Review Index 2015

BOOK REVIEWS

FICTION

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer
Mr Darwin’s Gardener by Kristina Carlson
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty
Zone by Mathias Énard
The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck
The Spring of Kasper Meier by Ben Fergusson
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
In the Beginning Was the Sea by Tomás González
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Things We Have in Common by Tasha Kavanagh
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Boyhood Island by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Disclaimer by Renee Knight
The Investigation by Jung-Myung Lee
The Great Swindle by Pierre Lemaitre
The Faithful Couple by A. D. Miller
The Man in a Hurry by Paul Morand
While the Gods Were Sleeping by Erwin Mortier
Night Waking by Sarah Moss
The Blue Room by Hanne Ørstavik
V. by Thomas Pynchon
The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
The Giraffe’s Neck by Judith Schalansky
How to be both by Ali Smith
The Shore by Sara Taylor
A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
King Solomon’s Carpet by Barbara Vine
Stoner by John Williams
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Foyles Bookshop Event)
 
NON FICTION
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards
Rush Hour: How 500 Million Commuters Survive the Daily Journey to Work by Iain Gately
Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
This Boy by Alan Johnson
Dead Babies and Seaside Towns by Alice Jolly
Stammered Songbook by Erwin Mortier
Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland by Sarah Moss
In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park
Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing by Tracey Thorn
Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker
The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
Hotel by Joanna Walsh
 

NEWS AND FEATURES

New Books Coming Soon in 2015
Four Novellas I’ve Read Recently
Go Set a Watchman: The Inevitable Disappointment of Literary Sequels?
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2015
The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Longlist 2015
The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist 2015
World Book Night: Top 10 Books for Reluctant Readers
Bookshops in Hay-on-Wye
Is the new Man Booker International Prize good news for translated fiction? 
The Man Booker Prize 2015 Longlist
Book Blogs, Hatchet Jobs and One-Star Book Reviews 
Should Libraries Stop Buying Books?
Will BookTube Overtake Book Blogging?
The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015 Longlist
My Books of the Year 2015
 
HAY FESTIVAL EVENT REVIEWS
Man Booker International Prize and Jo Caulfield
Jessie Burton and Jon Ronson
Alexander McCall Smith and Jenny Erpenbeck
Helen Macdonald and Tracey Thorn
 
OTHER EVENT REVIEWS
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara – Foyles Bookshop Event
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith – Time Run Launch Event
The Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year Award 2015 – Bloggers Event
Crime Classics: Margery Allingham and Eric Ambler Bloggers Event
 

2 responses to “Review Index 2015

  1. You´ve already read all these books in half a year? That´s impressive!

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