Here is a list of all books reviewed on the blog, organised A-Z by author.

Adams, Poppy – The Behaviour of Moths

Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women

Alcott, Louisa May – Good Wives

Allnatt, Judith – The Poet’s Wife

Allnatt, Judith – A Mile of River

Atwood, Margaret – Alias Grace

Atwood, Margaret – Lady Oracle

Atwood, Margaret – The Handmaid’s Tale

Austen, Jane – Emma – 1, 2, 3

Austen, Jane – Mansfield Park – 1, 2, 3

Austen, Jane – Northanger Abbey

Austen, Jane – Persuasion – 1, 2, 3, 4

Austen, Jane – Sense and Sensibility – 1, 2, 3

Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice – 1, 2, 3

Bailey, Blake – A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates

Bagnold, Enid – Diary Without Dates

Bagnold, Enid – The Squire

Barbal, Maria – Stone in a Landslide

Barker, Pat – Toby’s Room

Barker, Pat – Regeneration

Bates, H E – Fair Stood the Wind for France

Bedford, Sybille – A Favourite of the Gods and A Compass Error

Bedford, Sybille – Pleasures and Landscapes

Benatar, Stephen – Wish Her Safe at Home

Bennett, Alan – The Uncommon Reader

Blyton, Enid – First Term at Malory Towers

Bowen, Elizabeth – Friends and Relations

Bowen, Elizabeth – To the North

Bowen, Elizabeth – The Heat of the Day

Bowen, Elizabeth – The Hotel

Bowen, Elizabeth – The Death of the Heart

Bowen, Elizabeth – The House in Paris

Braddon, Mary Elizabeth – Lady Audley’s Secret

Bradley, Alan –The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Bridge, Ann – Illyrian Spring, Illyrian Spring Re-Read

Bridge, Ann – Peking Picnic

Brittain, Vera – Testament of Youth

Brocket, Jane – The Gentle Art of Domesticity

Bromfield, Louis – Mrs Parkington

Brookner, Anita – Hotel du Lac

Bude, John – The Lake District Murder

Burnett, Frances Hodgson – In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim

Byatt, A S – The Children’s Book

Canfield, Dorothy – Seasoned Timber

Cannan, Joanna – Princes in the Land

Capote, Truman – In Cold Blood

Carr, J L – A Month in the Country

Carson, Susannah (ed) – A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen

Carter, Angela – Wise Children

Cather, Willa – O, Pioneers!

Cather, Willa – My Antonia

Cather, Willa – Death Comes for the Archbishop

Cather, Willa – Lucy Gayheart

Cather, Willa – A Lost Lady

Catton, Eleanor – The Luminaries

Cannato, Vincent –  American Passage: A History of Ellis Island

Caspary, Vera – Bedelia

Chellis, Marcia – The Girls from Winnetka

Christie, Agatha – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Coates, John – Patience

Colegate, Isabel – The Shooting Party

Collins, Norman – London Belongs to Me

Collins, Suzanne – The Hunger Games

Collins, Wilkie – The Moonstone

Collins, Wilkie – No Name

Compton Burnett, Ivy – Pastors and Masters

Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur – A Study in Scarlet

Cossé, Laurence – An Accident in August

Crace, Jim – Harvest

Craigie, Emma – Chocolate Cake with Hitler

Crompton, Richmal – Frost at Morning

De Waal, Edmund – The Hare with Amber Eyes

Delafield, E M – The Way Things Are

Delafield, E M – Thank Heaven Fasting

Delafield, E M – Women Who Love

Delafield, E M – Nothing is Safe

Dennys, Joyce – Henrietta’s War

Dennys, Joyce – Henrietta Sees It Through

Dickens, Charles – Dombey and Son

Dickens, Monica – The Winds of Heaven

Douglas Sedgwick, Anne – Dark Hester

Du Maurier, Daphne  – Hungry Hill

Du Maurier, Daphne – My Cousin Rachel

Du Maurier, Daphne – The Doll and Other Stories

Durrell, Gerald – My Family and Other Animals

Dyhouse, Carol – Glamour: Women, History, Feminism

Edwards, Michelle – A Knitter’s Home Companion

Fair, Elizabeth – A Winter Away

Faulks, Sebastian – Birdsong

Ferris, Joshua – To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Flagg, Fannie – Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Francis Kane, Jessica – The Report

Frisby, Terence – Kisses on a Postcard

Fussell, Paul – The Great War and Modern Memory

Garwood, Tirzah – Long Live Great Bardfield

Gibbons, Kaye – Sights Unseen

Gibbons, Kaye – Ellen Foster

Gibbons, Stella – Westwood

Gilbert, Elizabeth – The Signature of All Things

Ginzburg, Eugenia – Into the Whirlwind

Glaspell, Susan – Brook Evans

Godden, Rumer – The Greengage Summer

Golding, William – Lord of the Flies

Goudge, Elizabeth – The Runaways

Goudge, Elizabeth – The Little White Horse

Graves, Robert – Goodbye to All That

Green, Henry – Caught

Green, Henry – Loving

Greene, Graham – The End of the Affair

Gutcheon, Beth – Still Missing

Hamilton, Cicely – William, an Englishman

Harris, Alexandra – Romantic Moderns

Harris, Jane – Gillespie and I

Healy, Marti – The Rhythm of Selby

Highsmith, Patricia – Carol

Hill, Genevieve (ed) – The Diary of Miss Idilia

Hill, Susan – Mrs De Winter

Hill, Susan – In the Springtime of the Year

Hill, Susan – Howard’s End is on the Landing

Hilton, Traci Tyne – Foreclosed: A Mitzi Neuhaus Mystery

Hocking, Mary – Letters from Constance

Hollis, Matthew – All Roads Lead to France

Holtby, Winifred – Anderby Wold

Holtby, Winifred – South Riding

Hollinghurst, Alan – The Stranger’s Child

Hope, Anna – Wake

Hope, Anna – The Ballroom

Howard, Elizabeth Jane – The Light Years

Hrabal, Bohumil – I Served The King of England

Hull, Helen – Heat Lightning

Hull, Helen – Islanders

Hull, Helen – Morning Shows the Day

Hustvedt, Siri – The Blazing World

Irving, Washington –  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Jackson, Shirley – We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Jackson, Shirley – The Haunting of Hill House

Jaffe, Rona – The Best of Everything

Jenkins, Elizabeth – The Tortoise and the Hare

Jenkins, Elizabeth – Harriet

Jiles, Paulette – News of the World

Kavanagh, Paul – Iceberg

Kingsolver, Barbara – The Poisonwood Bible

Lahiri, Jhumpa – The Lowland

Laski, Marghanita – Little Boy Lost

Laski, Marghanita – Love on the Supertax

Laski, Marghanita – The Victorian Chaise Longue

Laski, Marghanita – To Bed with Grand Music

Laski, Marganita – The Village

Lee, Laurie – Cider with Rosie

Lehmann, Rosamund – A Note in Music

Lovell, Mary S – The Mitford Girls

MacGregor, Dr Neil – Germany: Memories of a Nation

Mackail, Denis – Greenery  Street

Madden, Deirdre – Molly Fox’s Birthday

Mantel, Hilary – Wolf Hall

Maud, Constance – No Surrender

Mayor, F M – The Rector’s Daughter

Mayor, F M – The Squire’s Daughter

Mayor, F M – The Third Miss Symons

Maxwell, William – So Long, See You Tomorrow

Maxwell, William – They Came Like Swallows

Maxwell, William – Time Will Darken It

McCarthy, Mary –  The Group

Merrill Block, Stefan – The Storm at the Door

Miller, Betty – Farewell Leicester Square

Mitchell, Gladys – The Mystery of a Butcher’s Shop

Mitford, Nancy – Christmas Pudding

Mitford, Nancy – The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate

Mitford, Nancy – Pigeon Pie

Mitford, Nancy – Wigs on the Green

Montgomery, L M – Anne of Green Gables

Montgomery, L M – Anne of Avonlea

Montgomery, L M – Anne of the Island

Montgomery, L M – Anne’s House of Dreams

Montgomery, L M – Emily of New Moon

Montgomery, L M – The Blue Castle

Morgenstern, Erin – The Night Circus

Morrison, Toni – Song of Solomon

Mullan, John – What Matters in Jane Austen?

Murray, Rosalind – The Happy Tree

Munro, Alice – The View from Castle Rock

Nicholls, David – One Day

Nicolson, Juliet – The Great Silence

Niffenegger, Audrey – The Time Traveler’s Wife

Niffenegger, Audrey –  Her Fearful Symmetry

Oates, Joyce Carol – We Were the Mulvaneys

Olivier, Edith – The Love Child

Orne Jewett, Sarah – The Country of the Pointed Firs

Otto, Whitney – How to Make an American Quilt

Panter-Downes, Mollie – One Fine Day

Parini, Jay – The Last Station

Pasternak, Boris – Doctor Zhivago Part 1, Part 2

Peck, Winifred – House-Bound

Perry, Sarah – The Essex Serpent

Pym, Barbara – Excellent Women

Pym, Barbara – Jane and Prudence

Pym, Barbara – A Glass Full of Blessings

Quick, Matthew – The Good Luck of Right Now

Raverat, Gwen – Period Piece

Reisen, Harriet – Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

Robinson, Jane – Bluestockings: The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education

Robinson, Marilynne – Gilead

Robinson, Marilyn – Home

Ruskovich, Emily – Idaho

Russell, James – Ravilious in Pictures: Sussex and the Downs

Sackville West, Vita – All Passion Spent 

Sackville West, Vita – The Heir

Sanxay Holding, Elisabeth – The Blank Wall

Sarton, May – The Magnificent Spinster

Sarton, May – Joanna and Ulysses

Sassoon, Siegfried – Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man

Sassoon, Siegfried – Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Schlissel, Lillian – Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey

Schlossberg, Linda – Life in Miniature

Semple, Maria – Where’d you go, Bernadette?

Shapton, Leanne – Swimming Studies

Sherriff, R.C. – Greengates

Shreeve, Anita – Fortune’s Rocks

Sims, Michael – The Story of Charlotte’s Web

Sinclair, May – The Life and Death of Harriett Frean

Smith, Betty – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Smith, Dodie – I Capture the Castle

Smith, Zadie – NW

Spark, Muriel – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Starling, Belinda – The Journal of Dora Damage

Steinbeck, John – Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck, John – Travels with Charley

Stern, G. B – The Matriarch

Stevenson, D E – Miss Buncle’s Book

Stockett, Kathryn – The Help

Stratton, Joanna – Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier

Stratton-Porter, Gene – A Girl of the Limberlost

Struther, Jan – Mrs Miniver

Summerscale, Kate – The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Tarkington, Booth – The Magnificent Ambersons

Tartt, Donna – The Secret History

Tartt, Donna – The Goldfinch

Taylor, Elizabeth – A Game of Hide and Seek

Taylor, Elizabeth – A View of the Harbour

Taylor, Elizabeth – The Devastating Boys

Taylor, Elizabeth – Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont

Taylor, Elizabeth – Palladian

Tennyson Jesse, F – A Pin to See the Peepshow

Thomas, Helen – As It Was

Toibin, Colm – Brooklyn

Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina 1, 2, 3

Trollope, Anthony – Can You Forgive Her?

Trollope, Anthony – The Way We Live Now

Tutton, Diana – Guard Your Daughters

Vernon, Roland – The Maestro’s Voice

Von Arnim, Elizabeth – The Enchanted April

Von Arnim, Elizabeth – Elizabeth and Her German Garden

Von Arnim, Elizabeth – The Solitary Summer

Von Arnim, Elizabeth – The Caravaners

Waters, Sarah – The Little Stranger

Watson, Larry – Montana 1948

Waugh, Evelyn – Decline and Fall

Webster, Jean – Daddy Long Legs

Wein, Elizabeth – Code Name Verity

Weinman, Sarah (ed) – Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives

Wells, H G – Ann Veronica

Welty, Eudora – The Optimist’s Daughter

Wharton, Edith – The Reef

Wharton, Edith – The Age of Innocence

Wharton, Edith –  Ethan Frome

Whipple, Dorothy – Because of the Lockwoods

Whipple, Dorothy –  Every Good Deed

Whipple, Dorothy – Greenbanks, Greenbanks Re-read

Whipple, Dorothy – High Wages

Whipple, Dorothy – Someone at a Distance

Whipple, Dorothy – They Knew Mr Knight

Whipple, Dorothy – The Other Day

Whipple, Dorothy – Young Anne

White, AntoniaFrost in May

White, Antonia – The Lost Traveller

White, Ethel Lina – The Wheel Spins

Wilder, Laura Ingalls – Little House in the Big Woods

Wilder, Laura Ingalls – Little House on the Prairie

Wilder, Laura Ingalls – Farmer Boy

Wilder, Laura Ingalls – On the Banks of Plum Creek

Wilder, Laura Ingalls – By the Shores of Silver Lake

Wilder, Laura Ingalls – The Long Winter

Wilder, Laura Ingalls – Little Town on the Prairie

Wilson, A.N – The Victorians

Wizenburg, Molly – A Homemade Life

Woolf, Virginia – Between the Acts

Woolf, Virginia – Night and Day

Woolf, Virginia – The London Scene

Woolf, Virginia – The Years

Worth, Jennifer – Call the Midwife

Yates, Richard – Disturbing the Peace

Yates, Richard – Revolutionary Road

Yates, Richard – The Easter Parade

Yates, Richard – Young Hearts Crying

Ziegelman, Jane – 97 Orchard Street: An Edible History of Five Families in One New York Tenement


  1. I’ve just read The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth and Ethan Frome straight off (obsessive or what?) and wanted to see what you thought of them. Well, I know as I’ve seen comments in past Booksnob entries that you love Edit W’s books.
    However, these don’t appear in your reviews list. Or is it me being dim?
    I hope you’re well and happy (never known you otherwise, Rachel!).

    1. Ha! Not obsessive at all! I have read all three but only reviewed two on here – The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome. As they’re part of my ‘Reading America’ list, I have linked to them under the ‘Reading America’ tab. You should find them easily there!!

      I hope you loved the books!

      Thank you Chrissy! I hope you are the same! x

  2. I’m seeing many old friends in your review list. I’m going to have fun reading these reviews. One of my all time favourite comfort reads doesn’t appear here and I’m wondering if you’ve discovered it yet: the Mapp & Lucia series by E.F. Benson. 6 books in all, best read in order, set in England between the wars. Queen Lucia; Lucia in London; Miss Mapp; Mapp & Lucia; Lucia’s Progress; Trouble for Lucia. TV4 made a brilliant series based on the books, with Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorn and Geraldine McEwan. But the books are the best.

    1. Hi Tui! We obviously share the same tastes! I have heard so many wonderful things about the Mapp and Lucia books, but no – I have not yet got around to reading them. But I will, as they sound truly fantastic, and I so enjoyed Mrs Ames by E F Benson, so I know I’ll love other books of his!

      1. I agree the TV4 series is excellent (available on DVD) though not having read the books I can’t compare them.

  3. I love the organization of your new site. Looks lovely and clean. Beautiful.
    Could you tell me what your guidelines are when you review? It’s something I am always curious about. Thank you. Deb/TheBookishDame

    1. Thanks Deborah! I don’t really have any guidelines to speak of – I certainly don’t have a ‘rating’ system or anything. I just write my honest thoughts and leave it at that – I rarely accept review copies and I know my tastes well and don’t deviate much outside of them so it’s not often I’ll have anything unsavoury to say about what I’m reading. My main guidelines for myself, if I have any at all, are to be honest, transparent and as analytical as possible – I like to probe beneath the surface and I am not afraid to criticise!

  4. I love your blog, and your reviews. I hope you do a review on Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South, I did a rather amateur job reviewing the mini series on my blog. It has had such an impact on me that I can’t put my thoughts into words without sounding like an infatuated teenager! Its been a while since I read Persuasion and I may join you for hte read along. Happy posting!

    1. Thank you Misha!! Sorry I have only just got around to replying to your comment – it must have slipped through the net. I hope you’re still enjoying reading along!

  5. In Miss Buncle’s Book by (D.E. Stevenson) someone recomends that a girl who has nighmares may try “chemical food” .. Does anyone have an idea of what that might have been? I need to know in order to advice a translator.
    Many thanks

  6. What a wonderful blog! Love the reviews, the travels, the pictures. I’ve just come across it – think I followed something about Ann Bridge and found Book Snob

  7. I think I will have to read Anne of Green Gables again! Can I recommend Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset?

  8. As an avid reader and would be writer I really enjoy your blog and was thrilled to see, on your review list, many books I have loved over the years beautifully reviewed. However I am really surprised that Iris Murdoch doesn’t feature at all,to me she is one of the greatest English writers ever and I would love to know your opinion of her work.
    I am half way through “The Luminaries” and am totally hooked,maybe the fact that I am a Kiwi has something to do with it!!

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