Books Reviewed by Title

Books read and reviewed on this blog, listed alphabetically by title and linked to reviews:

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3 Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog), by Jerome K. Jerome

10 Days in a Madhouse, by Nellie Bly

32 Candles, by Ernessa T. Carter

80 Days:  Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History Making Race Around the World, by Matthew Goodman

1066:  The Year of the Conquest, by David Howarth

1493:  Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, by Charles C. Mann

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

An Accomplished Woman, by Jude Morgan

Across the Endless River, by Thad Carhart (DNF)

The Accusers, by Lindsey Davis

The Adventures of Gremlin, by DuPre Jones

Affinity, by Sarah Waters

An African in Greenland, by Tete-Michel Kpomassie

Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko

Alexandria, by Lindsey Davis

Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson

All Clear, by Connie Willis

All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque

Alphabet of Thorn, by Patricia McKillip

Amelia Earhart's Daughters:  The Wild and Glorious Story of American Women Aviators from World War II to the Dawn of the Space Age, by Leslie Haynesworth and David Tooney

The American Heiress, by Daisy Goodwin

Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

America's Women, by Gail Collins

Among Others, by Jo Walton

Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman 

Anatomy of Murder, by Imogen Robertson

And Only to Deceive, by Tasha Alexander

The Angel's Game, by Carlos Ruiz-Zafon

Animal Farm, by George Orwell

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver

The Anvil of the World, by Kage Baker

Anya's Ghost, by Vera Brosgal 

Arabian Nights, by Husain Haddawy

Arab in America, by Toufic El Rassi

Are Women Human?, by Dorothy Sayers

The Aristocrats, by Stella Tillyard

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamim Alire Saenz

Armadale, by Wilkie Collins  

The Arrival, by Shaun Tan

The Art of Choosing, by Sheena Iyengar

Avempartha, by Michael J. Sullivan



Bab:  A Sub-Deb, by Mary Roberts Rineheart

Bachelor Girl, by Betsy Israel

Baking Cakes in Kigali, by Gaile Parkin

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, by Dai Sijie

A Band of Noble Women, by Melinda Plastas

Banker to the Poor, by Muhammad Yunus

Bayou:  Volumes 1 and 2, by Jeremy Love

Beau Brummel, by Ian Kelly 

A Beautiful Place to Die, by Malla Nunn

The Beekeeper's Apprentice, by Laurie R. King

Before They Are Hanged, by Joe Abercrombie

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo

Behind Closed Doors:  At Home in Georgian England, by Amanda Vickery

Behind the Dream:  The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation, by Clarence B. Jones

Behold, Here's Poison, by Georgette Heyer

Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett 

The Bell at Sealey Head, by Patricia McKillip

Bellfield Hall, by  Anna Dean

Best Served Cold, by Joe Abercrombie

Between the Assassinations, by Aravind Adiga

Between Man and Beast, by Monte Reel

Bifocal, by Deborah Ellis and Eric Walter

Bitterblue, by Kristin Cashore 

The Black Moth, by Georgette Heyer

Black Hills, by Dan Simmons

Blackout, by Connie Willis

The Blade Itself, by Joe Abercrombie

Blankets, by Craig Thompson

Blasphemy, by Sherman Alexie

Blessing's Bead, by Debby Dahl Edwardson

The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood

The Blue Castle, by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Blue Lily, Lily Blue, by Maggie Stiefvater

The Blue Notebook, by James Levine

A Blunt Instrument, by Georgette Heyer

A Body in the Bathhouse, by Lindsey Davis  

Bone:  Out From Boneville, by Jeff Smith

Bone:  The Complete Series, by Jeff Smith

The Bone People, by Keri Hulme

The Book of Everything, by Guus Kuijer

The Book of Lost Things, by John Connolly

The Book of Saladin, by Tariq Ali

The Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale 

The Book of the Unknown:  Tales of the Thirty-Six, by Jonathan Keats

The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henriquez

The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak

Born on a Blue Day, by Daniel Tammet 

The Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollan

Boxers & Saints, by Gene Luen Yang

Boy, Snow, Bird, by Helen Oyeyemi

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

The Brides of Rollrock Island, by Margo Lanagan

Bridge of Birds, by Barry Hughart

Bridget Jones:  Mad About the Boy, by Helen Fielding

Bring up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel  

Britten and Brulightley, by Hannah Berry

The Bucolic Plague:  How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers, by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Bundle of Trouble, by Diana Orgain 

Burma Chronicles, by Guy Delisle

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown



Cairo, by G. Willow Wilson, ill. M.K. Perker

Camera Obscura, by Lavie Tidhar

The Caretaker, by A.X. Ahmad

Cassandra at the Wedding, by Dorothy Baker

Castle in the Air, by Diana Wynne Jones

The Castle of the Silver Wheel, by Teresa Edgerton

Castle Waiting, by Linda Medley 

Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins

A Certain Slant of Light, by Laura Whitcomb

Cezanne's Quarry, by Barbara Corrado Pope

Changes:  A Love Story, by Ama Ata Aidoo

The Chaos Walking Trilogy, by Patrick Ness

Chew:  Volume 1 - Taster's Choice, by John Layman & Rob Guillory

Children of God, by Mary Doria Russell 

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, by Chris Van Allsburg

City of Thieves, by David Benioff

Clouds of Witness, by Dorothy L. Sayers

Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

A College of Magics, by Caroline Stevermer

Cooking for Kings:  The Life of Antonin Careme, by Ian Kelly 

Company of Liars, by Karen Maitland

A Conspiracy of Kings, by Megan Whalen Turner 

A Corpse at St. Andrew's Cathedral, by Melvin Starr

The Course of Honour, by Lindsey Davis

Craze:  Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason, by Jessica Warner

Crow, by Barbara Wright

The Crown Conspiracy, by Michael J. Sullivan

Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton

The Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith 

The Curse of Chalion, by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Curse of the Tahiera, by Wendy Gillissen

Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese

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Daddy-Long-Legs, by Jean Webster

A Damsel in Distress, by P. G. Wodehouse

The Dark Lord of Derkholm, by Diana Wynne Jones

A Dark Sacrifice, by Madeline Howard 

Darkwood, by M. E. Breen

Daughter of the Blood, by Anne Bishop

Daughter of the Forest, by Juliet Marillier

The Daughter of Time, by Josephine Tey

Daughters Who Walk This Path, by Yejide Kilanko

Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, by Alan Bradley

Deadhouse Gates, by Steven Erikson

Dear Enemy, by Jean Webster

Death Comes to Pemberley, by P. D. James

Death of the Necromancer, by Martha Wells

The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, by David Cannadine

Delusions of Gender, by Cordelia Fine

Demobbed:  Coming Home After World War II, by Alan Allport

Detection Unlimited, by Georgette Heyer

The Devil in Silver, by Victor Lavalle

The Devil's Company, by David Liss

Diary of a Provincial Lady, by E.M. Delafield

Dignifying Science, by Jim Ottaviani

Dodger, by Terry Pratchett

The Domino Men, by Jonathan Barnes 

Don't Call Me a Crook!, by Bob Moore

Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis

The Door in the Forest, by Roderick Townley

Double Moon, by Margo Klass & Frank Soos

The Drawing of the Dark, by Tim Powers

The Dream Thieves, by Maggie Stiefvater

Dubliners, by James Joyce 

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The Eagle and the Raven, by Pauline Gedge

Elantris, by Brandon Sanderson

Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell

The Elephant Vanishes, by Haruki Murakami

Elizabeth and Her German Garden, by Elizabeth von Arnim

Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine

Ella Minnow Pea, by Mark Dunn

Embroideries, by Marjane Satrapi

The Emerald Storm, by Michael Sullivan

Emily Fox-Seton, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Enchanted, by Rene Denfeld

The Enchantress of Florence, by Salman Rushdie

Envious Casca, by Georgette Heyer

Escape from Camp 14:  One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West, by Blaine Harden

The Eternal Smile, by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim

Excellent Women, by Barbara Pym

Expecting Better:  Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong - and What You Really Need to Know, by Emily Oster

The Eyes of Willie McGee:  A Tragedy of Race, Sex and Secrets in the Jim Crow South, by Alex Heard

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Factory Girls:  Young Women on the Move in Modern China, by Leslie T. Chang

The Faerie Wars, by Herbie Brennan

Family Matters, by Rohinton Mistry

Fannie's Last Supper, by Christopher Kimball

Farthing, by Jo Walton (Part I, Part II)

The Fatal Shore, by Robert Hughes

A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry

Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters

Fire, by Kristin Cashore

Fire and Hemlock, by Diana Wynne Jones 

Fire Study, by Maria V. Snyder

The Firebrand, by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Fist Stick Knife Gun, by Geoffrey Canada

Flight, by Sherman Alexie

Flora & Ulysses:  The Illuminated Adventures, by Kate DiCamillo

Fludd, by Hilary Mantel

Footsteps in the Dark, by Georgette Heyer

For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, by Ntozake Shange

For the King's Favor, by Elizabeth Chadwick

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, by Patricia McKillip (Part I, Part II)

The Foundling, by Georgette Heyer

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

Friends with Boys, by Faith Erin Hicks

Frog Music, by Emma Donoghue

Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel

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Gang Leader for a Day, by Sudhir Venkatesh

The Garden Party and Other Stories, by Katherine Mansfield

Gardens of the Moon, by Steven Erikson

A Gathering of Old Men, by Ernest J. Gaines

The Gentleman's Daughter:  Women's Lives in Georgian England, by Amanda Vickery

Ghana Must Go, by Taiye Selasi

Girl Genius:  Agatha Awakens, by Phil and Kaja Foglio 

The Girl with Glass Feet, by Ali Shaw

The Girl Who Circumnavigated the Globe in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente 

A Glass of Blessings, by Barbara Pym

The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison

Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, by Yiyun Li

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

The Good Lord Bird, by James McBride

The Good Thief, by Hannah Tinti

Good Wives, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale

The Grace of Silence, by Michele Norris

Graceling, by Kristin Cashore

The Grail and the Ring, by Teresa Edgerton

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

The Great Good Thing, by Roderick Townley

A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray

The Greatest Knight, by Elizabeth Chadwick

Green Grass, Running Water, by Thomas King

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows



The Hakawati, by Rabih Alameddine

Half a Crown, by Jo Walton

Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Hammer, by K. J. Parker 

Ha'Penny, by Jo Walton

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by Diana Wynne Jones

Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure, by Matthew Algeo 

A Hat Full of Sky, by Terry Pratchett

Hawk of May, by Gillian Bradshaw

Heat, by Bill Buford

Heir to the Shadows, by Anne Bishop

The Heiress Companion, by Madeline Robins 

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett

 High Rising, by Angela Thirkell

His Dark Materials Trilogy, by Philip Pullman 

The Honey Thief, by Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman

The House Behind the Cedars, by Charles W. Chesnutt

The House of Many Ways, by Diana Wynne Jones

The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende

How to Buy a Love of Reading, by Tanya Egan Gibson

How Green was my Valley, by Richard Llewellyn

How I Live Now, by Meg Rosoff

Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N.K. Jemison 

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

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I, Claudius, by Robert Graves 

I, Coriander, by Sally Gardner

I am the Messenger, by Marcus Zusak

I am the Chosen King, by Helen Hollick

I Shall Wear Midnight, by Terry Pratchett 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

In a Dark Wood Wandering, by Hella Haasse (DNF)

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, by Daniyal Mueenuddin 

In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson

In the Garden of Iden, by Kage Baker

In the Shadow of the Banyan, by Vaddey Ratner

Incognegro, by Mat Johnson

The Inconvenient Indian:  A Curious Account of Native People in North America, by Thomas King

India Becoming, by Akash Kapur

Indiscretion, by Jude Morgan

The Influencing Machine, by Brooke Gladstone

The Inn at Lake Devine, by Elinor Lipman

Instruments of Darkness, by Imogen Robertson

Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick

Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?  (And Other Concerns), by Mindy Kaling

Island of Vice, by Richard Zacks 

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Jane & Prudence, by Barbara Pym

The Janissary Tree, by Jason Goodwin

Johnny Hiro:  Half-Asian, All Hero, by David Chao

The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

The Jupiter Myth, by Lindsey Davis



Kampung Boy, by Lat

Kat, Incorrigible, by Stephanie Burgis

Keeping the Feast, by Paula Butturini

Keturah and Lord Death, by Martine Leavitt

A Kid for Two Farthings, by Wolf Mankowitz

Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler

The King of Attolia, by Megan Whalen Turner

King Hereafter, by Dorothy Dunnett (Part I, Part II)

The Kingmaking, by Helen Hollick

The King's English:  Adventures of an Independent Bookseller, by Betsy Burton

The Kings' Mistresses, by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith

Kwaidan:  Stories and Studies of Strange Things, by Lafcadio Hearn

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The Lacemaker and the Princess, by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley

The Ladies of Grace Adieu and other stories, by Susanna Clarke

Ladies of the Grand Tour, by Brian Dolan

Lady of the English, by Elizabeth Chadwick

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains, by Isabella Bird

Lady Vernon and Her Daughter, by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway

Landline, by Rainbow Rowell

The Lantern-Bearers, by Rosemary Sutcliff 

Last Argument of Kings, by Joe Abercrombie

The Last Dragonslayer, by Jasper Fforde

The Last Enchantment, by Mary Stewart

The Last Invisible Boy, by Evan Kuhlman

The Last Summer of the Death Warriors, by Francisco X. Stork

Lean In:  Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg

The Leavenworth Case, by Anna Katharine Green 

Legacy, by Susan Kay

Letters on an Elk Hunt, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

Letters of a Woman Homesteader, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, by Karen Abbott (DNF)

The Lieutenant, by Kate Grenville

Life is Short but Wide, by J. California Cooper

Lionheart, by Sharon Kay Penman

The Lions of Al-Rassan, by Guy Gavriel Kay

The Lions of the West:  Heroes and Villains of Westward Expansion, by Robert Morgan
(reviewed in eight parts:  Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X)

The Little Prince:  The Graphic Novel, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Joann Starr

Little Rock Girl 1957, by Shelley Tougas


The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters

Live Nude Girl:  My Life as an Object, by Kathleen Rooney

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, by Gary D. Schmidt

The Log-Cabin Lady, by Anonymous

Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

The London Monster:  A Sanguinary Tale, by Jan Bondeson

Londoners, by Craig Taylor

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, by Sherman Alexie

The Long Ships, by Frans G. Bengstsson

Long Walk to Freedom, by Nelson Mandela

Longbourn, by Jo Baker

Lord Darcy, by Randall Garrett (Part I

Lords of Corruption, by Kyle Mills

The Lost City of Z, by David Grann

Lost and Found, by Shaun Tan 

The Lost Prince, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Love Marriage, by V.V. Ganeshananthan

Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich

The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri

Lud-in-the-Mist, by Hope Mirrlees



Magic Study, by Maria V. Snyder

The Mahabharata:  Volume 1, by Ramesh Menon

The Mahabharata:  Volume 2, by Ramesh Menon

Mairelon the Magician, by Patricia C. Wrede

Maisie Dobbs, by Jacqueline Winspear

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson

Make Lemonade, by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Making Money, by Terry Pratchett

The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett

A Man Lay Dead, by Ngaio Marsh

The Manual of Detection, by Jedediah Berry

The Map of Time, by Felix Palma

Marbles:  Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me, by Ellen Forney

Marcelo in the Real World, by Francisco X. Stork

Market Day, by James Sturm

Masquerade, by Walter Satterthwait

The Mayor of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy

The Meaning of Everything:  The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester

The Meaning of Night, by Michael Cox

Memoirs of an Anti-Semite, by Gregor von Rezzori

Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides

Midnight for Charlie Bone, by Jenny Nimmo

A Midwife's Tale, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

The Mighty Miss Malone, by Christopher Paul Curtis

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, by Winifred Watson

Mrs. Ames, by E.F. Benson

Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, by Elizabeth Taylor 

Mistress of the Elgin Marbles, by Susan Nagel

Mistress to the Sun, by Sandra Gulland

Monkey Beach, by Eden Robinson

Monster, by Walter Dean Myers

 A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness
 
The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey 

Mornings in Jenin, by Susan Abulhawa

My Year of Meats, by Ruth Ozeki

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The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

Nation, by Terry Pratchett

A Natural History of Dragons:  A Memoir by Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan

Naughts & Crosses, by Malorie Blackman

Nemesis, by Lindsey Davis

Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

The Nonesuch, by Georgette Heyer

Nothing to Envy:  Ordinary Lives in North Korea, by Barbara Demick

NW, by Zadie Smith

Nyphron Rising, by Michael J. Sullivan

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O, Pioneers!, by Willa Cather

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

Ode to a Banker, by Lindsey Davis

An Off Year, by Claire Zulkey

Ombria in Shadow, by Patricia McKillip

On a Red Station, Drifting, by Aliette de Bodard

On the Map, by Simon Garfield  (DNF)

On the Origin of Tepees, by Jonnie Hughes

Once Upon a Time Machine, by Andrew Carl and Chris Stevens 

One Thousand White Women, by Jim Fergus (DNF)

Operation Monsoon, by Shona Ramaya

The Order of Odd-Fish, by James Kennedy

The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson

The Orphan's Tale:  In the Night Garden, by Catherynne Valente

Outlaw, by Angus Donald

The Outward Room, by Millen Brand



Page From a Tennessee Journal, by Francine Thomas Howard

Palace Walk, by Naguib Mahfouz

Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Palestine, by Joe Sacco

Parasite Rex, by Carl Zimmer (Part I, Part II)

The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters

The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall 

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, by Jeanne Birdsall

Penhallow, by Georgette Heyer

Percepliquis, by Michael J. Sullivan

Petty Treason, by Madeleine E. Robins

The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

Physics of the Impossible, by Michio Kaku

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe

Picture the Dead, by Adele Griffin, illus. Lisa Brown

The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

Point of Honour, by Madeleine E. Robins

Poison Study, by Maria V. Snyder

Potiki, by Patricia Grace

Present Darkness, by Malla Nunn

Pretty Fire, by Charlayne Woodard

Pride of Baghdad, by Brian K. Vaughn and Niko Hendrichon

A Princess Remembers:  The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur, by Gayatri Devi

The Prisoner of Heaven, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy, by Maya Slater

Pyongyang:  A Journey in North Korea, by Guy Delisle



The Queen of Attolia, by Megan Whalen Turner

Queen of the Darkness, by Anne Bishop

Queen Lucia, by E.F. Benson

The Queen of Swords, by Judith Tarr

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Rain Village, by Carolyn Turgeon

Raising Steam, by Terry Pratchett

The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, by Jeanne Theoharis

Red Branch, by Morgan Llywelyn

The Red Necklace, by Sally Gardner

Red Seas Under Red Skies, by Scott Lynch

The Red Wolf Conspiracy, by Robert VS Redick

The Regency Underworld, by David A. Low

Relish:  My Life in the Kitchen, by Lucy Knisley

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid

The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch

The Richest Woman in America:  Hetty Green in the Gilded Age, by Janet Wallach

Right Ho, Jeeves, by P.D. Wodehouse 

Rising Road, by Sharon Davies

The Road from Coorain, by Jill Ker Conway

Room, by Emma Donoghue

Root & Branch:  Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation, by Rawn James, Jr.

Rose Under Fire, by Elizabeth Wein

The Round House, by Louise Erdrich

Royal Blood, by Rona Sharon (DNF)



Salt Sugar Fat:  How the Food Giants Hooked Us, by Michael Moss

Sassafrass, Cypress, and Indigo, by Ntozake Shange

Saturnalia, by Lindsey Davis

The Savage Fortress, by Sarwat Chadda

Scandal Takes a Holiday, by Lindsey Davis

Scaramouche, by Rafael Sabatini

The Scarlet Lion, by Elizabeth Chadwick

Scattered Among Strange Worlds, by Aliette de Bodard

The Secret History, by Donna Tartt

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives, by Lola Shoneyin

The Secret River, by Kate Grenville

See Delphi and Die, by Lindsey Davis

A Separate Country, by Robert Hicks (DNF)

Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman

The Shadow of Albion, by Andre Norton and Rosemary Edghill

The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew

Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See

The Shape-Changer's Wife, by Sharon Shinn

Shenzhen, by Guy Delisle

Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi

Shortcomings, by Adrian Tomine

The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith

The Silver Blade, by Sally Gardner

Silver Sparrow, by Tayari Jones

Silverlock, by John Myers Myers

Sin in the Second City, by Karen Abbott

The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt

Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog, by Boris Akunin

Skellig, by David Almond

Skim, by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

A Slave in the White House, by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

The Sleeping Partner, by Madeleine E. Robins

Snuff, by Terry Pratchett

Sold for Endless Rue, by Madeleine E. Robins

Soldier From the War Returning, by Thomas Childers

Someone Knows My Name (also called The Book of Negroes), by Lawrence Hill

The Somnambulist, by Jonathan Barnes

The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison

Soulless, by Gail Carriger 

The Sound of Waves, by Yukio Mishima

The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell

A Spy in the House, by Y.S. Lee

Stardust, by Neil Gaiman

Still Life:  Adventures in Taxidermy, by Melissa Milgrom

Stormwitch, by Susan Vaught

The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller

The Story of the Stone, by Barry Hughart

Stuck Rubber Baby, by Howard Cruse

The Submission, by Amy Waldman

A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth

The Summer Book, by Tove Jansson

Summers at Castle Auburn, by Sharon Shinn

Sunbolt, by Intisar Khanani

The Sunne in Splendour, by Sharon Kay Penman  

Sunshine, by Robin McKinley

Sweet Dates in Basra, by Jessica Jiji

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley

The Sword-Edged Blonde, by Alex Bledsoe

Sylvester, or The Wicked Uncle, by Georgette Heyer

T

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling


Tales from Outer Suburbia, by Shaun Tan

A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki

A Taste of Honey, by Jabari Asim

Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Tell the Wolves I'm Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt

Ten Days in a Mad-House, by Nellie Bly

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Bronte

Tender Morsels, by Margo Lanagan 

The Texicans, by Nina Vida

They Found Him Dead, by Georgette Heyer

The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner 

The Thing About Thugs, by Tabish Khair

The Third Coast:  When Chicago Built the American Dream, by Thomas Dyja

The Third Miss Symons, by F.M. Mayor

The Third Son, by Julie Wu

The Thirteen & a Half Lives of Captain Bluebear, by Walter Moers

The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield

Thorn, by Intisar Khanani

Throne of the Crescent Moon, by Saladin Ahmed (guest review) 

Tiger Moon, by Antonia Michaelis

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, compiled by Joseph Gordon-Leavitt
 
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

To Say Nothing of the Dog, by Connie Willis

Tooth and Claw, by Jo Walton 

The Tory Widow, by Christine Blevins

The Train to Pakistan, by Khushwant Singh

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

Trickster, edited by Mark Dembicki

The True Deceiver, by Tove Jansson

A Truth Universally Acknowledged:  33 Great Writers on Why We Love Jane Austen, edited by Susannah Carson

The Tsar's Dwarf, by Peter Fogtdal (DNF)

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, by Ayana Mathis

Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

Two-Fisted Science, by Jim Ottaviani 

Two Old Women, by Velma Wallis

Two Years in the Forbidden City, by Princess Der Ling

U

The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennet

Under Heaven, by Guy Gavriel Kay

Understood Betsy, by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The Unfolding of Language:  An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention, by Guy Deutscher

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce

Unpolished Gem, by Alice Pung

Unseen Academicals, by Terry Pratchett

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, by PD James



The Vanishing of Katherine Linden, by Helen Grant

Venetia, by Georgette Heyer

The Venetian Mask, by Rosalind Laker (DNF)

Vietnamerica:  A Family's Journey, by GB Tran

The Vintner's Luck, by Elizabeth Knox

The Virago Book of Fairy Tales, ed. Angela Carter

W

Wanting Mor, by Rukhsana Khan

The War Against Miss Winter, by Kathryn Millar Haines

The Warrior's Apprentice, by Lois McMaster Bujold 

Wartime Women:  A Mass Observation Anthology, edited by Dorothy Sheridan

The Water Room, by Christopher Fowler

Watership Down, by Richard Adams

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson
 
The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett

The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag, by Alan Bradley

Wench, by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

The Wet Nurse's Tale, by Erica Eisdorfer

What Alice Knew, by Paula Marantz Cohen

What is the What, by Dave Eggers

When Christ and His Saints Slept, by Sharon Kay Penman

When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka

When Everything Changed, by Gail Collins

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin

The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig

The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga

Who We Be:  The Colorization of America, by Jeff Chang

Why Shoot a Butler?, by Georgette Heyer 

The Wicked Day, by Mary Stewart

Wild Ones, by Jon Mooallem

Wild Strawberries, by Angela Thirkell

Winter in Madrid, by CJ Sansom

The Winter Mantle, by Elizabeth Chadwick

Wintersmith, by Terry Pratchett

Wintertide, by Michael J. Sullivan 

Wish, by Alexandra Bullen

A Wish After Midnight, by Zetta Elliott

Wish Her Safe at Home, by Stephen Benatar

Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, by Joan Aiken

A Woman of No Importance, by Oscar Wilde

The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins

The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands, by Mary Seacole

Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick 

The Working Poor, by David Shipler

The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman

The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan




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