Reviews by Year

This listing goes back until 2012 and is incomplete. Unlinked titles have been read but not yet reviewed. Anything with a * means I recommend you read it!


  1. *Educated by Tara Westover (non-fiction, set in the US) 
  2. *Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (fiction, set in the US)
  3. *Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (fiction, set in the US)
  4. *The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (fiction, set in the US)


  1. *The Witches by Roald Dahl
  2. *The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (fiction, set in the US)
  3. *The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events No. 1) by Lemony Snicket
  4. *Barkskins by Annie Proulx


  1. *Sula's Voyage by Catherine Torres (fiction, set in the Philippines)
  2. *All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (fiction, set in Canada)
  3. *Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster (fiction, set in UK and Italy)
  4. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (fiction, set in the US)
  5. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (fiction, set in Australia)
  6. *Mariposa Gang and Other Short Stories by Catherine Torres (fiction, in the Philippines and around the world)
  7. *Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth (non-fiction, set in UK)
  8. *Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (fiction, set in the US)
  9. The Panem Companion by V. Arrow
  10. Memories of my Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (fiction, set in Colombia)
  11. Zero K by Don Delillo (fiction)
  12. *Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol (fiction, set in US)
  13. *Snow by Orhan Pamuk (fiction, set in Turkey)
  14. Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman (fiction, set in an alternate UK)
  15. *Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (fiction, set in Colombia)
  16. *Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coehlo (fiction, set in Slovenia)
  17. *Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (fiction, set in the US)
  18. *Plot Fiction like the Masters by Terry Bazes (non-fiction)
  19. *My Mother's Kitchen by Meera Ekkanath Klein (fiction, set in India)
  20. *The Harafish by Naguib Mahfouz (fiction, set in Egypt)
  21. *Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (fiction, set in France)


  1. *Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (read, unreviewed)
  2. *Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (reread, unreviewed)
  3. *Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg (fiction, set in the US)
  4. *The Summer Solstice and Other Stories by Nick Joaquin (fiction, set in the Philippines)
  5. *Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (fiction, set in Japan)
  6. Whistling Women by Kelly Romo (fiction, set in the US)
  7. *The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (fiction, set in the US)
  8. *Room by Emma Donoghue (fiction)
  9. *One Plus One by Jojo Moyes (fiction, set in the UK)
  10. *The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (fiction, set in India)
  11. Making Your Mind Up by Jill Mansell (fiction, set in the UK)
  12. *Edgar and The Tree House of Usher by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Ron Stucki (fiction)
  13. *Sea Lovers: Selected Stories  by Valerie Martin (fiction)
  14. The Determined Heart: The Tale of Mary Shelley and her Frankenstein by Antoinette May
  15. *BabyLit: Don Quixote: A Spanish Language Primer by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Alison Oliver (fiction)
  16. *BabyLit: The Secret Garden: A Flowers Primer by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Alison Oliver (fiction)
  17. *Jane Austen Cover to Cover by Margaret C. Sullivan (non-fiction)
  18. Baker's Blues by Judith Ryan Hendricks (fiction, set in the US)
  19. *The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King (fiction, set in France)
  20. A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2) by George R.R. Martin
  21. *The Secret History by Donna Tartt (fiction, set in the US)
  22. *The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera (fiction, set in France)
  23. *Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (fiction, set in Nigeria)
  24. *Villa America by Liza Klaussmann (fiction, set in France) 
  25. *Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (fiction, set in the Ukraine)
  26. *Lucky Alan and Other Stories by Jonathan Lethem (fiction, set in the US)
  27. *Find Momo Coast to Coast by Andrew Knapp (photos from US and Canada)
  28. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  29. *The Incarnations by Susan Barker (fiction, set in China)
  30. *The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (non-fiction)
  31. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (fiction, set in the US)
  32. Cave and Shadows by Nick Joaquin (fiction, set in the Philippines)
  33. A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott (fiction, set in Hollywood, US)
  34. *A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews (fiction, set in Canada)
  35. *The Thing About Great White Sharks and Other Stories by Rebecca Adams Wright (fiction, short stories) 
  36. Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto (Reread)
  37. The Mask Carver's Son by Alyson Richman (fiction, set in Japan and France)
  38. The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell (fiction)
  39. *The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (fiction, set in France)


  1. The Mask Carver's Son by Alyson Richman (read 2014, reviewed 2015)
  2. The Dunning Man: Stories by Kevin Fortuna
  3. Tales of Trenzalore: The Eleventh Doctor's Last Stand by Justin Richards et al
  4. A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews (read 2014, reviewed 2015)
  5. The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini
  6. Hellgoing: Stories by Lynn Coady
  7. The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
  8. The Summer Solstice and Other Stories by Nick Joaquin
  9. Man V. Nature: Stories by Diane Cook
  10. Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu
  11. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  12. Madame Picasso by Anne Girard  
  13. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
  14. Salted by Aaron Galvin
  15. Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen
  16. Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie
  17. Daring: My Passages by Gail Sheehy
  18. May Day Eve and Other Stories by Nick Joaquin
  19. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
  20. A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
  21. Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
  22. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
  23. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  24. Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor by Julie Anne Grasso
  25. Flings: Stories by Justin Taylor
  26. 2 A.M. at The Cats Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
  27. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
  28. The Children Act by Ian McEwan
  29. The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman
  30. Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
  31. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  32. I Do Not Come to You by Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
  33. Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner
  34. Lemonade Revealed by Will Chluho
  35. Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth by Greg Matloff, C Bangs and Les Johnson
  36. Eat Now; Talk Later by James Vescovi
  37. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 
  38. The Chronicle of Secret Riven by Ronlyn Domingue
  39. Swans are Fat Too by Michelle Granas
  40. All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
  41. Use All the Crayons! by Chris Rodell
  42. Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn
  43. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami
  44. How to Build a Girl by Caitline Moran
  45. The House at Anzac Parade by Victor Kline
  46. Incendiary Girls: Stories by Kodi Scheer 
  47. A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain by Adrianne Harun
  48. Casebook: A Novel by Mona Simpson
  49. Gagamba: The Spider Man by F. Sionil Jose
  50. The Frangipani Hotel: Stories by Violet Kupersmith
  51. The Edwin Drood Murders by Christopher Lord 
  52. Find Momo: A Photography Book by Andrew Knapp
  53. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
  54. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Strapi
  55. Pocket Forest by Kimberly Karalius 
  56. The House Girl by Tara Conklin
  57. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  58. Silk Armor by Claire Sydenham
  59. Ermita: A Filipino Novel by F. Sionil Jose 
  60. Obasan by Julie Kagawa
  61. Cain by Jose Saramago
  62. The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity by Nick Bantock
  63. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  64. The Isolation Door by Anish Majumdar
  65. Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope (read in 2013, reviewed 2014)
  66. Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies
  67. The Beauty Experiment: How I skipped lipstick, ditched fashion and faced the world without concealer and learned to love the real me by Phoebe Baker Hyde
  68. Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith
  69. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles 1) by Marissa Meyer (read in 2013, reviewed 2014


  1. The Beauty Experiment: How I skipped lipstick, ditched fashion and faced the world without concealer and learned to love the read me by Phoebe Baker Hyde
  2. The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
  3. *Mountainfit by Meera Lee Sethi 
  4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (read in 2013, reviewed 2014)
  5. *Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
  6. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles 1) by Marissa Meyer (read in 2013, reviewed 2014)
  7. Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope
  8. This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
  9. Countdown City (The Last Policeman II) by Ben H. Winters
  10. The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell
  11. Killer Image (An Allison Campbell Mystery) by Wendy Tyson
  12. Shattered Illusions by Leigh Hershkovich
  13. Almost True Confessions: Closet Sleuth Spills All by Jane O'Connor
  14. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  15. An Incurable Insanity by Simi K. Rao
  16. The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot
  17. Morning Light by Holland Kane 
  18. I Am Venus by Barbara Mujica
  19. Freud's Mistress by Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman
  20. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
  21. Sticky, Icky Booger Bugs by Sheryl Frith
  22. Aunty Lee's Delights: A Singaporean Mystery by Ovidia Yu 
  23. From My Heart to Yours by Michelle Zarrin
  24. Doctor Who: Dark Horizons by Jenny T. Colgan
  25. Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra
  26. Raising Eyebrows: A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets it Right by Dal LaMagna
  27. Hungry by Darlene Barnes
  28. One Big Beautiful Thing Marie Flanigan
  29. Very Recent History by Choire Sicha
  30. The Mirrored World by Debra Dean
  31. A Vision of Angels by Timothy Jay Smith
  32. Ru by Kim Thúy
  33. The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio
  34. Godiva by Nicole Galland
  35. Last Train to Omaha by Ann Whitely-Gillen
  36. Loteria by Mario Alberto Zambrano
  37. The Tragedy of Fidel Castro by Joao Cerqueira
  38. Return to Cardamom by Julie Anne Grasso
  39. This is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila
  40. Doctor Who: Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell
  41. Sight Reading by Daphne Kalotay
  42. The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren
  43. Persephone's Torch: A Novel in Three Acts by freder 
  44. The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
  45. And the Soft Wind Blows by Lance Umenhofer
  46. *Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  47. However Long the Night by Aimee Molloy
  48. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  49. Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law by Michelle Granas
  50. Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 by Elizabeth Winder
  51. I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag by Jennifer Gilbert
  52. Tiger Babies Strike Back by Kim Wong Keltner
  53. A Whisper in the Jungle by Robert Mwangi
  54. Captain Disaster by Del Shannon
  55. The Halliday's Maladies (The Chatswood Spooks No. 3) by Notti Thistledore
  56. Sheets and Ladders (The Chatswood Spooks No. 2) by Notti Thistledore
  57. A Frightful Recipe (The Chatswood Spooks No. 1) by Notti Thistledore
  58. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  59. A Work in Progress by Brad Cotton
  60. Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson
  61. It's Nothing Personal by Sherry Gorman
  62. The Ghosts of Nagasaki by Daniel Clausen
  63. *The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  64. Full Wattage! by Liz Fletcher Brown
  65. Elegy For Eddie by Jaqueline Winspear
  66. Burning Embers by Hannah Fielding
  67. Beguiling Dreams by Fred Stemme
  68. May Day Eve and Other Stories by Nick Joaquin
  69. Inner Visions: Grassroots Stories of Truth and Hope by Jan Thrope
  70. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  71. *The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  72. *Uno Kudo Vol. 2: Naked
  73. *An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  74. Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie, Jr.
  75. The Mapmaker's War by Ronlyn Domingue
  76. Nose
  77. *The Little Book of Heartbreak by Meghan Laslocky
  78. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin
  79. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


  1. *Rats by Robert Sullivan
  2. Ruth by Marlene Lewis
  3. One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw by Witold Rybczynski
  4. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  5. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
  6. Dragonology by Ernest Drake
  7. All Her Father's Guns by James Warner
  8. Kevin's Point of View by Del Shannon
  9. Baby Lit: Alice in Wonderland
  10. Baby Lit: Jane Eyre
  11. Mrs. Noodlekugel by Daniel Pinkwater
  12. Stealth of Nations by Robert Neuwirth
  13. Monsterology by Ernest Drake
  14. The Earthquake Machine by Mary Pauline Lowry
  15. In Leah's Wake by Terri Guiliano Long
  16. The Long Stitch Goodnight by Amanda Lee
  17. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  18. Brothers (& Me) by Donna Britt
  19. *The Warmest December by Bernice McFadden
  20. *The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson
  21. Gold by Chris Cleave
  22. Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist
  23. I Am Bill Gates' Dog by Jeffrey Zygmont
  24. *The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson
  25. Confessions of a Cake Addict by Emma Kaufmann
  26. Fish Tank: A Fable for Our Times by Scott Bischke
  27. This Mobius Strip of Ifs by Mathias Freese
  28. The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner
  29. The Lieutenant's Whistle by Fred Stemme
  30. *Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussman
  31. A Lovely, Indecent Departure by Steven Lee Gilbert
  32. Perla by Carolina Robertis
  33. The Deception of Livvy Higgs by Donna Morrissey
  34. The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
  35. The Secret Sense of Wildflower by Susan Gabriel
  36. The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
  37. *The Weeping Empress by Sadie S. Forsythe
  38. Close to the Heel by Norah McClintock
  39. The Christmas Carol Murders by Christopher Lord
  40. The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech
  41. Home is a Roof Over a Pig by Aminta Arrington
  42. The Curiosity of School by Zander Sherman
  43. I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow by Jonathan Goldstein
  44. Black Boogiemen by Tallis Piaget
  45. *Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto
  46. Keeping Score by Marc Brackett
  47. *Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks
  48. Cross Country 101 by Dan Martinez
  49. *American Dervish by Ayad Ahktar
  50. The Marriage Mistake by Jennifer Probst
  51. Hollywood Buckaroo by Tracy DeBrincat 
  52. *The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny

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