Reviews by Author

Links will take you to my thoughts on books from June 2007 to present 

(updated 9/18/2015)

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Abagnale, Frank W. – Catch Me If You Can
Ackerman, Diane – The Zookeeper’s Wife
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi – Half of a Yellow Sun
Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women
Alexie, Sherman – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Anam, Tahmima – A Golden Age
Anderson, Laurie Halse – Speak
Asher, Jay – Thirteen Reasons Why
Atwood, Margaret – The Blind Assassin
Atwood, Margaret – Cat’s Eye
Atwood, Margaret – The Robber Bride
Austen, Jane – Emma
Austen, Jane – Northanger Abbey
Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane – Sense and Sensibility


Baker, Elna – The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance
Baker, Tiffany – The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
Barbery, Muriel – The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Barrows, Annie and Mary Ann Shaffer – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Barry, Brunonia – The Lace Reader
Baum, L Frank – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Beah, Ishmael – A Long Way Gone
Bechdel, Alison – Are You My Mother?
Benioff, David – City of Thieves
Berendt, John – The City of Falling Angels
Berendt, John – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Bijan, Donia – Maman’s Homesick Pie
Biss, Eula – On Immunity
Bluestein, Eleanor – Tea and Other Ayama Na Tales
Blumberg-Kason, Susan – Good Chinese Wife
Blume, Judy – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
Bourdain, Anthony – Kitchen Confidential
Boyne, John – The Absolutist
Boyne, John – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Bradbury, Ray – Something Wicked This Way Comes
Bradley, Alan – The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Bradley, Alan – The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag
Bronte, Emily – Wuthering Heights
Byatt, A.S. – Possession
Bryson, Bill – At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Bryson, Bill – A Walk in the Woods
Bryson, Bill – In a Sunburned Country
Butler, Octavia E – Kindred


Cain, Susan – Quiet
Capote, Truman – In Cold Blood
Caputo, Philip – A Rumor of War
Card, Orson Scott – Ender’s Game
Cather, Willa – My Antonia
Chbosky, Stephen  – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Choldenko, Gennifer – Al Capone Does My Shirts
Chopin, Kate – The Awakening
Cisneros, Sandra – The House on Mango Street
Cline, Ernest – Armada
Cline, Ernest – Ready Player One
Coehlo, Paulo – The Alchemist
Coen, Ethan – The Day the World Ends (poetry)
Collins, Wilkie – The Woman in White
Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness
Cunningham, Michael – Flesh and Blood


Delaney, Frank – Ireland
Delany, Frank – Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show
Denham, Holly – Holly’s Inbox
Dessen, Sarah – Just Listen
Diaz, Junot – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Dickens, Charles – A Christmas Carol
Dickens, Charles – Bleak House
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa – The Language of Flowers
Doland, Erin Rooney  – Unclutter Your Life in One Week
Donoghue – Emma – Room
Dostoevsky, Fyodor – Brothers Karamazov
Dreiser, Theodore – Sister Carrie
du Maurier, Daphne – Rebecca
Dunn, Mark – Ella Minnow Pea


Earley, Pete – The Hot House
Egan, Jennifer – A Visit from the Goon Squad
Ehrenreich, Barbara – Nickel and Dimed
Eliot, George – Middlemarch
Elliott, Anna – Twilight of Avalon
Ellis, Joseph J. – His Excellency: George Washington
Esquirel, Laura – Like Water for Chocolate
Eugenides, Jeffrey – Middlesex


Faulkner, William – As I Lay Dying
Fey, Tina – Bossypants
Fforde, Jasper – The Eyre Affair
Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Great Gatsby
Flagg, Fannie – Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!
Flinn, Kathleen – The Kitchen Counter Cooking School
Flynn, Gillian – Gone Girl
Foer, Jonathon Safran – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Forbes, Esther – Johnny Tremain
Ford, Jamie – Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – Jamie Ford
Forney, Ellen – Marbles
Forster, EM – Howards End
Fowler, Connie May – How Clarissa Burder Learned to Fly
Frank, Anne – Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Frankl , Victor E – Man’s Search for Meaning
Franklin, Tom – Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Frazier, Charles – Thirteen Moons
Freese, Mathias B. – Down to a Sunless Sea
French, Tana – In the Woods
Frey, James – A Million Little Pieces


Gabaldon, Diana – Outlander
Gaiman, Neil – Coraline
Gaiman, Neil – Neverwhere
Gaiman, Neil – Stardust
Gaskell , Elizabeth – North and South
Gay, Roxane – An Untamed State
Gay, Roxane – Bad Feminist
George, Alex – A Good American
Gertler, Stephanie – The Puzzle Bark Tree
Gibbons, Dave and Alan Moore  – Watchmen
Gies, Miep – Anne Frank Remembered
Gilbert, Elizabeth – Eat, Pray, Love
Gilbert, Elizabeth – Eat, Pray, Love (re-read)
Gilmore, Susan Gregg – Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
Goto, Hiromi – Half World
Grann, David – The Lost City of Z
Green, John – The Fault in Our Stars
Green, John – Looking for Alaska
Green, John and David Levithan – Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Greene, Graham – The End of the Affair
Gregory, Phillipa – The Other Boleyn Girl
Grisham, John – The Innocent Man
Gruen, Sara – Water for Elephants
Guibert, Emmanuel – The Photographer
Guin, Ursula Le – Left Hand of Darkness


Hamilton, Jane – A Map of the World
Hardy, Thomas – Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Hari, Daoud – The Translator
Harris, Thomas –Red Dragon
Haynes, Melinda – Mother of Pearl
Heller, Joseph – Catch-22
Henkin, Joshua – Matrimony
Hill, Joe – NOS4A2
Hillenbrand, Laura – Unbroken
Hinton, S.E. – The Outsiders
Hoff, Benjamin – The Tao of Pooh
Hoffman, Alice – The Ice Queen
Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas – Crimes of Paris
Hornby, Nick – High Fidelity
Hornby, Nick – A Long Way Down
Hosseini, Khaled – A Thousand Splendid Suns
Howe, Katherine – The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Hurston, Zora Neale – Their Eyes Were Watching God
Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World


Irving, John – A Prayer for Owen Meany
Irving, John – The World According to Garp
Ishiguro, Kazuo – Never Let Me Go
Ishiguro, Kazuo – The Remains of the Day


Jacobs, A.J – The Know It All
James, Emmett – Admit One: My Life in Film
James, Henry – The Portrait of a Lady


Kawabata, Yasunari – Snow Country
Kawaguchi, Matsutaro – Mistress Oriku
Kazantzakis, Nikos – Zorba the Greek
Kelly, Deirdre – Paris Times Eight
Kent, Kathleen – The Heretic’s Daughter
King, Stephen – The Stand
King, Stephen – It
King, Stephen – 11/22/63
King, Stephen – Bag of Bones
King, Stephen – Misery
King, Stephen – Pet Sematary
King, Stephen – The Shining
King, Stephen – Under the Dome
King, Stephen and Peter Straub – The Talisman
Keyes, Daniel – Flowers for Algernon
Knisley, Lucy – French Milk
Knisley, Lucy – Relish
Kondo, Marie – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Kosinski, Jerzy – Being There
Krakauer, Jon – Into the Wild
Krakauer, Jon – Into Thin Air
Krakauer, Jon – Under the Banner of Heaven
Krauss, Nicole – The History of Love
Kulin, Ayse – Last Train to Istanbul


Larson, Erik – Thunderstruck
Larsson, Stieg – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Lawson, Jenny – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
Levithan, David and John Green – Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Lewycka, Marina – A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Lockhart, E. – The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Love, Jeremy – Bayou
Lowry, Lois – The Giver


MacDonald, Anne-Marie – Fall On Your Knees
Maguire, Gregory – Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Maguire, Gregory – Wicked
Mandvi, Aasif – No Land’s Man
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia – Love in the Time of Cholera
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia – One Hundred Years of Solitude
Maugham, W. Somerset – The Painted Veil
Mayes, Frances – Under the Tuscan Sun
Mayle, Peter – A Year in Provence
McCammon, Robert – Boy’s Life
McCarthy, Cormac – All the Pretty Horses
McCarthy, Cormac – No Country for Old Men
McCarthy, Cormac – The Road
McCourt, Frank – Angela’s Ashes
McEwan, Ian – Atonement
Meyer, Stephenie – Eclipse
Meyer, Stephenie – New Moon
Meyer, Stephenie – Twilight
Mezrich, Ben – Bringing Down the House
Miller, Arthur – Death of a Salesman
Mitchell, David – Cloud Atlas
Morgenstern , Erin – The Night Circus
Moore, Alan and Dave Gibbons  – Watchmen
Moore, Erin – That’s Not English
Moyes, Jojo  – Me Before You
Murakami, Haruki – Kafka on the Shore
Murakami, Haruki – The Wind-up Bird Chronicle


Nabokov, Vladimir – Lolita
Nafisi, Azar – Reading Lolita in Tehran
Nelson, Willie – A Tale Out of Luck
Ness, Patrick – The Knife of Never Letting Go
Nicholls, David – One Day


O’Brien, Tim – The Things They Carried
Orczy, Baroness Emmuska – The Scarlet Pimpernel
Orwell, George – Animal Farm
Oyeyemi , Helen – The Icarus Girl


Pamuk, Orhan – Snow
Paterson, Katherine – Bridge to Terabithia
Patterson, James – Sam’s Letters to Jennifer
Pessl, Marisha – Night Film
Picoult, Jodi – Keeping Faith
Picoult, Jodi – Plain Truth
Picoult, Jodi – Salem Falls
Picoult, Jodi – The Tenth Circle
Picoult, Jodi – Vanishing Acts
Plath, Sylvia – The Bell Jar
Poe, Edgar Allan – The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Poehler, Amy – Yes Please
Pollan, Michael – The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Portis , Charles – True Grit
Pratchett, Terry – The Color of Magic
Pratchett, Terry – The Light Fantastic
Proulx, Annie – The Shipping News



Reichl, Ruth – Tender at the Bone
Richardson, CS – The End of the Alphabet
Riordan, Rick – Percy Jackson (Books 1 and 2)
Roach, Mary – Stiff 
Robbins, Tom – Tibetan Peach Pie
Robson, Lucia St. Clair – Ride the Wind
Rowling, J.K. – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Rowling, J.K. – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Rowling, J.K. – Tales of Beedle the Bard
Roy, Arundhati – The God of Small Things
Russell, Doria – The Sparrow


Sabar, Ariel – My Father’s Paradise
Salinger, J.D. – Nine Stories
Samuel, Barbara – In the Midnight Rain
Sandell, Laurie – The Impostor’s Daughter
Satrapi, Marjane – The Complete Persepolis
Savage, J. Scott – Far World: Water Keep
Sedaris, David – Holidays on Ice
Semple, Maria – Where’d You Go BernadetteSee, Lisa – Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Setterfield, Diane – The Thirteenth Tale
Shaffer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Shakespeare, William – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shapiro, B.A. – The Art Forger
Shea, Theresa – The Unfinished Child
Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein
Shreve, Anita – Sea Glass
Simmons, Dan – Drood
Simsion, Graeme – The Rosie Project
Skloot, Rebecca – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Smith, Betty – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Smith, Philip – Walking Through Walls
Sofer, Dalia – The Septembers of Shiraz
Spiegelman, Art – The Complete Maus
Stein, Garth – The Art of Racing in the Rain
Steinbeck, John – East of Eden
Steinbeck, John – Travels With Charley
Stephenson, Neal – Snow Crash
Stevenson, Robert Louis – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stockett, Kathryn – The Help
Straub, Peter and Stephen King – The Talisman
Strayed, Cheryl – Wild
Summerscale, Kate – The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher


Tan, Amy – The Joy Luck Club
Tartt, Donna –The Secret History
Thackeray, William Makepeace – Vanity Fair
Thompson, Craig – Blankets
Twain, Mark – Tom Sawyer
Tyler, Anne – Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant




Wallace, Daniel – Big Fish
Walls, Jeannette – The Glass Castle
Walter, Jess – Beautiful Ruins
Warren, Robert Penn – All the King’s Men
Waters, Sarah – Affinity
Waters, Sarah – Fingersmith
Watson, S.J. – Before I Go to Sleep
Weir, Andy – The Martian
Wharton, Edith – The Age of Innocence
Wharton, Edith – Ethan Frome
Wiesel, Elie – Night
Wilde, Oscar – The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wilder, Laura Ingalls  – Little House in the Big Woods
Winder, Elizabeth – Pain, Parties, Work
Wolff, Mishna – I’m Down
Wolitzer, Meg – Belzhar
Woodring, Susan – Springtime on Mars
Wren, M.K – A Gift Upon the Shore
Wyss, Jan – The Swiss Family Robinson



Yang, Gene Luen – American Born Chinese
Yang, Gene Luen –  Boxers and Saints


Zafon, Carlos Ruiz – Shadow of the Wind
Zevin, Gabrielle – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Zusak, Markus – The Book Thief
Zusak, Markus – The Book Thief (re-read)

Happy Reading!