Andre Agassi – Open Outstanding autobiography even if you’re not into tennis.
Bill Bryson – The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid For the nostalgics.
Dennis Rodman – Bad As I Wanna Be Candid thoughts from the Chicago Bull.
Kevin Bridges – We Need to Talk About Kevin Scottish comedians rise to fame.
Bori Praper – Cynicism Management: 1 Brilliant characters and commentary on modern life. Fantastic debut novel.
Linwood Barclay – No Safe House A page turner. Nice angle on the thriller genre.
Caroline Taggart – 500 Words You Should Know Dipping in and out of
M.R. James – Ghost Stories Old; torturous to read.
Stuart Evers – Ten Stories About Smoking Boring. Disjointed. Not even about smoking.
Stories On the Go: 101 Very Short Stories by 101 Authors Some great stories!
Charles Dickens – Ghost Stories Some excellent stories, the writing still suprisingly fresh.
Don Massenzio – Blood Orange Great premise, great read, well paced.
Bori Praper – Pendulum Pet: Cynicism Management 2 Another great read from Bori following up from the brilliant Cynicism Management.
George Orwell – Animal Farm Second time reading it. Still fantastic.
Adam Johnson – Emporium: Stories Three good stories, the rest forgettable, self indulgent, self satisfying.
Dean Koontz – Breathless My first Koontz read. Hugely disappointed. Plotless mess.
Andy McNab – Crisis Four Poor pacing. Some solid writing. 200 pages too long.
David Gaughran – Let’s Get Digital If you’re self publishing read it.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez – 100 Years of Solitude From 5 to 3 stars. Initial brilliance let down by ‘boring’ final third and name confusion.
Stephen King – Cell Great first half, dwindled a little towards end but still a great read.
Phillip K. Dick – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Excellent. Still thinking about it. Best book this year.
Harlan Coben – Missing You Got half way through. That was enough. 2D characters, boring plot. Expected way more.
Stephen King – On Writing Excellent, feels like a comfortable chat with the master himself. Great insight into his ‘becoming’. Actual writing advice fairly standard.
Matt Kincade – The Devil’s Mouth A fellow blogger; if you like vampires read it. Excellent.
Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train Majorly overhyped. I mean severely. Read something better in the genre.
James Herbert – The Secret of Crickley Hall A slow start, but once it gets going really well written. Not scary but plenty great images and great storytelling. A bit bloated in terms of length.
Jefferey Deaver – Twisted Excellent. Only two duff short stories out of sixteen. Great pacing, great twists and polished writing.
Philip K Dick – The Unteleported Man Excellent imagination, brilliant plot and perfectly balanced, 124 pages of great sci fi.
Harry Harrison – The Men From P.I.G. and R.O.B.O.T. Two 60~ page stories. Enjoyable quick read.
Vincent Mars – 50 Word Stories Another blogger with incredible skills. Fantastic collection.
C.S. Boyack – The Experimental Notebook Currently Reading…