The husband’s secret by Liane Moriarty
How to be both by Ali Smith
Necessary lies by Diane Chamberlain
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Review: 'Not an enjoyable read. Too fictional!Far too long for the message conveyed. Didn 't enjoy the story. The World War 2 theme has been portrayed better in other books.'
The bathing women by Tie Nang and translated by Hongling Zhang and Jason
Review: It was really hard work getting to the end of this. Learned nothing from the book historically or socially. History theme not developed and characters not developed.
The Truth about the Harry QubertAffair by Joel Dicker
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Shark by Will Self
Into the night sky by Caroline Finnerty
The thrill of it all by Joseph O'Connor
"excellently written - fantastic English. Joseph’s supreme intelligence shines through. Interesting story re band etc but didn’t find it to be a story that was compelling. Too much information at times
The Crocodile by the door by Selina Guinness
Reviews: Most people found the book an easy and enjoyable read. We can visualise family life and the estate. A book that can be picked up and put down but still be able to keep up with story.
The secret place by Tana French
Reviews: 'Not a favourite – too much detail.'
Hanging with the Elephant by Michael Harding
Reviews: 'Nice thoughts, simply put.'
'Relaxing reading, treats death nicely and passionately.'
City of Women by David Gillham
Reviews: 'Another brilliant insight into events in Berlin during WW2. This book relates the bleak lives of women in the city during the war, the part they played – helping people on both sides at times. It projected a very stark picture. A very good read!!'
This House is Haunted by John Boyne
Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Black Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black –
Reviews: 'Kind of predictable (now that we have read the other ones) but easy reading.
'Not a great “detective” story.'
The house we grew up in by Lisa Jewell
Reviews: 'A very interesting read – great issues also.
'Really liked it.'
The scent of death by Andrew Taylor.
The moment by Douglas Kennedy
Reviews: 'Loved the Berlin theme', 'Loved the historical background'. Some found it enjoyable and some found it long and boring.
In one person by John Irving.
“Aids was the dominant theme overall. It dealt with all kinds of relationships in the Gay community.”
“If I read only the last 70 pages it would be adequate. “
“Not our type of book – no offence intended.”
A most wanted man by John le Carre