Books Reviewed

Books read and reviewed (click on the title for the reviews), in alphabetical order:

1Q84 – Haruki Murakami

2666 – Roberto Bolano


Acceptance (Southern Reach Trilogy #3) – Jeff VanderMeer

A Clash of Kings – George R.R. Martin

A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

A Conjuring of Light – V.E. Schwab

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena – Anthony Marra

A Dance with Dragons – George R.R. Martin

A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #1)

A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

A Feast For Crows – George R.R. Martin

A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

A Flight of Angels – Holly Black, et. al.

A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin

A Gathering of Shadows – V.E. Schwab

A Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

A Hundred Verses from Old Japan – William N. Porter

A Midsummer’s Equation  – Keigo Higashino

A Pair of Blue Eyes – Thomas Hardy

Alienist, The – Caleb Carr

Alchemist, The – Paulo Coelho

Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) – Jeff VanderMeer

A Novel Cure:  An A-Z of Literary Remedies – Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin

A Perfect Spy – John Le Carre

A Storm of Swords – George R.R. Martin .

A Thousand Splendid Suns –  Khaled Hosseini

Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald

Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy #2) – Jeff VanderMeer

After Dark – Haruki Murakami

Amsterdam – Ian McEwan

And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy


Before the Coffee gets Cold – Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Black Country, The Alex Grecian 

Black Swan Green – David Mitchell

Blind Assassin, The – Margaret Atwood

Book of Lost Things, The – John Connolly

Book Thief, The – Markus Zusak

Box Man, The – Kobo Abe

Boy, Snow, Bird – Helen Oyeyemi

Brain Rules for Baby – John Medina

Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The  –  Junot Diaz

Bring Up The Bodies – Hilary Mantel

Bringing Up Bébé – Pamela Druckerman


Case of the Man Who Died Laughing, The  – Tarquin Hall

Case of the Missing Servant, TheTarquin Hall

Cat’s Table, The  –  Michael Ondaatje

Cave, The – Jose Saramago

Children Act,The  – Ian McEwan

Chronicle of a Death ForetoldGabriel Garcia Marquez

Cloud Atlas –  David Mitchell

Cloven Viscount, The  – Italo Calvino

Club Dumas, The – Arturo Perez-Reverte

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami

Comfort of Strangers, The  – Ian McEwan

Count of Monte Cristo, The – Alexandre Dumas

Cuckoo’s Calling, The  J.K. Rowling


Daytripper – Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba

Dear Mr. M – Herman Koch

Death and the Flower – Koji Suzuki

Death Comes to Pemberley – P.D. James

Death with Interruptions – Jose Saramago

Detective Story – Imre Kertesz

Devil in the White City, The  – Erik Larson

Devil’s Workshop, The  – Alex Grecian

Dinner, The  – Herman Koch

Discovery of Witches, A – Deborah Harkness (All Souls Trilogy #1)

Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee

Dissolution – C.J. Sansom (Shardlake Series #1)

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line – Deepa Anappara

Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell (nonfiction)

Dracula –  Bram Stoker

Dream Hunters, The  – Neil Gaiman

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead – Olga Tokarczuk

Dune – Frank Herbert


Enchantress of Florence, The  – Salman Rushdie

Encyclopedia of Early Earth,The  – Isabel Greenberg

End of the Affair, The  – Graham Greene

Eye of the World, The (The Wheel of Time #1) – Robert Jordan


Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

Fifth Season, The (Broken Earth #1) – N.K. Jemisin

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus – Mary Shelley

Frommer’s France 2008


Garden of Evening Mists, The  Tan Twan Eng

Gathering, The  – Anne Enright

Geography of Bliss,The – Eric Weiss

Ghost Bride, The – Yangsze Choo

Goldfinch, The  – Donna Tartt

Golem and the Jinni, The  – Helene Wecker

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Good Earth, The  – Pearl S. Buck

Good Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett

Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee

Great Hunt, The (The Wheel of Time #2) – Robert Jordan


Haroun and the Sea of StoriesSalman Rushdie.

Hear the Wind Sing – Haruki Murakami

Hector and the Search for Happiness – Francois Lelord

Hemingway in Love and War – Henry S. Villard and James Nagel

High Mountains of Portugal, The – Yann Martel

His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnet

Horrorstor – Grady Hendrix

House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

House of Silk, The – Anthony Horowitz

House of the Spirits, The – Isabel Allende

Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones

Hundred Foot Journey, The – Richard Morais

Hunger Games Trilogy, The – Suzanne Collins

Hurricane Season – Fernanda Melchor


Illusionists, The – Rosie Thomas

Imperfectionists, The  – Tom Rachman

In a Grove – Ryunosuke Akutagawa

In Evil Hour – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In The Woods – Tana French

Inferno – Dan Brown

Interpretation of Murder, The  – Jed Rubenfeld


John Saturnall’s Feast – Lawrence Norfolk


Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami


Les Miserables  – Victor Hugo

Less – Andrew Sean Greer

Let the Right One InJohn Ajvide Lindqvist

Lexicon – Max Barry

Lies of Locke Lamora, The – Scott Lynch

Light Between Oceans, The – M.L. Stedman

Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders

Lost Horizon James Hilton

Luminaries, The – Eleanor Catton


Magicians, The  – Lev Grossman

Magpie Murders – Anthony Horowitz

Maltese Falcon, The – Dashiell Hammett

Master and Margarita, The –  Mikhail Bulgakov

Memories of my Melancholy WhoresGabriel Garcia Marquez

Messenger,The  – Markus Zusak

Middlemarch – George Eliot

Midnight’s ChildrenSalman Rushdie

Mirror and the Light, The – Hilary Mantel

Missing Person – Patrick Modiano

MockingjaySuzanne Collins

Monday Starts on Saturday – Arkady and Boris Stugatsky

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

Murder MysteriesNeil Gaiman

Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

My Sister, the Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite

Mysterious Affair at Styles, The – Agatha Christie


Name of the Rose, The – Umberto Eco

Name of the Wind, The  – Patrick Rothfuss

Narrow Road to the Deep North, The  – Richard Flanagan

Night Circus, The – Erin Morgenstern

Nine Cloud Dream, The – Kim Man Jung


Obelisk Gate, The (Broken Earth #2) – N.K. Jemisin

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

Old Man and the Sea, The  – Ernest Hemingway

Once and Future King, The  – T.H. White

On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan

Orphan Master’s Son, The  – Adam Johnson


Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down – Rosecrans Baldwin

Perks of Being a Wallflower, The  – Stephen Chbosky

Pilgrimage, The – Paulo Coelho

Pinball, 1973 – Haruki Murakami

Po-on:  The Rosales Saga, Book 1 – F. Sionil Jose

Portrait of a Murderer – Anne Meredith

Princess Bride, The – William Goldman

Prisoner of Heaven, The – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Psychopath Test,The – Jon Ronson

Pure – Andrew Miller


Rashomon – Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

Red Seas Under Red Skies – Scott Lynch

Red Sorghum – Mo Yan

Remains of the Day, The  – Kazuo Ishiguro

Republic of Thieves, The  – Scott Lynch

Revelation – C.J. Sansom (Shardlake Series #4)

Revenge – Yoko Ogawa

Riders, The – Tim Winton

Room – Emma Donoghue


S.JJ Abrams’ / Doug Dorst’s

Salinger Contract, The  – Adam Langer

Sandman,The : Overture Neil Gaiman

Sellout, The – Paul Beatty

Sense of an Ending, The  – Julian Barnes

Sentence is Death, The – Anthony Horowitz

Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, The – Taylor Jenkins Reid

Shape of Water, The  – Andrea Camilleri

Silent House – Orhan Pamuk

Sisters Brothers, The – Patrick DeWitt

Skippy Dies – Paul Murray

Sleeper and the Spindle, The  – Neil Gaiman

Small Memories:  A Memoir – Jose Saramago

Smaller and Smaller Circles – F.H. Batacan

Snow Country – Yasunari Kawabata

Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho

South of the Border West of the Sun – Haruki Murakami

Spy Who Came in From the Cold, The – John Le Carre

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers – Mary Roach

Stone Sky, The (Broken Earth #3) – N.K. Jemisin

Strange Library, The  – Haruki Murakami

Sun Also Rises, The – Ernest Hemingway

Suspicions of Mr. Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House, The – Kate Summerscale

Sweet Life in Paris, The  – David Lebovitz

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

Sweet Tooth – Ian McEwan


Tales of Moonlight and Rain – Ueda Akinari / Anthony Chambers

Temple of the Golden Pavilion, The – Yukio Mishima

Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

Therese Raquin – Emile Zola

Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The  – David Mitchell

Three-Body Problem, The (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1) – Cixin Liu

Tiger’s Wife, The  – Tea Obreht

Tokyo Zodiac Murders, The – Soji Shimada


Uncommon Reader, The  – Alan Bennett

Undermajordomo Minor – Patrick DeWitt

Un Lun Dun – China Mieville

Uprooted – Naomi Novik


Vegetarian, The – Han Kang

Vernon God Little  – DBC Pierre


Waiter Rant – Steve Dublanica

Wandering Earth, The – Cixin Liu

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami

When We Were Orphans – Kazuo Ishiguro

Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, The – Haruki Murakami

Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

Woman in the Dunes, The – Kobo Abe


Yard, The – Alex Grecian

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