Book Reviews

Want to know what I thought of a certain book? Here you go! All my book reviews are indexed here by category. Books without links are upcoming reviews and will be updated soon.

Book Lists

Young Adult

YA Contemporary
  • If There’s No Tomorrow (Jennifer Armentrout) Review
  • Ten Birthdays (Kerry Wilkinson) Review
  • The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas) Review
  • The Unexpected Everything (Morgan Matson) Review
  • The Fault in Our Stars (John Green) Review
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (Jennifer E. Smith) Review
  • The Geography of You and Me (Jennifer E. Smith) Review
  • The Beginning of Everything (Robin Schneider) Review
  • A Little Something Different (Sandy Hall) Review
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story (Ned Vizzini) Review
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Judy Blume) Review
  • Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell) Review
YA Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Wires and Nerve Vol 1 (Marissa Meyer)
  • Zodiac (Romina Russell) Review
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs) Review
  • Caraval (Stephanie Garber) Review
  • The Warrior Heir (Cinda Williams Chima) Review
  • Heartless (Marissa Meyer) Review
  • The Queen of the Tearling (Erika Johansen) Review
  • Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas) Review
  • Crown of Midnight (Sarah J. Maas) Review
  • Atlantia (Ally Condie) Review
  • Talon (Michael James Ploof) Review
  • Partials (Dan Wells) Review
  • Wither (Lauren DeStefano) Review
  • The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaimen) Review
  • The 5th Wave (Rick Yancy) Review
  • The Diviners (Libba Bray) Review
  • The Raven Boys (Maggie Stiefvater) Review

Children’s

  • Joyful Trouble (Patricia Furstenberg) Review
  • Blue’s Prophecy (Emily Ross) Review
  • Puppies in the Pantry (Lucy Daniels) Review
  • Little House in the Big Woods (Laura Ingalls Wilder) Review
  • Spirit Animals: Wild Born (Brandon Mull) Review
  • Spirit Animals: Hunted (Maggie Stiefvater) Review
  • Spirit Animals: Blood Ties (Garth Nix and Sean Williams) Review
  • Spirit Animals: Fire and Ice (Shannon Hale) Review
  • One Brave Dog (John Guarino) Review
  • The Unwanteds (Lisa McMann) Review
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Elizabeth George Speare) Review

General Fiction

Literary Fiction
  • Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
  • Exit West (Mohsin Hamid) Review
  • Beartown (Fredrik Backman) Review
  • The River of Kings (Taylor Brown) Review
  • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer (Fredrik Backman) Review
  • My Name is Lucy Barton (Elizabeth Strout) Review
  • Behold the Dreamers (Imbolo Mbue) Review
  • Salvage the Bones (Jesamyn Ward) Review
  • The Girls (Emma Cline) Review
  • The Dinner (Herman Koch) Review
  • The Vacationers (Emma Straub) Review
  • Modern Lovers (Emma Straub) Review
  • The Room (Jonas Karlsson) Review
  • All the Birds, Singing (Evie Wyld) Review
  • Room (Emma Donoghue) Review
  • A Man Called Ove (Frederik Backman) Review
  • Beautiful Ruins (Jess Walter) Review
  • Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo (Boris Fishman) Review
  • Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov) Review
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson) Review
Contemporary Fiction
  • The Little Beach Street Bakery (Jenny Colgan) Review
  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper (Phaedra Patrick) Review
  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (Katarina Bivald) Review
  • Ella’s Ice Cream Summer (Sue Watson) Review
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (Gabrielle Zevin) Review
  • Summer at the Dog & Duck (Jill Steeples) Review
  • Winter at the Dog & Duck (Jill Steeples) Review
  • The Bookshop on the Corner (Jenny Colgan) Review
  • All Summer Long (Dorothea Benton Frank) Review
  • The Nest (Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney) Review
  • The Ten Best Days of My Life (Adena Halpern) Review 
  • Attachments (Rainbow Rowell) Review
  • Landline (Rainbow Rowell) Review
  • You Had Me At Hello (Mhairi McFarlane) Review
  • Who’s That Girl (Mhairi McFarlane) Review
  • Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans (Joanne Demaio) Review
  • The Lost Recipe for Happiness (Barbara O’Neal) Review
  • Still Alice (Lisa Genova) Review
  • Maybe in Another Life (Taylor Jenkins Reid) Review
  • Tantric Coconuts (Greg Kincaid) Review
Historical Fiction
  • The Other Alcott (Elise Hooper) Review
  • The Sworn Virgin (Kristopher Dukes) Review
  • News of the World (Paulette Jiles) Review
  • Moloka’i (Alan Brennert) Review
  • Lincoln in the Bardo (George Saunders) Review
  • The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead) Review
  • Bural Rites (Hanna Kent) Review
  • Orphan Train (Christina Baker Kline) Review
  • All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr) Review
  • The Reader (Bernhard Schlink) Review
  • At the Water’s Edge (Sara Gruen) Review
  • Secrets of a Charmed Life (Susan Meissner) Review

Science Fiction

  • Waking Gods (Sylvain Neuvel) Review
  • Sleeping Giants (Sylvain Neuvel) Review
  • Ready Player One (Ernest Cline) Review
  • Sky Foundation (William Amerman) Review
  • Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel) Review
  • The Martian (Andy Weir) Review

Fantasy and Horror

  • A Darker Shade of Magic (V.E. Schwab) Review
  • The Bear and the Nightengale (Katherine Arden) Review
  • Snow Blood: Season 4 (Carol McKibben) Review
  • American Gods (Neil Gaiman) Review
  • Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman) Review
  • The Gracekeepers (Kirsty Logan) Review
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (Robin Sloane) Review
  • Voyager (Diana Gabaldon) Review
  • A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin) Review
  • A Clash of Kings (George R.R. Martin) Review
  • Snow Blood: Season 1 (Carol McKibben) Review
  • Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice) Review
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ray Bradbury) Review
  • The Halloween Tree (Ray Bradbury) Review
  • Soulless (Gail Carriger) Review
  • World War Z (Max Brooks) Review
  • Little is Left to Tell (Stephen Hendricks) Review

Mystery and Thriller

Thriller
  • Dark Matter (Blake Crouch) Review
  • The Woman in Cabin 10 (Ruth Ware) Review
  • The Kill Switch (James Rollins) Review
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling (Robert Galbraith) Review
  • The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins) Review
  • I Am Pilgrim (Terry Hayes) Review
  • The String Diaries (Stephen Lloyd Jones) Review
Cozy Mysteries
  • Potions and Pastries (Bailey Cates) Review
  • A Potion to Die For (Heather Blake) Review
  • Assault and Pepper (Leslie Budewitz) Review
  • Asking for Truffle (Dorothy St. James) Review
  • Pit Perfect (Renee George) Review
  • Single Malt Murder (Melinda Mullet) Review
  • Purr M for Murder (T.C. LoTempio) Review
  • Death by Chocolate Lab (Bethany Blake) Review
  • Kneaded to Death (Winnie Archer) Review
  • One Bad Apple (Sheila Connolly) Review
  • The Fashion Hound Murders (Elaine Viets) Review
  • Woof at the Door (Laura Morrigan) Review
  • A Tiger’s Tale (Laura Morrigan) Review
  • Curiosity Thrilled the Cat (Sofie Kelly) Review
  • A Deadly Grind (Victoria Hamilton) Review
  • Bowled Over (Victoria Hamilton) Review
  • Paw and Order (Diane Kelly) Review
  • Groomed for Murder (Annie Knox) Review
  • Paws for Murder (Annie Knox) Review
  • Hounding the Pavement (Judi McCoy) Review
  • Sprinkle with Murder (Jenn McKinlay) Review
  • A Taste Fur Murder (Dixie Lyle) Review
  • To Die Fur (Dixie Lyle) Review
  • Murder, She Barked (Krista Davis) Review
  • Murder on the Eightfold Path (Diana Killian) Review
  • Death in a Difficult Position (Diana Killian) Review
  • Corpse Pose (Diana Killian) Review
  • Dial M for Murder (Diana Killian) Review
  • It Takes a Witch (Heather Blake) Review
  • The Whole Cat and Caboodle (Sofie Ryan) Review
  • Buy a Whisker (Sophie Ryan) Review

Romance

  • The Sweet Life (Sharon Struth) Review
  • Safe Haven (Nicholas Sparks) Review
  • Beautiful Disaster (Jamie McGuire) Review
  • Simply Irresistible (Jill Shalvis) Review
  • The Sweetest Thing (Jill Shalvis) Review
  • Head Over Heels (Jill Shalvis) Review
  • The Secret of Happy Ever After (Lucy Dillon) Review
  • After the Rain (Renee Carlino) Review
  • Love and Lists (Tara Sivec) Review

Essays, Short Stories, and Poetry

  • Swimmer Among the Stars (Kanishk Tharoor) Review
  • The Opposite of Loneliness (Marina Keegan) Review
  • Men Explain Things To Me (Rebecca Solnit) Review

Biography and Memoir

  • My Glory Was I Had Such Friends (Amy Silverstein) Review
  • Manny the Frenchie’s Art of Happiness (Manny the Frenchie) Review
  • Rise: How a House Built a Family (Cara Brookins) Review
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (Jenny Lawson) Review
  • Furiously Happy (Jenny Lawson) Review
  • I Am Malala (Malala Yousafzai) Review
  • Down the Rabbit Hole (Holly Madison) Review
  • Orange is the New Black (Piper Kerman) Review
  • My Gentle Barn (Ellie Laks) Review
  • Out of the Shoebox (Yaron Reshef) Review
  • Choose Your Own Autobiography (Neil Patrick Harris) Review
  • Yes, Please (Amy Poehler) Review
  • The Woman Who Would Be King (Kara Cooney) Review
  • Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. (Chelsea Handler) Review
  • How to Live: Or, a Life of Montaigne (Sarah Bakewell) Review
  • Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates) Review

Nonfiction

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (Mark Manson)
  • You Are A Badass (Jen Sincero) Review
  • Eyes Wide Open (Isaac Lidsky) Review
  • The Little Book of Hygge (Meik Wiking) Review
  • How to Be Everything (Emilie Wapnick) Review
  • Extreme You (Sarah Robb O’Hagan) Review
  • Spark Joy (Marie Kondo) Review
  • Myths of Love (Ruth Westheimer, Jerome Singerman) Review
  • Quiet (Susan Cain) Review
  • The Soul of All Living Creatures (Vint Virga) Review
  • Girl Talk: Unsolicited Advice for Modern Ladies (Christie Young) Review
  • Marriage Rules (Harriet Lerner) Review
  • 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do (Amy Morin) Review
  • What Are You Hungry For? (Deepak Chopra) Review
  • Toxic Parents (Susan Forward) Review
  • Adulting (Kelly Williams Brown) Review
  • Salad Love (David Bez) Review
  • The Mind-Gut Connection (Emeran Mayer) Review