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!

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...