Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – February 2018


Welcome to our book reviews for February 2018. We hope you find one or two books that you will enjoy reading from the list. If you haven’t read our reviews before, we have a rating system, which is explained at the bottom of the page.

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  1. A Column Of Fire by Ken Follett (Macmillan)
  2. A Rhino In My Garden by Conita Walker with Sally Smith (Jacana)
  3. Bantu Holomisa: The Game Changer by Eric Naki (Picador Africa)
  4. Being A Black Springbok by Sibusiso Mjikeliso (Pan Macmillan SA)
  5. Bonfire by Krysten Ritter (Hutchinson)
  6. Cancer: A Love Story by Lauren Segal (MF Books)
  7. Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben (Century)
  8. Featherings edited by Vernon RL Head (Jacana)
  9. Find Your Why by Simon Sinek (Penguin)
  10. Finding My Virginity by Richard Branson (Virgin Books)
  11. Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss (Bloomsbury)
  12. Hasta La Gupta, Baby! by Zapiro (Jacana)
  13. Human Doing by Lauren Wallett (Malva)
  14. Knucklebone by N.R, Brodie (Macmillan)
  15. Live Lead Learn by Gail Kelly (Pan Macmillan SA)
  16. Maybe It’s You by Lauren Handel Zander (Piatkus)
  17. One Life At A Time by Daniel Baxter (Picador Africa)
  18. Pathways To Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander (Michael Joseph)
  19. Shadow Man by Margaret Kirk (Orion Books)
  20. Sourdough by Robin Sloan (Atlantic Books)
  21. The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Harper Voyager)
  22. The Break by Marian Keyes (Michael Joseph)
  23. The Last Girl by Nadia Murad (Virago)
  24. The Last Hours by Minette Walters (Allen & Unwin)
  25. The Last Secret Of The Deverills by Santa Montefiore (Simon and Schuster)
  26. The Midnight Line by Lee Child (Bantam Press)
  27. The Ship Of The Dead (Magnus Chase#3) by Rick Riordian (Puffin)
  28. The Standing Chandelier by Lionel Shriver (The Borough Press)
  29. The Startup Way by Eric Ries (Portfolio Penguin)
  30. The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain (MacMillan)
  31. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (Penguin)
  32. Tug Of War by Naomi Howarth (Jacana)
  33. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Penguin Books)
  34. What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons (4th Estate)

Our reviewers rate books from 1–5

  1. For use as a doorstop only
  2. Keep for publishers’ and booksellers’ strikes
  3. A great holiday read
  4. You’ll remember this with enthusiasm a month later
  5. Unforgettable