Book Reviews

Book reviews are listed alphabetically by author’s last name.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

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

Svetlana Alexievich – The Unwomanly Face of War

Andre Alexis – Fifteen Dogs

Kate Atkinson – Life After Life

Kate Atkinson – A God in Ruins

Margaret Atwood – The Heart Goes Last

Paul Auster – Travels in the Scriptorium

Heidi Barnes – The Bellman

Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending

Paul Beatty – The Sellout

Roberto Bolano – 2666

Tim Bowling – The Bone Sharps

Joseph Boyden – Three Day Road

Joseph Boyden – Wenjack

Geraldine Brooks – The Secret Chord

Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre

Carol Rifka Brunt – Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Pearl Buck – The Good Earth

Morley Callaghan – Such is My Beloved

Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game

Orson Scott Card – Speaker for the Dead

Peter Carey – Jack Maggs

Miguel de Cervantes – Don Quixote

Michael Chabon – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Michael Chabon – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union

Michael Chabon – Telegraph Avenue

Francis Chan – Crazy Love

Raymond Chandler – The Big Sleep

G.K. Chesterton – The Man Who Was Thursday

Denise Chong – Egg on Mao

Kevin Chong – Beauty Plus Pity

Michael Christie – If I Fall, If I Die

Bryce Courtenay – The Power of One

Eva Crocker – Barrelling Forward

Katie Crouch – Abroad

Michael Crummey – Galore

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – The Nest

Leesa Dean – Waiting for the Cyclone

Rene Denfeld – The Enchanted

Anthony Doerr – All the Light We Cannot See

Emma Donoghue – The Wonder

Mark & Grace Driscoll – Real Marriage

Gene Edwards – A Tale of Three Kings

Helen Edwards & Jenny Lee Smith – My Secret Sister

Jennifer Egan – The Keep

Jennifer Egan – A Visit From the Goon Squad

Marina Endicott – Good to a Fault

Jeffrey Eugenides – The Marriage Plot

Rachel Held Evans – A Year of Biblical Womanhood

Joanna Faber & Julie King – How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen

Hans Fallada – Every Man Dies Alone

Joshua Ferris – To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Joshue Ferris – The Dinner Party

Richard Flanagan – The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Jonathan Safran Foer – Here I Am

Claire Fuller – Swimming Lessons

Steven Galloway – The Confabulist

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – News of a Kidnapping

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude

Bill Gaston – The World

Bill Gaston – Juliet Was A Surprise

Alan Gibney – I Carried You Home

John Gould – Seven Good Reasons Not to be Good

Shilpi Somaya Gowda – The Secret Daughter

Chris Grabenstein – Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

John Green – The Fault in our Stars

John Green – Looking for Alaska

John Green – Paper Towns

Graham Greene – The Heart of the Matter

Lauren Groff – Fates and Furies

Matt Haig – The Humans

Kristin Hannah – The Nightingale

Sara N. Harvey – Death Benefits

Noah Hawley – Before the Fall

Elizabeth Hay – Alone in the Classroom

Elizabeth Hay – His Whole Life

Ernest Hemingway – The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway – The Garden of Eden

Rebecca Hendry – Grace River

Nick Hornby – A Long Way Down

Eowyn Ivey – The Snow Child

Henry James – Portrait of a Lady

Paulette Jiles – News of the World

Adam Johnson – Fortune Smiles

Crockett Johnson – Harold and the Purple Crayon

Wayne Johnston – The Navigator of New York

Rachel Joyce – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Han Kang – The Vegetarian

Timothy Keller – The Prodigal God

Timothy & Kathy Keller – The Meaning of Marriage

Timothy Keller – Every Good Endeavor

A.S. King – Reality Boy

Hannah Kent – Burial Rites

Kristin Kimball – The Dirty Life

Herman Koch – The Dinner

John Knowles – A Separate Peace

Kevin Kwan – Crazy Rich Asians

Jenny Lawson – Furiously Happy

Mary Lawson – Crow Lake

Jen Sookfong Lee – The Conjoined

C.S. Lewis – Letters to Malcolm

C.S. Lewis – A Grief Observed

C.S. Lewis – Reflections on the Psalms

Marceline Loridan-Ivens – But You Did Not Come Back

Richard Louv – Last Child in the Woods

Annabel Lyon – The Golden Mean

Linden MacIntyre – The Bishop’s Man

Alistair MacLeod – No Great Mischief

Alistair MacLeod – Remembrance

Andrea MacPherson – When She Was Electric

Rebecca Makkai – Music for Wartime

Anthony Marra – A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Yann Martel – Beatrice & Virgil

Yann Martel – The High Mountains of Portugal

Colum McCann – Transatlantic

Colum McCann – Thirteen Ways of Looking

Mary McCarthy – The Company She Keeps

Jay McInerney – Bright Lights, Big City

Ami McKay – The Birth House

James Meek – The People’s Act of Love

Thomas Merton – Seven Storey Mountain

Anne Michaels – The Winter Vault

Anne Michaels – The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

Arthur Miller The Crucible

Lucy Maud Montgomery – The Blue Castle

Toni Morrison – The Bluest Eye

Ottessa Moshfegh – Eileen

Farley Mowat – The Curse of the Viking Grave

Bao Ninh – The Sorrow of War

Edna O’Brien – The Little Red Chairs

Tim O’Brien – Going After Cacciato

Audur Ava Olafsdottir – Butterflies in November

Michael Ondaatje – In the Skin of a Lion

Heather O’Neill – Lullabies for Little Criminals

Heather O’Neill – Daydreams of Angels

Lauren Owen – The Quick

Helen Oyeyemi – What is not Yours is not Yours

Elizabeth Pantley – The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Ann Patchett – This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Ann Patchett – Bel Canto

Ann Patchett – Commonwealth

Stef Penney – The Tenderness of Wolves

Sara Pennypacker – Pax

Tom Perrotta – Little Children

Andrew Peterson – At the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

Michael Pollan – The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Steven Price – By Gaslight

Jean Rhys – Wide Sargasso Sea

Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Eden Robinson – Monkey Beach

Marilynne Robinson – Gilead

Marilynne Robinson  – Housekeeping

J.K. Rowling – The Casual Vacancy

Arundhati Roy – The God of Small Things

Maria Semple – Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Maria Semple Today Will Be Different

Laura Schroff – An Invisible Thread

Emily Schultz – The Blondes

Ali Shaw – The Trees

Lionel Shriver – We Need to Talk About Kevin

Graeme Simsion – The Rosie Project

Robin Sloan – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Tatjana Soli – The Lotus Eaters

Betty Smith – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Dodie Smith – I Capture the Castle

Zadie Smith – White Teeth

Zadie Smith – The Embassy of Cambodia

M.L. Stedman – The Light Between Oceans

Garth Stein – The Art of Racing in the Rain

John Steinbeck – The Pearl

Susie Steiner – Missing, Presumed

Robert Louis Stevenson – Kidnapped

Emily St. John Mandel – Station Eleven

Emma Straub – Modern Lovers

Cordelia Strube On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light

Donna Tartt – The Secret History

Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch

Kim Thuy – Man

Miriam Toews – All My Puny Sorrows

J.R.R. Tolkien – Roverandom

P.L. Travers – The Fox at the Manger

Alex Tresniowski – An Invisible Thread

Abraham Verghese – Cutting for Stone

Katherena Vermette – The Break

David Foster Wallace – Infinite Jest

Jeannette Walls – Half Broke Horses

Evelyn Waugh – Brideshead Revisited

Zoe Whittall – The Best Kind of People

Alex Williams – The Talent Thief

Deborah Willis – The Dark and Other Loves Stories

Kevin Wilson – Perfect Little World

Meg Wolitzer – The Interestings

Jan Wong – Beijing Confidential

Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life

Philip Yancey – What’s So Amazing About Grace?

Philip Yancey – Reaching for the Invisible God

Philip Yancey – The Jesus I Never Knew

Sunil Yapa – Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Richard Yates – Revolutionary Road

Carlos Ruiz Zafon – The Shadow of the Wind

Gabrielle Zevin – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Markus Zusak – I Am the Messenger

 

And an overview of everything I’ve read in the last four years:

2016

2015

2014

2013