Welcome to my bookshelf! I’m making inroads on my “to be read” pile – which is constantly accumulating while I write – and thought I’d scribble down some thoughts as I go.

I mostly read literary and women’s fiction, crime, thrillers and mystery. I love supporting authors (especially debut authors) by reading advanced reading copies in exchange for honest reviews.

Other than that, there’s not much rhyme or reason to my choices. Recent hit or classic, popular bestseller or quirky, it’s just whatever I fancy reading. Nevertheless, I hope you’ll find a recommendation or two here.

Professional Reader10 Book Reviews

All in Her Head, by Nikki Smith

17TH APRIL, 2020

A gripping, cleverly-plotted debut which packs a killer twist and leaves you reeling. Read review

Missing Pieces, by Laura Pearson

10TH AUGUST, 2018

Laura Pearson’s compelling debut explores grief, guilt and hope in a family torn apart… Read review

Missing Pieces-Laura Pearson

Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty


With a large cast of primary school parents, a suspicious death and a dénouement that explores domestic abuse, Liane Moriarty’s HBO hit is a page-turner with a big message… Read review


The End We Start From, by Megan Hunter


Hailed as the first novel about motherhood and climate change, The End We Start From is a mysterious, tender and uplifting work – a short book that leaves you wanting more… Read review


The Summer Book, by Tove Jansson

26TH JANUARY, 2018

There’s nothing like a cold snap to make you yearn for summer, crank up the Beach Boys and imagine the orange warmth of the sun kissing your eyelids… Read review