A-Z Reviews (all)

Here, you’ll find an A-Z list of all the books I’ve reviewed since 2008 (when I started  my blog). Links take you directly to my review. If you’d like to see the books I’ve reviewed for a particular year, check out the Reviews tab.

Numeric Titles

11/22/63 by Stephen King
12-21 by Dustin Thomason
1222 by Anne Holt
1Q84
by Haruki Murakami

A

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Water M. Miller
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
A Long Way Gone by Ismael Beah
A Mercy by Toni Morrison
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
A Sportscaster’s Guide to Watching Football by Mark Oristano
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
Accidental Lessons by David W. Berner
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
After Dark by Haruki Murakami
After Her by Joyce Maynard
After the Quake by Haruki Murakami
Alien vs. Predator by Michael Robbins
All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Among Animals by John Yunker
And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

B

Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
Bait by J. Kent Messum
Banker to the Poor by Muhammed Yunus
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Because You Have To by Joan Frank
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
Benediction, by Kent Haruf
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
Big Driver by Stephen King
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
BoneMan’s Daughters by Ted Dekker (audio)
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo

C

C by Tom McCarthy
California by Edan Lepucki
Canada by Richard Ford
Cane River by Lalita Tademy
Caribou Island by David Vann
Carrie (audio) by Stephen King, read by Sissy Spacek
Cartwheel, Jennifer du Bois
Casebook by Mona Simpson
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Child Wonder by Roy Jacobsen
Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Coming up for Air by George Orwell
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
Creepers by Joanne Dahme
Cucina Povera by Pamela Sheldon Johns
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

D

Dance, Dance, Dance by Haruki Murakami
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
Dewey by Vicki Myron
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama
Drood by Dan Simmons
Duma Key by Stephen King

E

Eleanor & Park by by Rainbow Rowell
Eleven Twenty-Two Sixty-Three by Stephen King
Emily Alone by Stewart O’Nan
Ethan Frome
by Edith Wharton
Euphoria by Lily King
Everything is Going to Be Great by Rachel Shukert

F

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay
Fever Dream by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Finn by Jon Clinch
First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Foreign Tongue by Vanina Marsot
Forever Lily by Beth Nonte Russell
Forgetting English by Midge Raymond

G

Goldengrove by Francine Prose
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Great House by Nicole Krauss

H

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
Hating Olivia by Mark SaFranko
Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick
Heft by Liz Moore
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
He’s Gone by Deb Caletti
Historic Photos of the Chinese in California by Hannah Clayborn (text and captions)
Holidays On Ice by David Sedaris
Homecoming by Bernhard Schlink
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
Hummingbirds by Joshua Gaylord

I

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
I’d Know You Anywhere
by Laura Lippman
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous
I, Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis
Impatient with Desire by Gabrielle Burton
In a Perfect World by Laura Kasischke
In Between Days by Andrew Porter
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Innocence by Dean Koontz
In Stitches by Anthony Youn, M.D.
In the Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve
In the Woods by Tana French
Invisible by Paul Auster
Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt
IT (audio) by Stephen King (audio)

J
Jaws by Peter Benchely
Joyland by Stephen King

K

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch
Kitchen Essays by Agnes Jeckyll

L

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan
Last Night in Twisted River
by John Irving
Legend of a Suicide by David Vann
Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Let’s Get Fancy Together! by Jane O’Connor
Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Life Itself by Roger Ebert
Local Bounty by Devra Gartenstein
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card
Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe by Jennie Shortridge

M

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Magnificent Vibration by Rick Springfield
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt
Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Miss Hildreth Wore Brown by Olivia deBelle Byrd
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (link is to read-along post/s)
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Model Home by Eric Puchner
More Than You Know by Nan Rossiter
Mr. Lynch’s Holiday by Catherine O’Flynn
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

N

Naked in Eden by Robin Easton
Netherland by Joseph O’Neil
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Night Film, Marisha Pessl
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

O

Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
One Q Eighty Four by Haruki Murakami
Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

P

Panorama City by Antoine Wilson
Paper Purses by Klutz
Pearl of China by Anchee Min
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Pit Stops by Michelle Sathe
Police by Jo Nesbo
Prayers For Bobby by Leroy Aarons
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
Proof: A Play by David Auburn

Q

Queen Vernita’s Visitors by Dawn Menge

R

Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Reconstructing Amelia, by Kimberly McCreight
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Room by Emma Donoghue
Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
Run by Ann Patchett

S

Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye
Saving Sammy by Beth Maloney
Secrets of a Christmas Box by Steven Hornby
Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer
Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman
So L.A. by Bridget Hoida
Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Stay Awake by Dan Chaon
Stone Creek by Victoria Lustbader
Strangers by Anita Brookner
Strangers at the Feast by Jennifer Vanderbes
Sunnyside Blues by Mary Carter
Sunset Park by Paul Auster
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

T

Tea For Ruby by Sarah Mountbatten-Windsor and Sarah Ferguson
Tethered by Amy MacKinnon
The Abominable by Dan Simmons
The Absolute Value of Mike by Kathryn Erskine
The Adults by Alison Espach
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The Art of Meaningful Living by Christopher F. Brown
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
The Asylum by John Harwood
The Bird Saviors by William J. Cobb
The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
The Bungalow by Sarah Jio
The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
The Circle by Dave Eggers
The City & The City by China Mieville
The Cleft Doris Lessing
The Cold Song by Linn Ullmann
The Complete Stories of Truman Capote by Truman Capote
The Curiosity by Stephan Kiernan
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy M. Buchanan
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fever by Megan Abbott
The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton
The Game On Diet by Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson
The Gin & Chowder Club by Nan Rossiter
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer and Barrows
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Here And Now by Ann Brashares
The Home Place by Carrie La Seur
The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
The House on Tradd Street by Karen White
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Iguana Tree by Michel Stone
The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
The Last Summer of the Camperdowns by Elizabeth Kelly
The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen
The Laws of Harmony by Judith R. Hendricks
The Leopard by Jo Nesbø
The Leftovers
by Tom Perrotta
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The LightHouse Road by Peter Geye
The Little Stranger
by Sarah Waters
The London Train by Tessa Hadley
The Longest Way Home by Andrew McCarthy
The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Meaning of Night: A Confession by Michael Cox
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
The Misadventures of Oliver Booth by David Desmond
The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
Then Again (audio) by Diane Keaton
The Never List by Koethi Zan
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
The Odds by Stewart O’Nan
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
The Other Life by Ellen Meister
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
The Painter by Peter Heller
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Perfect 10 Diet by Dr. Michael Aziz
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
The Princess and the Pea by Lauren Child
The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Prudent Mariner by Leslie Walker Williams
The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin
The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds
The Raising by Laura Kasischke
The Realm of Last Chances by Steve Yarbrough
The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell (aka Joshua Gaylord)
The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø
The Regulators by Stephen King (Richard Bachman)
The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty
The Return by Victoria Hislop
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
The Safety of Secrets by Delaune Michel
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
The Secret Lives of People in Love by Simon Van Booy
The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Shining (audio) by Stephen King
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
The Snowman by Joe Nesbø
The Slippage by Ben Greenman
The Soloist by Steve Lopez
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
The Spare Room by Helen Garner
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
The Stand by Stephen King (not quite a review, more of a mention)
The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont
The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende
The Swan Thieves  (audio) by Elizabeth Kostova
The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein
The Technologists by Matthew Pearl
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
The Terror by Dan Simmons
The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell
The Three by Sarah Lotz
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance & Survival by John Vaillant
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories – Volume 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories – Volume 2 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories – Volume 3 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Train of Small Mercies by David Rowell
The Troop by Nick Cutter
The Twelve by Justin Cronin
The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Upright Piano Player by David Abbott
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
The Way Inn by Will Wiles
The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar
The Wikkeling by Steven Arntson
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker
Things I Want My Daughters To Know by Elizabeth Noble
Thirteen Reasons Why (audio) by Jay Asher
This Cake is For the Party by Sarah Selecky
This House is Haunted by John Boyne
This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
Tinkers by Paul Harding
Trackers by Patrick Carman
True Notebooks by Mark Salzman
Twelve-Twenty-One by Dustin Thomason
Twelve-Twenty-Two by Anne Holt
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

U

Ugly Man by Dennis Cooper
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Under a Summer Sky by Nan Rossiter
Under the Dome by Stephen King

V

Vacation by Deb Olin Unferth
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani

W

We Are Called To Rise by Laura McBride
We Need To Talk About Kevin
by Lionel Shriver
We the Animals by Justin Torres
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us by Laura van den Berg
When She Flew by Jennie Shortridge
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Who By Fire by Diana Spechler
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Wish You Were Here by Stewart O’Nan
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Words Get In the Way by Nan Rossiter
World War Z by Max Brooks
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

X

Y

You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried by Susannah Gora

Z

Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth

One Response

  1. Have you heard of A Gay and Melancholy Sound by Merle Miller? I’ve just finished reading it and have given it a quick review. Nobody else seems to have read or reviewed it, I thought it may be of interest to you? Nice site by the way!

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