Book Reviews by Title

Links will take you to my thoughts on these books from June 2007 to present. The * denotes post includes notes on the audiobook.  
(updated 9/21/2013)

(See Book Reviews by Author)

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*11/22/63 - Stephen King

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
*The Absolutist - John Boyne
Admit One: My Life in Film - Emmett James
Affinity - Sarah Waters
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
Al Capone Does My Shirts - Gennifer Choldenko
The Alchemist - Paulo Coehlo
All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren
All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy
Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Anne Frank Remembered - Miep Gies
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
The Art Forger - B.A. Shapiro
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
*At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Awakening - Kate Chopin

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijie
*Beautiful Ruins - Jess Walter
*Before I Go to Sleep - S.J. Watson
*Being There - Jerzy Kosinski
Big Fish - Daniel Wallace
The Black Dahlia - James Elroy
*Bleak House - Charles Dickens
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
*The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (re-read)
*Bossypants - Tina Fey
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
Boy's Life - Robert McCammon
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
Bringing Down the House - Ben Mezrich
Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Catch Me If You Can - Frank W. Abagnale
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood
*A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
The City of Falling Angels - John Berendt
City of Thieves - David Benioff
The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett
The Complete Maus - Art Spiegelman
The Complete Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister - Gregory Maguire
Coraline - Neil Gaiman
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
*Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter - Tom Franklin

The Day the World Ends - Ethan Coen (poetry)
Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant - Anne Tyler
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart
Down to a Sunless Sea - Mathias B. Freese
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert (re-read)
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
*The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery
Emma - Jane Austen
*The End of the Affair - Graham Greene
The End of the Alphabet - CS Richardson
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathon Safran Foer
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

Fall On Your Knees - Anne-Marie MacDonald
Far World: Water Keep - J. Scott Savage
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
Flesh and Blood - Michael Cunningham
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
The Giver - Lois Lowry
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
A Golden Age - Tahmima Anam
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
A Good American - Alex George
*The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
*The Help - Kathryn Stockett
The Heretic's Daughter - Kathleen Kent
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
His Excellency: George Washington - Joseph J. Ellis
The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
Holidays on Ice - David Sedaris
Holly's Inbox - Holly Denham
The Hot House - Pete Earley
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros
How Clarissa Burder Learned to Fly - Connie May Fowler
Howards End - EM Forster

The Icarus Girl - Helen Oyeyemi
The Ice Queen - Alice Hoffman
I'm Down - Mishna Wolff
*The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
The Impostor's Daughter - Laurie Sandell
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
*Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
Indian Tales from Picuris Pueblo -
The Innocent Man - John Grisham
Ireland - Frank Delaney
*It - Stephen King

Johnny Tremain - Esther Forbes
Just Listen - Sarah Dessen

Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
Keeping Faith - Jodi Picoult
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School - Kathleen Flinn
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness

The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula Le Guin
Let's Pretend This Never Happened - Jenny Lawson
The Light Fantastic - Terry Pratchett
Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquirel
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County - Tiffany Baker
Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby
A Long Way Gone - Ishmael Beah
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen - Susan Gregg Gilmore
Looking for Alaska - John Green
The Lost City of Z - David Grann
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Maman's Homesick Pie - Donia Bijan
Man's Search for Meaning - Victor E Frankl
A Map of the World - Jane Hamilton
Matrimony - Joshua Henkin
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
Mistress Oriku - Matsutaro Kawaguchi
Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
Mother of Pearl - Melinda Haynes
My Antonia - Willa Cather
My Father's Paradise - Ariel Sabar

Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance - Elna Baker
Nickel and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich
Night - Elie Wiesel
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
Nine Stories - J.D. Salinger
No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
*North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen

*The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan
One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Other Boleyn Girl - Phillipa Gregory
The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

*Pain, Parties, Work - Elizabeth Winder
The Painted Veil - W. Somerset Maugham
Paris Times Eight - Deirdre Kelly
*Percy Jackson (Books 1 and 2) - Rick Riordan
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult
The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
*A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Puzzle Bark Tree - Stephanie Gertler


Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi
*Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Red Dragon - Thomas Harris
A Redbird Christmas - Fannie Flagg
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Retold Classic Myths -
Ride the Wind - Lucia St. Clair Robson
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
The Robber Bride - Margaret Atwood
A Rumor of War - Philip Caputo

Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult
Sam's Letters to Jennifer - James Patterson
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Sea Glass - Anita Shreve
*The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Septembers of Shiraz - Dalia Sofer
Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
*The Shining - Stephen King
The Shipping News - Annie Proulx
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewycka
Snow - Orhan Pamuk
Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Springtime on Mars - Susan Woordring
*The Stand - Stephen King
Stardust - Neil Gaiman
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher - Kate Summerscale
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley
The Swiss Family Robinson - Jan Wyss

A Tale Out of Luck - Willie Nelson
Tales of Beedle the Bard - J.K. Rowling
The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe
*The Talisman - Stephen King and Peter Straub
*The Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff
Tea and Other Ayama Na Tales - Eleanor Bluestein
Tender at the Bone - Ruth Reichl
The Tenth Circle - Jodi Picoult
Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
Thirteen Moons - Charles Frazier
*Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
Thunderstruck - Erik Larson
Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
The Translator - Daoud Hari
Travels With Charley - John Steinbeck
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
True Grit - Charles Portis
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
Twilight of Avalon - Anna Elliott

Unclutter Your Life in One Week - Erin Rooney Doland
*Under the Dome - Stephen King
Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes
*Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand

Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult
*Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show - Frank Delany

A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
Walking Through Walls - Philip Smith
Watchmen - Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
*The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag - Alen Bradly
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! - Fannie Flagg
Wicked - Gregory Maguire
Wild - Cheryl Strayed
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green and David Levithan
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
The World According to Garp - John Irving
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte


A Year in Provence - Peter Mayle
Yellowknife - Steve Zipp

The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerman
Zorba the Greek - Nikos Kazantzakis

Happy Reading!

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