Books Read

For an alphabetized list of all books reviewed, see the Directory of Reviews.

Read in 2023:

  1. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna (audio)
  2. The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
  3. Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane (audio)
  4. Pod by Laline Paull
  5. South to America by Imani Perry (audio/ebook)
  6. Not Your Ex’s Hexes by April Asher (audio)
  7. Less is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer (audio)
  8. The Bombay Prince by Sujata Massey (audio)
  9. Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
  10. What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jimenez
  11. A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers (audio)
  12. Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  13. Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade (audio)
  14. Shutter by Ramona Emerson
  15. The Last Girl by Nadia Murad (audio)
  16. The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell (audio/ebook)
  17. Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng (audio)
  18. Well Played by Jen DeLuca
  19. The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper
  20. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (audio)
  21. The Exiles by Jane Harper
  22. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
  23. This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke (audio)
  24. Heartstopper, Volume 2 by Alice Oseman (graphic novel)
  25. The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers
  26. The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak (audio)

Read in 2022:

  1. No Quiet Water by Shirley Miller Kamada
  2. Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center (audio)
  3. Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
  4. Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree (audio)
  5. Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert
  6. A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong (audio)
  7. The River by Peter Heller
  8. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  9. People Person by Candice Carty-Williams
  10. Mecca by Susan Straight (audio)
  11. Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen
  12. The Bodyguard by Katherine Center (audio)
  13. Lady Justice by Dahlia Lithwick
  14. Below Zero by Ali Hazelwood (audio)
  15. Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams (audio)
  16. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  17. Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (audio)
  18. The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair (audio)
  19. Down a Dark River by Karen Odden (audio)
  20. Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout (audio)
  21. The Belle of Belgrave Square by Mimi Matthews
  22. The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin (audio)
  23. Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs
  24. The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Matthews (audio)
  25. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (audio)
  26. A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson
  27. The Fortunes of Jaded Women by Carolyn Huynh
  28. Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour (audio)
  29. Ever After Always by Chloe Liese (audio)
  30. Written in Red by Anne Bishop
  31. Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman
  32. The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
  33. How to Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum (audio)
  34. O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King (audio)
  35. Haven by Emma Donoghue
  36. Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki (audio)
  37. Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell (ill.)
  38. A Lot Like Adios by Alexis Daria
  39. Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse (audio)
  40. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (audio/ebook)
  41. Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel
  42. Book Lovers by Emily Henry (audio)
  43. The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker
  44. The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan
  45. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  46. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (audio)
  47. Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty (audio)
  48. Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
  49. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (audio)
  50. The Scent of Burnt Flowers by Blitz Bazawule
  51. The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams (audio)
  52. The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (audio)
  53. Always Only You by Chloe Liese (audio)
  54. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
  55. Share Your Stuff, I’ll Go First by Laura Tremaine
  56. The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina by Zoraida Cordova (audio)
  57. Ordinary Monsters by J.M. Miro
  58. We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union (audio)
  59. Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Q. Sutanto (audio)
  60. The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton (audio)
  61. Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner
  62. Wolfpack by Abby Wambach (audio)
  63. Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith (audio)
  64. Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane
  65. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (audio)
  66. Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
  67. Clanlands by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish (audio)
  68. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (audio)
  69. By the Book by Jasmine Guillory
  70. Wayward by Dana Spiotta
  71. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (audio)
  72. Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
  73. Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
  74. Broken Harbor by Tana French (audio)
  75. The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
  76. Quiet by Susan Cain (audio)
  77. The Unquiet Dead by Stacie Murphy
  78. The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren (audio)
  79. The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki
  80. Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu
  81. The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert
  82. Black Water Sister by Zen Cho (audio)
  83. Booth by Karen Joy Fowler
  84. Laundry Love by Patric Richardson
  85. Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers (audio)
  86. The Suite Spot by Trish Doller
  87. The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl (audio)
  88. Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
  89. Come As You Are by Jennifer Haupt
  90. A Deadly Fortune by Stacie Murphy (audio)
  91. Mala’s Cat by Mala Kacenberg
  92. Gloved Heart by Charlotte Brentwood
  93. Life from Scratch by Sasha Martin (audio)
  94. Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto (e-book/audio)
  95. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (audio)
  96. Not the Witch You Wed by April Asher
  97. An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten (audio)
  98. Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
  99. Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson (audio)
  100. Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo (audio)
  101. Being Heumann by Judy Heumann
  102. The Warden by Anthony Trollope
  103. Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney (audio)
  104. Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy
  105. Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  106. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See (audio)
  107. The Puma Years by Laura Coleman
  108. Well Met by Jen DeLuca (audio)

Read in 2021:

  1. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  2. Beach Read by Emily Henry (audio)
  3. How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson (audio)
  4. Love at First by Kate Clayborn
  5. Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia (audio)
  6. Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann
  7. The Maidens by Alex Michaelides (audio)
  8. The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo (audio)
  9. The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary
  10. The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
  11. The Survivors by Jane Harper (audio)
  12. The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie Liu
  13. Unwinding Anxiety by Judson Brewer (audio)
  14. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
  15. Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor
  16. Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong (audio)
  17. Atomic Habits by James Clear (audio)
  18. O Beautiful by Jun Yung
  19. The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams (audio)
  20. Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (audio)
  21. The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal
  22. Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl (audio)
  23. Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
  24. Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore (audio)
  25. Three Apples Fell From the Sky by Narine Abgaryan
  26. The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton (audio)
  27. A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
  28. Blackout by Connie Willis
  29. Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory (audio)
  30. Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey
  31. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
  32. Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa
  33. Under the Whispering Door by T. J. Klune
  34. Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come by Jessica Pan
  35. Death in Focus by Anne Perry
  36. Anchored Hearts by Priscilla Oliveras
  37. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  38. Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs
  39. Klara and the Sun by Kazio Ishiguro (audio)
  40. Rizzio by Denise Mina
  41. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  42. All the Rage by Courtney Summers
  43. The Moor by Laurie R. King (audio)
  44. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  45. Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga (audio)
  46. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth (audio)
  47. She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
  48. Braving It by James Campbell (audio)
  49. The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk
  50. The Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King (audio)
  51. The Women in Black by Madeleine St. John
  52. Marlena by Julie Buntin
  53. Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant (audio)
  54. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (audio)
  55. A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher
  56. Crying in H-Mart by Michelle Zauner (audio)
  57. A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers
  58. Thin Girls by Diana Clarke (audio)
  59. The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
  60. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk (audio)
  61. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (audio)
  62. Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
  63. Venetia by Georgette Heyer (audio)
  64. Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
  65. You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar (audio)
  66. The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
  67. How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones (audio)
  68. Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
  69. Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls
  70. Winter’s Orbit by Evarina Maxwell (audio)
  71. Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden
  72. Broken (In the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson (audio)
  73. The Trouble With Hating You by Sajni Patel
  74. Wolfsong by T. J. Klune
  75. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (audio)
  76. Eat a Peach by David Chang (audio)
  77. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (audio)
  78. The New Wilderness by Diane Cook (audio)
  79. The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon
  80. The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey (audio)
  81. The Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan Nguyen
  82. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
  83. Real Life by Brandon Taylor (audio)
  84. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
  85. Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow (audio)
  86. The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde
  87. Luster by Raven Leilani (audio)
  88. Comet in Moominland by Tove Janssen
  89. The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
  90. Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen (audio)
  91. Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
  92. Summerwater by Sarah Moss (audio)
  93. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (audio)
  94. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  95. Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert
  96. Blind Justice by Anne Perry (audio)
  97. The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher
  98. A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
  99. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
  100. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stewart (audio)
  101. The Duke Who Didn’t by Courtney Milan
  102. How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
  103. In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (audio)
  104. The Wonder Engine by T. Kingfisher
  105. The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. Laskar (audio)
  106. Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright
  107. Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (audio)
  108. One by One by Ruth Ware (audio)
  109. Dear Miss Kopp by Amy Stewart
  110. A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore (audio)
  111. Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
  112. Wrapped Up in You (novella) by Talia Hibbert
  113. Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri (audio)

Read in 2020:

  1. The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel
  2. Here for It; or, How to Save Your Soul in America: Essays by R. Eric Thomas (audio)
  3. Clockwork Boys by T. Kingfisher
  4. When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
  5. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
  6. Kopp Sisters on the March by Amy Stewart (audio)
  7. When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann
  8. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab (audio)
  9. The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham
  10. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  11. The Witches are Coming by Lindy West (audio)
  12. Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
  13. A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi (audio)
  14. Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope by Megan Phelps-Roper
  15. The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
  16. The Switch by Beth O’Leary (audio)
  17. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
  18. The Story of More by Hope Jahren (audio)
  19. You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria
  20. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race edited by Jesmyn Ward
  21. Long Bright River by Liz Moore (audio)
  22. Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko
  23. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (audio)
  24. The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
  25. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (audio)
  26. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (audio)
  27. Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian
  28. All Adults Here by Emma Straub (audio)
  29. Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
  30. City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (audio)
  31. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
  32. Sherwood by Meagan Spooner (audio)
  33. The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
  34. The End of the Day by Bill Clegg
  35. Faithful Place by Tana French (audio)
  36. If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane
  37. How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee (audio)
  38. Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
  39. A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King (audio)
  40. Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done by Laura Vanderkam
  41. My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
  42. The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory (audio)
  43. Network Effect by Martha Wells
  44. A Burning by Megha Majumdar (audio)
  45. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (audio)
  46. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (audio)
  47. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
  48. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (audio)
  49. The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  50. The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez (audio)
  51. Writers and Lovers by Lily King
  52. How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  53. Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman (audio)
  54. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne (audio)
  55. Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  56. Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon (audio)
  57. The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
  58. The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary (audio)
  59. Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles
  60. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (audio)
  61. Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
  62. Matilda by Roald Dahl (audio)
  63. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (audio)
  64. The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman
  65. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune (audio)
  66. Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
  67. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (audio)
  68. Saint X by Alexis Schaitken (audio)
  69. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  70. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
  71. White Fragility by Robin Diangelo (audio)
  72. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  73. A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King (audio)
  74. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  75. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See (audio)
  76. Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson
  77. The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett Graff (audio)
  78. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Annaparra
  79. Vera Kelly is Not a Mystery by Rosalie Knecht
  80. A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
  81. Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland (audio)
  82. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
  83. My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (audio)
  84. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  85. The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
  86. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (audio)
  87. Notes From a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi
  88. Sadie by Courtney Summers (audio)
  89. Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
  90. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  91. Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore (audio)
  92. The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah
  93. No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder
  94. The Lost Man by Jane Harper (audio)
  95. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  96. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
  97. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (audio)
  98. The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman (audio)
  99. The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
  100. The Herd by Andrea Bartz
  101. Hunted by Meagan Spooner (audio)
  102. Shrill by Lindy West (audio)
  103. The Yellow House by Sarah Broom
  104. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (audio)
  105. The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang
  106. Atlas Alone by Emma Newman (audio)
  107. The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
  108. Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
  109. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (audio)
  110. The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
  111. Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane
  112. How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones (audio)
  113. Amnesty by Aravind Adiga
  114. The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
  115. Old Baggage by Lissa Evans (audio)
  116. Before Mars by Emma Newman
  117. Know My Name by Chanel Miller
  118. Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya van Wagenen (audio)
  119. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  120. Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
  121. Pride by Ibi Zoboi (audio)
  122. They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
  123. Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey
  124. Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout (audio)
  125. The Churn by James S. A. Corey
  126. Scandal Takes the Stage by Eva Leigh
  127. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (audio)
  128. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

  3 comments for “Books Read

  1. June 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    How was Shades of Grey? Fforde’s one of my favorite authors and I’ve been waiting for this book to come out in paperback ever since I first heard he was working on it. I know, I could pick it up in hardback but I hate having a big heavy hardback to lug around with me. Or I suppose I could move into this century and get a Kindle…

    • June 19, 2010 at 8:54 am

      Shades of Grey was fantastic. It’s a first book in a series, and Fforde has created a world that is very different, so it definitely took some effort to understand what’s happening. The series takes place in a world where everyone’s status is determined by which colors they can see and how well they can see them. Like his other books, strange and a lot of fun — I’m looking forward to the next one!

      One of my favorite things about the Kindle is not waiting for paperbacks!

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