Book Reviews


404 Ink – Nasty Women


Alderman, Naomi – The Power

Attenberg, Jami – All Grown Up

Atwood, Margaret:


Bach, Richard – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Barker, Pat – The Silence of the Girls

Bates, Laura – Everyday Sexism

Beard, Mary – Women and Power: A Manifesto

Benjamin, Chloe – The Immortalists

Blake, Robin – The Hidden Man

Bourne, Holly – How Hard Can Love Be?

Bradbury, Ray – Fahrenheit 451

Brautigan, Richard – In Watermelon Sugar

Brierley, Saroo – Lion

Broder, Melissa – The Pisces


Cain, Susan – Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Cameron, Sophie – Out of the Blue

Campbell, Dallas – Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet

Camus, Albert – The Outsider

Cannon, Joanna – The Trouble With Goats and Sheep

le Carré, John – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Carroll, Lewis – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Chopin, Kate – The Awakening 

Church, Elizabeth J. – All the Beautiful Girls

Clinton, Hillary Rodham – What Happened 

Coates, Ta-Nehisi – Between The World And Me

Coles, Tait – Punk Learning

Cope, Wendy – Serious Concerns


Dick, Philip K. – The Man in the High Castle

Doerr, Anthony – All The Light We Cannot See

Dunn, Katherine – Geek Love


Eastham, Kate – Miss Nightingale’s Nurses

Eddo-Lodge, Reni – Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Eggers, Dave – The Circle

Ephron, Nora – Heartburn


Fine, Cordelia:

Fisher, Carrie – Wishful Drinking

Fridlund, Emily – History of Wolves

Fuller, Claire – Swimming Lessons


Gaiman, Neil – American Gods

Gardner, Frank – Crisis

Greengrass, Jessie – Sight

Gross, Edward and Altman, Mark A. – Slayers and Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorised Oral History of Buffy and Angel

Gunaratne, Guy – In Our Mad and Furious City

Gyasi, Yaa – Homegoing


Haig, Matt – How to Stop Time

Hargrave, Kiran Millwood – The Girl of Ink and Stars

Harris, Robert – Conclave

Hartley, A. J. – Cold Bath Street

Hawkins, Paula – The Girl on the Train


Honeyman, Gail – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Hornby, Nick – The Polysyllabic Spree

Hope, Anna – Wake

Hunt, Samantha – The Dark Dark


Idol, Billy – Dancing With Myself

Ince, Robin – I’m a Joke and So Are You

Ishiguro, Kazuo – The Remains of the Day

Izzard, Eddie – Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens


Jacobsen, Roy – The Unseen

Jansson, Tove – A Winter Book

Jones, Rhian E and Davies, Eli – Under My Thumb: Songs that Hate Women and the Women That Love Them. 

Joyce, Rachel – The Music Shop


Kafka, Franz – The Metamorphosis

Keller, Helen – The Story of My Life

Keyes, Marian – Angels

Kunkel, Caitlin, Preston, Brooke, Taylor, Fiona and Wittmer, Carrie – New Erotica for Feminists.

Kunzru, Hari – White Tears


Laing, Olivia – Crudo

Lewis, Sinclair – It Can’t Happen Here

Lister, S. E. – The Immortals

Lydon, John – Anger Is An Energy


Mascarenhas, Kate – The Psychology of Time Travel

McGregor, Jon – Reservoir 13

McKee, Robert – Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

McNish, Hollie – Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood

Miller, Madeline – The Song of Achilles

Morris, Heather – The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Morrison, Toni – Beloved

Moyes, Jojo

Murata, Sayaka – Convenience Store Woman


Ng, Celeste:


Obama, Michelle – Becoming

O’Callaghan, Sean – Fat Gay Vegan: Eat, Drink and Live Like You Give a Sh!t

O’Farrell, Maggie:


Patchett, Ann – Bel Canto

Perry, Grayson – The Descent of Man

Perry, Sarah – The Essex Serpent


Reid, Taylor Jenkins – The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hardcastle


Saadawi, Ahmed – Frankenstein in Baghdad

Saini, Angela – Inferior

Salinger, J. D. – The Catcher In The Rye

Saunders, George – Lincoln In The Bardo

Sedaris, David:

Shamsie, Kamila – Home Fire

Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein

Shukla, Nikesh (ed.) – The Good Immigrant 

Shum, Michael Shou-Yung – Queen of Spades

Simpson, Helen – Motherhood

Skloot, Rebecca – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Smith, Ali:

Smith, Betty – A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Snowden, Colette – The Secret to Not Drowning

Snyder, Timothy – On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century

Solnit, Rebecca:

Spector, Tim – The Diet Myth

Strayed, Cheryl – Wild


Talley, Robin – Lies We Tell Ourselves

Tartt, Donna:

Teo, Sharlene – Ponti

Thom, Jessica – Welcome to Biscuit Land: A year in the life of Touretteshero

Thomas, Angie – The Hate U Give

Thomas, Scarlett – The Seed Collectors

Thomashauer, Regena – Pussy: A Reclamation

Tyler, Anne – Vinegar Girl


Uwagba, Otegha – Little Black Book


Vonnegut, Kurt – Galapagos


Woolf, Virginia – A Room of One’s Own

Wiesel, Elie – Night

Whitehead, Colson – The Underground Railroad

Winterson, Jeanette – Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?


Young, Rusty – Marching Powder


Zinn, Howard – A People’s History of the United States