Review Index

I fancied making a page specifically for explaining my ratings and also to keep a handy alphabetised index of reviews I have posted.

I rate the books I have read initially using the Goodreads Five Star rating system, however these stars can have different meaning to people so here is my interpretation of them.

– awful and probably did not finish it

– not bad, finished the book but probably struggled to do so.

– enjoyable, maybe not particularly memorable or amazing, but an okay read

– could likely be a favourite depending on the book, not perfect, some flaws but overall well liked and likely to be re-read in future.

– A brilliant read, well enjoyed and will be re-read in future, highly recommended.


Adams, Douglas

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (#1)

Adieh, Renee

Flame in the Mist (#1)

Allen, Sarah Addison

The Girl who Chased the Moon

Anderson, Jodi Lynn

The Moment Collector

Arden, Katherine

The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1)

Armstrong, Kelley

The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1)

Ashford, Lindsay

The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen

Astley, Judy

It Must Have Been the Mistletoe

Atkinson, Kate

Life After Life

Austen, Jane

Northanger Abbey

Pride and Prejudice

Austin, Keith

Snow, White


Babbit, Natalie

Tuck Everlasting

Baker, Jo


Bardugo, Leigh

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy #1)

Bates, Laura

Everyday Sexism

Black, Holly

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1)

Blackman, Malorie

Knife Edge (N&S #2)

Love Hurts

Blankman, Anne

Prisoner of Night and Fog

Bock, J. T

A Surefire Way (Ultra Security #1)

Boyd, William


Bradbury, Ray

Farenheit 451

Something Wicked This Way Comes

The Illustrated Man

We’ll Always Have Paris

Bradley, Alan

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia De Luce #1)

I am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia De Luce #4)

Breslin, Theresa


Brink, J. D


Bronte, Charlotte

Jane Eyre

Brown, Alexandra

The Great Christmas Knit Off

Brown, Pierce

Red Rising (#1)


Canavan, Trudi

Thief’s Magic (Millenium’s Rule #1)

Capote, Truman

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Carey, M. R.

The Girl with All the Gifts

Carter, Ally

All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1)

Caruso, Carla

A Pretty Mess (Astonvale #1)

Carson, Rae

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1)

Celine, Elise

John Dreamer

Chesterton, G.K

The Man who was Thursday

Circcarelli, Kristen

The Last Namsara (Iskari #1)

Cline, Ernest

Ready Player One

Cohn, Rachel

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

Cross, Sarah

Kill Me Softly

Crossan, Sarah

Apple and Rain


Demick, Barbara

Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea

Dillon, Lori

Fire of the Dragon (Beastiary #1)

Dunlop, Tessa

The Bletchley Girls

Durst, Sarah Beth

Fire & Heist



Ee, Susan

Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days #1)


Fitzpatrick, Becca

Black Ice

Fletcher, Carrie Hope

On the Other Side

Flynn, Gillian

Gone Girl

Foer, Jonathan Safran

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Fforde, Jasper

The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1)

Forman, Gayle

I was Here

If I Stay


Gabaldon, Diana

Outlander (#1)

Gaiman, Neil

Good Omens



The Graveyard Book

Trigger Warning

Unnatural Creatures (Anthology)

Garber, Stephanie


Gaskell, Elizabeth


North and South

Gill, Nikita

-Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories

Goodman, Alison

Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye (Eon #1)

Gray, Amanda


Gregory, Philippa

Changeling (Order of Darkness #1)

Green, John

Paper Towns

Green, Sally

Half Bad (Half Life Trilogy #1)


Hale, Shannon

Austenland (#1)

Midnight in Austenland (#2)

Hall, Sandy

A Little Something Different

Hannah, Kristin

Home Front

Harkness, Deborah

A Discovery of Witches

Harper, C.J

The Disappeared (#1)

Hartman, Rachel

Seraphina (#1)

Hawkins, Paula

The Girl on the Train

Hayes, Suzanne

Empire Girls

Hodge, Rosamund

Cruel Beauty

Holland, Sara

Everless (#1)

Hornby, Nick

Juliet, Naked

Hull, Kelly Van

Tent City

Hyams, Jacky

Bomb Girls



Jackson, Shirley

We Have Always Lived in a Castle

Jordan, Hillary

When She Woke

Jordan, Sophie



Kanter, Trudi

Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler

Keighery, Chrissie


Kinsella, Sophie

Can You Keep a Secret?

Kristoff, Jay

Nevernight (#1)


Legrand, Claire

Furyborn (Empirium #1)

Levithan, David

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

Love is the Higher Law

Lindsey, Mary

Shattered Souls (Souls #1)

Fragile Spirits (Souls #2)

Lo, Malinda


Lowry, Lois

Number the Stars


Maas, Sarah J

The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass 0.1)

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)

A Court of Thorns and Roses (#1)

-A Court of Wings and Ruins (#3)

-A Court of Frost and Starlight (#3.5)

McKinley, Robin

Rose Daughter (Folktales 2)

Meyer, Marissa

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)

Miranda, Megan

Fracture (Fracture #1)


Mlynowski, Sarah

Don’t Even Think About It

Moran, Caitlin

How to be a Woman


Ness, Patrick

More Than This

Nyhen, Loretta

Empire Girls



Paige, Danielle

Dorothy Must Die (#1)

Pattou, Edith


Pearce, Jackson

Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings #1)

Sweetly (Fairytale Retellings #2)

Perkins, Stephanie

Anna and the French Kiss

Pratchett, Terry (Pterry!)

Discworld: A General overview

Good Omens

Price, Lissa

Starters (Starters #1)

Enders (Starters #2)

Pullman, Phillip

The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart #1)


Quick, Matthew

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock


Reichs, Kathy

Virals (#1)

Remarque, E, M

All Quiet on the Western Front

Riordan, James

When the Guns Fall Silent

Riordan, Rick

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)

Roberts, Jeyn

Dark Inside (#1)

Rage Within (#2)

Rollins, Mark

The Labyrinth House

Rosoff, Meg

There is No Dog

Roth, Veronica

Divergent (Divergent #1)

Insurgent (Divergent #2)

Rowell, Rainbow


Eleanor and Park



Rowling, J.K

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Sanderson, Brandon

-The Final Empire (Mistborn #1)

Skyward (#1)

Schwab, Victoria

The Archived (#1)

The Near Witch

Simison, Graeme

The Rosie Project (#1)

Slater, Kim


Slayton, Shonna

Cinderella’s Dress

Sloan, Robin

Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore

Smith, Dwayne Alexander

Forty Acres

Smith, Jennifer, E.

The Geography of You and Me

Snyder, Maria V

Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1)

Sparks, Nicholas

Safe Haven

Spiegelman, Art

Maus (The Complete, Vol 1 & 2)

Stasse, Lisa, M

The Forsaken (#1)

Steifvater, Maggie

The Scorpio Races

Steinbeck, John

The Moon is Down


Tatano, Nic

IT Girl

Twitter Girl

Taylor, Laini

Strange the Dreamer

Torday, Paul

Light Shining in the Forest

Tropper, Jonathan

– This is Where I Leave You



Valente, Catherynne . M

The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (#1)

Various Authors-

Black Apples

My True Love Gave to Me

Stories to Get You Through the Night

Vizinni, Ned

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Vonnegut, Kurt



Wharton, Kit

Emergency Admissions: Memoir of an Ambulance Driver

Wein, Elizabeth

Code Name Verity

Rose Under Fire

Wilson, G Willow

Ms Marvel, Vol 1: No Normal

Woolf, Virginia

A Room of One’s Own



Yousafzai, Malala

I am Malala


Zafon, Carlos Ruiz

The Shadow of the Wind

Zarr, Sarah

How to Save a Life

Zevin, Gabrielle


Zusak, Markus

The Book Thief

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