Adebayo, Ayobami – Stay with Me
Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane – Emma Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Carreyrou, John – Bad Blood
Chopin, Kate – “The Kiss”
du Maurier, Daphne – Don’t Look Now
du Maurier, Daphne – Jamaica Inn
Faber, Michel – The Apple: Crimson Petal Stories
Faber, Michel – The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins – The Yellow Wall-Paper
Hemingway, Ernest – Men Without Women
Holleman, Emily – The Drowning King
Ishiguro, Kazuo – An Artist of the Floating World
Ishiguro, Kazuo – The Remains of the Day
Kristof, Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn – Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Levy, Andrea – Fruit of the Lemon
Mistry, Rohinton – A Fine Balance
Munro, Alice – Runaway
Rooney, Sally – Normal People
Roy, Arundhati – The God of Small Things
Shamsie, Kamila – Home Fire
Smith, Dodie – The Town in Bloom
Steinbeck, John – Of Mice and Men
Tamaki, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki – Skim
Tan, Amy – The Opposite of Fate
Tolstikova, Dasha – A Year without Mom
Umezawa, Rui – Strange Light Afar: Tales of the Supernatural from Old Japan
Watson, Winifred – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Wilder, Laura Ingalls – Little House in the Big Woods
Wolff, Michael – Fire and Fury
Whipple, Dorothy – The Closed Door and Other Stories
Yates, Richard – Revolutionary Road
5 thoughts on “Reviews of English Fiction and Non-fiction”
A lot of these books I’ve never read. what an interesting list!
Thanks! I’ve always thought I keep falling back to cozy British fiction, but I guess my reading taste is more eclectic than I give it credit
I’ve always wanted to know. What is cozy fiction?
I’ve always subjectively considered cozy fiction to be works that make you want to curl up in bed with a hot chocolate/mug of milky tea.
More specifically, usually they are set in the countryside, the plot may be bittersweet but it isn’t tragic (a lot of simple joys in daily life), and the atmosphere centers around a small domestic circle (usually in a home or in a family, sometimes close friends, but family is more obvious).
I really like your definition. Do you have one absolute favorite?