Fiction reviews

On this page you will find links to the books I have reviewed on Carole's Chatter.   Another way to find books you might enjoy is to head on over to this Pinterest board

List of Fiction Reviewed with Links to my posts about them

By Author
Abbott, Rachel - Stranger Child
Ahern, Cecilia - One Hundred Names 
Atkinson, Kate - Case Histories 
One Good Turn 
Atwood, Margaret - The Testaments 
Anthony, Kate - Beautiful Day

Armstrong, Addison - The Light of Luna Park  
Backman, Fredrik - A Man Called Ove , Britt-Marie Was Here 
Balson, Ronald H - The Girl From Berlin , Defending Britta Stein 
Barnes, Julian - The Sense of An Ending 
Barnett, Laura - Greatest Hits  
Bauermeister, Erica - Joy for Beginners  The School of Essential Ingredients   ,
The Lost Art of Mixing
Belsky, RG - The Last Scoop 
Yesterday's News   , Beyond The Headlines , It's News To Me 
Berg, Elizabeth - The Story of Arthur Truluv 
Bignell, Meg - The Sparkle Pages ,The Angry Women's Choir 

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, Amy Belding - Emily's House 
Brown, Dan - The Da Vinci Code 
Brown, Karma - Recipe for a Perfect Wife
Burke, Alafair - The Better Sister 
Burnett, Frances Hodgson - A Little Princess  
Cabot, Meg - Royal Wedding  ;
Size 12 is not Fat 
The Boy is Back  

Center, Katherine - How To Walk Away  , Things You Save In A Fire  , The Bodyguard 

Chadwick, Elizabeth - The Summer Queen , The Winter Crown , The Autumn Throne , A Marriage of Lions 
Chamberlain, Diane - The Stolen Marriage 
 The Dream Daughter  Big Lies in a Small Town The Secret Lives of CeeCee Wilkes  The Last House on the Street  

Charles, Janet Skeslien - The Paris Library
Child, Lee - The Midnight Line, Blue Moon

Clark, Julie - The Last Flight , The Lies I Tell 
Clark, Marcia - Guilt by Association 

Clinton, Bill & Patterson, James - The President's Daughter  
Colgan, Jenny - The Little Shop of Happy Ever After 
Collins, Suzanne - The Hunger Games ,Catching Fire  Mockingjay  , The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Colwin, Laurie - Happy All The Time  
Connelly, Michael - The Lincoln Lawyer  

Cousens, Sophie - This Time Next Year  

Cronin, Marianne - The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot  
Dave, Laura - Hello, Sunshine  

Dawson, Maddie - Matchmaking For Beginners    , The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness , A Happy Catastrophe 
Delargy, James - 55 

Demille, Nelson - Plum Island   
Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul - The Reader on the 6.27,
The Rest of Their Lives
Dobson, Melanie - Chateau of Secrets
Donati, Sara - The Gilded Hour  
Dugoni, Robert - The Eighth Sister 
My Sister's Grave 
Eberlen, Kate - Miss You 
Egan, Elisabeth -  A Window Opens 
Ephron, Nora - HeartBurn  
Evanovich, Janet -
Top Secret Twenty-One 
Tricky Twenty-Two
Turbo Twenty-Three    , Game On (Tempting Twenty-Eight)

Fortune and Glory (Tantalizing 27)  The Recovery Agent,   Going Rogue  
Evanovich, Janet & Peter - The Big Kahuna  
Evanovich, Janet & Goldberg, Lee - The Scam
The Job ,  

The Chase

Evanovich, Janet & Hamilton, Steve - The Bounty 

Evanovich, Janet & Sutton, Phoef - Wicked Charms 
                                                  Curious Minds
Faulkes, Sebastian - Birdsong 

Feldman, Ellen - Paris Never Leaves You  
Fellowes, Julian - Belgravia 
Fforde, Katie - A Springtime Affair   
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 

French, Dawn - Because of You   
Gabaldon, Diana - Written in My Own Heart's Blood , Go Tell The Bees I Am Gone
Galbraith, Robert - The Silkworm
                         The Cuckoo's Calling , Lethal White ,
Troubled Blood  

Gardner, Lisa - Before She Disappeared , One Step Too Far  

Garmus, Bonnie - Lessons in Chemistry 

Garthwaite, Annie - Cecily

Gayle, Mike - All The Lonely People , The Museum of Ordinary People 

Gaynor, Hazel & Webb, Heather - Three Words For  Goodbye 

Genova, Lisa - Every Note Played 
George, Nina - The Little Breton Bistro  
Gilbert, Elizabeth - City of Girls 
Gilley, Jane - The Woman Who Kept Everything  
Godden, Rumer - In This House of Brede  
Goldberg, Lee - Lost Hills  , Bone Canyon  
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  

Haig, Matt - The Midnight Library  

Halls, Stacey - Mrs England 

Harmel, Kristin - The Book of Lost Names , The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Harms, Kelly - The Overdue Life of Amy Byler  
Harris, Anstey - Goodbye, Paris 
Harris, Joanne - Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure
Hawley, Noah - Before The Fall  

Haywood, Sarah - The Cactus   
Hepworth, Sally - The Things We Keep  The Good Sister
Heyer, Georgette - Frederica 
Snowdrift , Bath Tangle  

Hickson, Joanna - The Queen's Lady 

Higgins, Kristan - Always the Last to Know 
Honeyman, Gail - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine  
Hornak, Francesca - Seven Days Of Us  
Humphreys, Helen - The Evening Chorus 
Hyde, Catherine Ryan - Allie and Bea   

Irwin, Sophie - A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting  

Isaac, Catherine - The World At My Feet

Jaffe, Meredith - The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison
James, Erica - The Dandelion Years 
Jewell, Lisa - The House We Grew Up In  
Johnson, Julia Claiborne - Be Frank With Me 
Johnson, Milly - The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew 
The Queen of Wishful Thinking  

Joyce, Rachel - The Music Shop , Miss Benson's Beetle 
Keyes, Marian - The Woman Who Stole My Life  , Grown Ups , Again, Rachel
Keirnan, Stephen P - The Baker's Secret  

King, Kerry Anne - A Borrowed Life , Closer Home 

King, Stephen - Billy Summers  
Kinsella, Sophie - My (not so) Perfect Life , The Party Crasher
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  

Leigh, Judy - Heading Over The Hill , A Grand Old Time  , The Old Girls' Network  

Lock, Kim - The Other Side of Beautiful  
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 

Martin, Madeline - The Last Bookshop in London 
Mawer, Simon - Tightrope
McInerney, Monica - Hello From The Gillespies 
McTiernan, Dervla - The Ruin , The Scholar , The Murder Rule
Michaelides, Alex - The Silent Patient  
Moriarty, Laura - The Chaperone  

Moorcroft, Sue - A Home in the Sun

Moore Graham - The Holdout 
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

Osborne, Bella - The Library  , It Started At Sunset Cottage  
O'Brien, Deborah - The Trivia Man  

O'Farrell, Maggie - Hamnet 

O'Leary, Beth - The Switch 

Osman Richard - The Thursday Murder Club  , The Man Who Died Twice 

Paolini, Christopher - To Sleep in a Sea of Stars 

Paretsky, Sara - Overboard   
Patrick, Phaedra - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper  ,
Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone 
The Secrets of Love Story Bridge
Patterson, James & Clinton, Bill - The President is Missing 

Patterson, James & Parton, Dolly - Run Rose Run   
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 
Penman, Sharon - The Land Beyond the Sea 

Peresta, Kerry - The Deadening 
Piazza, Jo - Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win 
Picoult, Jodi - Small Great ThingsMad Honey   

Please, Maddie - Sisters Behaving Badly  
Potter, Alexandra - Love From Paris 
Prescott, Lara - The Secrets We Kept 
Quick, Matthew - The Silver Linings Playbook
Quindlen, Anna - Still Life with Breadcrumbs 
Quinn, Kate - The Alice Network , The Rose Code , The Diamond Eye  
Reid, Penny - Neanderthal Seeks Human 

Rimmer, Kelly - The German Wife   
Robinson, Tammy - Photos of You   
Robson, Jennifer -  Moonlight Over Paris  , Somewhere in France
Roland, Talli - The Pollyanna Plan  
Rosen, Renee - Park Avenue Summer , What The Lady Wants 
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  , The Kitchen Front  

The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle ,

Sampson, Freya - The Last Chance Library , The Lost Ticket  
Sanderson, Jane - Mix Tape  
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 
Shipman, Viola - The Summer Cottage , The Heirloom Garden
Shute, Nevil - No Highway 
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  

Smith, Jennifer E - The Unsinkable Greta James 
Sparks, Nicolas - Every Breath You Take  
Spielman, Lori Nelsen - Sweet Forgiveness 
Spiers, Hilary -  Hester & Harriet,  
Love, Lies & Linguine 

Stimson, Tess - Stolen 
Stovall, Jim - The Ultimate Gift
Thomas Jo - Celebrations at the Ch√Ęteau 

Townsend, Sue - The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year 
Trollope, Joanna - Sense & Sensibility
Tunnicliffe, Hannah - Season of Salt & Honey 

Turow, Scott - The Last Trial 
Tyler, Anne - Vinegar Girl ,    

Redhead by the Side of the Road
Digging to America 

Clock Dance  

Verant, Samantha - The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux 
Vincent, Bruno - Five Go On A Strategy Away Day , Five Go Parenting 
Wall, Cara - The Dearly Beloved 

Walters, Minette - The Swift and the Harrier   

Wasley, Sasha - A Caravan Like A Canary   , Spring Clean for the Peach Queen 
Watson, Winifred - Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
Waxman, Abbi - The Garden of Small Beginnings , The Bookish Life of Nina Hill 
Weaver, Ashley - The Key To Deceit  

Weinstein, Rochelle B -
This Is Not How It Ends 

Weir, Alison - Katherine Parr, The Sixth Wife  , Elizabeth of York, The Last White Rose
Weir, Andy - The Martian   Artemis , Project Hail Mary ,
White, Gillian -  Rich Deceiver
Wiehl, Lis - The Candidate 
Wilhide, Elizabeth - Ashenden 
Williams, TA - Dreaming of Venice 
Woods, Eva - Something Like Happy  , The Lives We Touch 

Youngson, Anne - The Narrowboat Summer 
Zimmerman, Vicky - The Woman Who Wanted More 
Zusak, Marcus - I Am The Messenger , 
The Book Thief


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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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