Book Reviews

The books on my bedside table are usually literary fiction, domestic noir, thrillers, memoirs, YA, middle grade, picture books, and poetry. That said, I love to be pleasantly surprised by something outside those genres.

If you would like me to review your book, please get in touch via my Contact page and we’ll see if we’re a good match. Alternatively, perhaps you’d like to contribute a Guest Post?


— Nicole Melanson

Nicole Melanson - Writer, Poet, Editor of WordMothers


Ackland, Jenny – Little Gods

Allan, Louise – The Sisters’ Song

Bird, Tabitha – A Lifetime of Impossible Days

Black, Alethea – You’ve Been So Lucky Already

Brenner, Chanel – Smile, or Else

Cadwallader, Robyn – Book of Colours

Carter, Bella Mahaya – Where Do You Hang Your Hammock?

Collins, Linda – Loss Adjustment

Eaton, Ellie – The Divines

Gee, Poppy – Vanishing Falls

Hamer, Cassie – After the Party

Hamer, Cassie – The End of Cuthbert Close

Hargrave, Kiran Millwood – The Mercies

Holmes, Gaia – where the road runs out

Kalman, Audrey Tiny Shoes Dancing and Other Stories

Kay, Elizabeth –  Seven Lies

Kimmel, Fran – No Good Asking

Khoo, Valerie – So You Want to Be a Writer

Levin, Charlotte – If I Can’t Have You

Moffat, Amber – I Would Dangle the Moon

McGuire, Magdalena – Home Is Nearby

Murdoch, Kate – The Orange Grove

Napier, Kali – The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge

Noske, Catherine – The Salt Madonna

Ray, Eleanor – Everything is Beautiful

Reyl, Hilary Kids Like Us

Rimmer, Kelly – Truths I Never Told You

Rose, Heather – Bruny

Scheller, Linda – Wind and Children

Sloan, Holly Goldberg – Short

Tait, Allison – So You Want to Be a Writer

van Hooft, Kate – We See the Stars

Weston, Lia – You Wish