The Stray Cats of Homs is a shocking, moving and unforgettable account of an ordinary young man's experiences of the war in Syria.
The Many Lives of Heloise Starchild is a wonderful, inventive adventure that takes the reader from late eighteenth-century France to mid twenty-first century Britain and beyond.
The Whispering House has some elements that I really liked, but is let down by a weak main character who makes bad decisions.
In which I somehow read 20 books, three of which were by Doug Johnstone.
The Space Between Worlds is a riveting and detailed parallel universe sci-fi novel with a lot to say about fortune, privilege and belonging.
Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook is a rich, interesting and devastating book to savour.
Paris Savages is interesting, vivid and heartbreaking.
The Sin Eater features an amazing premise, an immersive world and a brave heroine drawn into a courtly intrigue.
Tennis Lessons is funny, relateable and comforting.
The Secret of Creek Cottage is a tense, atmospheric and fascinating ghost story.