A tally of books I’ve read.

As I get around to it, I’ll add hyperlinks to reviews either here, hosted elsewhere or on Good Reads of the books I’ve been reading.

This year, I’ve somehow managed to read nothing but fiction written by women. Once I realised I was doing it, I thought I just might keep it up. (Though a few male authors might end up here!) Did you know that female authors in Australia make up about two thirds of the pool, yet male writers are reviewed far more frequently? The Australian Financial Review, for example, published a number of book reviews and only 17% were books written by women.

So, I’ll be reviewing more books. Can you smash the Patriarchy by reading? I don’t know, but I’ll try. Because feminism.

2017 Reading List

  1. Who’s Afraid Too?- Maria Lewis (Sequel to Who’s Afraid?, reviewed here.)
  2. The Secrets of Midwives- Sally Hepworth
  3. The Things We Keep- Sally Hepworth (Author interview here)
  4. The Mother’s Promise- Sally Hepworth
  5. Good Me, Bad Me- Ali Land
  6. All These Perfect Strangers- Aoife Clifford
  7. The Handmaid’s Tale- Margaret Atwood
  8. The Missing- C. L. Taylor
  9. The Lie- C. L. Taylor
  10. The Accident- C. L. Taylor
  11. Daughter of Smoke and Bone- Laini Taylor
  12. Days of Blood and Starlight- Laini Taylor
  13. Dreams of Gods and Monsters- Laini Taylor
  14. Carve the Mark- Veronica Roth
  15. Firstlife- Gina Showalter
  16. Only Daughter- Anna Snoekstra
  17. The Girl Before- J.P. Delaney
  18. Testimony- Anita Shreve
  19. Seven Stones to Stand and Fall- Diana Gabaldon
  20. The Good Girl- Mary Kubica
  21. Find Me- J.S. Monroe
  22. Come Back To Me- Sarah Foster
  23. Jasper Jones- Craig Silvey
  24. The House We Grew Up In- Lisa Jewell
  25. I Found You- Lisa Jewell
  26. She’s Come Undone- Wally Lamb
  27. Woman on the Edge of Time- Marge Piercy
  28. Sleeping Beauties- Stephen King & Owen King
  29. It Came From the Deep- Maria Lewis (Author interview here.)
  30. The Good Girl Stripped Bare- Tracey Spicer
  31. Bridget Jones’ Baby- Helen Fielding


  1. Beneath the Shadows- Sara Foster
  2. Summer Sisters- Judy Blume
  3. In the Unlikely Event- Judy Blume
  4. The Good Daughter- Karin Slaughter
  5. Last Breath- Karin Slaughter
  6. Grant County series- Karin Slaughter
  7. The Fear- C. L. Taylor
  8. Friend Request- Laura Marshall
  9. The Joe O’Loughlin books- Michael Robotham
  10. Gone for good- Harlan Coben
  11. Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine- Gail Honeyman
  12. Coptown- Karin Slaughter
  13. The Outsider- Stephen King
  14. How do you like me now?- Holly Bourne
  15. Pretty Girls- Karin Slaughter
  16. Love, Simon- Becky Albertalli
  17. Leah on the OffBeat- Becky Albertalli
  18. The Mummy Bloggers- Holly Wainwright
  19. The Wife- Meg Wolizter
  20. The Interestings- Meg Wolitzer
  21. To All the Boys I’ve loved before series- Jenny Han
  22. Swan Song- Robert R. McCammon
  23. Children of Blood and Bone- Tomi Adeyemi
  24. Looking for Alaska- John Green
  25. The Children Act- Ian McEwan
  26. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair- Joel Dicker
  27. The Devil Wears Prada books- Lauren Weisberger
  28. A Simple Favour- Darcy Bell
  29. The Miriam Black series, books 1,2,3- Chuck Wendig


  1. A Spark of Light- Jodi Picoult
  2. The Miriam Black series, books 4 & 5- Chuck Wendig
  3. All your perfects- Colleen Hoover
  4. The Family Next Door- Sally Hepworth
  5. Conversations with friends- Sally Rooney
  6. An American Marriage- Tayari Jones
  7. You- Caroline Kepnes
  8. Boy Swallows Universe- Trent Dalton
  9. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine- Gail Honeyman
  10. The Rook- Daniel O’Malley
  11.  Fated- Benedict Jacka
  12.  Normal People- Sally Rooney
  13.  Fistful of Frost Trilogy- Rebecca Chastain
  14.  Crescent Legacy Trilogy- Nicole R. Taylor
  15.  The Hidden Hours- Sara Foster
  16.  Animals- Emma Jane Unsworth
  17.  Then She Was Gone- Lisa Jewell
  18.  Dead Again- T. J. Garrett
  19.  Maternal Instinct- Rebecca Bowyer
  20.  The Art of Keeping Secrets- Rachel Johns
  21. The Institute- Stephen King
  22.  Elevation- Stephen King
  23.  Say Hello- Carly Findlay
  24.  The Secrets She Keeps- Michael Robotham
  25.  The Witch Who Courted Death- Maria Lewis
  26.  Everything I Never Told You- Celeste Ng
  27.  Red Sister Trilogy- Mark Lawrence
  28.  Dowser Series books 1-9- Megan Ciana Doidge
  29.  Deja Dead- Kathy Reichs
  30.  Pieces of Her- Karin Slaughter
  31.  Witchlands series books 1-2- Susan Dennard
  32.  These Days of Ours- Juliet Ashton
  33.  Madison Fox Novella Box Set- Rebecca Chastain
  34.  Clean Sweep- Ilona Andrews
  35. History is All You Left Me- Adam Silvera
  36. What if it’s us?- Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera


  1. Will Trent series 1-8- Karin Slaughter
  2. The Choke- Sophie Laguna
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing- Delia Owens
  4. Don’t Let Go- Harlen Coben
  5. The One books 1-3- Nora Roberts
  6. These days of ours- Juliet Ashton
  7. My Dark Vanessa- Kate Elizabeth Russell
  8. You don’t know me- Sara Foster
  9. The opposite of always- Justin A. Reynolds
  10. Earthly delights- Kerry Greenwood
  11. The Weekend- Charlotte Wood
  12. Little fires everywhere- Celeste Ng
  13. The pull of the stars- Emma Donoghue
  14. The Complete Double Dead- Chuck Wendig
  15. The Shepherd’s Hut- Tim Winton
  16. Fauna- Donna Mazza
  17. Breath- Tim Winton
  18. I give my marriage a year- Holly Wainwright

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