Book Reviews

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Alcott, Kate: "The Dressmaker"
Alexander, Tasha: "A Crimson Warning"
--                           "Death in the Floating City"
Alexis, Andre: "Fifteen Dogs: An Apologue" (3.5)
Anders, Charlie Jane: "All the Birds in the Sky" (4)
Andrews, Donna: "The Real Macaw"
--                         "Some Like It Hawk"
--                         "The Hen of the Baskervilles" (2)
--                         "Duck the Halls" (3)
Andrews, Mary Kay: "Blue Christmas"
Anonymous: "Go Ask Alice" (3)
Arden, Katherine: "The Bear and the Nightingale" (4)
Aslan, Austin: "The Islands at the End of the World" (3)
Aubray, Camille: "Cooking for Picasso" (4)

Baker, Jo: "Longbourn" (4)
Baron, David: "American Eclipse" (4)
Barton, Fiona: "The Widow" (3.5)
Bauer, Belinda: "Rubbernecker" (4.5)
Benedict, Marie: "The Other Einstein" (4)
Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda: "Bittersweet" (3.75)
--                                                "June" (4.5)
Binchy, Maeve: "Quentins"
Bishop, Anne: "Written in Red" (4.5)
Bivald, Katarina: "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" (3)
Blume, Judy: "In the Unlikely Event" (3.5)
Bohjalian, Chris: "The Guest Room" (3.5)
Bradbury, Ray: "Fahrenheit 451" (5)
Bradley, Alan: "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"
Bray, Libba: "The Diviners" (3)
Brekke, Jorgen: "Where Monsters Dwell" (3.5)
Brennert, Alan: "Moloka'i" (5)
Brooks-Dalton: "Good Morning, Midnight" (3)
Brosh, Allie: "Hyperbole and a Half" (3.5)
Brown, Alexandra: "The Great Christmas Knit-Off" (3.5)
Brown, Dan: "Inferno"
Brown, Pierce: "Red Rising" (5)
Bryson, Bill: "A Walk in the Woods"
--                 "I'm a Stranger Here Myself"
--                 "One Summer: America, 1927" (4.5)
Butcher, Jim: "Storm Front" (3.75)

Cameron, W. Bruce: "The Dogs of Christmas" (4.5)
--                             "The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man" (4)
--                             "The Dog Master" (4)
Card, Orson Scott: "Ender's Game"
Carey, M.R.: "The Girl With All the Gifts" (4)
Cavallaro, Brittany: "A Study in Charlotte" (3.5)
Chambers, Becky: "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet" (5)
Chase, Eve: "Black Rabbit Hall" (3.5)
Chiaverini, Jennifer: "The Christmas Quilt"
--                           "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker"
Child, Julia: "My Life in France" (5)
Childs, Laura: "Death by Darjeeling"
Church, Elizabeth J.: "The Atomic Weight of Love" (4.5)
Clare, Cassandra: "City of Bones"
Clark, Mary Higgins: "The Lost Years"
Clark, William A. "The Girl on the Volkswagen Floor" (3)
Clarke, Susanna: "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" (3)
Cline, Ernest: "Reading Player One" (4)
--                    "Armada" (4)
Cocks, Heather and Jessica Morgan: "The Royal We" (4.5)
Cogman, Genevieve: "The Invisible Library" (4)
Colin, Beatrice: "To Capture What We Cannot Keep" (3.5)
Collins, Suzanne: "The Hunger Games" (5)
--                        the trilogy
Condie, Ally: The Matched trilogy (4)
Conroy, Pat: "South of Broad"
Cooper, Tom: "The Marauders" (3)
Cronin, Justin: "The Passage" (5)
Crouch, Blake: "Dark Matter" (4.5)
Crown, Jonathan: "Sirius: the Little Dog Who Almost Changed History" (3.5)

Danler, Stephanie: "Sweetbitter" (3.5)
Dashner, James: "The Maze Runner"
Dilloway, Margaret: "How to be an American Housewife"
Dionne, Karen: "The Marsh King's Daughter" (3)
Doerr, Anthony: "All the Light We Cannot See" (5)
Dolan-Leach, Caite: "Dead Letters" (2)
Donoghue, Emma: "Room" (4)
Doughty, Caitlin: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory" (4)
Du Maurier, Daphne: "Rebecca" (3.5)
Dundy, Elaine: "The Dud Avocado" (4)
Durst, Sarah Beth: "The Queen of Blood" (4)

Eatwell, Piu Marie: "The Dead Duke, His Missing Wife and the Missing Corpse" (3.5)
El Akaad, Omar: "American War" (4)
Elkins, Kimberly: "What is Visible" (3)
Ephron, Delia: "The Lion Is In"
Evanovich, Janet: "Smokin' Seventeen"
--                         "Explosive Eighteen"
--                         "Love in a Nutshell"
--                         "Wicked Business"
--                         "The Husband List"
--                         "Takedown Twenty" (3)
-- and Lee Goldberg: "The Heist"
-- and Phoef Sutton: "Curious Minds" (3)
Evans, Richard Paul: "The Christmas List"
--                                "The Mistletoe Inn" (3)
Evison, Jonathan: "This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!" (4)

Favro, Teri: "Sputnik's Children" (4)
Fay, Kim: "The Map of Lost Memories"
Faye, Lyndsay: "Jane Steele" (5)
Ferencik, Erica: "The River at Night" (3.5)
Fey, Tina: "Bossypants" (4)
Fielding, Helen: "Mad About the Boy" (4.5)
Finkel, Michael: "The Stranger in the Woods" (3.5)
Flynn, Gillian: "Gone Girl" (5)
--                  "Sharp Objects" (4)
Forman, Gayle: "Just One Day" (3)
Frankel, Laurie: "This Is How It Always Is" (4.5)
Freeman, Anna: "The Fair Fight" (4)
French, Tana: "In the Woods" (4.5)
--                     "The Likeness" (4)
Fuller, Claire: "Our Endless Numbered Days" (4)
--                    "Swimming Lessons" (4)

Gable, Michelle: "I'll See You in Paris" (4.5)
Gaiman, Neil: "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" (3.75)
Gardos, Peter: "Fever at Dawn" (3.5)
Genova, Lisa: "Still Alice" (4)
George, Alex: "Setting Free the Kites" (3.5)
George, Nina: "The Little Paris Bookshop" (3)
Giffin, Emily: "Where We Belong" (4.5)
--                     "The One and Only" (4)
--                     "First Comes Love" (4)
Gorant, Jim: "Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption" (4)
Graham, Lauren: "Someday, Someday, Maybe" (3.5)
Grann, David: "The Lost City of Z" (4)
Green, John: "The Fault In Our Stars"
Greenwood, Bryn: "All the Ugly and Wonderful Things" (4.5)
Grey, Iona: "Letters to the Lost" (5)
Groff, Lauren: "Fates and Furies" (4)
Grossman, Lev: "The Magicians" (3.5)
Gruen, Sara: "Ape House"
Gyasi, Yaa: "Homegoing" (5)

Hale, Shannon: "Austenland"
Hamid, Mohsin: "Exit West" (4)
Hanagarne, Josh: "The World's Strongest Librarian" (4.5)
Hannah, Kristin: "Home Front" (2)
Harkness, Deborah: "A Discovery of Witches" (5)
--                              "Shadow of Night"
Harper, Jane: "The Dry" (4)
Harris, Neil Patrick: "Choose Your Own Autobiograpy" (3)
Hart, John: "Redemption Road" (3)
Hartnett, Annie: "Rabbit Cake" (3.5)
Hawkins, Paula: "The Girl on the Train" (4.5)
--                         "Into the Water" (3.5)
Hawkins, Scott: "The Library at Mount Char" (4)
Hayes, Suzanne and Loretta Nyhan: "I'll Be Seeing You" (4.5)
Healey, Emma: "Elizabeth is Missing" (3.5)
Hepworth, Sally: "The Things We Keep" (4)
Hill, Joe: "Horns"
--             "NOS4A2" (4.5)
--             "The Fireman" (5)
Hillenbrand, Laura: "Unbroken" (5)
Hingson, Michael: "Thunder Dog"
Hooper, Emma: "Etta and Otto and Russell and James" (3)
Hoover, Colleen: "Ugly Love" (3.5)
--                          "November 9" (4)
Howe, James: "Bunnicula" (4)
Hunt, Laird: "Neverhome" (3)
Hunter, Stephen: "I, Ripper" (3)

Ivey, Eowyn: "To The Bright Edge of the World" (5)

Jahren, Hope: "Lab Girl" (4)
James, E.L. "Fifty Shades of Grey" (4)
--                  the trilogy
James, Eloisa: "Paris in Love: A Memoir"
James, P.D.: "Death Comes to Pemberley"
James, Vic: "Gilded Cage" (3)
Jemisin, N.K.: "The Fifth Season" (4)
Jiles, Paulette: "News of the World" (4)
Jio, Sarah: "Goodnight June" (3)
Johnson, Julia Claiborne: "Be Frank With Me" (2.5)
Johnston, Tim: "Descent" (4)
Jones, Brendan: "The Alaskan Laundry" (4.5)
Jones, Darynda: "First Grave on the Right" (3.5)

Kagawa, Julie: "The Immortal Rules"
Kalanithi, Paul: "When Breath Becomes Air" (5)
Kent, Hannah: "Burial Rites" (5)
Kepnes, Caroline: "You" (4)
Khmeiri, Jonas Hassen: "Everything I Don't Remember" (3)
Kidd, Jess: "Himself" (4)
King, Laurie R.: "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" (5)
--                      "A Monstrous Regiment of Women" (2.5)
King, Lily: "Euphoria" (4)
King, Stephen: "Mr. Mercedes" (4.5)
Kinsella, Sophie: "My Not So Perfect Life" (4)
Klebold, Sue: "A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy" (3.5)
Kingsolver, Barbara: "The Poisonwood Bible" (5)
Kline, Christina: "Orphan Train" (4)
Krentz, Jayne Ann: "River Road" (4)

Lapena, Shari: "The Couple Next Door" (2.5)
Larson, Erik: "The Devil in the White City" (4)
Lawson, Jenny: "Let's Pretend This Never Happened"
--                       "Furiously Happy" (5)
Lewis, Beth: "The Wolf Road" (5)
Lockhart, E.: "We Were Liars" (2)

Mackintosh, Clare: "I Let You Go" (3.5)
--                             "I See You" (3)
Macmillan, Gilly: "What She Knew" (2)
Macomber, Debbie: "A Turn in the Road"
--                              "Angels at the Table"
Magary, Drew: "The Hike" (2)
Mastai, Elan: "All Our Wrong Todays" (4)
McAllister, Tom: "The Young Widower's Handbook" (3)
McElwain, Julia: "A Murder in Time" (3.75)
McLain, Paula: "The Paris Wife" (5)
--                       "Circling the Sun" (4.5)
Meissner, Susan: "A Bridge Across the Ocean" (3)
Meloy, Colin: "Wildwood" (3)
Messineo, Teresa: "The Fire by Night" (4.5)
Meyer, Marissa: "Cinder" (4)
Meyer, Stephenie: "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner"
--                           "The Chemist (4)
Moore, Christopher: "The Stupidest Angel"
Moore, Graham: "The Last Days of Night" (4)
Morgenstern, Erin: "The Night Circus"
Moriarty, Liane: "The Husband's Secret"
Morrow, Bradford: "The Forgers" (2)
Morton, Kate: "The Secret Keeper" (5)
--                     "The Lake House" (4)
--                     "The Forgotten Garden" (4.5)
Moyes, JoJo: "Me Before You" (5)
--                   "One Plus One" (4)
--                   "The Girl You Left Behind" (4)
Murakami, Haruki: "1Q84"

Nelson, Jandy: "I'll Give You the Sun" (5)
Ness, Patrick: "A Monster Calls" (4)
Neuvel, Sylvain: "Sleeping Giants" (4)
Novik, Naomi: "Uprooted" (5)
--                      "His Majesty's Dragon" (4.5)

Oliva, Alexandra: "The Last One" (4)
Oliver, Mary: "Dog Songs" (4)
O'Neill, Heather: "The Lonely Hearts Hotel" (2)
Oneill, Therese: "Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage and Manners" (3)
Oyeyemi, Helen: "Boy, Snow, Bird" (3.5)

Palacio, R.J.: "Wonder" (4)
Paolini, Christopher: "Eragon"
Parker, Robert B.: "Night Passage"
Patterson, James: "The Christmas Wedding"
Patton, Lisa: "Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter"
Penny, Louise: "Still Life" (4)
Perkins, Stephanie: "Anna and the French Kiss"
Perry, Sarah: "The Essex Serpent" (4)
Pilcher, Helen: "Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-Extinction" (4)
Pitre, Michael: "Fives and Twenty-Fives" (5)
Powers, Kevin: "The Yellow Birds"
Ptacin, Mira: "Poor Your Soul" (4)

Raybourn, Deanna: "A Curious Beginning" (4.5)
--                             "Silent in the Grave" (4.5)
Raymond, Midge: "My Last Continent" (4)
Reichl, Ruth: "Delicious!" (4.5)
Reid, Taylor Jenkins: "Maybe in Another Life" (4.5)
Reilly, Matthew: "The Great Zoo of China" (2)
Ridgway, Bee: "The River of No Return" (5)
Riggs, Ransom: "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" (4)
Riordan, Kate: "Fiercombe Manor" (2.5)
Riordan, Rick: "The Son of Neptune"
Rivers, Susan: "The Second Mrs. Hockaday" (3.5)
Robinson, Christopher and Gavin Kovite: "War of the Encyclopaedists" (4)
Roth, Veronica: "Divergent" (4)
--                      "Allegiant" (4)
--                      "Carve the Mark" (4)
Rowell, Rainbow: "Landline" (4)
Rowley, Steven: "Lily and the Octopus" (4)
Rowling, J.K.: "The Casual Vacancy"
--                   "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" audiobook (5)
--                   "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" (3)

Salinger, J.D.: "The Catcher in the Rye" (4)
Schwab, V.E. "A Darker Shade of Magic" (4)
Sefton, Maggie: "Dyer Consequences"
Semple, Maria: "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" (4.5)
--                       "Today Will Be Different" (3)
Setterfield, Diane: "The Thirteenth Tale" (5)
Shannon, Samantha: "The Bone Season" (4)
--                             "The Mime Order" (5)
Shapiro, B.A.: "The Art Forger" (4.5)
Silva, Daniel: "The Kill Artist" (3)
Smith, Neil: "Boo" (4)
Sparks, Nicholas: "The Longest Ride" (3.75)
Stedman, M.L.: "The Light Between Oceans"
Stevens, Nell: "Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World" (3)
Stewart, Amy: "Girl Waits With Gun" (3.5)
Stradal, J. Ryan: "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" (4.5)
Sullivan, Michael J.: "The Age of Myth" (4)
Swanson, Cynthia: "The Bookseller" (3)
Swanson, Peter: "The Kind Worth Killing" (3.5)
Sweazy, Larry: "See Also Murder: A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery" (2.5)
Swerling, Beverly: "Bristol House"
Swyler, Erika: "The Book of Speculation" (3.5)

Tan, Amy: "The Joy Luck Club"
Thorne, Sally: "The Hating Game" (3.5)
Torjussen, Mary: "Gone Without a Trace" (2)
Towles, Amor: "A Gentleman in Moscow" (5)

Vance, J.D.: "Hillbilly Elegy" (4)
VanLiere, Donna: "The Christmas Shoes"
Van Wagenen, Maya: "Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek" (4)

Walker, Karen Thompson: "The Age of Miracles"
Walls, Jeanette: "Half Broke Horses" (5)
Ward, Sarah: "In Bitter Chill" (3.5)
Wariner, Ruth: "The Sound of Gravel" (4)
Waters-Sayer, Mary: "The Blue Bath" (2.5)
Weiner, Jennifer: "Then Came You"
--                         "All Fall Down" (2.5)
Weir, Alison: "The Lady Elizabeth"
Weir, Andy: "The Martian" (4.5)
Whitehead, Colson: "The Underground Railroad" (4)
Winawer, Melodie: "The Scribe of Siena" (3)
Winspear, Jacqueline: "Maisie Dobbs" (4)
Winters, Ben H.: "Underground Airlines" (3.5)
Woodman, Cathy: "City Girl, Country Vet" (2)

Yancey, Rick: "The 5th Wave" (4)
Yoon, Nicola: "Everything, Everything" (3.75)

Zevin, Gabrielle: "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" (5)
Zusak, Markus: "The Book Thief" (4.5)


  1. I stopped by from the Pleated Poppy for WIWW, but stayed (and subscribed) for all the awesome book reviews!

  2. Hi Lindsay, I looked for an email for you but couldn't find one. I just wanted to let you know that I will be linking to your blog in an upcoming post about books. I've enjoyed so many of your recommendations that I wanted to share it. Keep the reviews coming! ;) Happy Reading! ~Jessie


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