Postal Reading group

This page records the comments I have written on books as part of a postal reading group. The idea is that each member of the group chooses a book, and writes their comments before mailing it to the next person on the list. Over the course of the year you will read and comment on everyone's choices. Please note that the comments recorded here are entirely my own, and, for reasons of privacy, no other members of the group are identified. Please click on the links in the month column to be taken to the relevant set of remarks.


MonthTitleAuthor
October 2018 Missing FayAdam Thorpe
November 2018 The LighthouseAlison Moore
December 2018 Angels flightMichael Connelly
January 2019 The Abortionist's daughterElisabeth Hyde
February 2019 All the light we cannot seeAnthony Doerr
March 2019 Falling awayCandida Crewe
April 2019 'A' is for AlibiSue Grafton
May 2019 The Anubis gatesTim Powers
June 2019 The Long songAndrea Levy
July 2019 The Visit of the royal physicianPer Olov Enquist
August 2019 MortalityChristopher Hitchens
September 2019 The Age of miraclesKaren Thompson Walker
October 2019 The LibrarianSalley Vickers
November 2019 Molly Fox's birthdayDeirdre Madden
December 2019 Vaporetto 13Robert Girardi
January 2020 Tin manSarah Winman
February 2020 A Walk in the woodsBill Bryson
March 2020 The Great aloneKristin Hannah
April 2020 If I die before I wakeEmily Koch
May 2020 The Turing testChris Beckett
June 2020 TrespassRose Tremain
July 2020 My sister, the serial killerOyinkan Braithwaite
August 2020 Slade HouseDavid Mitchell
September 2020 FluddHilary Mantel
October 2020 The OffingBenjamin Myers
November 2020 The Uncommon readerAlan Bennett
December 2020 Half of a yellow sunChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
January 2021 Annie DunneSebastian Barry
February 2021 Elizabeth is missingEmma Healey
March 2021 A Summer book and The Winter bookTove Jansson
April 2021 Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop cafeFannie Flagg
May 2021 The ChrysalidsJohn Wyndham
June 2021 The Salt pathRaynor Winn
July 2021 The Giver of starsJojo Moyes
August 2021 In a glass darklyJ. Sheridan le Fanu
September 2021 A Gathering lightJennifer Donnelly
October 2021 Summer waterSarah Moss
November 2021 Lords and ladiesTerry Pratchett
December 2021 Away with the penguinsHazel Prior
January 2022 The Shepherd’s lifeJames Rebanks
February 2022 The FishermenChigozie Obioma
March 2022 We are all completely beside ourselvesKaren Joy Fowler
April 2022 Wide sargasso seaJean Rhys
May 2022 Human actsHan Kang
June 2022 Who will run the frog hospitalLorrie Moore
July 2022 On the waterH. M. van den Brink
August 2022 The man who died twiceRichard Osman
September 2022 The Woman in the white kimonoAna Johns

I have also written a few short reviews for the New Books magazine. These are available here