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.

Young Adult

YA Contemporary
  • The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
  • 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
  • Strange the Dreamer (Laini Taylor)
  • 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)
  • Beartown (Fredrik Backman)
  • The River of Kings (Taylor Brown)
  • 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 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
  • Salt to the Sea (Ruta Sepetys)
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Asking for Truffle (Dorothy St. James)
  • 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

  • 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

  • Manny the Frenchie’s Art of Happiness (Manny the Frenchie)
  • 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

  • Eyes Wide Open (Isaac Lidsky)
  • The Acid Watcher Diet (Jonathan Aviv)
  • 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