Book Reviews A-Z & Book Lists

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An alphabetical list of books reviewed or mentioned on this blog:

(to find a complete list of books I’ve read and reviewed visit me on Goodreads.)

(scroll to the end to find posts with multiple books listed)


A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman
As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
A Way Out: A Memoir of Conquering Depression and Social Anxiety by Michelle Balge


Beantown Girls by Jane Healey
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
The Beautiful Strangers by Camille Di Miao
Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
The Boat People by Sharon Bala
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak   (scroll down page)
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson


The Cactus by Sarah Haywood
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
Castle of Water by Dane Hucklebridge
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate   (scroll down page)


The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman
Dear Mrs. Bird by A J Pearce
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
The Dry by Jane Harper


Eden by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg
Educated by Tara Westover
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel


A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
Finding Wonders by Jeannine Atkins  (scroll down page)
Force of Nature by Jane Harper
From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon


The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (review of book and film)
Glass Houses (& Inspector Gamache Series) by Louise Penny
Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Glory Road by Lauren K. Denton
The Gown by Jennifer Robson
The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah


Hard Cider by Barbara Stark-Nemon
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi  (scroll down page)
House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery by Liz Rosenberg
The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #18) by Alexander McCall Smith
How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry


If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss  (scroll down page)
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro
In Pieces by Sally Field
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai  (scroll down page)
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd  (scroll down page)
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman
I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon


Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI  by David Grann
Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom  (scroll down page)


Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner
The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller (scroll down the page)
Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Learning to See by Elise Hooper
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
The Lieutenant’s Nurse by Sara Ackerman
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Lost For Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland
The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly
Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DeCamillo  (scroll down page)


The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
Many Sparrows by Lori Benton (guest reviewer)
The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie


News of the World by Paulette Jiles


The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse  (scroll down page)
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys


Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser



Rash: A Memoir by Lisa Kusel
Refugee by Alan Gratz
The River by Peter Heller
The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel  (scroll down page)


Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Sold on a Monday by Kristina Mcmorris
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper  (scroll down page)


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman
This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green  (scroll down page)


The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman


Virgil Wander by Leif Enger


Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson  (scroll down page)
The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman
The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio
We Hope For Better Things by Erin Bartels
We Were The Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey  (scroll down page)
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Woman 99 by Greer Mcallister
Wonder by R.J. Palacio



Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin (scroll to 2nd review on page)


Posts With Book Lists

(U.S.) Flag Day

10 Favorite Historical Fiction Reads

May Reading Wrap Up

10 Years of Favorite Historical Fiction Reads

Book Recommendations for Book Club

Book Recs for Mom

April Reading Wrap Up

March Reading Wrap Up

Spring TBR

10 Books That Need a Sequel

10 Inspirational Reads For Women’s History Month

10 Reads For Middle Grades

February Reading Wrap Up

Book Gifts for a Galentine/Valentine

10 Reading Ideas For Black History Month

Holocaust Remembrance Day

January Wrap Up

Most Memorable Reads of 2018 (Best of 2018)

December Wrap Up

2018 Reading Stats & 2019 Goals

Winter Reading Season (TBR)

Books For Holiday Giving

November Wrap Up

Top Ten Tuesday: Thankful For Ten Contemporary Authors

October Wrap Up

September Wrap Up

Fall Reading Season (TBR)

August Wrap Up

July Wrap Up

Top Ten Favorite Books So Far in 2018

Music and Reading: 4 Recommendations

June Wrap Up

Ten Books To Read By the Pool, Lake, Or Ocean This Summer

Book Recommendations for Dad

Summer Reading For Children (focus on MG diverse reads)

May Wrap Up

Summer Reading TBR

Bookish Gifts For Mom

April Wrap Up

Author Spotlight  (review of an author event)

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Highly Rated WW1 and WW11 Reads

Spring TBR (& Winter Update)

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Take Place in Another Country

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books That Surprised Me (in a good or bad way)

Romantic Reads For My Galentines

African-American History Month Recommended Reading

Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors in 2017 

Most Memorable, Inspiring, and Unforgettable Characters in 2017

2017 Really Recommendable Reads (best of 2017)

2018 TBR (looking ahead)

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want My Grandchildren to Read

Favorite Reads: January-June 2017