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List of Books Reviewed with Links to my posts about them

By Author
Ahern, Cecilia - One Hundred Names
Anthony, Kate - Beautiful Day
Backman, Fredrik - A Man Called Ove , Britt-Marie Was Here 
Balson, Ronald H - The Girl From Berlin 
Barnes, Julian - The Sense of An Ending 
Barnett, Laura - Greatest Hits  
Bauermeister, Erica - Joy for Beginners  The School of Essential Ingredients 
Berg, Elizabeth - The Story of Arthur Truluv
Bivald, Katarina - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Blackwell, Juliet - The Paris Key 
Bracewell, Patricia - Shadow on the Crown 
Branard, Lynne - Traveling Light
Brosh, Allie - Hyperbole & A Half 
Brown, Dan - The Da Vinci Code
Cabot, Meg - Royal Wedding  ;
Size 12 is not Fat 
The Boy is Back  

Center, Katherine - How To Walk Away  
Chamberlain, Diane - The Stolen Marriage 
 The Dream Daughter 
Child, Lee - The Midnight Line
Clark, Marcia - Guilt by Association
Colgan, Jenny - The Little Shop of Happy Ever After
Connelly, Michael - The Lincoln Lawyer  
Dave, Laura - Hello, Sunshine 
Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul - The Reader on the 6.27,
The Rest of Their Lives
Dobson, Melanie - Chateau of Secrets
Donati, Sara - The Gilded Hour 
Eberlen, Kate - Miss You 
Egan, Elisabeth -  A Window Opens 
Ephron, Nora - HeartBurn  
Evanovich, Janet - Tricky Twenty-Two ,
Top Secret Twenty-One 
Tricky Twenty-Two
Turbo Twenty-Three 
Evanovich, Janet & Peter - The Big Kahuna  
Evanovich, Janet & Goldberg, Lee - The Scam
The Job ,  

The Chase
Evanovich, Janet & Sutton, Phoef - Wicked Charms 
                                                  Curious Minds
Faulkes, Sebastian - Birdsong 
Fellowes, Julian - Belgravia
Fielding, Helen - Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Finder, Joseph - The Switch  
Fitzhenry, Amy - Cold Feet
Flynn, Gillian -  Gone Girl  
Flynn, Kathleen A - The Jane Austen Project
Gabaldon, Diana - Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Galbraith, Robert - The Silkworm
                         The Cuckoo's Calling , Lethal White
Genova, Lisa - Every Note Played 
George, Nina - The Little Breton Bistro  
Godden, Rumer - In This House of Brede  
Golden, Arthur - Memoirs of a Geisha
Gregory, Philippa - The Taming of the Queen
                         - Three Sisters, Three Queens
The Kingmaker's Daughter  ,
The Last Tudor
Gruen, Sara - Water For Elephants 
Hanff, Helene - 84 Charing Cross Road   
Harris, Anstey - Goodbye, Paris 
Harris, Joanne - Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure
Hawley, Noah - Before The Fall 
Hepworth, Sally - The Things We Keep 
Heyer, Georgette - Frederica 
Honeyman, Gail - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine  
Hornak, Francesca - Seven Days Of Us  
Humphreys, Helen - The Evening Chorus 
Hyde, Catherine Ryan - Allie and Bea  
James, Erica - The Dandelion Years 
Jewell, Lisa - The House We Grew Up In  
Johnson, Julia Claiborne - Be Frank With Me
Keyes, Marian - The Woman Who Stole My Life 
Keirnan, Stephen P - The Baker's Secret 
Kinsella, Sophie - My (not so) Perfect Life
Kovac, Christina - The Cutaway  
Ladd, Sarah - The Heiress of Winterwood 
Larrson, Stieg - Girl with a Dragon Tattoo  
Laurain, Antoine - The Red Notebook  , 
The President's Hat 

Smoking Kills  
Lauren, Christina - Roomies 
Lee, Min Jin - Free Food For Millionaires  
Loigman, Lynda Cohen - The Wartime Sisters 
Lundberg, Sofia - The Red Address Book  
Lynch, Sarah-Kate - The Wedding Bees
Manby, Chrissie - A Proper Family Holiday
Mansell, Jill - The Unpredictable Consequences of Love , Maybe This Time
Martin, Charles - The Mountain Between Us 
Mawer, Simon - Tightrope
McInerney, Monica - Hello From The Gillespies 
McTiernan, Dervla - The Ruin , The Scholar
Michaelides, Alex - The Silent Patient  
Moriarty, Laura - The Chaperone 
Moyes, JoJo - After You,The Ship of Brides,  Me Before You , Still Me
Nemirovsky, Irene - Suite Francaise  
Nixon, Rosie -  The Stylis
Noble, Elizabeth - Letters to Iris 
Norton, Graham - A Keeper  
Oakley, Colleen - Close Enough To Touch
O'Brien, Deborah - The Trivia Man
Patrick, Phaedra - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper  ,
Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone

Patterson, James & Clinton, Bill - The President is Missing 
Pearse, AJ - Dear Mrs Bird   
Pearson, Allison - I Don't Know How She Does It   How Hard Can It Be?
Pellegrino, Nicky - One Summer in Venice 
Piazza, Jo - Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win 
Picoult, Jodi - Small Great Things 
Potter, Alexandra - Love From Paris
Quick, Matthew - The Silver Linings Playbook
Quindlen, Anna - Still Life with Breadcrumbs 
Quinn, Kate - The Alice Network 
Reid, Penny - Neanderthal Seeks Human 
Robinson, Tammy - Photos of You   
Robson, Jennifer -  Moonlight Over Paris  , Somewhere in France
Roland, Talli - The Pollyanna Plan  
Roth, Veronica - Divergent , Insurgent
Rowell, Rainbow - Eleanor & Park 
Rowland, Louise - The Girls' Book of Priesthood 
Rowling, JK - The Casual Vacancy 
Ryan, Jennifer - The Chilbury Ladies' Choir  
Schumacher, Julie - Dear Committee Members 
Semple Maria - Where'd You Go, Bernadette  ,Today Will Be Different
Shaffer, Mary Ann - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society 
Sharp, Margery - The Nutmeg Tree  
Shattuck, Shari - Invisible Ellen 
Simons, Jake Wallis - The English German Girl
Simonson, Helen - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Simsion, Graeme - The Rosie Effect  The Rosie Project
Simsion, Graeme & Buist, Anne - Two Steps Forward  
Sparks, Nicolas - Every Breath You Take  
Spielman, Lori Nelsen - Sweet Forgiveness 
Spiers, Hilary -  Hester & Harriet,  
Love, Lies & Linguine
Stovall, Jim - The Ultimate Gift
Townsend, Sue - The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year 
Trollope, Joanna - Sense & Sensibility
Tunnicliffe, Hannah - Season of Salt & Honey
Tyler, Anne - Vinegar Girl , 
Digging to America 

Clock Dance  
Vincent, Bruno - Five Go On A Strategy Away Day , Five Go Parenting
Watson, Winifred - Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
Waxman, Abbi - The Garden of Small Beginnings 
Weir, Andy - The Martian   Artemis
White, Gillian -  Rich Deceiver
Wiehl, Lis - The Candidate 
Wilhide, Elizabeth - Ashenden 
Woods, Eva - Something Like Happy  , The Lives We Touch
Zusak, Marcus - I Am The Messenger , 
The Book Thief

Alexander, William - Flirting with French
Anselmo,  Lisa - My (Part Time) Paris Life
Ansley, Bruce &  Ussher, Jane - Islands 
Bailey, Jake - What Cancer Taught Me  
Baines, Emily Ansara - The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook 
Barnes, Darlene - Hungry 
Barnes, Julian - The Pedant in the Kitchen 
Bogel, Anne - I'd Rather Be Reading  
Booth, Martin - Gweilo  
Borman, Tracy - The Private LIves of the Tudors
Bryson, Bill - The Road to Little Dribbling
                   At Home: A Short History of Private Life  
Bythell, Shaun - The Diary of a Bookseller  
Canora, Marco - Brodo 
Colwin, Laurie - Home Cooking
Crowe, Kelsey & McDowell, Emily - There is No Good Card For This: What to say and do when life is scary, awful, and unfair to people you love 
Duhigg, Charles - The Power of Habit 
Eger, Dr Edith Eva - The Choice 
Fechtor, Jessica - Stir
Flinn, Kathleen - The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School  
Foley E & Coates B - What would Boudicca Do? 
Gay, Roxane - Hunger 
Gawande, Atul - Better , Being Mortal,
The Checklist Manifesto

Gilbert, Elizabeth -  Big Magic
Giramonte, Lisa Borgnes - Novel Interiors
Gladwell, Malcolm - David & Goliath
Gleeson, Erin - The Forest Feast for Kids  
Gompertz, Will - What Are You Looking At? 
Graham, Katherine - A Personal History
Hanagarne, Josh - The World's Strongest Librarian 
Harford, Tim - Fifty Inventions That Shaped The Modern Economy   
Hazan, Marcella - Ingredienti 
Henson, Emily - Be Bold: Interiors for the Brave of Heart  
Hood, Ann - Kitchen Yarns  
Jiang, Jia - Rejection Proof  
Johnson, Boris - The Churchill Factor   
Karbo, Karen - How Georgia Became O'Keefe , In Praise of Difficult Women
Kerman, Piper - Orange is the New Black
Keyes, Marian - Saved by Cake
Kondo, Marie - Spark Joy  
Lamott, Anne - Bird by Bird
Le, Stephanie - Easy Gourmet
LeClerc, Julie - Hot Pink Spice Saga 
Lende, Heather - Find The Good   
Martin, Sasha - Life From Scratch
Mathias, Peta - Hot Pink Spice Saga 
McKeown, Greg - Essentialism 
Mohannadi, Kamin - Bella Figura
Moran, Caitlin - Moranifesto  
Mustich, James - 1000 Books to Read Before You Die  
Nosrat, Samin - Salt Fat Acid Heat 
Pennac, Daniel - The Rights of the Reader 
Reichl, Ruth - My Kitchen Year
Reilly, Winifred M - It Takes One To Tango 
Robertson, Nichole - Paris in Color 
Rosenberg, Liz - House of Dreams
Rubin, Gretchen - Happier At Home  , The Happiness Project
Ruhlman, Michael - Ruhlman's Twenty 
Sandberg, Sheryl - Lean In
Saunders, Jennifer -  Bonkers
Slater, Nigel - Toast 
Simmons, Sylvie - I'm Your Man   
Smillie, Justin - Slow Fires 
Stewart, Chris - Driving Over Lemons
Thorisson, Mimi - A Kitchen in France
Usher, Shaun - Lists of Note 
Usher, Shaun - More Letters of Note 
Verant, Samantha - Seven Letters from Paris, 
How To Make a French Family  
Wax, Ruby - A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
Weiss, Luisa - My Berlin Kitchen 

Andersen, Sarah - Adulthood is a Myth
Apse, Andris -  Spirit of the South 
Bantock, Nick - Griffin & Sabine
Bornholdt, Jenny - A Book is a Book
Chast, Roz - Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? 
Going Into Town 
Chavouet, Florent - Tokyo on Foot 
Crouse, William - The Art Deco Poster  
De La Mare, Guinevere - I'd Rather Be Reading  
Dodd, Lynley - Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
Dujardin, Helene - Plate to Pixel
Friedlander, Marti - Self-Portrait 
Green, Katie - Lighter Than My Shadow
Greenspan, Dorie - Around My French Table 
Grigson, Sophie - Spices  
Hart, Tom - Rosalie Lightning 
Heald, Henrietta - La Vie Est Belle 
Hiassen, Carl -  Assume the Worst
Jaffrey, Madhur - Curry Easy  
James Martin's French Adventure 
Kalman, Maira - Ah-hA to Zig Zag , My Favorite Things , The Principles of Uncertainty,
Kitchen, Leanne & Suvalko, Antony - The Real Food of China 
Knisley, Lucy - Displacement: A Travelogue , An Age of License,
Something New    

Laing, Sarah - Mansfield and Me
Macdonald, Kate - The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook  
MacLeod, Janice - Paris Letters
A Paris Year   
Mount, Jane - Bibliophile 
Patel, Meera Lee - My Friend Fear 
Roux, Michel - Eggs  , Cheese 
Rowling JK - The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Ruhlman, Michael - Egg
Swift, Vivian - Le Road Trip 
Szymanik, Melinda - Clever Moo
Tuck, Sarah - Coming Unstuck 
Tung, Debbie - Quiet Girl in a Noisy World 
Webster, Jane - French House Chic  , French Ties

By Title 
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff 
A Keeper by Graham Norton
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 
A Proper Family Holiday by Chrissie Manby
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
After You by JoJo Moyes 
Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde 
Artemis by Andy Weir
Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide 
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
Beautiful Day by Kate Anthony 
Before The Fall by Noah Hawley
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes 
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding 
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman 
Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win by Jo Piazza
Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson 
Clock Dance  by Anne Tyler
Close Enough To Touch by Colleen Oakley 
Cold Feet by Amy Fitzhenry 
Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton 
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher 
Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce
Digging to America by Anne Tyler 
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 
Every Breath You Take by Nicolas Sparks
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
Five Go On A Strategy Away Day by Bruno Vincent 
Five Go Parenting by Bruno Vincent
Frederica by Georgette Heyer 
Free Food For Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
Girl with a Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
Goodbye, Paris by Anstey Harris
Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett
Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
HeartBurn by Nora Ephron 
Hello From The Gillespies by Monica McInerney 
Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave 
Hester & Harriet by Hilary Spiers 
How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson 
How To Walk Away by Katherine Center
Hyperbole & A Half by Allie Brosh
I Am The Messenger  by Marcus Zusak 
I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson 
In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Invisible Ellen by Shari Shattuck
Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister 
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith 
Letters to Iris by Elizabeth Noble
Love From Paris by Alexandra Potter 
Love, Lies & Linguine by Hilary Spiers
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson 
Maybe This Time by Jill Mansell
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson 
Miss You by Kate Eberlen
Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson 
My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid
One Hundred Names by Cecilia Ahern 
One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino
Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure by Joanne Harris 
Photos of You by Tammy Robinson
Rich Deceiver by Gillian White
Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick 
Roomies by Christina Lauren
Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot
Season of Salt & Honey by Hannah Tunnicliffe 
Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope 
Seven Days Of Us by Francesca Hornak 
Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell
Size 12 is not Fat by Meg Cabot 
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 
Smoking Kills by Antoine Laurain
Snowdrift by Georgette Heyer
Something Like Happy by Eva Woods
Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson 
Still Life with Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen 
Still Me by JoJo Moyes
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky 
Sweet Forgiveness by Lori Nelsen Spielman 
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
The Baker's Secret by Stephen P Kiernan 
The Big Kahuna by Janet & Peter Evanovich
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot 
The Candidate by Lis Wiehl
The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling 
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty 
The Chase by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by  Jennifer Ryan
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick 
The Cutaway by Christina Kovac
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 
The Dandelion Years by Erica James 
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
The English German Girl by Jake Wallis Simons
The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys 
The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati 
The Girl From Berlin by Ronald H Balson 
The Girls' Book of Priesthood by Louise Rowland
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell 
The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A Flynn
The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
The Kingmaker's Daughter by Phillippa Gregory
The Last Tudor by Phillippa Gregory
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly 
The Little Breton Bistro by Nina George
The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan  
The Lives We Touch by Eva Woods
The Martian by Andy Weir  
The Midnight Line by Lee Child
The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
The Nutmeg Tree  by Margery Sharp
The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell 
The Pollyanna Plan by Talli Roland 
The President is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson
The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain
The Red Notebook by  Antoine Laurain
The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald 
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg
The Rest of Their Lives by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion 
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 
The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
The Scam by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg 
The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes 
The Ship of Brides by JoJo Moyes 
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick  
The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
The Stylist by Rosie Nixon 
The Switch by Joseph Finder
The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth 
The Trivia Man by Deborah O'Brien
The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall
The Unpredictable Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell 
The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman 
The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch
The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes 
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
Three Sisters, Three Queens by Phillippa Gregory
Tightrope by Simon Mawer 
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich 
Traveling Light by Lynne Branard 
Tricky Twenty-Two  by Janet Evanovich 
Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich 
Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton
Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon 

Non- Fiction
1000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich
A Kitchen in France by Mimi Thorisson
A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax 
A Personal History by Katherine Graham
At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson 
Be Bold: Interiors for the Brave of Heart by Emily Henson
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande 
Bella Figura by  Kamin Mohammadi
Better by Atul Gawande 
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert 
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders
Brodo by Marco Canora 
David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
Delicious by Ruth Reichl 
Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart 
Easy Gourmet by Stephanie Le 
Essentialism by Greg McKeown 
Fifty Inventions That Shaped The Modern Economy by  Tim Harford
Find The Good by Heather Lende 
Flirting with French by William Alexander
Gweilo by Martin Booth 
Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin 
Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin
Hot Pink Spice Saga by Peta Mathias and Julie LeClerc 
House of Dreams by Liz Rosenberg
How Georgia Became O'Keefe by Karen Karbo
How to be Parisian Wherever You Are  
How To Make a French Family by Samatha Verant 
Hunger by Roxane Gay
Hungry by Darlene Barnes 
I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel
I'm Your Man by Sylvie Simmons 
In Praise of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo
Ingredienti by Marcella Hazan
Islands by Bruce Ansley and Jane Ussher   
It Takes One To Tango by Winifred M Reilly 
Kitchen Yarns by Ann Hood
Life From Scratch by Sasha Martin 
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg 
Lists of Note compiled  by Shaun Usher
Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran
More Letters of Note compiled by Shaun Usher 
My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss
My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl
My (Part Time) Paris Life by Lisa Anselmo
New Zealand Art: From Cook to Contemporary, Te Papa
Novel Interiors by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti 
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman 
Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson 
Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang 
Ruhlman's Twenty by Michael Ruhlman 
Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
Saved by Cake by Marian Keyes 
Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Verant 
Slow Fires by Justin Smillie 
Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
Stir by Jessica Fechtor 
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande 
The Choice by Dr Edith Eva Eger
The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson 
The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
The Forest Feast for Kids by Erin Gleeson 
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn 
The Pedant in the Kitchen by Julian Barnes
The Power of Habit   by Charles Duhigg
The Private LIves of the Tudors by  Tracy Borman
The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac
The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn 
The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines
The World's Strongest Librarian by  Josh Hanagarne
Toast by Nigel Slater
There is No Good Card For This: What to say and do when life is scary, awful, and unfair to people you love by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell
What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz 
What Cancer Taught Me by Jake Bailey 
What would Boudicca Do? by E Foley & B Coates

A Book is a Book by Jenny Bornholdt 
A Paris Year by Janice MacLeod
Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
Ah-hA to Zig Zag by Maira Kalman
An Age of License by Lucy Knisley 
Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan 
Assume the Worst by Carl Hiaasen 
Bibliophile by Jane Mount
Cake by Maira Kalman
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast 
Cheese by Michel Roux
Clever Moo by Melinda Szymanik 
Coming Unstuck by Sarah Tuck
Curry Easy by Madhur Jaffrey 
Displacement: A Travelogue  by Lucy Knisley
Egg by Michael Ruhlman 
Eggs by Michel Roux
Everyday Harumi  
French House Chic by Jane Webster 
French Ties by Jane Webster 
Going Into Town by Roz Chast
Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock 
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson'sDairy by  Lynley Dodd
I'd Rather Be Reading by Guinevere De La Mare 
James Martin's French Adventure
La Vie Est Belle by Henrietta Heald
Le Road Trip by Vivian Swift 
Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green
Mansfield and Me by Sarah Laing 
My Favorite Things by Maira Kalman 
My Friend Fear by Meera Lee Patel
Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod
Plate to Pixel by Hélène Dujardin 
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung
Relish by Lucy Knisley 
Rosalie Lightning by Tom Hart
Self-Portrait by Marti Friedlander 
Something New by Lucy Knisley 
Spices by Sophie Grigson
Spirit of the South by Andris Apse  
The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook by Kate Macdonald 
The Art Deco Poster by William Crouse
The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Rowling, JK
The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman
The Real Food of China by Leanne Kitchen & Antony Suvalko
The Really Quite Good British Cookbook  
Tokyo on Foot by Florent Chavouet  
Work It, Girl - JK Rowling

As you know I only review books that I really like.  I thought it might be useful to you if I also listed other books I have read but decided not to review - I have now stopped updating this part of the page - if you want to see books I've read but not reviewed visit my Pinterest Book Journal:


A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve (DNF)
A French Affair by Katie Fforde
A Gentleman's Guide to Scandal by Kathleen Kimmel 
A Proper Family Adventure by Chrissie Manby (sequelitis)
A Summer to Remember by Victoria Connelly 
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews 
All That Glitters by Vicky Pattison 
Allelgiant by Veronica Roth
An Elegant Facade by Kristi Ann Hunter 
Bear Town by Fredrik Backman (DNF)
Big Stone Gap by Adrian Trigiani 
Bleaker House by Nell Stevens (DNF)
Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr (DNF) 
Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker 
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Chocolate Cake for Breakfast by Danielle Hawkins
Conclave by Robert Harris 
Cooking For Picasso by Camille Aubray 
Crimes Against A Book Club by Kathy Cooperman
Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich
Daughters of Castle Deverill by Santa Montefiore (DNF) 
Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands (DNF)
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld  
First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson
Five Give Up The Booze by Bruno Vincent
Five Go Gluten Free by Bruno Vincent
Five on Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent (DNF)
Flight Patterns by Karen White 
French Rhapsody by Antoine Laurain 
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark 
Guilty Minds by Joseph Finder 
Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich (1st Plum that bombed for me)
How To Find Love in A Bookshop by Veronica Henry
I Found You by Lisa Jewell
If The Shoe Fits by Sandra D Bricker 
It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan
Ladies' Night by Mary Kay Andrews
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley (DNF) 
Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig 
Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell
Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen (DNF) 
Mount! by Jilly Cooper (TMS) 
Mr Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal
Mrs Pargeter's Public Relations by Simon Brett
Night School by Lee Child
Paris for One by JoJo Moyes
Public Relations by Katie Heaney & Arianna Rebolini
Snapshot by Lis Wiehl 
Soft in the Head by Marie-Sabine Roger 
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (DNF) 
The Atlas of Love by Laurie Frankel
The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion
The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable  
The Break by Marian Keyes 
The Confessor by Daniel Silva
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau 
The Duchess War by Courtney Milan 
The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield (DNF) 
The Forgotten Room by White, Williams & Willig (DNF) 
The Grass is Greener by Loretta Hill
The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand 
The Last Piece of My Heart by Paige Toon
The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy 
The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling (fun but silly)
The Mysterious Miss Mayhew by Hazel Osmond(TMS)
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes (DNF) 
The Other Us by Fiona Harper 
The Portrait by Antoine Laurain 
The Price of Blood by Patricia Bracewell
The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg 
The Reason You're Alive by Mathew Quick 
The Reunion by Sara Portman
The Rome Affair by Karen Swan 
The Senator's Children by Nicholas Montemarano
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson 
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
The Whistler by John Grisham (DNF)
The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week by Fiona Walker (tms) 
This Was A Man by Jeffrey Archer
Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin  
Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks (DNF)
Under Italian Skies by Nicky Pellegrino 
We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman 
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Where My Heart Used To Beat by Sebastian Faulks (DNF) 

Non- Fiction
Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster (DNF) 
Bonjour Kale by Kristen Beddard
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn
Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent
Last Girl Before Freeway by Leslie Bennetts
Making it up as I go along by Marian Keyes
Only in Naples by Katherine Wilson 
Out of Time by Miranda Sawyer (DNF) 
The Little Book of Slow by Sally Wise & Paul McIntyre 
We'll Always Have Paris by Emma Beddington
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Carry this Book by Abbi Jacobson (DNF)
Cooking 4 Change: 101 Famous Kiwis Share Their Favourite Recipes 
Essential by Annabel Langbein
Outlander Kitchen by Theresa Carle-Sanders 
Rick Stein's Long Weekends 
Savour by Peter Gordon


  1. This is a terrific idea.


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  2. Lily and the Octopus was supposed to be the hit of 2016 - did you not like it? I have a galley to review.

    1. I found it creepy and disturbing and decided not to finish it. Perhaps I just wasn't in the mood...


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