Purely because GoodReads asks you to, I’ve started rating each book I review at the bottom of every review I write. So, just because one day I might find it quite interesting to see which sorts of books I prefer I’ve decided to make a page where I order the books I’ve reviewed by how I rated them. I’ll try and make a rough order of which ones I prefer even within the ratings system so the ones at the top will be the ones I like best but to be honest I doubt that will stay 100% accurate. You know what it’s like after you’ve just finished a book, you’re still full of emotion and excitement and if I ordered it then and there I might put it higher than I would if I did it a few weeks later once I’ve gotten over the flush a bit. But I’ll try and keep it as faithful as I can.


The Top Ten

‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ by J.K. Rowling
‘It Can’t Happen Here’ by Sinclair Lewis
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning’ by Lemony Snicket
‘1984’ by George Orwell
‘HHhH’ by Laurent Binet
‘A Clear Blue Sky’ by Jonny Bairstow & Duncan Hamilton
‘The Good Immigrant’ edited by Nikesh Shukla
‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre
‘The Night Manager’ by John Le Carre
‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ by Ken Kesey


‘The Green Mile’ by Stephen King
‘Mortal Engines’ by Philip Reeve
‘A Darkling Plain’ by Philip Reeve
‘Infernal Devices’ by Philip Reeve
‘Predator’s Gold’ by Philip Reeve
‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Penultimate Peril’ by Lemony Snicket
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The End’ by Lemony Snicket
‘I, Claudius’ by Robert Graves
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Grim Grotto’ by Lemony Snicket
‘Shakespeare’ by Bill Bryson
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Hostile Hospital’ by Lemony Snicket
‘The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales’ by H.P. Lovecraft
‘The Complete Short Stories: Volume Two 1954-1988’ by Roald Dahl
‘Good Omens’ by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
‘The Complete Short Stories: Volume One 1944-1953’ by Roald Dahl
‘The Lovely Bones’ by Alice Sebold
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room’ by Lemony Snicket
‘On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft’ by Stephen King
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay’ by J.K. Rowling
‘Trigger Warning’ by Neil Gaiman
‘The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings’ by Edgar Allan Poe
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope’ by Lemony Snicket
‘Anna Karenina’ by Leo Tolstoy
‘The Man in the High Castle’ by Philip K Dick
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window’ by Lemony Snicket
‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker
‘Grimm Tales for Young and Old’ by Philip Pullman
‘Wars of the Roses: Trinity’ by Conn Iggulden
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Vile Village
‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ by J.K. Rowling
‘Wars of the Roses: Stormbird’ by Conn Iggulden
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ by J.K. Rowling
‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ by J.K. Rowling
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Ersatz Elevator’ by Lemony Snicket
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Carnivorous Carnival’ by Lemony Snicket
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill’ by Lemony Snicket
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ by J.K. Rowling
‘Wars of the Roses: Bloodline’ by Conn Iggulden
‘Wars of the Roses: Ravenspur’ by Conn Iggulden
‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ by Shirley Jackson
‘Rockadoon Shore’ by Rory Gleeson
‘The Silkworm’ by Robert Galbraith
‘Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee’ by Dee Brown
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Austere Academy’ by Lemony Snicket
‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley
‘Dr Zhivago’ by Boris Pasternak
‘The Devil in the White City’ by Erik Larson
‘Trials of Passion’ by Lisa Appignanesi
‘Fallen’ by Lia Mills
‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue
‘Our Kind of Traitor’ by John Le Carre
‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ by J.K. Rowling
‘The Grapes of Wrath’ by John Steinbeck
‘Crime and Punishment’ by Fyodor Dostoevsky
‘Into the Woods’ by John Yorke

4 stars

‘Atonement’ by Ian McEwan
‘Brooklyn’ by Colm Toibin
‘American Psycho’ by Bret Easton Ellis
‘High-Rise’ by J.G. Ballard
‘Lolita’ by Vladimir Nabokov
‘Career of Evil’ by Robert Galbraith
‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ by Robert Galbraith
‘An Inspector Calls and Other Plays’ by J.B. Priestley 
‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ by Philip K. Dick
‘Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley
‘The Psalm Killer’ by Chris Petit
‘Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All’ by Christina Thompson
‘The Anti-Death League’ by Kingsley Amis
‘Shadow of the Hangman’ by Edward Marston
‘The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger’ by Stephen King
‘His Bloody Project’ by Graeme Macrae Burnet
‘Fahrenheit 451’ by Ray Bradbury

3 stars

‘Black Eyed Susans’ by Julia Heaberlin
‘March Violets’ by Philip Kerr
‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories’ by Washington Irving

2 stars

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne