What did you read this week?

By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager |

It has been another busy week of reading from TheReadingRoom community. Here’s a snapshot of some of the books read and reviewed this week by our members.

NeverhomeNeverhome by Laird Hunt

“Laird Hunt’s writing made this unbelievable story about an androgynous Union soldier believable. It is a very different gem of a book that kept me absorbed from the beginning to the end.” – Suncoast

Read more about Neverhome.


The Silver ChaliceThe Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

“It is an absolute pity that so few people know of Costain, and of his works … they are all wonderful.” – ekstra Read more about The Silver Chalice.  

Lets Get LostLet’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

“… a personal, affecting story about a young girl, whose road trip across the country touches the lives of four teenagers, each of whom is experiencing a personal crisis. A phenomenal debut.” – Simon McDonald Read more about Let’s Get Lost.  

Mothers GrimmMothers Grimm by Dannielle Woods

“Reading the original versions of the fairy tales is not absolutely necessary, but doing so will demonstrate just how cleverly Wood incorporates various elements of the original tales in her own creations. Really quite brilliant!” – Cloggie1Downunder Read more about Mothers Grimm.

The Girl With All the GiftsThe Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

“Imagine, a zombie apocalypse tale that actually encourages the reader to think and yet stays entertaining. If you don’t normally go in for this kind of fiction, I suggest giving it a try. You will be pleasantly surprised.” – cindy.walls Read more about The Girl With All the Gifts.  

The Bookmans TaleThe Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

“Heartfelt warmth is projected through Lovett’s writing and creates the feeling of cheerful old-fashioned entertainment.” – Triprift Read more about The Bookman’s Tale.  

SkinjobSkinjob by Bruce McCabe

” This is a debut novel and I can’t help but feel excited at what McCabe does next; I hope he continues to explore hard-hitting themes in unique and interesting ways.” – knowledgelost Read more about Skinjob.  

The Bone GardenThe Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen

“If you think your stomach can stand a bit of gore within a skilfully written, mesmeric novel then I can suggest you read it.” – Lady Luck Read more about The Bone Garden.