Book Reviews

*** = Perfect Ten!    

QL = Quick Lit Mini-Review

BB = Bout of Books Mini-Review



All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang***  (QL)

An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir   (BB)

As You Wish – Cary Elwes


B – C

Beauty Queens – Libba Bray

The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui***

Black Panther Vol.1   (QL)

Black Hole   (QL)

Bloodlines – Richelle Mead   (BB)

The Book of Unknown Americans – Cristina Henriquez

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak     (BB)

Born a Crime – Trevor Noah (QL)

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami

Confess – Colleen Hoover


D – E

Dark Matter – Blake Crouch (ARC)

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

Dracula – Bram Stoker (Mini)

Eligible – Curtis Sittenfeld

Emma – Jane Austen

Euphoria – Lily King   (BB)

Everything Belongs to Us – Yoojin Grace Wuertz

Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng


F – G

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

Final Girls – Riley Sager   (ARC)

Ghostly Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories From the Victorian Age     (ARC)

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams 

Goosebumps Read Along


H – J

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas***

Heartless – Marissa Meyer

Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

Human Acts – Han Kang   (QL)

Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice (Book/Movie)

Into the Water – Paula Hawkins


K – M

Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders   (QL)

Little & Lion – Brandy Colbert     (QL)

The Lost City of Z – David Grann

The Lost History of Stars – Dave Boling   (ARC)

The Magicians – Lev Grossman

The Magician King – Lev Grossman     (QL)

March (Whole Series)    (QL)

The Martian – Andy Weir

The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgahov

Missoula – Jon Krakauer ***

Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari

A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness (Mini) ***

My Antonia – Willa Cather

My Cousin Rachel – Daphne Du Maurier     (QL)


N – R

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Seth Grahame-Smith (and Jane Austen)

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

Red Rising – Pierce Brown    (BB)

The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nyugen

The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness     (BB)

Roughneck – Jeff Lemire     (QL)


Saga: Volume 1&2 (Mini)

Saga: Volume 4 (Mini)

See What I Have Done – Sarah Schmidt     (ARC)

A Separation – Katie Kitamura   (QL)

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid

Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn   (QL)

Silence – Shūsaku Endō

Slade House – David Mitchell

Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut***

Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey

Sour Heart – Jenny Zhang     (ARC)

Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel

Stay With Me – Ayobami Adebayo     (ARC)

Sula – Toni Morrison     (QL)

The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon

Sweet Tooth (Whole Series)*** (QL)

Swimming Lessons – Claire Fuller




Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

A Torch Against the Night – Sabaa Tahir

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley – Hannah Tinti   (QL)


U – Z

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

Unwind – Neal Shusterman*** (QL)

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler

We Are Okay – Nina LaCour***

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours – Helen Oyeyemi   (QL)

When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi (Mini)

A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

Yes Please – Amy Poehler   (QL)