Book Reviews

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

Ayobami Adebayo – Stay With Me

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

Sherman Alexie – You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

Svetlana Alexievich – The Unwomanly Face of War

Andre Alexis – Fifteen Dogs

Isabel Allende – The Japanese Lover

Katherine Arden – The Bear and the Nightingale

Kate Atkinson – Life After Life

Kate Atkinson – A God in Ruins

Kate Atkinson – Transcription

Kate Atkinson – Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Margaret Atwood – The Heart Goes Last

Paul Auster – Travels in the Scriptorium

Sharon Bala – The Boat People

Heidi Barnes – The Bellman

Heidi Barnes – The Bellman’s Secret

Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending

Damian Barr – You Will Be Safe Here

Gurjinder Basran – Everything was Good-Bye

Paul Beatty – The Sellout

Peter Behrens – Carry Me

Catherine Belknap & Natalie Telfer – Cat and Nat’s Mom Truths

Chloe Benjamin – The Immortalists

Lucia Berlin – A Manual for Cleaning Women

Roberto Bolano – 2666

Tim Bowling – The Bone Sharps

Randy Boyagoda – Original Prin

Joseph Boyden – Three Day Road

Joseph Boyden – Wenjack

John Boyne – The Heart’s Invisible Furies

Geraldine Brooks – The Secret Chord

Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre

Carol Rifka Brunt – Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan – Harmless Like You

Pearl Buck – The Good Earth

Amy Jo Burns – Shiner

Susan Cain – Quiet

Morley Callaghan – Such is My Beloved

Edgar Cantero – Meddling Kids

Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game

Orson Scott Card – Speaker for the Dead

Peter Carey – Jack Maggs

J.L. Carr – A Month in the Country

Eleanor Catton – The Luminaries

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

Gary Chapman – The Five Love Languages

David Chariandy – Brother

Bethany Chase – One Night at the Lake

G.K. Chesterton – The Man Who Was Thursday

G.K. Chesterton – Autobiography

Denise Chong – Egg on Mao

Kevin Chong – Beauty Plus Pity

Yangsze Choo – The Night Tiger

Agatha Christie – And Then There Were None

Michael Christie – If I Fall, If I Die

Paul Cleave – Trust No One

Bryce Courtenay – The Power of One

Charmaine Cragg – Miss Burma 

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

Esi Edugyan – Washington Black

Omar El Akkad – American War

Alicia Elliott – A Mind Spread Out on the Ground

Jennifer Egan – The Keep

Jennifer Egan – A Visit From the Goon Squad

Dave Eggers – The Lifters

Dave Eggers – The Parade

Marina Endicott – Good to a Fault

Shusaku Endo – Silence

Juliet Escoria – Juliet the Maniac

Jeffrey Eugenides – The Marriage Plot

Diana Evans – Ordinary People

Rachel Held Evans – A Year of Biblical Womanhood

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

J. Meade Falkner – Moonfleet

Hans Fallada – Every Man Dies Alone

Joshua Ferris – To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Joshua Ferris – The Dinner Party

Richard Flanagan – The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Jonathan Safran Foer – Here I Am

E.M. Forster – A Room with a View

Claire Fuller – Swimming Lessons

Claire Fuller – Our Endless Numbered Days 

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

Bill Gaston – A Mariner’s Guide to Self-Sabotage

Rachel Giese – Boys: What It Means To Become a Man

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

Daryl Gregory – Spoonbenders

Lauren Groff – Fates and Furies

Guy Gunaratne – In Our Mad and Furious City

Yaa Gyasi – Homegoing

Mark Haddon – The Porpoise

Matt Haig – The Humans

Mohsin Hamid – Exit West

Helene Hanff – 84, Charing Cross Road

Kristin Hannah – The Nightingale

Emma Hansen – Still

Sara N. Harvey – Death Benefits

Noah Hawley – Before the Fall

Elizabeth Hay – Alone in the Classroom

Elizabeth Hay – His Whole Life

Mark Helprin – Winter’s Tale

Ernest Hemingway – The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway – The Garden of Eden

Ernest Hemingway – The Only Thing That Counts: The Ernest Hemingway-Maxwell Perkins Correspondence

Rebecca Hendry – Grace River

Emily Henry – Beach Read

Sheila Heti – Motherhood

Naoki Higashida – Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8

Gail Honeyman – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Emma Hooper – Our Homesick Songs

Nick Hornby – A Long Way Down

Gabe Hudson – Gork, the Teenage Dragon

Ann Hui – Chop Suey Nation

Megan Hunter – The End We Start From

John Inazu & Timothy Keller – Uncommon Ground

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

Julia Claiborne Johnson – Be Frank With Me

Wayne Johnston – The Navigator of New York

Dori Jones Yang – When the Red Gates Opened

Rachel Joyce – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Paul Kalanithi – When Breath Becomes Air

Han Kang – The Vegetarian

Timothy Keller – The Prodigal God

Timothy & Kathy Keller – The Meaning of Marriage

Timothy Keller – Every Good Endeavor

Timothy Keller & John Inazu – Uncommon Ground

Hannah Kent – Burial Rites

Hannah Kent – The Good People

Khaled Khalifa – Death is Hard Work

Jess Kidd – Himself

Kristin Kimball – The Dirty Life

A.S. King – Reality Boy

Michael C. Klein – Dissident Doctor

Chelene Knight – Dear Current Occupant

John Knowles – A Separate Peace

Herman Koch – The Dinner

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer – All the Broken Things

Kevin Kwan – Crazy Rich Asians

R. O. Kwon – The Incendiaries

Lori Lansens – This Little Light

Kara LaReau – The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters #1: The Jolly Regina

Jenny Lawson – Furiously Happy

Mary Lawson – Crow Lake

Jen Sookfong Lee – The Conjoined

Jing-Jing Lee – How We Disappeared

Madeleine L’Engle – The Moment of Tenderness

C.S. Lewis – Letters to Malcolm

C.S. Lewis – A Grief Observed

C.S. Lewis – Reflections on the Psalms

Ashley Little – Confessions of a Teenage Leper

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

Eternity Martis – They Said This Would Be Fun

Daniel Mason – A Registry Of My Passage Upon the Earth

Gabor Mate & Gordon Neufeld – Hold On To Your Kids

Dan Mayland – The Doctor of Aleppo

Eimear McBride – The Lesser Bohemians

Will McCallum – How to Give up Plastic

Colum McCann – Transatlantic

Colum McCann – Thirteen Ways of Looking

Colum McCann – This Side of Brightness

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

Joseph Auguste Merasty – The Education of Augie Merasty

Thomas Merton – Seven Storey Mountain

Anne Michaels – The Winter Vault

Anne Michaels – The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

Arthur Miller The Crucible

David Mitchell – Black Swan Green

Shandi Mitchell – The Waiting Hours

Lucy Maud Montgomery – The Blue Castle

Toni Morrison – The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison – Beloved

Ottessa Moshfegh – Eileen

Farley Mowat – The Curse of the Viking Grave

Téa Mutonji – Shut Up You’re Pretty

Jane Nelsen – Positive Discipline

Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate – Hold On To Your Kids

Bao Ninh – The Sorrow of War

Susin Nielsen – We Are All Made of Molecules

Chigozie Obioma – An Orchestra of Minorities

Edna O’Brien – The Little Red Chairs

Tim O’Brien – Going After Cacciato

Carol Off – All We Leave Behind

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

Heather O’Neill – The Lonely Hearts Hotel

Julie Orringer – How to Breathe Underwater

Lauren Owen – The Quick

Helen Oyeyemi – What is not Yours is not Yours

Helen Oyeyemi – The Icarus Girl

R.J. Palacio – Wonder

Grace Paley – The Collected Stories

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

Brian Payton – The Wind is not a River

Stef Penney – The Tenderness of Wolves

Sara Pennypacker – Pax

Maxwell Perkins – The Only Thing That Counts: The Ernest Hemingway-Maxwell Perkins Correspondence

Tom Perrotta – Little Children

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

Michael Pollan – The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Max Porter – Lanny

Adam Pottle – Voice

Steven Price – By Gaslight

Kate Quinn – The Alice Network

Michael Redhill – Bellevue Square

Raziel Reid – Kens

Dana Reinhardt – Tomorrow There Will Be Sun

Jean Rhys – Wide Sargasso Sea

Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Eden Robinson – Monkey Beach

Marilynne Robinson – Gilead

Marilynne Robinson  – Housekeeping

Polly Rosenwaike – Look How Happy I’m Making You

J.K. Rowling – The Casual Vacancy

Arundhati Roy – The God of Small Things

Salman Rushdie – The Golden House

Laura Schroff – An Invisible Thread

Martina Scholtens – Your Heart is the Size of Your Fist

Emily Schultz – The Blondes

Samantha Schweblin – Little Eyes

Amber Scorah – Leaving the Witness

Sarah Selecky – Radiant Shimmering Light

Maria Semple – Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Maria Semple Today Will Be Different

Vikram Seth – A Suitable Boy

Ali Shaw – The Trees

Nilofar Shidmehr – Divided Loyalties

Lionel Shriver – We Need to Talk About Kevin

Nevil Shute – A Town Like Alice 

Nevil Shute – On the Beach

Graeme Simsion – The Rosie Project

Merilyn Simonds – Refuge

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

Tatjana Soli – The Lotus Eaters

Tatjana Soli – The Forgetting Tree

Betty Smith – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Dodie Smith – I Capture the Castle

Patti Smith – Just Kids

Zadie Smith – White Teeth

Zadie Smith – The Embassy of Cambodia

Amy Spurway – Crow

Kara Stanley – Ghost Warning 

M.L. Stedman – The Light Between Oceans

Garth Stein – The Art of Racing in the Rain

John Steinbeck – The Pearl

John Steinbeck – The Winter of our Discontent

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

Madeleine Thien – Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Angie Thomas – The Hate U Give

Kim Thuy – Man

Miriam Toews – All My Puny Sorrows

J.R.R. Tolkien – Roverandom

Dania Tomlinson – Our Animal Hearts

Amor Towles – A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles – Rules of Civility

P.L. Travers – The Fox at the Manger

Alex Tresniowski – An Invisible Thread

Ivan Turgenev – Fathers and Sons

Richard van Camp – Moccasin Square Gardens

Abraham Verghese – Cutting for Stone

Abraham Verghese – The Tennis Partner

Katherena Vermette – The Break

Tanguy Viel – Article 353

David Foster Wallace – Infinite Jest

Jeannette Walls – Half Broke Horses

Evelyn Waugh – Brideshead Revisited

Jonathan Weisman – No. 4 Imperial Lane

Tara Westover – Educated

Zoe Whittall – The Best Kind of People

Zoe Whittall – Holding Still for as Long as Possible

Alex Williams – The Talent Thief

Deborah Willis – The Dark and Other Loves Stories

Kevin Wilson – Perfect Little World

Sarah Winman – Tin Man

Kathleen Winter – Lost in September

Michael Winter – Minister Without Portfolio

Meg Wolitzer – The Interestings

Jan Wong – Beijing Confidential

Lindsay Wong – The Woo Woo

xwu’p’a’lich, Barbara Higgins – Etched in my Memory

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

Clea Young – Teardown

Carlos Ruiz Zafon – The Shadow of the Wind

Kate Zambreno – Drifts

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 six years: