Reviews

Instead of searching my blog for reviews, I’ve collected them all in one place for you. They are ordered alphabetically by surname, forename: title. Books that are not highlighted in green/blue are yet to be published. I’ll update this regularly!

I’m happy to accept and review books as long as they’re something I’m genuinely interested in (classics, historical fiction, fantasy, nature writing, and nonfiction are just some of my favourites). If you want me to review your book, please email me the details at laurenjpegler@gmail.com – thanks!

5 stars: I loved this | 4 stars: I liked this | 3 stars: it was average | 2 stars: I disliked this | 1 star: I hated this (but managed to get through it) | 0 stars: DNF


A:

Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women (volume I & II)

Alexander, Christine & Sara L. Pearson: Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: Transforming Life into Literature in Jane Eyre

Arden, Katherine: The Bear and the Nightingale

Atwood, Margaret: Alias Grace

Austen, Jane: Emma

Austen, Jane: Persuasion

Austen, Jane: Pride & Prejudice

Austen-Leigh, James Edward: A Memoir of Jane Austen & Other Family Recollections

B:

Baird, Julia: Queen Victoria: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

Borman, Tracy: The King’s Witch

Braddon, Mary Elizabeth: Lady Audley’s Secret

Brontë, Anne: Agnes Grey

Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Brontë, Charlotte: Emma, A Fragment

Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre

Brontë, Charlotte: The Professor

Brontë, Charlotte: Shirley

Brontë, Charlotte: Villette

Brontë, Emily: ‘The Night is Darkening Round Me’

Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights

Brontë, various: Tales of Glass Town, Angria and Gondal

Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden

Burns, Anna: Milkman

C:

Carlin, Laura: The Wicked Cometh

Carr, Samuel: Ode to Flowers

Case, Alison: Nelly Dean: A Return to Wuthering Heights

Christie, Agatha: And Then There Were None

Christie, Agatha: Murder on the Orient Express

Christie, Agatha: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Clare, Cassandra: The Infernal Devices

Clarke, Susanna: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Collins, Sara: The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White

Crossley-Holland, Kevin: The Penguin Book of Norse Mythology

D:

Dickens, Charles: A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles: Hard Times

Dickens, Charles: Oliver Twist

Dronfield, Jeremy: The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

E:

Elby, Amber: Cauldron’s Bubble

Eliot, George: Middlemarch

Eliot, George: Silas Marner

Ellis, Bella: The Vanished Bride

Ellis, Samantha: Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life

Engels, Friedrich: The Condition of the Working Class in England

Ernshaw, Shea: The Wicked Deep

F:

Forster, E.M: Howards End

Fowles, John: The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Frank, Anne: The Diary of a Young Girl

Fry, Stephen: Mythos

G:

Gaiman, Neil: Coraline

Gaiman, Neil: Norse Mythology

Gaskell, Elizabeth: Mary Barton

Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South

Gaskell, Elizabeth: Wives and Daughters

Gibbons, Stella: Westwood

Gissing, George: New Grub Street

Gissing, George: The Odd Women

Goodman, Ruth: How to be a Victorian

Goodwin, Daisy: Victoria

Graham, Winston: Ross Poldark

H:

Hall, Radclyffe: The Well of Loneliness

Halls, Stacey: The Familiars

Halls, Stacey: The Foundling

Hardy, Thomas: Far From the Madding Crowd

Hardy, Thomas: Jude the Obscure

Hardy, Thomas: The Mayor of Casterbridge

Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the d’Urbervilles | Re-Reading Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Hardy, Thomas: ‘Woman Much Missed’

Hardy, Thomas: The Woodlanders

Harrison, Melissa: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons

Hill, Susan: The Woman in Black

I:

J:

Jackson, Shirley: The Haunting of Hill House

K:

Kenyon, Karen: The Brontë Family: Passionate Literary Geniuses

Kidd, Jess: Things in Jars

L:

Lawrence, D.H: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Lee, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird

Lewis, Matthew: The Monk

Lowe, Katie: The Furies

M:

Malcolm, Gabrielle: There’s Something About Darcy

Marsh, Richard: The Beetle

du Maurier, Daphne: The Infernal World of Branwell Brontë

du Maurier, Daphne: My Cousin Rachel

du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca

Miller, Madeline: Circe

Miller, Madeline: The Song of Achilles

Mirrlees, Hope: Lud-in-the-Mist

Morgenstern, Erin: The Night Circus

Morris, William: News From Nowhere

N:

O:

Orwell, George: ‘Notes on Nationalism’

Ovid: ‘The Fall of Icarus’

P:

Perry, Sarah: The Essex Serpent

Purcell, Laura: The Corset

Purcell, Laura: The Silent Companions

Q:

R:

Rebanks, James: The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District

Reef, Catherine: The Brontë Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne

Rooney, Sally: Conversations with FriendsNormal People (combined review)

Rowling, J.K: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Rowling, J.K: Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone

Rubenhold, Hallie: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

S:

Shaffer, Mary Ann & Annie Barrows: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein

Shelley, Mary: Matilda

Sheridan, Joseph Le Fanu: Carmilla

Silva, Samantha: Mr Dickens and his Carol

Stewart, Michael: Ill Will

Stoker, Bram: Dracula

T:

Tolkien, J.R.R: The Hobbit

Tolkien, J.R.R: The Lord of the Rings

Trollope, Anthony: The Warden

U:

V:

Various: Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories

W: 

Wells, H.G.: The War of the Worlds

Wollstonecraft, Mary: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Wordsworth, Dorothy: The Grasmere & Alfoxden Journals

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