Book Reviews

The book reviews published in this blog have all been written for the purpose of my own amusement. I do not get paid to do them and hence bare no allegiance to any publishing houses. If the book that I have read has been sent to me as a reviewing copy, I will mention it in the text. I also try to keep my book reviews spoiler-free in order not to spoil anyone’s reading experience. The scale of  my rating is similar to Goodreads:

1/5 – I didn’t like it at all.

2/5 – It was OK, but with a lot of problems.

3/5 – I liked it; it was entertaining.

4/5 – I really liked it; it had interesting plot and characters. All in all a very good book.

5/5 – It was amazing, became one of my favourite books.  

Book reviews listed here alphabetically by author:


Adams, Richard: Watership Down
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi: We Should All Be Feminists
Ahonen, JP: Pelinavaus (#1&2)
Ahonen, JP: Kypsyyskoe (#3)
Armentrout, Jennifer L: Obsidian
Atwood, Margaret: The Handmaid’s Tale


Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot
Bennett, Alan: The Uncommon Reader
Bina, Natalie: Never Trust a Happy Song
Bradley, Alan: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights
Burgess, Anthony: A Clockwork Orange
Burton, Jessie: The Miniaturist


Cain, Susan: Quiet
Capote, Truman: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Carlson, Kristina: Mr Darwin’s Gardener
Carroll, Lewis: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Cerqueira, João: The Tragedy of Fidel Castro
Chbosky, Stephen: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Christie, Agatha: And Then There Were None
Clare, Cassandra: City of Ashes
Cunningham, Michael: The Hours


Díaz, Junot: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Dickens, Charles: A Christmas Carol
Dickens, Charles: A Tale of Two Cities
Doescher, Ian: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (#1)
Doescher, Ian: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back (#2)
Doescher, Ian: William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return (#3)
Doescher, Ian: William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace (#4)


Eco, Umberto: The Name of the Rose
Egan, Elisabeth: A Window Opens
Eugenides, Jeffrey: The Virgin Suicides


Fforde, Jasper: The Eyre Affair (#1)
Fforde, Jasper: Lost in a Good Book (#2)
Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby
Fitzgerald: F. Scott: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Six Other Stories
Flynn, Gillian: Gone Girl
Forman, Gayle: If I Stay
Forster, E.M.: A Room with a View
Frank, Anne: The Diary of a Young Girl
Franklin, Ariana & Norman, Samantha: Winter Siege


Gaiman, Neil: The Graveyard Book
Gaiman, Neil: The Sandman, vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (#1)
Galbraith, Robert: The Cuckoo’s Calling (#1)
Gaskell, Elizabeth: Cranford
Golden, Arthur: Memoirs of a Geisha
Goldman, Arthur: The Princess Bride
Grahame, Kenneth: The Wind in the Willows
Green, John: The Fault in Our Stars
Green, Sally: Half Bad (#1)


Haahtela, Joel: Katoamispiste
Haahtela, Joel: Tähtikirkas, lumivalkea
Hautala, Turkka: Salo
Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Henriksson, Saara: Moby Doll
Hesse, Hermann: Siddharta
Hosseini, Khaled: The Kite Runner


Isomäki, Risto: The Sands of Sarasvati
Itkonen, Juha: Anna minun rakastaa enemmän
Itäranta, Emmi: Memory of Water
Ivey, Eowyn: The Snow Child


Jansson, Tove: Fair Play
Jansson, Tove: Letters to Klara and Other Stories
Jansson, Tove: Sculptor’s Daughter
Jansson, Tove: The Summer Book
Jääskeläinen, Pasi Ilmari: The Rabbit Back Literature Society


Kianto, Ilmari: Punainen viiva
Kyrö, Tuomas: The Beggar and the Hare


Lee, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird


Maas, Sarah J.: Throne of Glass (#1)
Martin, George R.R. : A Game of Thrones (#1)
Martin, George R.R. : A Clash of Kings (#2)
McBride, Eimear: A Girl is a Half-formed Thing
McFarlane, Mhairi: You Had Me At Hello
Melville, Herman: Moby-Dick, or The Whale
Meyer, Marissa: Cinder (#1)
Moran, Caitlin: How To Be a Woman
Mukka, Timo K.: Maa on syntinen laulu
Munro, Alice: Open Secrets
Murphy, Yannick: This is the Water


Nicholls, David: Starter for Ten
Niffenegger, Audrey: The Time Traveler’s Wife
Nives, Matti & Esko, Iina: DJ-kirja


Oksanen, Sofi: When the Doves Disappeared
Orwell, George: Animal Farm
Orwell, George: Nineteen Eighty-Four


Pessl, Marisha: Night Film
Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar
Pullman, Philip: The Northern Lights (#1)
Pullman, Philip: The Subtle Knife (#2)
Pullman, Philip: The Amber Spyglass (#3)



Ramadan, Jasmin: Soul Kitchen
Roth, Veronica: Divergent
Rowell, Rainbow: Fangirl
Rowling, J.K: The Casual Vacancy


Salinger, J.D.: The Catcher in the Rye
Sebold, Alice: The Lovely Bones
Sepetys, Ruta: Between Shades of Gray
Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Shakespeare, William: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare, William: Macbeth
Shakespeare, William: Twelfth Night
Sinisalo, Johanna: Troll: A Love Story
Simukka, Salla: As Red As Blood (#1)
Simukka, Salla: As White As Snow (#2)
Simukka, Salla: As Black As Ebony (#3)
Smith, Patti: Just Kids
Solnit, Rebecca: Men Explain Things to Me and Other Essays
Spiegelman, Art: Maus (#1&2)
Spungen, Deborah: And I Don’t Want to Live This Life
Steinbeck, John: Of Mice and Men
Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island
Stoker, Bram: Dracula
Södergran, Edith: The Complete Collected Poems


Tietäväinen, Aino & Ville: Vain pahaa unta
Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn




Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited
Westin, Boel: Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography
Wilde, Oscar: An Ideal Husband
Wilde, Oscar: The Importance of Being Earnest
Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Willingham, Bill: Fables, vol. 1: Legends in Exile (#1)
Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway




Zusak, Markus: The Book Thief



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