31 Jul

It’s One For The Money by Clinton Heylin

BookChap Clinton Heylin is one of the leading rock historians in the world and, in Britain ......
31 Jul

True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa by Michael Finkel

BookNoir It was novelist Philip Roth who famously articulated the theory that American reality had grown ......
31 Jul

Paper Towns by John Green

BookHugger One of the added bonuses of striking it rich, as in Fault in Our Stars-rich, ...
31 Jul

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

BookGeek For a number of years I co-curated the literary strand of Dublin’s Bram Stoker Festival ......
31 Jul

Wind/Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami

BookHugger Gnomic is the word most commonly used to describe the world’s most popular cult novelist, ......
30 Jul

KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE by Paula Daly

BookDiva Sean and Natty married when she became pregnant during their first year at university. They ......
30 Jul

The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune 1915-1964 by Zachary Leader

BookLife Certainly a big read [Ed: 832 pages!] but if you are a fan of Saul ...
30 Jul

Rising Ground by Philip Marsden

BookLife I am afraid that I am not going to be able to do justice to ...
30 Jul

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

BookHugger Anne Tyler’s 20th novel is all about the Whitshank family, starting with Abby and Red. ......
30 Jul

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

BookHugger I’ve tried and I’ve tried with Marilynne Robinson. I really have. Each time I pick ......
30 Jul

The Green Road by Anne Enright

BookHugger We’re in familiar territory with Enright’s latest novel – family tensions, squabbling, misunderstandings, conflict...
30 Jul

Satin Island by Tom McCarthy

BookHugger ‘U’, the main character in the book, is an anthropologist now working as a company ......
29 Jul

The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota

BookHugger This is primarily the story of Tochi, Avtar, Randeep and Narinder. The first three are ......
29 Jul

The Lie by C L Taylor

BookNoir The Lie is C L Taylor’s second novel, following on from her bestselling 2014 debut ......
29 Jul

On The Move by Oliver Sacks

BookLife I’ve been a fan of Oliver Sacks since I read The Man Who Mistook His ...
29 Jul

Man Booker Prize announces 2015 longlist

BookHugger The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today, ......
29 Jul

Bobby Moore: The Man In Full by Matt Dickinson

BookChap During the old Home Internationals, Scottish football fans used to sing this song about Bobby ......
29 Jul

EXTRACT: The Art of Waiting by Christopher Jory

BookDiva We start at the very beginning. Aldo Gardini, an Italian soldier in a Russian prison ......
29 Jul

Field Notes from the Edge: Journeys through Britain’s Secret Wilderness by Paul Evans

BookLife Lovely vignettes about underrated places and creatures, from a Guardian country diarist....
29 Jul

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon

BookDiva The penultimate, historical, romantic Outlander book, with all the strife, conflict and near death living around a time ...
28 Jul

Last Chance in the Pyrenees by Julia Stagg

BookDiva Lovely read, would make a great holiday read. This book is one of a series ...