
Review date: 07.11.19
by Elizabeth Strout
Wonderful to return to the life of Olive Kitteridge and the daily challenges of life in the small coastal town of Crosby, Maine.
Review date: 07.11.19
by Sif Sigmarsdottir
Social media influencers, investigative journalism, manipulation of the truth and murder, in Iceland. A thriller with two young women at its heart, taking on troubling contemporary themes.
Review date: 07.11.19
by Nicola Upson
This Josephine Tey mystery revisits her youth when the playwright and sleuth lodged with two teachers at Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex.
Review date: 07.11.19
by Sally Rooney
A compelling and intriguing account of the self-indulgent and complicated relationships between a group of friends.
Review date: 07.11.19
by Lindsay McCrae
An extraordinary story of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, beautifully told.
Review date: 07.11.19
by Sophie Green
A return to Peligan City to meet our crusading investigators Lil Potkin and Nedly Stubbs, and it's darker and funnier than the first book!
Review date: 07.11.19