Reviews by Author (A-Z)


Various, Uno Kudo Vol. 2 - Naked


Adams, Jennifer (illus. by Alison Oliver): Baby Lit: Jane Eyre
Adams, Jennifer (illus. by Alison Oliver): Baby Lit: Alice in Wonderland
Adams, Jennifer (illus. by Alison Oliver): BabyLit: Don Quixote: A Spanish Language Primer
Adams, Jennifer (illus. by Alison Oliver): BabyLit: The Secret Garden: A Flowers Primer
Adams, Jennifer (illus. by Ron Stucki): Edgar and The Tree House of Usher
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi: Half of a Yellow Sun
Adiga, Aravind: The White Tiger
Ahern, Cecilia: A Place Called Here
Ahern, Cecilia: PS, I Love You
Ahktar, Ayad: American Dervish
Akpan, Uwem: Say You're One of Them
Alcott, Kate: A Touch of Stardust 
Almond, David: Skellig
Arrington, Aminta: Home is a Roof Over a Pig
Arrow, V.: The Panem Companion
Atwood, Margaret: The Blind Assassin
Atwood, Margaret: Oryx and Crake


Baker Hyde, Phoebe: The Beauty Experiment: How I skipped lipstick, ditched fashion and faced the world without concealer and learned to love the read me
Bantock, Nick: The Venetian's Wife [Friday 56 quote]
Bantock, Nick: The Morning Star [video book tour]
Bantock, Nick: The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity
Barbery, Muriel: The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Barker, Susan: The Incarnations
Barnes, Darlene: Hungry
Bazes, Terry: Plot Fiction like the Masters
Bertino, Marie-Helene: 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas
Bischke, Scott: Fish Tank: A Fable for Our Times
Black, Holly (with Tony di Terlizzi): The Spiderwick Chronicles
Boyne, John: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Bourdain, Anthony: A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
Bray, Libba: A Great and Terrible Beauty
Brackett, Marc: Keeping Score
Brogsol, Vera: Anya's Ghost
Brown, Amanda: Family Trust
Brown, Liz Fletcher: Full Wattage!
Britt, Donna: Brothers (& Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving
Burton, Gabrielle: Impatient with Desire
Burton, Tim: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy
Byatt, A.S.: The Shadow of the Sun


Cabot, Meg: Queen of Babble (Book 1, Queen of Babble series)
Cabot, Meg: Queen of Babble in the Big City (Book 2, Queen of Babble series)
Cabot, Meg: Queen of Babble Gets Hitched (Book 3, Queen of Babble series)
Cabot, Meg: The Bride Wore Size 12
Calcaterra, Regina: Etched in Sand
Caldwell, Ian: The Rule of Four (with Dustin Thomason)
Carr, Josephine: The Dewey Decimal System of Love
Capote, Truman: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Chabon, Michael: Telegraph Avenue
Chluho, Will: Lemonade Revealed
Christie, Agatha: And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians)
Christie, Agatha: Curtain [Friday 56 quote]
Christie, Agatha: Hallowe'en Party
Christie, Agatha: A Holiday for Murder
Christie, Agatha: The Mirror Crack'd
Christie, Agatha: Three Blind Mice
Christie, Alix: Gutenberg's Apprentice
Clarke, Susanna: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel 
Clausen, Daniel: The Ghosts of Nagasaki
Cleave, Chris: Gold 
Clegg, Bill: Did You Ever Have a Family 
Coehlo, Paulo: Veronika Decides to Die
Coetzee, J.M.: Disgrace 
Collier, James Lincoln: My Brother Sam is Dead
Colgan, Jenny T.: Doctor Who: Dark Horizons
Conaway, James: Nose
Conklin, Tara: The House Girl
Cotton, Brad: A Work in Progress
Cook, Diane: Man V. Nature 
Creech, Sharon: The Great Unexpected
Currie, Ron Jr: Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles 


Dahl, Roald: Matilda 
Dahl, Roald: Tales of the Unexpected
Davidson, Dianne Mott: Prime Cut
Dean, Debra: The Mirrored World
Dean, Louise: Becoming Strangers
DeBrincat, Tracy: Hollywood Buckaroo
DeLillo, Don: Zero K
De Robertis, Carolina: Perla
De Rosnay, Tatiana: Sarah's Key
Desai, Kiran: The Inheritance of Loss
Dicks, Matthew: Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
Domingue, Ronlyn: The Mapmaker's War (The Keeper of Tales Trilogy, Book 1)
Domingue, Ronlyn: The Chronicle of Secret Riven (The Keeper of Tales Trilogy, Book 2)
Donoghue, Emma: Room
Drake, Ernest: Dragonology - The Complete Book of Dragons (Ology World Series)
Drake, Ernest: Monsterology - The Complete Book of Fabulous Beasts (Ology World Series)
Du Bois, William Pene: The Twenty-One Balloons

E - F

Ellenton, Mary A. Flipping A Novel
Erdrich, Louise: The Round House
Feldman, Stephanie: The Angel of Losses
Fforde, Jasper: Thursday Next series (The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots and Something Rotten) - quick thoughts
Fielding, Hannah: Burning Embers 
Fielding, Helen: Bridget Jones's Diary 
Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Flanigan, Marie: One Big Beautiful Thing
Flynn, Gillian: Dark Places
Flynn, Gillian: Gone Girl
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Foer, Jonathan Safran: Everything is Illuminated
Forsythe, Sadie: The Weeping Empress
Forster, E.M.: Where Angels Fear to Tread

Fortuna, Kevin: The Dunning Man: Stories
Friedman, Andrew: Say Not What If  [Friday 56 quote
Freese, Mathias B.: This Mobius Strip of Ifs
Frith, Sherry: Sticky, Icky Booger Bugs


Gaarder, Jostein: The Orange Girl 
Gaiman, Neil: Coraline 
Gaiman, Neil: The Dangerous Alphabet 
Gaiman, Neil & Terry Pratchett: Good Omens 
Gaiman, Neil & Michael Reaves: Interworld 
Gaiman, Neil: Stardust
Galland, Nicole: Godiva
Galvin, Aaron: Salted
Gibran, Khalil: Tears and Laughter [Friday 56 quote
Gilbert, Elizabeth: Eat Pray Love
Gilbert, Jennifer: I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag 
Gilbert, Steven Lee: A Lovely, Indecent Departure 
Girard, Anne: Madame Picasso
Gladwell, Malcolm: Outliers 
Goldberg, Myla: Bee Season 
Goldstein, Jonathan: I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow 
Gordimer, Nadine: The House Gun 
Gordimer, Nadine: My Son's Story 
Gregory, Philippa:  The Other Queen
Gorman, Sherry: It's Nothing Personal
Granas, Michelle; Swans are Fat Too 
Granas, Michelle: Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law
Grasso, Julie Anne: Return to Cardamom
Grasso, Julie Anne: Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor
Green, John: An Abundance of Katherines
Green, John: The Fault in Our Stars
Gregory, Philippa: The Boleyn Inheritance (quick thoughts) 
Guiliano, Mireille: French Women Don't Get Fat 
Guiliano Long, Terri: In Leah's Wake

H - I

Haddon, Mark: The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night Time
Harun, Adrianne: A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain  
Hendricks, Judith Ryan: Baker's Blues
Hendrix, Grady: Horrorstör 
Hershkovitch, Leigh: Shattered Illusions
Hoff, Benjamin: The Tao of Pooh
Hoffman, Beth: Looking for Me
Hornby, Nick: High Fidelity 
Ishiguro, Kazuo: A Pale View of Hills


Jackson, Joshilyn: Someone Else's Love Story
Jio, Sarah: The Last Camellia
Joaquin, Nick: Cave and Shadows
Joaquin, Nick: May Day Eve and Other Stories
Joaquin, Nick: The Summer Solstice and Other Stories
Johnson, Diane: Le Divorce
Jose, F. Sionil: Ermita: A Filipino Novel
Jose, F. Sionil: Gagamba: The Spider Man


Kalotay, Daphne: Sight Reading
Kane, Holland: Morning Light
Kahakauwila, Kristiana: This is Paradise
Karalius, Kimberly: Pocket Forest
Kaufmann, Emma: Confessions of a Cake Addict
Keltner, Kim Wong: Tiger Babies Strike Back
King, Laurie R.: The Bones of Paris
Kingsolver, Barbara: Prodigal Summer 
Kinsella, Sophie: Remember Me? 
Kinsella, Sophie: Shopaholic and Sister
Klann-Moren, Nancy: The Clock of Life
Klaussmann, Liza: Tigers in Red Weather
Klaussmann, Liza: Villa America
Klein, Meera Ekkanath: My Mother's Kitchen
Kline, Victor: The House at Anzac Parade
Kogawa, Joy: Obasan
Kondo, Marie: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up 
Knapp, Andrew: Find Momo: A Photography Book (Book 1)
Knapp, Andrew: Find Momo Coast to Coast (Book 2)
Kraus, Nicola (with Emma McLaughlin): Dedication 


Le Carré, John: The Constant Gardener 
Lee, Amanda: The Long Stitch Goodnight: An Embroidery Mystery 
Lee Sethi, Meera: Mountainfit
Lehane, Dennis: Shutter Island
Lethem, Jonathan: Lucky Alan and Other Stories
Leveen, Lois: Juliet's Nurse 
Levitt, Steven and Stephen Dubner: Freakonomics [Friday 56 quote
Lewis, Marlene: Ruth [Friday 56 quote
Lindstrom, Martin: Buyology: Truth and Lies About What We Buy
Lissner, Caren: Carrie Pilby
Lowry, Mary Pauline: The Earthquake Machine 
Lord, Christopher: The Christmas Carol Murders 
Lord, Christopher: The Edwin Drood Murders


Mack, Karen and Jennifer Kaufman: Freud's Mistress 
Mahfouz, Naguib: The Harafish
Mahurin, Paulette: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap 
Majumdar, Anish: The Isolation Door
Margulies, Phillip: Belle Cora
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Leaf Storm 
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Memories of My Melancholy Whores |  Initial Reaction (really short!)
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Of Love and Other Demons 
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Strange Pilgrims 
Martin, George R.R.: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Martin, George R.R.: A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)
Martin, Steve: Shopgirl: A Novella 
Martin, Valerie: Sea Lovers: Selected Stories  
Martinez, Dan: Cross Country 101
Matloff, Greg, C Bangs and Les Johnson: Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth  
Matson, Morgan: The Unexpected Everything
May, Antoinette: The Determined Heart: The Tale of Mary Shelley and her Frankenstein
McClintock, Norah: Close to the Heel 
McFadden, Bernice: The Warmest December
Meyer, Marissa: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles 1)
Miller, Ashley Edward and Zack Stentz: Colin Fischer
Molloy, Aimee: However Long the Night
Moran, Caitlin: How to Build a Girl
Morgenstern, Erin: The Night Circus 
Moriarty, Jaclyn: Feeling Sorry for Celia 
Morrissey, Donna: The Deception of Livvy Higgs
Moyes, Jojo: One Plus One
Mujica, Barbara: I Am Venus 
Munro, Alice: Too Much Happiness [Friday 56 quote]
Murakami, Haruki: After the Quake 
Murakami, Haruki: Kafka on the Shore
Murakami, Haruki: Norwegian Wood
Mwangi, Robert: A Whisper in the Jungle

N - O

Nwaubani, Adaobi Tricia: I Do Not Come to You by Chance
Neuwirth, Robert: Stealth of Nations 
Noble, Elizabeth: The Tenko Club 
Norton, Mary: The Borrowers 
O'Connor, Jane: Almost True Confessions: Closet Sleuth Spills All
O'Donnell, Lisa: The Death of Bees
Olson, John B.: Powers 
O'Melveny, Regina: The Book of Madness and Cures 
Ondaatje, Michael: Anil's Ghost 
Ostuka, Julie: The Buddha in the Attic
Otto, Whitney: Eight Girls Taking Pictures
Oyeyemi, Helen: Boy, Snow, Bird

P - Q

Pamuk, Orhan: The Black Book
Pamuk, Orhan: Snow

Patchett, Ann: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Piaget, Tallis: Black Boogiemen 
Picoult, Jodi: Keeping Faith  
Picoult, Jodi: Lone Wolf  [Friday 56 quote
Picoult, Jodi: My Sister's Keeper 
Poe, Edgar Allan: The Raven and Other Poems [Friday 56 quote]
Powell, Julie: Julie and Julia 
Probst, Jennifer: The Marriage Mistake
Proulx, Annie: Barkskins
Pullman, Philip: Lyra's Oxford


Rao, Simi K.: An Incurable Insanity
Redman, Jess: Softies Only a Mother Could Love (eds. Jess Redman and Meg Leder)
Reed, Deborah: Carry Yourself Back to Me
Richards, Justin et al: Tales of Trenzalore: The Eleventh Doctor's Last Stand
Richman, Alyson: The Mask Carver's Son
Riggs, Ransom: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Riggs, Ransom: Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, No. 2)
Riordan, Rick: The 39 Clues (Books 1, 2, 3) 
Robertson, Laurel: Laurel's Kitchen 
Rodell, Chris Use All the Crayons!
Rogan, Charlotte: The Lifeboat
Romo, Kelly: Whistling Women
Roy, Arundhati: The God of Small Things
Rubin, Gretchen: The Happiness Project
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos: The Prisoner of Heaven 
Rushdie, Salman: Midnight's Children
Russell, Gary: Doctor Who: Beautiful Chaos


Saramago, Jose: All The Names 
Saramago, Jose: Blindness (reviewed with Seeing)
Saramago, Jose: The Double 
Saramago, Jose: Seeing (reviewed with Blindness) 
Schlosser, Eric: Fast Food Nation 
Schlink, Bernhard: The Reader
Selznick, Brian: The Invention of Hugo Cabret 
Shapiro, Laura: Julia Child: A Life 
Shannon, Del: Captain Disaster formerly Kevin's Point of View
Sheehy, Gail: Daring: My Passages
Sheth, Kashmira: Keeping Corner 
Sherman, Zander: The Curiosity of School 
Shreve, Anita: The Pilot's Wife 
Shreve, Anita: The Weight of Water
Sicha, Choire: Very Recent History
Simpson, Mona: Casebook: A Novel
Smith, Timothy Jay: A Vision of Angels
Stedman, M.L.: The Light Between Oceans
Steele, Danielle: Echoes 
Stemme, Fred: The Lieutenant's Whistle 
Steinbeck, John: The Pearl
Stockett, Kathryn: The Help
Sullivan, Margaret C.: Jane Austen Cover to Cover
Sullivan, Robert: Rats
Sydenham, Claire: Silk Armor
Syjuco, Miguel: Ilustrado 


Tartt, Donna: The Goldfinch
Tartt, Donna: The Secret History
Taylor, Justin: Flings: Stories
Tessaro, Kathleen: The Perfume Collector
Thisledore, Notti: The Halliday's Maladies (The Chatswood Spooks No. 3)
Thisledore, Notti: Sheets and Ladders (The Chatswood Spooks No. 2)
Thisledore, Notti: A Frightful Recipe (The Chatswood Spooks No. 1)
Thrope, Jan: Inner Visions: Grassroots Stories of Truth and Hope
Thúy, Kim: Ru
Toews, Miriam: A Complicated Kindness
Toews, Miriam: All My Puny Sorrows
Torres, Catherine: Mariposa Gang and Other Short Stories
Torres, Catherine: Sula's Voyage
Trigiani, Adriana: Lucia, Lucia
Trollope, Joanna: Sense and Sensibility
Truss, Lynne: Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Tyler, Anne: Back When We were Grownups
Tyler, Anne: Breathing Lessons
Tyson, Wendy: Killer Image (An Allison Campbell Mystery)

U - V

Umenhofer, Lance: And the Soft Wind Blows
Upson, Nicola: Fear in the Sunlight
Van Why, Artie: That Day In September (A personal remembrance of 9/11)
Venturini, Fred: The Heart Does Not Grow Back
Vescovi, James: Eat Now; Talk Later 


Waller, Sharon Biggs: A Mad, Wicked Folly 
Warner, James: All Her Father's Guns [Friday 56 quote
Weesner, Theodore: The Car Thief
Weiner, Jennifer: All Fall Down
Weiner, Jennifer: Goodnight Nobody 
Weisberger, Lauren: Chasing Harry Winston  
Wiesel, Elie: Night
Winspear, Jaqueline: Elegy For Eddie 
Winters, Ben H.: The Last Policeman
Winters, Ben H.: Countdown City (The Last Policeman II) 
Woodall, Trinny and Susannah Constantine: What Not to Wear [Friday 56 quote]
Worth, Jennifer: Call the Midwife
Wright, Rebecca Adams: The Thing About Great White Sharks and Other Stories


Yanagihara, Hanya: A Little Life
Yoshimoto, Banana: Asleep 
Yoshimoto, Banana: N.P.
Yu, Ovidia: Aunty Lee's Delights: A Singaporean Mystery
Yu, Ovidia: Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials


Zambrano, Mario Alberto: Loteria
Zarrin, Michelle: From My Heart to Yours
Zink, William: Pieta 
Zink, William: Sonnets from the Husband [Friday 56 quote]
Zusak, Markus: The Book Thief (quick thoughts)
Zusak, Markus: I am the Messenger (quick thoughts) 
Zygmont, Jeffrey: I Am Bill Gates's Dog 

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