Book Reviews

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(Sorted Alphabetically by Author)

Douglas Adams –  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide #1)

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker’s Guide #2)

Maha AkhtarFootprints in the Desert

Mitch AlbomThe Five People You Meet in Heaven

Laura AndersenThe Boleyn Trilogy (The Boleyn King Series #1-#3)

The Virgin’s Daughter (Tudor Legacy #1)

The Virgin’s Spy (Tudor Legacy #2)

Laurie Halse AndersonThe Impossible Knife of Memory

Sascha ArangoThe Truth and Other Lies

Jay AsherThirteen Reasons Why

Reza AslanZealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Margaret Atwood Alias Grace

– The Blind Assassin

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam #2)

MaddAddam (MaddAddam #3)

Tiffany Baker –  The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

Annie BarrowsThe Truth According to Us

Sande Boritz BergerThe Sweetness

Ann BrasharesThe Here and Now

Brom –  The Child Thief

Carrie BrownThe Stargazer’s Sister

Cindy Brown – MacDeath (Ivy Meadows Mystery #1)

Dan BrownThe Lost Symbol

Taylor BrownFallen Land

Rebecca Burns (feat. Shelly Davies)The Settling Earth

Susan CainQuiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Ian Caldwell and Dustin ThomasonThe Rule of Four

Kristin CashoreGraceling (Graceling #1)

Fire (Graceling #2)

Kiera CassThe Selection (Selection #1)

The Elite (Selection #2)

The One (Selection #3)

The Heir (Selection #4)

“Richard Castle”Heat Wave (Nikki Heat #1)

Naked Heat (Nikki Heat #2)

Stephen ChboskyThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

Agatha ChristieThe Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Roshani ChokshiThe Star-Touched Queen

Susannah ClarkeJonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Paulo Coelho Aleph

Veronika Decides to Die

Suzanne CollinsMockingjay

Michael ConnellyThe Lincoln Lawyer

James DashnerThe Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series #1)

Stacey D’ErasmoWonderland

Charles Dickens – Hard Times

Alexandre DumasThe Three Musketeers

Suzannah Dunn- The Queen of Subtleties

Jeffrey EugenidesMiddlesex

Gustave FlaubertMadame Bovary

Gayle FormanIf I Stay (If I Stay #1)

Where She Went (If I Stay #2)

Gillian FlynnGone Girl

Neil GaimanAmerican Gods

The Ocean at the End of the Lane


Lisa GardnerFind Her (D.D. Warren series #8)

Elizabeth Gaskell Cranford

North and South

Wives and Daughters

Lisa GenovaStill Alice

Arthur GoldenMemoirs of a Geisha

C. W. GortnerThe Vatican Princess

Jocelyn GreenSpy of Richmond (Heroines Behind the Lines #4)

John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars

Lev GrossmanThe Magicians

Sara Gruen – At the Water’s Edge

Water for Elephants

Rene GutteridgeListen

Mark HaddonThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Thomas HardyFar From the Madding Crowd

– Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Deborah HarknessA Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1)

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2)

The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3)

Jonathan HarrThe Lost Painting

Joanne HarrisFive Quarters of the Orange

Paula HawkinsThe Girl on the Train

Emma HealeyElizabeth is Missing

Jnana HodsonHippie Drum *

Ann HoodThe Knitting Circle

Something Blue

Katherine HoweThe Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

Irmgard A. HuntOn Hitler’s Mountain

Laird Hunt Neverhome

Sylvia Izzo HunterThe Midnight Queen

Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go

P.D. James Death Comes to Pemberley

Diane JohnsonLe Divorce

Linda KassTasa’s Song

Lauren KateFallen (Fallen Series #1)

Joshua KendallThe Man Who Made Lists

David I. KertzerThe Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

Sue Monk KiddThe Invention of Wings

Stephen KingThe Shining

Jon KrakauerThree Cups of Deceit

Jhumpa LahiriThe Interpreter of Maladies

Erik Larson Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and An American Family in Hitler’s Berlin

Stieg LarssonThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy #1)

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy #2)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Millennium Trilogy #3)

Peter Lean The Guns of Napoleon *

Alice LePlanteComing of Age at the End of Days

C.S. LewisA Grief Observed

Pittacus LoreI Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1)

The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies #2)

The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies #3)

Clare MackintoshI Let You Go

Matt MarinovichThe Winter Girl

Yann MartelThe Life of Pi

Jennifer MathieuThe Truth About Alice

Ayana MathisThe Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Cormac McCarthyAll the Pretty Horses

The Road

Ian McEwanOn Chesil Beach

Marissa MeyerCinder (Lunar Chronicles #1)

– Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)

Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3)

Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4)

Stephenie MeyerThe Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

Karen Marie MoningDarkfever

Robert MorganChasing the North Star

Erin MorgensternThe Night Circus

Toni MorrisonHome


Tar Baby

Bradford MorrowThe Forgers

Greg Mortenson and David Oliver RelinThree Cups of Tea

Azar NafisiReading Lolita in Tehran

Audrey NiffeneggerThe Time Traveler’s Wife

Anna NorthThe Life and Death of Sophie Stark

Claire NorthThe First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Jenni OgdenA Drop in the Ocean

Aline OhanesianOrhan’s Inheritance

Lauren OliverDelirium (Delirium Trilogy #1)

Pandemonium (Delirium Trilogy #2)

Requiem (Delirium Trilogy #3)

Danielle PaigeDorothy Must Die

Mary Jennifer Payne – Since You’ve Been Gone

Matthew Pearl The Last Bookaneer

The Last Dickens

The Poe Shadow

Arturo Perez-ReverteThe Club Dumas

The Siege

Sophie Perinot – Médicis Daughter

Nathaniel PhilbrickIn the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Jodi PicoultNineteen Minutes

Vanishing Acts

Mario PuzoThe Godfather

Matthew QuickThe Silver Linings Playbook

Helen RappaportThe Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

Dana Reinhardt – We Are the Goldens

Ted Richardson – Imposters of Patriotism

Cokie RobertsFounding Mothers

Lynn RosenA Man of Genius

Veronica RothAllegiant

J.K. RowlingThe Casual Vacancy

The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike series #1; published as Robert Galbraith)

The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike series #2; published as Robert Galbraith)

Career of Evil (Cormorant Strike series #3; published as Robert Galbraith)

Lori RoyLet Me Die in His Footsteps

Ron RushSerena

Angie SageSeptimus Heap Book One: Magyk

Radhika SanghaniVirgin (Virgin #1)

Not That Easy (Virgin #2)

Christina SchwarzDrowning Ruth

Alice SeboldThe Almost Moon

Diane SetterfieldThe Thirteenth Tale

Jeff ShaaraGods and Generals 

The Smoke at Dawn

Garth SteinA Sudden Light

John SteinbeckCannery Row

Jessica StillingBetwixt and Between

Kathryn StockettThe Help

Janet B. TaylorInto the Dim

Nicole R. TaylorWhat Remains

Rosie ThomasThe Illusionists

Gail TsukiyamaThe Samurai’s Garden

Andés VidalThe Dream of the City

Alice WalkerThe Color Purple

M.O. Walsh – My Sunshine Away

Evelyn WaughBrideshead Revisited

Edith WhartonThe Glimpses of the Moon

Virginia WoolfMrs. Dalloway

Night and Day

The Voyage Out

Jennifer WrightIt Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History

Markus ZusakThe Book Thief


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