Books Reviewed (Alphabetically by Genre)

Children’s Books

Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

Mix It Up! by Herve Tullet


Dystopian fiction

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

The Here and Now by Ann Brasheres

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Ninth Orphan by James and Lance Morcan

The Orphan Factory by James and Lance Morcan

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

Thugbook by C.J. West

Vox by Christina Dalcher

IA: Initiate by John Darryl Winston


Fantasy/Magical Realism

The Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


Historical fiction

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

And They Called It Camelot by Stephanie Marie Thornton

A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

A Stopover in Venice by Kathryn Walker

The Bells by Richard Harvell

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

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

The Girl in White Gloves by Kerri Maher

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

House of Gold by Natasha Solomons

The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

My Last Lament by James William Brown

My Mother’s Secret by J.L. Witterick

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

The Sisters of Summit Avenue by Lynn Cullen

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

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

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

Wake by Anna Hope

When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenewaldt


Mainstream Fiction

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

I Am the Lion by Andew Toy

IQ by Joe Ide

House of Echoes by Brendan Duffy

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

The Lake Season by Hannah McKinnon

Man of the Year by Caroline Louise Walker

Millard Salter’s Last Day by Jacob M. Appel

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

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

The Returned by Jason Mott

Things You Won’t Say by Sarah Pekkanen

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

The Watchman by Matt Langford

The Wonders by Paddy O’Reilly



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

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

Breaking the Code by Karen Fisher-Alaniz

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

Do the KIND Thing by Daniel Lubetzky

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

Here We Are by Aarti Namdev Shahani

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

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

Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt

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

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

Sammy Knows It All by Dave Constance

The Secrets of Carriage H by Andrew Rosenheim

The Spoon from Minkowitz by Judith Fein

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

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


Middle Grade

Alistair Grim’s Odditorium by Gregory Funaro

Bad Luck by Pseudonymous Bosch

The Best Mistake Mystery by Sylvia McNicoll

Billy Cooper’s Awesome Nightmare by Penny Estelle

The Bootlace Magician by Cassie Beasley

The Boy From Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis

Campfire Crisis by Blake Hoena

Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller

The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Dead Voices by Katherine Arden

The Eye of the North by Sinead O’Hart

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

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Greek Mythology’s Adventures of Perseus by Blake Hoena

The Griffins of Castle Cary by Heather Shumaker

Hike Up Devil’s Mountain by Penny Estelle

The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee

Isabella for Real by Margie Palatini

Keegan’s Point by HD Smith

The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

Melvin Invents Music by Claire and Monte Montgomery

Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt

Mister Max: The Book of Kings by Cynthia Voigt

Northwood by Brian Falkner

One for Sorrow by Mary Downing Hahn

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

Poached by Stuart Gibb

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

The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker

The Stone Girl’s Story by Sara Beth Durst

Tesla’s Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill



A Murder on Jane Street by Cathy Cash Spellman

A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson

Behind Every Lie by Christina McDonald

Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

The Child by Fiona Barton

The Devil’s Dance by Kristen Lamb

Forgive Me by Daniel Palmer

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Holding by Graham Norton

I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark

The Invited by Jennifer McMahon

The Halingsford Murders by Lili Evans

Long Gone by Paul Pilkington

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

One Little Lie by Colleen Coble

The One You Fear by Paul Pilkington

The One You Love by Paul Pilkington

The One You Trust by Paul Pilkington

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen

The Reckoning by John Grisham

Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline

The Suspect by Fiona Barton

View from the Sixth Floor by Elizabeth Horton-Newton

What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware



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

In Conversation with the Stars by Anupama Chopra

Hidden Traps by Judy L. Mohr

Strange History: An Anthology by various authors



The Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Branard

The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall

Bridge to Us by Jeanne Felfe

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren


Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Between Night and Mourning by Kat Kirst

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

Coaptation by Timothy H. Cook

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

The Girl in Red by Christina Henry

Laminar Flow by Timothy H. Cook

The Murder of Adam and Eve by William Dietrich

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Turbulence and Restoration by Timothy H. Cook

Remember Me by Brian L. MacLearn

The Revelation Gate by Brian Thompson

Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel



E-learning 101 by Dr. Liz Hardy

Organize Your Life and More by Christina Scalise


Short stories

“At What Price?” by P.A. Estelle

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

Manhattan Mayhem edited by Mary Higgins Clark

“Missing Rib” by Alex Clermont

Breaking News by Shirani Rajapakse

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

Ford County by John Grisham


South Asian Fiction

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

The Book of Answers by C.Y. Gopinath

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugenia Kim

Duty Free by Moni Mohsin

Enchanting Lily by Anjali Banerjee

The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy

The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Imaginary Men by Anjali Banerjee

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

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

Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal

Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan

The Silent and the Lost by A. Zubair

Sisters of the Sari by Brenda L. Baker

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

Sunlit Hearts by Meenu Mehrotra

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal

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

The Windfall by Diksha Basu

The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar



#FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

The Breath of Allah by Steven W. Ritcheson

Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

Bubble by Anders de la Motte

Buzz by Anders de la Motte

The Confession by John Grisham

Convergence by Ginny L. Yttrup

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons

Don’t Tell Anyone by Eleanor Gray

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

Escape Room by Megan Goldin

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Follow Me by Kathleen Barber

For Your Own Protection by Paul Pilkington

Game by Anders de la Motte

The Girl Before by JP Delaney

The Girl I Used to Be by Mary Torjussen

The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft

God of the Internet by Lynn Lipinski

Gone Without A Trace by Mary Torjussen

The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding

I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll

The Inheritance by Simon Tolkien

Killer Choice by Tom Hunt

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

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

Layover by David Bell

Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

Lies by T.M. Logan

The Look-Alike by Erica Spindler

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

My Girl by Jack Jordan

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland

One Fatal Mistake by Tom Hunt

The Party by Robyn Harding

The Racketeer by John Grisham

Strike Me Down by Mindy Mejia

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

The Tenant by Katrine Engberg

The Trust by Norb Vonnegut

The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango

Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis

Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti

Warning Light by David Ricciardi

Water’s Edge by Barry Silverstein

The Widow by Fiona Barton

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen


Women’s fiction

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg

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

A New Dawn by Sudha Balagopal

The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Between You and Me Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Born Under A Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield

Burning Fields by Alli Sinclair

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp

Cracks in the Sidewalk by Bette L. Crosby

Cross the Line by Rie McGaha

Cupid’s Christmas by Bette Lee Crosby

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth

First Comes Love by Emily Griffin

Five Days by Douglas Kennedy

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen

The Happy Hour Choir by Sally Kilpatrick

The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

The Island by Victoria Hislop

It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

The Lido by Libby Page

The Life Intended by Kristen Harmel

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Pieces of Happiness by Anne Ostby

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

Relativity by Antonia Hayes

The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward

Seeking Sarah by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

The She Stands Alone by Nadine Keels

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Something Like Happy by Eva Woods

The Sound of Glass by Karen White

Spare Change by Bette Lee Crosby

The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

Sweet Misfortune by Kevin Alan Milne

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

Then and Always by Dani Atkins

The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell

Three Stages of Amazement by Carol Edgarian

The Twelfth Child by Bette Lee Crosby

Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon

The Wedding Writer by Susan Schneider

What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

Whisper Me This by Kelly Anne King

Your Perfect Life by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

You Never Know by Lilian Duval


Young Adult

A Crown of Wishes  by Roshani Chokshi

All Things New by Lauren Miller

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

Awake by Natasha Preston

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

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

The Body in the Woods by April Henry

The Book of Pearl by Timothee de Fombelle

The Border by Steve Schafer

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

The Cabin by Natasha Preston

The Cost of Living Forever by Kat Kirst

Fallen Princeborn: Stolen by Jean Lee

Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda

The French Impressionist by Rebecca Bischoff

Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

The Hunger Pains by The Harvard Lampoon

Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

I’m Not Her by Janet Gurtler

Just A Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi

Karmack by J.C. Whyte

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson

Love and Other Alien Experiences by Kerry Winfrey

Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulous

The Miracle and Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets by Sarah Miller

Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin

The Obsidian Mask by Caroline Ludovici

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel

Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart

Secrets of the River by Caroline Ludovici

Since You’ve Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne

Some Kind of Magic by Adrian Fogelin

Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman

Spain or Shine by Michelle Jellen

Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi

Surviving My Family by Kat Kirst

Textrovert by Lindsey Summers

This Is Not A Love Letter by Kim Purcell

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Those Girls by Lauren Saft

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien

We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

When by Victoria Laurie

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

Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett

The Writer by Emily Sun Li

The Young World by Chris Weitz

Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts

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