How to Discover the Best Books

With over 188,000 books published in the UK each year and over 275,000 in the US, it can be hard to find the best books on any particular subject and that’s where sites like can help.

Using book recommendations from writers who are knowledgeable on certain themes or periods of history, helps direct readers to make informed choices about their next big read.

With reference to my psychological thriller I Came to Find a Girl, I contributed a list entitled: the best books about the aftermath of sexual assault and you can find it here.

Equal Reviews for Women Authors


At last night’s Bafta TV awards there was a call for equal representation for actresses (ERA 50:50). Women make up half the population and should be equally visible in the media. Similarly, women authors get a bum deal in the book pages of the mainstream media, as shown above in my brief survey. Bottom of the class was the Evening Standard, the Sunday Times was slightly better and even though the Guardian comes top, there is still much room for improvement.


My Life as a Bench is available from Amazon US and Amazon UK etc.