Books I reviewed in June AND July (and some I didn’t manage to)

Aye so, I’m waaaaay behind with these updates, but here’s a big old list of books I’ve reviewed in the last two months, and some I wanted to read but never managed to. Links to reviews where possible.


Chris Brookmyre, When the Devil Drives (Little Brown)for Scotland on Sunday
Harry Belafonte, My Song (Canongate)for Big Issue
Andrew Blackwell, Visit Sunny Chernobyl (Random House)for Big Issue
David Vann, Dirt (William Heinemann)for Independent on Sunday
Bonnie Campbell, Once Upon A River (Fourth Estate)for The Herald
Eric Berkowitz, Sex and Punishment (Telegram) – for Big Issue, not online
Robert MacFarlane, The Old Ways (Hamish Hamilton) – for Big Issue, not online


Cathi Unsworth, Weirdo (Serpent’s Tail)for Independent on Sunday
Denise Mina, Gods and Beasts (Orion)for Independent on Sunday
Kerry Hudson, Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma (Chatto & Windus) – for Big Issue, not online
Kirsty Gunn, The Big Music (Faber) – for The Edinburgh Review, not online
Julia Heaberlin, Playing Dead (Faber) – for Big Issue, not online
Sarah Moss, Names for the Sea (Granta)for Big Issue
Steve Boggan, Follow the Money (Union Books)for Big Issue

And all those bloody books that I haven’t had a chance to read yet:

Richard Ford, Canada (Bloomsbury)
Sjon, The Whispering Muse (Telegram)
H.J. Hampson, The Vanity Game (Blasted Heath)
Arnaldur Indridason, Black Skies (Harvill Secker)
Stuart Evers, If This Is Home (Picador)
Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Canongate)
Thomas Enger, Pierced (Faber)
Ned Beauman, The Teleportation Incident (Sceptre)
J.J. Connolly, Viva La Madness (Duckworth)
Jay Stringer, Old Gold (Thomas & Mercer)

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