BOOKMARK Books of the Month

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July 2021


Stormbird

Stormbird by Conn Iggulden

Trinity by Conn Iggulden

Bloodline by Conn Iggulden

Darktown2 by Thomas Mullen

Lightening Men by Thomas Mullen

Midnight Atlanta by Thomas Mullen

Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

number9dream by David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Black Swan Green1 by David Mitchell

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

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June 2021


Luckenbooth

Luckenbooth by Jenni Fagan

Sixteen Horses by Greg Buchanan

Gardening Made Simple by Ken Cox

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May 2021


Cat's Eye

Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani

The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Children of Dynmouth by William Trevor

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Here is a list of all the Books we have reviewed:

Biography

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Children's

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends by Theresa Breslin and Kate Leiper

Aunt Amelia by Rebecca Cobb

Dogger's Christmas by Shirley Hughes

I'm Sticking With You by Smriti Halls and Steve Small

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman

That's Not My Robin by Fiona Watt

The Cat Who Wanted To Go Home by Jill Tomlinson

The Good Bear by Sarah Lean

The Highland Falcon Thief by MG Leonard and Sam Sedgman

Thorfinn the Nicest Viking and The Putrid Potion by David Macphail

Where's Spot by Eric Hill

Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome

Crime Fiction

Darktown2 by Thomas Mullen

Lightening Men by Thomas Mullen

Midnight Atlanta by Thomas Mullen

Violet by SJI Holliday

Family Reading

A Day in the Life of a Poo... by Mike Barfield & Jess Bradley

Kids Fight Plastic by Martin Dorey

Fiction

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry

Autumn of the Ace by Louis de Bernières

Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Black Swan Green1 by David Mitchell

Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Dark Town by Thomas Mullen

Florida by Lauren Groff

Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Here We Are by Graham Swift

Luckenbooth by Jenni Fagan

Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce

My Best Stories by Alice Munro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

number9dream by David Mitchell

Redhead By The Side Of The Road by Anne Tyler

Silver by Chris Hammer

Sixteen Horses by Greg Buchanan

Summer by Ali Smith

Summerwater by Sarah Moss

Symposium by Muriel Spark

The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Children of Dynmouth by William Trevor

The Collected Stories by William Trevor

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam

The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen

The Phoenix of Florence by Philip Kazan

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

The Wolves of Levinsky Prospekt by Sarah Armstrong

Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

We Begin At The End by Chris Whitaker

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

When I Come Home Again by Caroline Scott

Historical Fiction

Blood and Sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain

The Bear Pit by S G MacLean

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

History

Bloodline by Conn Iggulden

Stormbird by Conn Iggulden

The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair

Trinity by Conn Iggulden

Non-Fiction

A Little History of Poetry by John Carey

Along the Amber Route by C J Schüler

Corvus: A Life with Birds by Esther Woolfson

Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty

Enemies of the People?: How Judges Shape Society by Joshua Rozenberg

Fatal Passage: The Story of John Rae, the Arctic Hero Time Forgot by Ken McGoogan

Gardening Made Simple by Ken Cox

Going to the Berries: Voices of Perthshire and Angus Seasonal Workers by Roger Leitch, Edited by Caroline Milligan

Household Stories/Katei Monogatari by Angela Jeffs

Motherwell: A Girlhood by Deborah Orr

Native by Patrick Laurie

Olive, Mabel & Me by Andrew Cotter

Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World by David Maraniss

Seashaken Houses by Tom Nancollas

Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Japanese Woman and Her World by Amy Stanley

The Artful Dickens: The Tricks and Ploys of the Great Novelist by John Mullan

The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans by David Abulafia

The Boy from Nowhere by Gregor Fisher

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold by Daniel James Brown

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani

The Great Scottish Diaspora Tapestry by Andrew Crummy

The King over the Water, The Jacobite Cause 1688-1807 by Desmond Seward

The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes

The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story - ed Philip Henscher by

The Scottish World: A Journey into the Scottish Diaspora by Billy Kay

The Story of Scottish Art by Lachlan Goudie

Travels with a Stick by Richard Frazer

Photography & Poetry

Edinburgh by Alan Wright with poetry by Gerda Stevenson

Poetry

Anecdotal Evidence by Wendy Cope

Being Alive by Neil Astley

Moder Dy by Roseanne Watt

Selected Poems by John Glenday

The Firth by John Glenday

The Zoo of the New by Edited by Nick Laird and Don Patterson

Science Fiction

The Actuality by Paul Braddon

Scottish Fiction

A Blood is Still by Douglas Skelton

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson

The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

The End of the Line by Gillian Galbraith

The Ninth Child by Sally Magnusson

The Other Bennett Sister by Janice Hadlow

The Professor of Truth by James Robertson

Young adult

Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray