"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

My book reviews

Reviewed books on this blog from July 2009 to present. Sorted by author. Reviews are hyperlinked.
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Ahdieh, Renee. The Wrath and the Dawn.
Aidan, Pamela.
Alexander, Kwame. The Crossover.
Alexie, Sherman.
Almond. David. The Tightrope Walkers.
Anaya, Rudolfo. Bless Me, Ultima.
Anderson, Laurie Halse. The Impossible Knife of Memory.
Anderson, M.T.
Arnold. David. Mosquitoland.
Aslan, Reza. Zealot.
Atwood, Margaret. The Year of the Flood.
Austen, Jane.
        ---Emma.
Austen, Jane and Seth Graham-Smith, Tony Lee, illustrated by Cliff Richards. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: a Graphic Novel.
Avasthi, Swati. Split.
Aylmer, Janet. Darcy’s Story.
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Bachorz, Pam. Candor.
Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship Breaker.
Barry, Lynda. One! Hundred! Demons!
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. They Called Themselves the K.K.K.
Bedford, Martyn. Never Ending.
Benwell, Sarah. The Last Leaves Falling.
Berry, Julie. The Passion of Dolssa.
Billingsley, Franny. Chime.
Bond, Jenny and Chris Sheedy. Who the Hell is Pansy O'Hara?
Bondoux, Anne-Laure. A Time of Miracles.
Bow, Erin. The Scorpion Rules.
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451.
Bray, Libba.
Brenna, Beverly. The White Bicycle.
Brockenbrough, Martha. The Game of Love and Death.
Brooks, Kevin. The Bunker Diary.
Brown, Daniel James. The Boys in the Boat.
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Calame, Don. Swim the Fly.
Cameron, W. Bruce. A Dog’s Purpose.
Carpenter, Kim and Krickett. The Vow.
Carriger, Gail. Etiquette and Espionage.
Carroll, Emily. Through the Woods.
Carter, Jimmy. Christmas in Plains.
Cashore, Kristin.
 ---Fire.
Castellucci, Cecil and Nate Powell. The Year of the Beasts.
Chambers, Aidan. Dying to Know You.
Christopher, Lucy. Stolen.
Clare, Cassandra. City of Bones.
Clark, Roy Peter. The Art of X-Ray Reading.
Cline, Ernest. Ready Player One.
Coelho, Paulo, adapted by Derek Ruiz, illustrated by Daniel Samphere. The Alchemist: a graphic novel.
Cohn, Rachel and David Levithan.
Collins, Billy.
Collins, Suzanne.
Collins, Wilkie. The Woman in White.
Connolly, John. The Book of Lost Things.
Crockett, S.D. After the Snow.
Crowder, Melanie. Audacity.
Crutcher, Chris.
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Darnielle, John. Wolf in White Van.
Dashner, James.
Denby, David. Lit Up.
Dessen, Sarah. Along for the Ride.
Doctorow, Cory. Little Brother.
Doctorow, Cory and Jen Wang. In Real Life.
Donnelly, Jennifer. Revolution.
Donoghue, Emily. Room.
Downham, Jenny.
---Unbecoming
Doyle, Roddy. A Greyhound of a Girl.
Duyvis, Corrine. Otherbound.
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Edwards, Janet. Earth Girl.
Eggers, Dave. Zeitoun.
Ellison, Kate. The Butterfly Clues.
Eliot, T.S. Four Quartets.
Emond, Stephen. Happyface.
Ende, Michael. The Neverending Story.
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Fama, Elizabeth. Monstrous Beauty.
Farish, Terry. The Good Braider.
Farmer, Nancy. The Lord of Opium.
Fisher, Catherine. Incarceron.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby.
Fleming, Candace. The Family Romanov.
Flinn, Alex. Cloaked.
Flynn, Gillian. Gone Girl.
Foley, Jessie Ann. The Carnival at Bray.
Forman, Gayle. Where She Went.
Frank, E.R. Dime.
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Gaiman, Neil.
Garcia, Kami and Margaret Stohl. Beautiful Creatures.
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Garcia McCall, Guadalupe. Under the Mesquite.
Gardner, Sally.
Gardner, Scot. The Dead I Know.
Giles, Gail. Girls Like Us.
Golding, William. Lord of the Flies.
Grange, Amanda.
Green, John.
Green, John and David Levithan. Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
Green, John, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. Let It Snow.
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Haddon, Mark.
---Boom!
Hale, Shannon. Enna Burning.
Hamilton, Sheila. All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness.
Handler, Daniel. Why We Broke Up.
Hannah, Krtistin. The Nightingale
Hardinge, Frances.
       ---Cuckoo Song.
      ---The Lie Tree
Hartland, Jennie. Steve Jobs: Insanely Great.,
Hartman, Rachel. Seraphina.
Hartnett, Sonya. Golden Boys.
Hartzler, Aaron. Rapture Practice.
Hautman, Pete. Rash.
Hawkins, Paula. The Girl on the Train.
Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms.
Herback, Geoff. Stupid Fast.
Hicks, Faith. Friends with Boys.
Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken.
Hinwood, Christine. The Returning.
Hornby, Nick, ed. Speaking with the Angels.
Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner.
Housden, Roger.
Hubbard, Jenny.
Hutchinson, Shawn David. We Are the Ants.
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Ishiguro, Kazuo. Never let Me Go.
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Jamieson, Victoria. Roller Girl.
Jenkins, A.M. Repossessed.
Johnson, Alaya Dawn. The Summer Prince.
Johnson, Marilyn. This Book is Overdue!
Johnston, E.K.
---Exit, Pursued by a Bear.
Juby, Susan. 
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Kagawa, Julie. The Iron King.
Kehoe, Stasia Ward. The Sound of Letting Go.
Kephart, Beth. Going Over.
Kessler, David. Your Food is Fooling You.
Khan, Lin Shi and Tony Perez. Scottsboro Alabama: A Story in Linoleum Cuts
Kiely, Brendan. The Gospel of Winter.
Kindl, Patrice. Keeping the Castle.
King, A.S.
Kingsolver, Barbara.
Kinnell, Galway. Strong is Your Hand: Poems.
Konigsberg, Bill. The Porcupine of Truth.
Kraus, Daniel. Rotters.
Kuehn, Stephanie.
Kuklin, Susan.
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LaBan, Elizabeth. The Tragedy Paper.
LaFevers, Robin. Grave Mercy.
Lake, Nick. In Darkness.
Lanagan, Margo.
Landay, William. Defending Jacob.
Larbalestier, Justine.
---Liar.
Leavitt, Martine. My Book of Life by Angel.
Lee, Harper. Go Set a Watchman.
Levithan, David.
Lewis, C.S.
Lewis, John and Nate Powell. March, Book Two.
Lindner, April. Jane.
Lockhart, E. We Were Liars.
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MacColl, Michaela. Always Emily.
Mackell, Dandi Daley. The Silence of Murder.
Maguire, Gregory. Egg and Spoon.
Marchetta, Melina. Finnikin of the Rock.
Marcus, Kimberly. Exposed.
Matti, Truus. Mister Orange.
McCann, Lisa.
McCarthy, Cormac. No Country for Old Men.
McCormick, Patricia. We All Fall Down.
McGovern, Cammie. Say What You Will.
McLain, Paula. The Paris Wife.
McNeal, Tom. Far Far Away.
Medina, John. Brain Rules.
Medina, Meg.
Meyer, Marissa.
---Cinder
---Cress
Mingle, Pamela. Kissing Shakespeare.
Mitchard, Jacqueline. What We Saw At Night.
Morgenstern, Erin. The Night Circus.
Mori, Kaoru. Bride’s Story, 1.
Moriarty, Jaclyn. A Corner of White.
Morrison, Toni. Beloved.
Munro, Alice. Vintage Munro.
Myers, Walter Dean. Darius and Twig.
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Nelson, Jandy.
Nelson, Marilyn. How I Discovered Poetry.
Ness, Patrick.
Nevin, Jennifer. All the Bright Places.
Nix, Garth.
 ---Clariel.
---Lirael
Noel, Allyson. Evermore.
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O’Brien, Stacey. Wesley the Owl.
O’Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried.
Older, Daniel Jose. Shadowshaper
Oliver, Mary.
Oppel, Kenneth.
Ostlere, Cathy. Karma.
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Paolini, Christopher. Inheritance.
Parzybok, Benjamin. Couch.
Paver, Michelle. Wolf Brother.
Peet, Mal. Tamar.
Perez, Ashley. Out of Darkness.
Perkins, Stephanie. Anna and the French Kiss.
Perry, Michael. Truck: a Love Story.
Pierce, Tamora. The First Test.
Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar.
Portman, Frank. Andromeda Klein.
Pratchett, Terry.
Priest, Cherie. I Am Princess X.
Proulx, Annie. Close Range.
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Quick, Matthew.
Quindlen, Anna. Imagined London.
Quintero, Isabel. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces.
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Rabb, Margo. Kissing in America.
Rawlings, Majorie Kinna. The Yearling.
Resau, Laura. The Queen of Water.
Rilke, Rainer Maria.
Rosenfield, Kat. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone.
Rosoff, Meg. Picture Me Gone.
Roth, Veronica. Divergent.
Rowell, Rainbow.
Ruby, Laura. Bone Gap.
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos.
 ---Marina.
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Sachar, Louis. The Card Turner.
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de. The Little Prince.
Savit, Gavriel. Anna and the Swallow Man.
Schlitz, Laura Amy. The Hired Girl.
Sedgwick, Marcus.
Sepetys, Ruta.
Shabazz, Ilyasah and Kekla Magoon. X: a novel.
Sharenow, Robert. The Berlin Boxing Club.
Sheinkin, Steve.
---Bomb.
Shepherd, Jean. A Christmas Story.
Shepherd, Megan. The Madman’s Daughter.
Shusterman, Neal. Challenger Deep.
Simsion, Graeme. The Rosie Project.
Silvey, Carig. Jasper Jones.
Small, David. Stiches.
Smith, Alexander Gordon. Lockdown-Escape from Furnace.
Smith, Andrew.
Standiford, Natalie. How to Say Goodbye in Robot.
Stead. Rebecca. When You Reach Me.
Stevenson, Noelle. Nimona.
Stewart, Amy. Girl Waits with Gun.
Stiefvater, Maggie.
---The Raven King
Stork, Francisco.
---The Memory of Light.
Sullivan, Tara.
---The Bitter Side of Sweet.
Suma, Nova Ren.
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Tamaki, Jillian. Supermutant Magic Academy.
Tamaki, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. This One Summer.
Taylor, Jill Bolte. My Stroke of Insight.
Taylor, Laini
Teller, Janne. Nothing.
Tregay, Sarah. Love and Leftovers.
Tomlinson, Heather. Toads and Diamonds.
Toole, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces.
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Vance, Jack. Moth Moon.
Van Draanen, Wendelin. The Running Dream.
Venkatraman, Padma. A Time to Dance.
Volponi, Paul. The Final Four.
Vowell, Sarah. Assassination Vacation.
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Walker, Alice. The Color Purple.
Wallach, Tommy. We All Looked Up.
Walls, Jeannette. Half Broke Horses.
Walter, Jess. Beautiful Ruins.
Ward, Rachel. Numbers (Num8ers)
Wecker, Helene. The Golem and the Jinni.
Wein, Elizabeth.
Weir, Andy. The Martian.
Whaley, John Corey.
---Highly Illogical Behavior.
Wharton, Edith. The Age of Innocence.
White, Robb. Deathwatch.
Winters, Cat. A Steep and Thorny Way.
Wolitzer, Meg. Belzhar.
Woodson, Jacqueline.
Woolston, Blythe.
Wynne-Jones, Tim.
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Yang, Gene Luen.
Yancey, Rick.
Yumi, Kiira. Library Wars, #1.
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Zentner, Jeff. The Serpent King.


Updated: 5/30/2016