Quite simply, a list of the books I have read this year as part of the #52books2017 challenge, and the links to my monthly and picture book reviews! Would love to chat about them so drop me a comment here or on twitter!

#52books2017 January





#52books2017 Mid-Year Review

#52books2017 July Pt. 1

#52Books2017 August


#KidLit (novels)

Jennifer Bell – The Crooked Sixpence; The Smoking Hourglass

Peter Bunzl – Cogheart, Moonlocket

Sarah Diver – The Huntress: Sea

Abi Elphinstone – The Dreamsnatcher; The Shadow Keeper

Maz Evans – Who Let the Gods Out?

Cornelia Funke – Inkheart

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell – Fortunately, the Milk

Shane Hegarty – Darkmouth

Kieran Larwood – The Legend of Podkin One-ear

M. G. Leonard – Beetle Boy

Ross Mackenzie – The Nowhere Emporium

Kiran Millwood-Hargrave – The Girl of Ink and Stars; The Island at the End of Everything

Santa & Simon Sebag Montefiore – The Royal Rabbits of London

Phillip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre – Oliver and the Seawigs; Pugs of the Frozen North

J. K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

S. F. Said – Varjak Paw

Lucy Strange – The Secret of Nightingale Wood

Lisa Thompson – The Goldfish Boy

Piers Torday – The Last Wild; The Dark Wild

David Walliams – Awful Auntie

Ross Welford – Time Travelling with a Hamster; What Not to do if you Turn Invisible

Lara Williamson – The Boy who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair

#PicFic (new picture books examined)

Paul Fleischman & Bagram Ibatoulline (ill.) – The Matchbox Diary

W. E. Joyce – The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

Ted Kooser & Jon Klassen (ill.) – House Held Up By Trees

David Litchfield – The Bear and the Piano

Frann Preston-Gannon – Dave’s Cave


C. S. Lewis – Out of the Silent Planet

Jodi Taylor – And The Rest Is History (Chronicles of St. Mary’s #8)


Max Arthur – The Real Band of Brothers: First-hand accounts from the last survivors of the Spanish Civil War


Mark Driscoll – (A book you’ll actually read on…) The New Testament

John Piper – The Passion of Jesus Christ


Sue Cowley – How to Survive Your First Year in Teaching

Jo Payne and Mel Scott – Making Every Primary Lesson Count

Other non-fiction

C. S. Lewis – The Abolition of Man

Alister McGrath – Deep Magic, Dragons and Talking Mice: How reading C. S. Lewis can change your life


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