Review Index

Looking for a particular review? Read on for a list of the books I have reviewed/reflected upon for this blog, listed alphabetically by author:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (audiobook mini review)
— Bones Buried in the Dirt — David S. Atkinson
Life After Life — Kate Atkinson
— The Handmaid’s Tale — Margaret Atwood
No One is Here Except All of Us — Ramona Ausubel

— Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down — Rosecrans Baldwin
— Radiance of Tomorrow — Ishmael Beah (mini review)
— Wanderers — Edward Belfar
— In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods — Matt Bell
Birds of a Lesser Paradise — Megan Mayhew Bergman (mini review)
— Wuthering Heights — Emily Bronte
 In a Sunburned Country — Bill Bryson (mini review)
— Neither Here Nor There: Adventures in Europe — Bill Bryson

— Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking — Susan Cain
The Power of Myth — Joseph Campbell with Bill Mowyers
— O Pioneers! — Willa Cather
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union — Michael Chabon
The Awakening — Kate Chopin
— Carless People: Mayhem, Madness, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby — Sarah Churchwell
— The Hunger Games Trilogy — Suzanne Collins
Necessary Errors — Caleb Crain
— Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles — Ron Currie, Jr.

— The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao — Junot Diaz (mini review)
— All the Light We Cannot See — Anthony Doerr
— Frog Music — Emma Donoghue
Sister Carrie — Theodore Dreiser

The Gods of Heavenly Punishment — Jennifer Cody Epstein
— The Round House — Louise Erdrich
Middlesex — Jeffrey Eugenides (mini review)

Bossypants — Tina Fey (audiobook mini review)
The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jazz Age January revisit
— Gone Girl — Gillian Flynn (mini review)
— Songs of Willow Frost — Jamie Ford
For Today I Am a Boy — Kim Fu

— Collected Stories — Gabriel Garcia Marquez (mini review)
— The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
— The Encyclopedia of Early Earth — Isabel Greenberg
Arcadia — Lauren Groff
Marley and Me — Josh Grogan (audiobook mini review)

— Seven Years in Tibet — Heinrich Harrer (mini review)
— The Painter — Peter Heller
The Reason I Jump — Naoki Higashida
— Wake — Anna Hope
Circulation — Tim Horvath
Understories — Tim Horvath
— The Blazing World — Siri Hustvedt

Never Let Me Go — Kazuo Ishiguro

— Perfect — Rachel Joyce

— This is Paradise — Kristiana Kahakauwila
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? — Mindy Kaling (audiobook mini review)
— Burial Rites — Hannah Kent
— The Dharma Bums — Jack Kerouac
— On the Road — Jack Kerouac (mini review)

— Interpreter of Maladies — Jhumpa Lahiri (mini review)
We Are Water — Wally Lamb
Let’s Pretend this Never Happened — Jenny Lawson (audiobook mini review)
 Judging a Book by Its Lover — Lauren Leto
— Watering Heaven — Peter Tieryas Liu
— Portrait Inside My Head: Essays — Phillip Lopate

— Leaving the Sea — Ben Marcus
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena — Anthony Marra
— A Year in Provence — Peter Mayle (mini review)
Atonement — Ian McEwan
The Paris Wife — Paula McLain
Office Girl — Joe Meno
— Lunch with Buddha — Roland Merullo
Want Not — Jonathan Miles
— Visible City — Tova Mirvis (mini review)
— Cloud Atlas — David Mitchell
A Train in Winter — Caroline Moorehead
 Parnassus on Wheels — Christopher Morley
 Beloved — Toni Morrison
— The Returned — Jason Mott
— Norwegian Wood — Haruki Murakami

Reading Lolita in Tehran — Azar Nafisi
— The Women of Brewster Place — Gloria Naylor (mini review)
— Tampa — Alissa Nutting

— The Tiger’s Wife — Téa Obreht (mini review)

— Our Love Could Light the World — Anne Leigh Parrish
State of Wonder — Ann Patchett
— Leave of Absence — Tanya J. Peterson
— The Bell Jar — Sylvia Plath

Silver Linings Playbook — Matthew Quick (audiobook mini review)

— The Last Girlfriend on Earth — Simon Rich
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex — Mary Roach (audiobook mini review)
— Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void — Mary Roach
Eleanor & Park — Rainbow Rowell (audiobook mini review)
— Fangirl — Rainbow Rowell
The Casual Vacancy — J.K. Rowling
— The Cuckoo’s Calling — J.K. Rowling (pseudonym Robert Galbraith)
Harry Potter Books 1-3 — J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire — J.K. Rowling
— Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix — J.K. Rowling
— Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — J.K. Rowling
— St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves — Karen Russell
Swamplandia! — Karen Russell
— Vampires in the Lemon Grove — Karen Russell
The Sparrow — Mary Doria Russell

The End of Your Life Book Club — Will Schwalbe
— Where’d You Go, Bernadette — Maria Semple
— Mountainfit — Meera Lee Sethi
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn — Betty Smith
— Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Life and Love from Dear Sugar — Cheryl Strayed
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail — Cheryl Strayed
The Burgess Boys — Elizabeth Strout

— The Goldfinch — Donna Tartt
— Ghost Train to the Eastern Star — Paul Theroux (mini review)
Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy


— Zazen — Vanessa Veselka
— The Free — Willy Vlautin
Slaughterhouse-Five — Kurt Vonnegut

The Age of Miracles — Karen Thompson Walker
— Consider the Lobster and Other Essays — David Foster Wallace
The Glass Castle — Jeannette Walls
— Men We Reaped — Jesmyn Ward
Salvage the Bones — Jesmyn Ward
— Late Lights — Kara Weiss
— The Age of Innocence — Edith Wharton
The Importance of Being Earnest — Oscar Wilde
— Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert — Terry Tempest Williams
— Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted — Andrew Wilson
The Family Fang — Kevin Wilson
— The Wife — Meg Wolitzer
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman — Mary Wollstonecraft
Diving Belles — Lucy Wood
— Mrs. Dalloway — Virginia Woolf
A Room of One’s Own — Virginia Woolf
— Uncle Tom’s Children — Richard Wright (mini review)


— The People in the Trees — Hanya Yanagihara



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