Book Reviews

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The 13 Clocks by James Thurber

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

A

The Adulterants by Joe Dunthorne

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastri

All That’s Left to Tell by Daniel Lowe

An American Family by Khizr Khan

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

And Again by Jessica Chiarella

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy

Alice by Christina Henry

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Artemis by Andy Weir

B

The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Beast by Brie Spangler

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Becoming Queen Victoria by Kate Williams

The Bees by Laline Paull

Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Bookseller by C. Robert Cales

Born to be Posthumous by Mark Dery

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg

The Butchering Art by Lindsay Fitzharris

C

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Carrie by Stephen King

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H. P. Lovecraft

The Changeling by Victor LaValle

The Chalk Artist by Allegra Goodman

Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir and Sarah Andersen

The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Circle by Dave Eggers

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

The Colonel and the Bee by Patrick Canning

Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg

A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

The Cursed Prophecy by Caitlin Perry

D

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkling Bride by Laura Anderson

Dickon by Marjorie Bowen

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

The Diviners by Libba Bray

E

The Early Stories of Truman Capote by Truman Capote

Educated by Tara Westover

Emma by Jane Austen

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

F

The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

A Fist Around the Heart by Heather Chisvin

Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

From Unseen Fire by Cass Morris

G

A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

The Ghost Notebooks by Ben Dolnick

Gilded Cage by Vic James

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girls by Emma Cline

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

A Good Month for Murder by Del Quentin Wilber

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian

Green by Sam Graham-Felsen

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Guineveres by Sarah Domet

H

The Happiness Effect by Donna Freitas

Harem: The World Behind the Veil by Alev Lytle Croutier

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Illustrated Edition) by J. K. Rowling & Jim Kay

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Heads will Roll by Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne

Heart Berries by Marie Therese Mailhot

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

The History Major by Philip Michael Cash

Horns by Joe Hill

House on Fire by Bonnie Kistler

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

Human Acts by Han Kang

I

The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin

If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Impeachment: An American History by John Meacham, Timothy Naftali, Peter Baker, and Jeffrey A. Engel

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang

In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

J

Jackaby (series) by William Ritter

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (audiobook review)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

The Judge Hunter by Christopher Buckley

K

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir

Kismet by Luke Tredget

L

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Lady of Magick by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Language of the Bear by Evan Ronan & Nathanael Green

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

The Last Leonardo by Ben Lewis

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagán

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Loner by Teddy Wayne

Lost Boy by Christina Henry

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

M

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

Make Way for Ducklings by Robery McCloskey

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirpatrick

The Mermaid by Christina Henry

The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Missoula by John Krakauer

Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Motions and Moments by Michael Pronko

Movie Game by Michael Exner

Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen

Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

N

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

A Nation of Immigrants by John F. Kennedy

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

O

On the Spectrum by Jennifer Gold

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

OtherWorld by Evan Ronan

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Out of the Fire by Nathanael Green & Evan Ronan

P

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

A Paris All Your Own ed. by Eleanor Brown

The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani

The Perpetual Now by Michael D. Lemonick

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Persuasion by Jane Austen

The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller

Plight of the Living Dead by Matt Simon

The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory by Nick Scott & Noa Gavin

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Prince of Darkness by Shane White

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

Q

Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir

R

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old With Autism by Naoki Higashida

Red Queen by Christina Henry

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The Red Word by Sarah Henstra

The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore

The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa

Room by Emma Donoghue

A Room of One’s Own (& Three Guineas) by Virginia Woolf

The Romanov Empress by C. W. Gortner

Rose & Poe by Jack Todd

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

S

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Seven & a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

Sherlock Holmes in America edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Jon Lellenberg, and Daniel Stashower

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Slade House by David Mitchell

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Smoke by Dan Vyleta

Sociable by Rebecca Harrington

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still Lives by Maria Hummel

The Stowaway by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

T

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Talent by Juliet Lapidos

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

Thanks a Lot, John LeClair by Johanna Parkhurst

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps

Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald

Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson

Trouble by Non Pratt

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

U

An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel

Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

Unfiltered by Lily Collins

Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

The Urban Boys by K. N. Smith

V

Vicious by V. E. Schwab

Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

W

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Warhead by Jeff Henigson

We Cast a Shadow by Carlos Maurice Ruffin

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

The Winter Girl by Matt Marinovich

Woman Enters Left by Jessica Brockmole

The Women’s War by Jenna Glass

Worlds of Ink & Shadow by Lena Coakley

The Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Adhieh

The Written World by Martin Puchner

Y

The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day