Books on the 7:47

The books that make me look forward to my commute.

Book Reviews A-Z

My reviews are listed alphabetically, by author:


Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

The Lemon Tree Cafe by Cathy Bramley

Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

The Flats by Kate Birdsall

The Muse by Jessie Burton

Everything is Lies by Helen Callaghan

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

The Girls by Emma Cline

Scoundrels by Major Victor Cornwall & Major Arthur St. John Trevelyan

Boy by Roald Dahl

Time in my Pocket by Gina Dewink

The Biographies of Ordinary People by Nicole Dieker

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel


The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet

Hold My Hand by M.J. Ford

An American Cage by Ted Galdi

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Lies Within by Jane Isaac

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Odd Girl Out by Laura James

Dubliners by James Joyce


The Vegetarian by Han Kang

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

The Break by Marian Keyes

Himself by Jess Kidd

Hurrah for Gin by Katie Kirby

Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

When Houses Burn by Laurèn Lee

Cranberry Lane by Laurèn Lee

The House by Simon Lelic

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Mitford Girls by Mary S. Lovell

Bookworm by Lucy Mangan

Echo Valley by JC Matheson

The Wardrobe Mistress by Patrick McGrath

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Slade House by David Mitchell

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

The Betrayals by Fiona Neill

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Holding by Graham Norton

Skin Deep by Liz Nugent

The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

The Cows by Dawn O’Porter

The Black Painting by Neil Olsen

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Not Working by Lisa Owens


The Bees by Laline Paull

Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Trying by Emily Phillips

Happiness for Humans by P.Z. Reizin

Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva

Demi-Gods by Eliza Robertson

Track 9 by Sue Rovens

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

Strungballs by Mike Russell

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Inside Vogue by Alexandra Schulman

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Perfume by Patrick Suskind

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Fear by C.L. Taylor

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler


The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste

Who is Tom Ditto? by Danny Wallace

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

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