#61 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

One miraculous moment changes Charlie Bucket’s life forever. A boy who only gets to eat cabbage soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner finds a Golden Ticket that will take him into Willy Wonka’s magical chocolate factory. Joining him on the tour are four horrible blighters: Augustus Gloop – a great big greedy nincompoop, Veruca Salt – a spoiled…

#60 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in…

#59 The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

When Rowan comes across the advert, it seems too good to be true: a live-in nanny position, with an extremely generous salary. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare – one that will end with her in a cell awaiting trial for murder. She knows she’s made mistakes.But she’s not guilty…

#58 The Impossible Boy by Ben Brooks

Oleg and Emma entered their den to find a cardboard spaceship standing exactly where they usually sat. Slowly, the front door opened and out stepped a boy. ‘My name’s Sebastian Cole,’ he said. ‘But you already know that.’When Oleg and Emma invent a new classmate called Sebastian, they are amazed when he appears – very…

#57 Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

A windowless shack in the woods. Lena’s life and that of her two children follows the rules set by their captor, the father: meals, bathroom visits, study time are strictly scheduled and meticulously observed. He protects his family from the dangers lurking in the outside world and makes sure that his children will always have…

#55 The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting.Now it’s made her so angry she’s PUT THE MAGIC FINGER ON THEM ALL. And very strange things have begun to happen . . . Paperback | 57 pages Publisher:  Penguin Random House UK…

#54 The Twits by Roald Dahl

Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet. Down in their garden, the ghastly, evil Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his…

#50 The Woods by Vanessa Savage

For Tess, her older sister Bella is her whole world. She’s smart and beautiful and popular – everything Tess isn’t – and since the death of their mother it’s just been them and their grieving father. But now a new family has moved into the empty house on the edge of the woods, bringing with…

#49 Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain

It’s June 2008 and twenty-one-year-old Adam Lattimer vanishes, presumed dead. The strain of his disappearance breaks his already fragile family. Ten years later, with his mother deceased and siblings scattered across the globe, Adam turns up unannounced at the family home. His siblings return reluctantly to Spanish Cove, but Adam’s reappearance poses more questions than…

#48 Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain

It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything by Jo Spain and this book has been sitting on my shelf for a fair while. I knew however, that it would be a book I would enjoy. I began reading it last night (11/06/20) and had to remind myself that I needed to stop reading…