Books Reviewed (Alphabetically by Author)


The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, 2nd edition by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

#FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar

The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

Millard Salter’s Last Day by Jacob M. Appel

The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango

Dead Voices by Katherine Arden

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

Then and Always by Dani Atkins



A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani

Sisters of the Sari by Brenda L. Baker

A New Dawn by Sudha Balagopal

Enchanting Lily by Anjali Banerjee

Imaginary Men by Anjali Banerjee

The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal

The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal

Follow Me by Kathleen Barber

The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill

What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

The Child by Fiona Barton

The Suspect by Fiona Barton

The Widow by Fiona Barton

Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett

The Windfall by Diksha Basu

Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman

The Bootlace Magician by Cassie Beasley

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Layover by David Bell

Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts

Seeking Sarah by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

The French Impressionist by Rebecca Bischoff

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

The Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

May This Be the Best Year of Your Life by Sandra Bornstein

Bad Luck by Pseudonymous Bosch

The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch

The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd

The Spaghetti Set: Family Served Italian Style by Rose Marie Boyd

Wish by Beth Bracken and Kay Fraser; illustrated by Odessa Sawyer

The Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Branard

The Here and Now by Ann Brasheres

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

My Last Lament by James William Brown

Born Under A Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield



A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi

In Conversation with the Stars by Anupama Chopra

Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark

Manhattan Mayhem edited by Mary Higgins Clark

“Missing Rib” by Alex Clermont

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland

One Little Lie by Colleen Coble

The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Sammy Knows It All by Dave Constance

Laminar Flow by Timothy H. Cook

Coaptation by Timothy H. Cook

Turbulence and Restoration by Timothy H. Cook

The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft

Cracks in the Sidewalk by Bette L. Crosby

Cupid’s Christmas by Bette Lee Crosby

The Twelfth Child by Bette Lee Crosby

Spare Change by Bette Lee Crosby

The Sisters of Summit Avenue by Lynn Cullen



Vox by Christina Dalcher

The Trophy Child by Paula Daly

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

The Boy From Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis

The Book of Pearl by Timothy de Fombelle

The Girl Before by JP Delaney

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

The Murder of Adam and Eve by William Dietrich

Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos

Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson

I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll

House of Echoes by Brendan Duffy

The Stone Girl’s Story by Sara Beth Durst

You Never Know by Lilian Duval

My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business by Dick Van Dyke



Three Stages of Amazement by Carol Edgarian

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

Tesla’s Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman

The Tenant by Katrine Engberg

“At What Price?” by P.A. Estelle

Billy Cooper’s Awesome Nightmare by Penny Estelle

Flash to the Past; Bumped Back in Time; Riches to Rags by Penny Estelle

Hike Up Devil’s Mountain by Penny Estelle

The Halingsford Murders by Lili Evans

Ride of a Lifetime: Book Two of The Wickware Sagas by Penny Estelle



Northwood by Brian Falkner

The Spoon from Minkowitz by Judith Fein

Bridge to Us by Jeanne Felfe

Your Perfect Life by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Breaking the Code by Karen Fisher-Alaniz

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Some Kind of Magic by Adrian Fogelin

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

Alistair Grim’s Odditorium by Gregory Funaro



Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

Poached by Stuart Gibb

Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

Escape Room by Megan Goldin

The Book of Answers by C.Y. Gopinath

Don’t Tell Anyone by Eleanor Gray

All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg

First Comes Love by Emily Griffin

The Confession by John Grisham

Ford County by John Grisham

The Racketeer by John Grisham

The Reckoning by John Grisham

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

I’m Not Her by Janet Gurtler



Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen

One for Sorrow by Mary Downing Hahn

The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding

The Party by Robyn Harding

E-learning 101 by Dr. Liz Hardy

The Life Intended by Kristen Harmel

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

The Bells by Richard Harvell

It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany

Ashes Ashes, The Twins Fall Down by Pauline L. Hawkins

Relativity by Antonia Hayes

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The Girl in Red by Christina Henry

The Body in the Woods by April Henry

The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth

The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

The Island by Victoria Hislop

Campfire Crisis by Blake Hoena

Greek Mythology’s Adventures of Perseus by Blake Hoena

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Wake by Anna Hope

View from the Sixth Floor by Elizabeth Horton-Newton

Beyond the Last Star: A Novella by R.G. Howard

Killer Choice by Tom Hunt

One Fatal Mistake Tom Hunt



IQ by Joe Ide



The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

Spain or Shine by Michelle Jellen

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

My Girl by Jack Jordan



The She Stands Alone by Nadine Keels

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

Five Days by Douglas Kennedy

The Happy Hour Choir by Sally Kilpatrick

The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugenia Kim

Whisper Me This by Kelly Anne King

Between Night and Mourning by Kat Kirst

The Cost of Living Forever by Kat Kirst

Surviving My Family by Kat Kirst

Jonestown Survivor: An Insider’s Look by Laura Johnston Kohl

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok



The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Devil’s Dance by Kristen Lamb

The Hunger Pains by The Harvard Lampoon

The Watchman by Matt Langford

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

When by Victoria Laurie

Where the Stars Rise edited by Lucas K. Law and Derwin Mak

Fallen Princeborn: Stolen by Jean Lee

Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim

Lies by T.M. Logan

Do the KIND Thing by Daniel Lubetzky

The Obsidian Mask by Caroline Ludovici

Secrets of the River by Caroline Ludovici

Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

The Writer by Emily Sun Li

God of the Internet by Lynn Lipinski

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz



Remember Me by Brian L. MacLearn

The Girl in White Gloves by Kerri Maher

A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick

Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin

Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

Behind Every Lie by Christina McDonald

Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

Between You and Me by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Cross the Line by Rie McGaha

The Lake Season by Hannah McKinnon

Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin

The Invited by Jennifer McMahon

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

The Best Mistake Mystery by Sylvia McNicoll

Sunlit Hearts by Meenu Mehrotra

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

Strike Me Down by Mindy Mejia

Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World Anthology edited by Christopher Merrill, et. al

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

All Things New by Lauren Miller

The Miracle and Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets by Sarah Miller

Sweet Misfortune by Kevin Alan Milne

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Hidden Traps by Judy L. Mohr

Duty Free by Moni Mohsin

Melvin Invents Music by Claire and Monte Montgomery

The Ninth Orphan by James and Lance Morcan

The Orphan Factory by James and Lance Morcan

The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Defending A King: His Life and Legacy by Dr. Karen Moriarty

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Returned by Jason Mott

Bubble by Anders de la Motte

Buzz by Anders de la Motte

Game by Anders de la Motte

Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen

Stories in Uniform: A Look at the Heroics, Sacrifices, and Triumphs of Our Soldiers by multiple authors



Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Holding by Graham Norton



A Widow’s Story: A Memoir by Joyce Carol Oates

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien

The Eye of the North by Sinead O’Hart

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

The Wonders by Paddy O’Reilly

The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee

Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp

Pieces of Happiness by Anne Ostby



The Lido by Libby Page

Isabella for Real by Margie Palatini

Forgive Me by Daniel Palmer

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons

Since You’ve Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Things You Won’t Say by Sarah Pekkanen

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

For Your Own Protection by Paul Pilkington

Long Gone by Paul Pilkington

The One You Fear by Paul Pilkington

The One You Love by Paul Pilkington

The One You Trust by Paul Pilkington

Julie & Julia: 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen by Julie Powell

Awake by Natasha Preston

The Cabin by Natasha Preston

The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller

This is Not A Love Letter by Kim Purcell



Breaking News by Shirani Rajapakse

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

Warning Light by David Ricciardi

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

The Breath of Allah by Steven W. Ritcheson

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt

The Secrets of Carriage H by Andrew Rosenheim

What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

The Last McKenzie by Kirk Ross (pre-publication review)

The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy



Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Those Girls by Lauren Saft

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

Organize Your Life and More by Christina Scalise

The Border by Steve Schafer

The Wedding Writer by Susan Schneider

When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenewaldt

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline

Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

Story Wallah: Short Fiction from South Asian Writers edited by Shyam Selvadurai

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

Here We Are by Aarti Namdev Shahani

The Griffins of Castle Cary by Heather Shumaker

Water’s Edge by Barry Silverstein

Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis

Burning Fields by Alli Sinclair

Keegan’s Point by HD Smith

House of Gold by Natasha Solomons

The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat

A Murder on Jane Street by Cathy Cash Spellman

The Look-Alike by Erica Spindler

Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

Textrovert by Lindsey Summers



Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan

The Revelation Gate by Brian Thompson

And They Called It Camelot by Stephanie Marie Thornton

The Inheritance by Simon Tolkien

The Girl I Used to Be by Mary Torjussen

Gone Without A Trace by Mary Torjussen

I Am the Lion by Andrew Toy

Mix It Up! by Herve Tullet

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Just A Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi



The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar



The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

Strange History: An Anthology by various authors

Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt

Mister Max: The Book of Kings by Cynthia Voigt

The Trust by Norb Vonnegut

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland



Man of the Year by Caroline Louise Walker

A Stopover in Venice by Kathryn Walker

The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

The Young World by Chris Weitz

Thugbook by C.J. West

The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr

The Sound of Glass by Karen White

Horrible Writing: Ten Horror Stories You Probably Shouldn’t Read by Daniel Charles Wild

The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig

A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson

Karmack by J.C. Whyte

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Love and Other Alien Experiences by Kerry Winfrey

IA: Initiate by John Darryl Winston

My Mother’s Secret by J.L. Witterick

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

Something Like Happy by Eva Woods

Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel



Convergence by Ginny L. Yttrup



Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel

The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

The Silent and the Lost by A. Zubair

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

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