Book Reviews

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I started trying to organize this list by genre, but I don’t read many books that fit neatly into a single genre, so instead, I used these abbreviations to indicate the genres and/or types of themes in each book. They are organized alphabetically by title within general types, with a * to indicate my favorites and links to my reviews, where available.

C = Classic
COA = Coming-of-Age
D = Disabilities and Mental Illness
F = Family
Fa = Fantasy
Fr = Friendship
H = Historical
He = Health
Hu = Humor
I = International
L = Love/romantic
M = Mystery
Me = Memoir/autobiography
N - Nature
NF = Nonfiction 
PA = Post-apocalyptic 
S = Science
S/T = Suspense/Thriller
SF = Science Fiction
SH/I = Self-help/Inspirational
SS = Short stories
Su = Supernatural 
T = Travel
TC = True Crime


* An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (Fr, Hu, SF)
The Accidental Further Adventures of the 100-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson (Hu, I) 
The Adults by Caroline Hulse (F, Hu)
After the Flood by Kassandra  Montag (PA, SF)
* The Air You Breathe by Frances de Ponte Peebles (Fr, H, L)
* Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (H)
All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson (M, S/T)

* All Clear by Connie Willis (H, SF, S/T)

* America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (F, H, I, L) 
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (F, I, S/T)
* American War by Omar El Akkad (COA, F, SF)
Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles (D, F)

* And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (F, H, I)
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (M)
* Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver (F, Fr, H, L, N)

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (C, F, H, I, L)
Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (F, M)
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker (F, I, L)
The Art Thief by Noah Charney (I, M, S/T)
Astray by Emma Donoghue (F, H, SS)
* Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday (I, L)
The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard (Fr, H, L)
August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones (M, S/T)
* Beartown by Fredrik Backman (F, Fr, I)
Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson (M, S/T) 
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (F, H)
A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen (F, Fr, SF)
A Better Man by Louise Penny (M, S/T)
* Blackout by Connie Willis (H, SF)
* The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh (M, S/T, SF)
* The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd (F, H, L)
The Book of M by Peng Shepherd (Fa, Fr, L, SF, S/T)
* The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez (COA, F, I)
The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood (F, L)
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (F, I)
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (novella, SS)
Broken Harbor by Tana French (M, S/T)
The Call of the Wild by Jack London (C)
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (C, H, Hu)
The Census by Jesse Ball (F, Fa)
* The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld (M, S/T) 
A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet (F, N, SF) 
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (H, I)
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin (F, Fa, L, S/T) 
* Clock Dance by Anne Tyler (F, Fr)
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian (COA, D, F, Fr)
* Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (F, Fr, H, I, M, SF)
* A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra (F, H)
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (COA, F, I)
Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman (F, Fr, Hu)
Dark Saturday by Nicci French (M, S/T)
* David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (C, Fr, H, L)
* Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (COA, F, Fr)
The Den by Abi Maxwell (COA, F, M)
The Desert Sky Before Us by Anne Valente (F)
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley (M, S/T)
The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne (F, Fr)
* Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (H, I, SF)
* Dracula by Bram Stoker (Fa, M, S/T)
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton (H, S/T)
* Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (F, H, L, SF)
* Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokartuk (Fr, Hu, I, M)
The Dry by Jane Harper (M, S/T)
* The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (F, H) 
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (M, S/T) 
* Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (F, D, Fr, L)
Ellis Island  by Kate Kerrigan (F, I, L)
End of Watch by Stephen King (M, SF, S/T)
* Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave (Fr, H, L)
* Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes (F, L)
* My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley (F, Fr)
* Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (I, SF)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (COA, F, Fr)
* Faithful Place by Tana French (M, S/T)
* Fifty Mice by Daniel Pyne (Hu, S/T)
Finders Keepers by Stephen King (M, S/T)
* Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts (F, H)
The Fold by Peter Clines (SF, S/T)
For Once in My Life by Colleen Coleman
Force of Nature by Jane Harper (M, S/T)
Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss (I)

Fram by Steve Himmer (Fa, I)  F
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich (F, SF)

* A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Fr, I)

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (L)

Get in Trouble by Kelly Link (SF, SS)
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (I, M, S/T)
Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman (COA, Fr, S/T)
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (F, H)
A Good Enough Mother by Bev Thomas (F, S/T)
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick (D, F, Fr, Hu)
Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land (S/T)
* A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (F, H, I, L)
* Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (F, Fr, H, L)
* The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (COA, D, F, L)
* Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (C, COA, F, Fr, H)
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake (F, H)
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell (F, H)
Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen (F, Fr, L, N)
* The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (S/T, Su)
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (C, I)
Heart Spring Mountain by Robin MacArthur (F)
* The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne (F, H, I, L
Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding (F, Fr, S/T)
* Hereand Now and Then by Mike Chen (F, SF)
The House on Tradd Street by Karen White (M, Su)
* Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais (F, H, I)
* If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais (F, H, I) 
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett (F)
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (F, L)
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (play) (Fr, Hu)
* The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (Fa, H, L)
Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt (F, Fr, M)
Isra Isle by Nava Semel (H, L, M)
Lakewood by Megan Giddings (SF)
* LaRose by Louise Erdrich (COA, F, Fr, H)
Last Day by Domenica Ruta (F, Fr, SF) 
* The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley (D, F)
* The Last One by Alexandra Oliva (S/T)
The Late Show by Michael Connelly (M, S/T)
Leading Men by Christopher Castellani (Fr, L, H, I) 
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (F, SF)
* Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (F, Fr, M)
Less by Andrew Sean Greer (Hu, I)
* Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (F, Fa, H)
* Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz (F, Hu, M, S/T)
* The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (M, S/T)
The Lightkeeper's Daughter by Jean E. Pendziwol (F, Fr, H, L)
* The Likeness by Tana French (M, S/T)
Lives Laid Away by Stephen Mack Jones (M, S/T) 
* The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (M, S/T)
The Lost Book of Adana Moreau by Michael Zapata (F)
The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal (M, S/T)
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce (Fr, I, L)
The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray (H, SF)
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware (M, S/T)
Macbeth by William Shakespeare (C)
* A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (Fr, Hu)
* Marriage on the Street Corners of Tehran by Nadia Shahram (COA, F, Fr, I, L)
The Martian  by Andy Weir (SF, S/T)
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (C, SF)
Maurice by E.M. Forster (C, H, L)
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (C, F, Fa, I) 
* The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Fr, L, SF)
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim (F, M, S/T) 
Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce (Fr, I)
* Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (S/T)
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (C, Fr, H)
* Mudbound by Hillary Jordan (F, Fr, H)
* My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (F, Fr, H, L)
My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares (Fa, L)
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict (I, M)
* The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (F)
Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson (F, Fr, M, S/T)
* The News At the End of the World by Emily Jeanne Miller (COA, F)
* The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich (F, H)
* The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (F, H, I)
Normal People by Sally Rooney (Fr, L)
* Not the End of the World by Kate Atkinson (Fa, SF, SS)
* Only Child by Rhiannon Navin (F)
* Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel (SF) 
* Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore (F, Fr, L, SF)
The Optimistic Decade by Heather Abel (F, Fr, H, L)
 Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (COA, F, H)
The Outsider by Stephen King (M, Fa, S/T)
* Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (F, H, I)
* A Paper Son by Jason Buchholz (F, Fr, I, L, M)
Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor (COA, Fa, Fr, L)
Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson (F, Fr, L)
Picture Perfect  by Jodi Picoult (F)
* A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline (F, H, L)
* Plainsong by Kent Haruf (F, Fr, L)
 * The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (COA, F, H, I)
* The Possible World by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz (F, H)
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver (F, Fr, L) 
Rabbit, Run by John Updike (C, F)
The Rain Watcher by Tatiana De Rosnay (F, I)
Rainey Royal  by Dylan Landis (COA, F, Fr, SS) 
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline (SF)
* The Reason You're Alive by Matthew Quick (D, F, Fr, Hu)
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (C, L, M, S/T) 
* Recursion by Blake Crouch (SF)
Red, White, Blue by Lea Carpenter (F, S/T)
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (H. L, S/T)
* The Rent Collector by Camron Wright (F, I) 
* The River by Peter Heller (N, S/T)
* The River of Kings by Taylor Brown (COA, F, H)
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (D, F, Hu, L)
* The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (D, Fr, Hu, L)
Saturday by Ian McEwan (F, Fr)
The Secret History by Donna Tartt (COA, Fr, M)
* The Sense of Death by Matty Dalrymple (M, S/T, Su)
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (COA, F, Fr)
* The Sense of Reckoning by Matty Dalrymple (H, M, Su)
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Julia Grames (F, H, I)
* Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (COA, F, I, M)
* She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper (F, S/T)
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (M, S/T)
* The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls (F)
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (F, H) 
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (C, SF)
* Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (Fr, L, SF, S/T)
* The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian (F, S/T)
* Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (F, L, H, M)
* Song Yet Sung by James McBride (F, Fr, H)
Soon the Light Will Be Perfect by Dave Patterson (COA, F)
* The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (D, Fr, I, SF)
* Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala (COA, F, Fr, I)
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (Hu, M)
* State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (M, N, S/T)
* Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (F, Fr, L, SF)
Still Life by Louise Penny (M)
* The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (F, Fr, L)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (C, SF)
* The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson (F, Fr, H, L)
* The Summer Guest by Justin Cronin (F, Fr, H, L)
Sunburn by Laura Lippman (M, S/T) 
Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor (COA, F, M)
* A Tale for the Time Being  by Ruth Ozeki (COA, D, F, I)
Tales of Mystery by Edgar Allen Poe (C, M, S/T)
Tangerine by Christine Mangan (Fr, H, I)
They Are Trying to Break Your Heart by David Savill (COA, F, Fr, H, I, M)
Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center (F, L)
The Three  by Sarah Lotz (M, SF, S/T)
* The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (F, L, SF)
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (H, Hu, SF)
True Enough by Stephen McCauley (F, Hu, L)
* True Grit by Charles Portis (F, H) 
* Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (F, Fr, M, S/T)
The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman (F)
* Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune (Fa, Fr, L)
* The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Fa, H)
* Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver (F, H)
* The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (F, Fr, I)
* The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell (COA, F, H, I, L)
* The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (F, H)
* Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery by Rosalie Knecht (I, M, S/T) 
* Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel (Fr, I, SF, S/T)
We Own the Sky by Luke Allnut (F)
When All Is Said by Anne Griffin (F, I) 
* Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen (F, Fr, L)
Whisky for Breakfast by Christopher P. Mooney (SS)
Who Is Vera Kelly? By Rosalie Knecht (I, S/T)
The Widows by Jess Montgomery (F, H, M) 
The Witch Elm by Tana French (M, S/T)
* Wool by Hugh Howey (F, Fr, L, SF)
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (M, S/T)
Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves (F, H)
The Woman I Was Before by Kerry Fisher (F, Fr, M) 
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (M, S/T)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (C, F)

Nonfiction (see also Graphic Novels/Memoirs)

* Becoming by Michelle Obama (Me, H, NF)
* Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo (COA, D, F, H, I)
* Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (D, F, Me, NF)
Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine by Emily Bernard (Me)
Blog, Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho (SH/I)
* Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (F, Me)
* The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea (H, NF)
* Educated by Tara Westover (Me)
An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System by Matt Richtel (, NF, S)
Greek to Me by Mary Norris (I, Me, T)
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (I, Me, N)
Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott (Me, SH/I)

* How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide by Toni Bernhard (SH/I)
How To Wake Up by Toni Bernhard (SH/I)  

How to Write Nonfiction by Joanna Penn

If the Oceans Were Ink by Carla Power (Me, SH/I)
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara (Me, NF, TC)
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson (H, I, NF) 
* An Indigenous People’s History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (H)
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro (F, Me, NF)
Lift by Kelly Corrigan (Me)
Lost Child: The True Story of a Girl Who Couldn't Ask for Help by Torey Hayden (D, F, Me, NF)
Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky (NF)
* Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt (Me) 
The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickinson (Me) 
Nathaniel's Nutmeg by Giles Milton (H, I)
* Nature's Best Hope by Douglas Tallamy (N, NF, S)
* No Cure For Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear) by Kate Bowler (He, Me, NF)
* No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality by Michael J. Fox (Me)
* Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman (Hu, Me)
* An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography by Paul Rusesabagina, with Tom Zoellner (Me, H, I, NF)
Personal History by Katharine Graham (Me)
Running on Red Dog Road by Drema Hall Berkheimer (Me)
* The Sisters of Auschwitz by Roxane van Iperen (H, NF)
* The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (NF, S)
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois (H, Me)
* Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe by Jane Goodall (Me, I, NF)
* When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Me)
Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age by Mary Pipher (Me)

Graphic Novels/Memoirs

Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli (F, L)
Black Hole by Charles Burns (COA, SF)
Deogratias by J.P. Stassen (H)
Form of a Question by Andrew Rostan and Kate Kasenow (F, Fr, L, Me)
French Milk by Lucy Knisley (I, Me, NF)
* Fun Home by Allison Bechtel (Hu, Me, NF)
Here by Richard McGuire (F, H)
* Relish by Lucy Knisley (Me, NF)
* Old Souls by Brian MacDonald and Les McClaine (F, Fa)
* Persepolis  by Marjane Satrapi (Me, H, I, NF)
* Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi (Me, H, I, NF)
The Seventh Voyage by Jon J. Muth
Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley (Hu, Me, NF)
Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan (Fa)


All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (Fa)
All Fall Down by Ally Carter (F, Fr, M, S/T)
* All of This Is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor (Fr, M)
All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban (Fr, M, S/T)
Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden (F, Fa, Fr)
* Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (COA, F, Fr)
Ask the Dark by Henry Turner (F, M, S/T)
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (COA, SF)
* Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Fa, L)
The Beautiful Lost by Luanne Rice (D, F, Fr, L)
* Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Sonia Manzano (Me, Fa, NF, Fr, Hu)
Bent Heavens by Daniel Krauss (SF)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (Fr, L, SF)
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (Fa, Fr, L, M)
* The Cage by Megan Shepherd (Fr, L, SF, S/T)
The Cemetery Boys by Heather (Zac) Brewer (COA, F, Fr, S/T)
* Challenger Deep by Neal Schusterman (D, F)
Code of Honor by Alan Gratz (Fa, S/T)
The Conspiracy of Us  by Maggie Hall (L, S/T)
The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman (COA, F, Fa, Fr)
* Displacement by Kiku Hughes (H)
Drag Teen by Jeffrey Self (COA, Fr, Hu)
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (Me, NF)
Dreamology by Lucy Keating (Fa, Fr, L)
The Drowning by Rachel Ward (Fa, Fr, L, S/T)
Feed by M.T. Anderson (SF)
* Flamer by Mike Curato (COA, Fr, Me)
Furious Thing by Jenny Downham (D, F)
* A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena (Fr, I)
Go with the Flow by Lily Williams and Karen Schneeman (COA)
Grimoire Noir by Vera Greentea and Yana Bogatch (Fa, Fr) 
Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg (Fr, L)
The Hunt by Megan Shepherd (Fr, L, SF, S/T)
I Was Here by Gayle Forman (D, Fr, L, M)
Illegal by Francisco X. Stork (F, Fr, I)
* An Indigenous People’s History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (H)
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (SF, S/T)
The Knowing by Sharon Cameron (Fa, L, SF)
The Law of Loving Others by Kate Axelrod (D, F, Fr, L)
A Map to the Sun by Sloane Leong (COA, Fr)
* Looking for Alaska by John Green (COA, D, Fr, Hu)
The Many Lives of John Stone by Linda Buckley-Archer (F, Fa, H, I)
* The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork (COA, D, Fr)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (F, Fa, Fr, S/T)
* Mosquitoland by David Arnold (D, F, Fr)
The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos (COA, F, Fr, M)
* OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu (D, L)
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden (Fa, Fr, SF)
* On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (COA, F, Fr)
One Way or Another by Kara McDowell (Fr, L, SF)
Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos (F, Fr)
The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight (F, Fr, SF, S/T)
The Phantom Twin by Lisa Brown (H, Su)
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (Fa, Fr, S/T)
* Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (F, Fr, H, I, L)
* Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern (D, L)
The Secret Language of Sisters by Luanne Rice (D, F, Fr)
* Solitaire by Alice Oseman (COA, D, Fa, Fr, L)
* Solo by Kwame Alexander (COA, F, Fr)
* A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (Fr, L, M, S/T)
* Threatened by Eliot Schrefer
* Unbecoming by Jenny Downham (COA, F)
* UnDivided by Neal Schusterman (SF)
* Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman
* Vivian Apple At the End of the World by Katie Coyle (COA, F, Fr, L)
What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott (S/T)
* Young Man with Camera by Emil Sher (COA, F, Fr)
* Zara Hossain Is Here by Sabina Khan (F, Fr, L)


7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up by Jimmy Gownley (Fr, Hu)
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel (COA, Fr, S/T)
All Together Now by Hope Larson (Fr, L)
Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd & Michelle Mee Nutter (F, Fr, He)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (F, Fr, I)
The Baby-Sitter's Club: Kristy's Great Idea  by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgmeier (Fr, graphic novel)
* Back to Blackbrick by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald (F, M, SF)
Bera the One-Headed Troll by Eric Orchard (graphic novel) (Fa)
* The Big Dark by Rodman Philbrick (F, Fr, SF, S/T)
A Corner of White by Jacalyn Moriarty (F, Fa, Fr)
* The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall by Drew Weing (Fr, Hu, M, S/T)
Crows and Cards by Joseph Helgerson (H)
* The Danger Box by Blue Balliett (D, F, Fr, M)
* Doll Bones by Holly Black (Fr, M, S/T)
The Door by Andy Marino (Fa, S/F)
* Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick (COA, F, He)
* Echo by Pamela Munoz Ryan (F, Fr, H)
* Finding the Worm by Mark Goldblatt (D, Fr)
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (D, Fr)
Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge (Fa, S/T) 
Follow Me by K.R. Alexander (Su)
Friends Forever by Shannon Hale (D, F, Fr)
George by Alex Gino (F, Fr)
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper (F, Fr, H)
The Ghost of Midnight Lake by Lucy Strange (F, M, Su)
The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag (Fa, Fr, L)
* The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes by Kate Hannigan and Alex Graudins (H)
* Guts by Raina Telgemeier (D, F, Fr) 
A Home for Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor (F)
* The Lightning Queen by Laura Renau (F, Fr, H, I, L)
* Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai (F, Fr, I, M)
Magnificent Mya Tibbs by Crystal Allen (F, Fr)
* The Marvels by Brian Selznick (F, Fr, H, L)
* Masterminds by Gordon Korman (Fr, SF, S/T)
Masterminds: Criminal Destiny by Gordon Korman (Fr, SF, S/T)
The Midwinter Witch by Molly Knox Ostertag (F, Fa, Fr)
Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (Fa, Fr)
* My Name Is Not Friday by Jon Walter (COA, F, H)
* Nest by Esther Ehrlich (D, Fa, Fr)
* A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen (F, Fr, H, I, S/T)
* Notorious by Gordon Kormon (M)
The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth (SF, S/T) 
One Year at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks (Fr, Su)
* Other Boys by Damian Alexander (D, COA, F)
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson (F, Fr, M)
* Pax by Sara Pennypacker (F, Fr)
* The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart (COA, F, Fr)
* Remarkables by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Fr, M, SF)
* Revolution by Deborah Wiles (F, Fr, H)
* The Roanoke Colony: America's First Mystery by Chris Schweizer (H)
Smile by Raina Telgemeier (F, graphic novel, Hu)
Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart (F, Fr, H)
* Snapdragon by Kat Leyh (F, Fr, Hu, Su)
* Stargazing by Jen Wang (F, Fr)
* Sunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Fr, Hu)
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (F, Fr, graphic novel, Hu)
* Swing Sideways by Nanci Turner Steveson (F, Fr)
* This Side Of Wild by Gary Paulsen (Hu, NF)
This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews (Fa, Fr, S/T)
* Trespassers by Breena Bard (Fr, M)
Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (F, Fr)
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann (Fa, Fr)
* The Way to Stay in Destiny by Augusta Scattergood (F, Fr)
When Marnie Was Here  by Joan G. Robinson (Fr)


  1. Valerie S.5:58 PM

    Hi! I just found your blog through the blog tour for "The Reluctant Duchess." I look forward to reading your reviews. :o)

    1. I'm glad you found me, Valerie! Though that's very odd because I have never joined a blog tour nor have I heard of the book you mentioned! Wonder how my link got there?

      Hope you will enjoy my other reviews anyway!

  2. Hi would would love it if you could review my book The Adventures of Kid Humpty Dumpty. please let me know how I would go about doing that Thank You Benjamin Boyd

    1. Hi, Ben -

      Sorry but I don't accept books for review, other than my paid reviewing job. Good luck with your book!