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 Friends of Bookends is our brilliant new reviewer panel, created exclusively from and for Bookends readers.

We know that Bookends readers love to share their thoughts on the books they’re reading. We also know that the Bookends community loves to get recommendations from readers like them.

We created Friends of Bookends to bring you more reviews of exciting upcoming books – and to help you find your next great read!

Tell Me Your Secret by Dorothy Koomson | Friends of Bookends Reviews

“Personally, my favoured books always have strongly defined characters. Having read several Dorothy Koomson novels before, I was eager to read Tell Me Your Secret and experience the deeply thought-out characters I have come to know this author for. I was not disappointed. Pieta has survived a harrowing experience with ‘The Blindfolder,’ a psychopath who...

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary | Friends of Bookends reviews

The Flatshare
We asked the Friends of Bookends panel what they think of Beth O’Leary’s debut novel, The Flatshare. Here’s what they said… Jen I really enjoyed this book! Basically it is about Tiffy and Leon who share a flat, but one does the night shift and one the day and weekends are sorted so that they...

When You Read This by Mary Adkins | Friends of Bookends Reviews

Iris Massey is gone. But she’s left something behind. Funny and moving in equal measures, When You Read This is a sparkling novel about love, life, and all the emails you really wish you’d never sent. Find out what the Friends of Bookends thought about Mary Adkins’ warm and funny debut… Angela ‘Death. It’s pretty...

The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis | Friends of Bookends Reviews

A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away. A mystery to be solved. 1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret’s, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave. Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she...

The Six Loves of Billy Binns by Richard Lumsden | Friends of Bookends Reviews

We asked our Friends of Bookends panel what they thought of The Six Loves of Billy Binns, the debut novel by Richard Lumsden. This is what they said . . . Linda H. I’m going to get one negative out of the way in my review of The Six Loves of Billy Binns. I found some...

When All Is Said by Anne Griffin | Friends of Bookends Reviews

Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime. At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual – though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. We shared Anne Griffin’s poignant and...

Friends of Bookends recommend Winter Without You by Beth Good

Love good book recommendations from fellow readers? Us too! That’s why we started Friends of Bookends! We asked our reader panel what they thought of Beth Good’s charming festive read Winter Without You. This is what they said . . . Jen R Isn’t it great to discover a new author!  Especially one as versatile...

A Winter Beneath the Stars – Jo Thomas | Friends of Bookends Reviews

Hot chocolate + A Winter Beneath the Stars = Bliss
We asked our Friends of Bookends panel what they thought of Jo Thomas’ latest winter warmer novel, A Winter Beneath the Stars. This is what they said . . . Angela N The weather turned whilst I was reading this book and that may be why I was shivering so much…or maybe it was the...