Reviews by Author

Underlined titles, preceded by an asterisk, are on my best of the year lists.


My True Love Gave to Me - Twelve Holiday Stories Edited by Stephanie Perkins

Let it Snow - A Collection of Holiday Romances


Acevado, Elizabeth - The Poet X
Aciman, AndrĂ© - Call Me By Your Name Adiche, Chimamanda Ngozi - Half of a Yellow Sun
Adiche, Chimamanda Ngozi - We Should All be Feminists
Ahdieh, Renee - The Wrath and the Dawn
Alam, Rumaan - Rich and Pretty
Albertalli, Becky - Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Alexie, Sherman - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Allen, Sarah Addison - Garden Spells
Allen, Sarah Addison - First Frost
Allen, Sarah Addison - The Sugar Queen
Anderson, Laurie Halse - Speak

Applegate, Katherine - The One and Only Ivan
Applegate, Katherine - Crenshaw
Applegate, Katherine - Endling, The Last
Asher, Jay & Mackler, Carolyn - The Future of Us
Atkinson, Kate - A God in Ruins
Atkinson, Kate - Life After Life
Attenberg, Jami - All Grown Up


Backman, Fredrik - A Man Called Ove
Backman, Fredrik - Beartown
Baggott, Juliana - Pure

Baker, Jo - Longbourn
Baker-Cline, Christina - Orphan Train
Bakopoulos, Dean - Please Don't Come Back From the Moon
Bardugo, Leigh - Six of Crows
Barr, Lisa - The Unbreakables
Barry, Jessica - Freefall
Bell, Cece - El Deafo
Bender, Aimee - The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Benioff, David - City of Thieves
Benjamin, Chloe - The Immortalists
*Bennett, Brit - The Mothers
Benway, Robin - Far From the Tree
Bergmann, Emanuel - The Trick
Beukes, Lauren - The Shining Girls
Bivald, Katarina - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Black, Holly - The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Bogel, Anne - I'd Rather be Reading
Bohjalian, Chris - The Sleepwalker
*Boyne, John - The Heart's Invisible Furies
*Boyne, John - A Ladder to the Sky
Braithwaite, Oyinkan - My Sister the Serial Killer
Brashares, Anne - The Here and Now
Brockmeier, Kevin - A Brief History of the Dead
Brooks-Dalton, Lily - Good Morning, Midnight
Brosh, Allie - Hyperbole and A Half
Brown, Brene - Daring Greatly
Brown, Pierce - Red Rising
Brown, Pierce - Golden Son
Brown, Pierce - Morning Star
*Brubaker Bradley, Kimberly - The War That Saved My Life
Brubaker Bradley, Kimberly - The War I Finally Won
Brunt, Carol Rifka - Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Bui, Thi - The Best We Could Do
Bush Hager, Jena and Bush, Barbara Pierce - Sisters First
Buxbaum, Julie - Tell Me Three Things


Caletti, Deb - A Heart in a Body in the World
Cameron, Claire - The Last Neanderthal
Card, Orson Scott - Enders Game
Carreyrou, John - Bad Blood
Cass, Kiera - The Selection
Cass, Kiera - The Elite
Cass, Kiera - The One
Cass, Kiera - The Heir
Cassella, Carol - Gemini
Center, Katherine - How to Walk Away
Center, Katherine - Things You Save in a Fire
Chamberlain, Diane - The Dream Daughter
Chanani, Nidhi - Pashmina
Chiccehitto Hindman, Jessica - Sounds Like Titanic
Chbosky, Stephen - The Perks of Being A Wallflower
Chee, Alexander - The Queen of the Night
Cleave, Chris - Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Cline, Emma - The Girls
Cline, Ernest - Armada
Cline, Ernest - Ready Player One
Clinton, Hillary Rodham - What Happened
Coates, Ta-Nehisi - Between the World and Me
Coben, Harlan - Fool Me Once
Cocks, Heather & Morgan, Jessica - The Royal We
Colgan, Jenny - The Little Beach Street Bakery
Condie, Ally - Reached
Condie, Ally - Atlantia
Conklin, Tara - The House Girl
Conklin, Tara - The Last Romantics
Corrigan, Kelly - Glitter and Glue
*Corrigan, Kelly - Tell Me More
Cotugno, Katie - How to Love
Cross-Smith, Leesa - Whiskey and Ribbons
*Crouch, Blake - Dark Matter
Crouch, Blake - Recursion


Danforth, Emily - The Miseducation of Cameron Post

D'Aprix Sweeney, Cynthia - The Nest
Dave, Laura - Eight Hundred Grapes
Day, Elizabeth - The Party
Desmond, Matthew - Evicted
Dessen, Sarah - Keeping the Moon
*Dessen, Sarah - Saint Anything

Dessen, Sarah - The Truth About Forever
Dessen, Sarah - This Lullaby
DeWitt, Abigail - News of Our Loved Ones
DiCamillo, Kate - Flora and Ulysses
DiCamillo, Kate - The Tale of Despereaux
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa - The Language of Flowers
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa - We Never Asked For Wings
*Doerr, Anthony - All the Light We Cannot See
Donaldson, Julianne - Edenbrooke
Donoghue, Emma - The Wonder
Dorey-Stein, Beck - From the Corner of the Oval
Dragonette, Rita - The Fourteenth of September
Drukerman, Pamela - Bringing Up Bebe
DuMaurier, Daphne - Rebecca
Durant, Sabine - Remember Me This Way


Edugyan, Esi - Washington Black
Egan, Elisabeth - A Window Opens
Emmich, Val - The Reminders
Erdrich, Louise - The Round House

Essbaum, Jill Alexander - Hausfrau


Faber, Michael - The Book of Strange New Things

Farrow, Ronan - Catch and Kill
*Fennelly, Beth Ann - Heating and Cooling

Ferrante, Elena - My Brilliant Friend
Fey, Tina - Bossypants
Fine, Julia - What Should be Wild
Finkel, Michael - The Stranger in the Woods
Flynn, Gillian - Dark Places
Flynn, Gillian - Gone Girl
Flynn, Gillian - Sharp Objects
French, Tana - In the Woods
French, Tana - The Likeness
Ford, Jamie - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Forman, Gayle - Just One Day
Forman, Gayle - Just One Year
Forman, Gayle - Just One Night
Forman, Gayle - I Was Here
Fowler, Karen Joy - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
*Frankel, Laurie - This is How it Always Is
Fuller, Claire - Our Endless Numbered Days


Gaiman, Neil - Neverwhere

Gaiman, Neil - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Garber, Stephanie - Caraval
Garvis-Graves, Tracey - The Girl He Used to Know
Giffin, Emily - First Comes Love
Gilbert, Elizabeth - City of Girls
Gisleson, Anne - The Futilitarians
Glaser, Karina Yan - The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
Godberson, Anna - Luxe
Godberson, Anna - Rumors
Grann, David - Killers of the Flower Moon
Greathead, Kate - Laura and Emma
*Green, John - The Fault in Our Stars
Green, John - Looking for Alaska
Green, John - Paper Towns
Greenwood, Bryn - All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
Greer, Andrew Sean - Less
Grissom, Kathleen - The Kitchen House
Grossman, Lev - The Magicians
Groff, Lauren - Fates and Furies
*Gyasi, Yaa - Homegoing


Hale, Shannon - Austenland
*Hamid, Mohsid - Exit West
Han, Jenny - To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Han, Jenny - PS I Still Love You
Han, Jenny - Always and Forever Lara Jean
Han, Jenny - The Summer I Turned Pretty
Han, Jenny - It's Not Summer Without You
Han, Jenny - We'll Always Have Summer
*Hanff, Helene - 84, Charing Cross Road
Hannah, Kristin - The Nightingale
Harkness, Deborah - A Discovery of Witches 
Hartnett, Annie - Rabbit Cake
Harper, Jane - The Dry
Harrow, Alix - The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Hawkins, Paula - The Girl On The Train
Hawley, Noah - Before the Fall
Headley, Maria Dahvana - Magonia
Heller, Peter - The Dog Stars
Henderson, Eleanor - Ten Thousand Saints
Hilderbrand, Elin - The Matchmaker
*Hilderbrand, Elin - The Perfect Couple
Hilderbrand, Elin - The Rumor
Hilderbrand, Elin - Summer of '69
Hilderbrand, Elin - Welcome to Paradise
Hilderbrand, Elin - What Happens in Paradise
Hilderbrand, Elin - Winter Street
Hilderbrand, Elin - Winter Stroll
Hilderbrand, Elin - Winter Storms
Hilderbrand, Elin - Winter Solstice
Hillenbrand, Lauren - Unbroken
Hinton, Anthony Ray - The Sun Does Shine
Hoang, Helen - The Kiss Quotient
*Honeyman, Gail - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Hoffman, Alice - The Rules of Magic
Hoover, Colleen - It Ends with Us
Howey, Hugh - Wool
Howey, Hugh - Shift
Hucklebridge, Dane - Castle of Water
Hunter, Georgia - We Were the Lucky Ones


Inman, Matthew - The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

Ivey, Eowyn - The Snow Child
Ivey, Eowyn - To the Bright Edge of the World


Jacobs, Nova - The Last Equation of Isaac Severy

Jahren, Hope - Lab Girl
James, E.L. - Fifty Shades of Grey
James, E.L. - Fifty Shades Darker
Jackson, Joshilyn - Gods in Alabama
Jackson, Shirley - We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Jemisin, N.K. - The Fifth Season
Jewell, Lisa - The Family Upstairs
Johnson, Alaya Dawn - Love is the Drug
Johnston, Tim - The Current
Jones, Tayari - An American Marriage
Joyce, Rachel - The Music Shop
Junger, Sebastian - Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging


Kalanithi, Paul - When Breath Becomes Air

Kaling, Mindy - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Kaufmann, Rebecca - The Gunners
Keane, Mary Beth - Ask Again, Yes
Keefe, Patrick Radden - Say Nothing
Kent, Hannah - Burial Rites
Kent, Hannah - The Good People
Kepnes, Caroline - You
Kerman, Piper - Orange is the New Black
Khong, Rachel - Goodbye, Vitamin
Kibuishi, Kazu - The Amulet Series
Kidd Taylor, Ann - The Shark Club
King, Lily - Euphoria
Kingsolver, Barbara - Unsheltered
Kinsella, Sophie - I've Got Your Number
Knisley, Lucy - Relish
Knisley, Lucy - An Age of License
Knisley, Lucy - Kid Gloves
Knisley, Lucy - French Milk
Kim, Angie - Miracle Creek
Kitamura, Katie - A Separation
Klein, Jessi - You'll Grow Out of It
Koch, Herman - The Dinner
Konigsburg, E.L. - From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Korkeakivi, Anne - Shining Sea
Krueger, William Kent - This Tender Land
Kwan, Kevin - Crazy Rich Asians


LaCorte, Ellen - The Perfect Fraud

LaCour, Nina - We Are Okay
LaFevers, Robin - Grave Mercy
Lahiri, Jhumpa - Interpreter of Maladies
Lama, Dalia and Desmond Tutu - The Book of Joy
Lamott, Anne - Almost Everything
Lapena, Shari - The Couple Next Door
Latham, Jennifer - Dreamland Burning
Lauren, Christina - Josh and Hazel's Guide to not Dating
Lauren, Christina - Love and Other Words
Lawson, Jenny - Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Lee, Min Jin - Pachinko
Lee, Robinne - The Idea of You
Lefteri, Christy - The Beekeeper of Aleppo 
Levy, Ariel - The Rules Do Not Apply 
Libaire, Jardine - White Fur
Lindhout, Amanda - A House in the Sky
Lockhart, E. - The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks
*Lockhart, E. - We Were Liars
Locke, Tembi - From Scratch
Lowry, Lois - The Giver
Luce, Kelly - Pull Me Under
*Ludwig, Benjamin - Ginny Moon
Lutz, Lisa - The Passenger


Macneal, Elizabeth - The Doll Factory
Makkai, Rebecca - The Great Believers
Mandel, Emily St. John - Station Eleven
Marais, Bianca - Hum if You Don't Know the Words
Marra, Anthony - A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Marrs, John - The One
Martin, Kimmery - The Queen of Hearts
Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria - The Fact of a Body
Mastai, Elan - All Our Wrong Todays
Matromonaco, Alyssa - Who Thought This was a Good Idea?
Mayer, Jane - Dark Money
McQuiston, Casey - Red, White, and Royal Blue
Miller, Chanel - Know My Name
Miller, Louise - The City Baker's Guide to Country Living
*Miller, Madeline - Circe
Miller, Madeline - The Song of Achilles
Mina, Denise - Conviction
Molloy, Aimee - The Perfect Mother
Montag, Kassandra - After the Flood
*Montgomery, L.M. - Anne of Green Gables
Montgomery, L.M. - Anne of Avonlea
Moore, Liz - The Unseen World
Moran, Caitlin - How to Build A Girl
*Moran, Caitlin - How to be Famous
Morgan, Jessica & Cocks, Heather - The Royal We 
Morgenstern, Erin - The Night Circus
Morgenstern, Erin - The Starless Sea
Moriarty, Jaclyn - Gravity is the Thing
Moriarty, Liane - The Husband's Secret
Moriarty, Liane - Big Little Lies
Moriarty, Liane - Nine Perfect Strangers
Morton, Kate - The Lake House
Moyes, Jojo - After You
*Moyes, Jojo - Me Before You
*Moyes, Jojo - Still Me
Moyes, Jojo - One Plus One
Moyes, Jojo - The Girl You Left Behind
Moyes, Jojo - The Last Letter From Your Lover
Murakami, Haruki - IQ84
Murata, Sayaka - Convenience Store Woman
Murphy, Julie - Dumplin'


Nagoski, Emily and Amelia - Burnout

*Nelson, Jandy - I'll Give You the Sun
Netzer, Lydia - Shine, Shine, Shine
Neuvel, Sylvain - Sleeping Giants
Ness, Patrick - A Monster Calls
*Ng, Celeste - Everything I Never Told You
*Ng, Celeste - Little Fires Everywhere
Nguyen, Mai - Pilu of the Woods
Niven, Jennifer - All The Bright Places
*Noah, Trevor - Born a Crime


Obama, Michelle - Becoming

Obreht, Tea - The Tigers Wife
O'Dell, Scott - Island of the Blue Dolphins
O'Farrell, Maggie - This Must be the Place
O'Farrell, Maggie - I Am, I Am, I Am
O'Leary, Beth - The Flatshare
Oliver, Lauren - Before I Fall
Oliver, Lauren - Delerium
Orange, Tommy - There There
Orenstein, Peggy - Girls and Sex
*Owens, Delia - Where the Crawdads Sing
Oyeyemi, Helen - Boy, Snow, Bird
Ozeki, Ruth - A Tale for the Time Being


Palacio, R.J. - Wonder

Parker, John L. Jr. - Once A Runner
*Patchett, Ann - Commonwealth
*Patchett, Ann - State of Wonder
Patchett, Ann - The Dutch House
Patchett, Ann - This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Paterson, Katherine - Bridge to Terabithia
Patron, Susan - The Higher Power of Lucky
Penny, Louise - Still Life
Penny, Louise - A Fatal Grace
Penny, Louise - The Cruelest Month
Penny, Louise- A Rule Against Murder
Penny, Louise - The Brutal Telling
Pennypacker, Sarah - Pax
Perotta, Tom - Mrs. Fletcher
Peterfruend, Diana - For Darkness Shows the Stars
Philipps, Busy - This Will Only Hurt a Little
Philpott, Mary Laura - I Miss You When I Blink
Picoult, Jodi (and her daughter Samantha VanLeer) - Between the Lines
Picoult, Jodi - Leaving Time
Picoult, Jodi - Lone Wolf
Picoult, Jodi - Small Great Things
Pilcher, Rosamunde - Winter Solstice
Pilcher, Rosamunde - Coming Home
Pinborough, Sarah - Behind Her Eyes
Poehler, Amy - Yes Please
Pullman, Phillip - The Golden Compass


Racculia, Kate - Bellweather Rhapsody
Ramos, Joanne - The Farm
Rebeck, Theresa - I'm Glad About You
Reichl, Ruth - Garlic and Sapphires
Reichl, Ruth - Save Me the Plums
Reid, Taylor Jenkins - Daisy Jones and the Six
Reid, Taylor Jenkins - Maybe in Another Life
Reid, Taylor Jenkins - One True Loves
*Reid, Taylor Jenkins - The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
*Revis, Beth - Across the Universe
Revis, Beth - A Million Suns
Revis, Beth - Shades of Earth
Revis, Beth - As They Slip Away
Roorbach, Bill - Life Among Giants
Rosoff, Meg - Picture Me Gone
Roth, Veronica- Insurgent
Roth, Veronica - Allegiant
Rowell, Rainbow - Attachments
*Rowell, Rainbow - Eleanor and Park
Rowell, Rainbow - Fangirl
Rowell, Rainbow - Landline
Ruby, Laura - Bone Gap
Rum, Etaf - A Woman is no Man


Saenz, Benjamin Alire - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Sanderson, Brandon - Mistborn
Santopolo, Jill - The Light We Lost
Saunders, George - Lincoln in the Bardo
Sedaris, David - Calypso
Semple, Maria - Today Will Be Different
*Semple, Maria - Where'd You Go Bernadette?
*Sepetys, Ruta - Salt to the Sea
Setterfield, Diane - Once Upon a River
Scherm, Rebecca - Unbecoming
Schwab, V.E. - A Darker Shade of Magic
Schmidt, Gary - The Wednesday Wars
Shamsie, Kamila - Home Fire
Sharp, Adrienne - The Magnificent Esme Wells
Shipstead, Maggie - Astonish Me
Silver, Josie - One Day in December
Simsion, Graeme - The Rosie Project
*Sittenfeld, Curtis - Eligible
Sittenfeld, Curtis - Prep
Sittenfeld, Curtis - Sisterland
*Sittenfeld, Curtis - You Think It, I'll Say It 
Sixsmith, Martin - The Lost Child of Philomena Lee
Sloan, Robin - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store
Smith, Dodie - I Capture the Castle
Smith, Jennifer E. - This is What Happy Looks Like
Smith, Jennifer E. - Windfall
Speare, Elizabeth George - The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Spyri, Johanna - Heidi
Stedman, M.L. - The Light Between Oceans
Stein, Garth - The Art of Racing in the Rain
Stevenson, Noelle - Lumberjanes
Stiefvater, Maggie - Shiver
Stiefvater, Maggie - The Raven Boys
Stiefvater, Maggie - The Dream Thieves
Stiefvater, Maggie - Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Stiefvater, Maggie - The Raven King
Stone, Biz - Things A Little Bird Told Me
*Stradal, J. Ryan - Kitchens of the Great Midwest
Strayed, Cheryl - Tiny Beautiful Things
Strayed, Cheryl - Wild
Straub, Emma - The Vacationers
Sullivan, J. Courtney - The Engagements
Sullivan, Matthew J. - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
Sullivan, Michael - Connecting Boys with Books 2


*Tahir, Sabaa - An Ember in the Ashes
Tan, Lucy - What We Were Promised
Taylor, Laini - Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Taylor, Laini - Days of Blood and Starlight
Taylor, Laini - Gods and Monsters
Tartt, Donna - The Little Friend
Telgemeier, Raina - Drama
Telgemeier, Raina - Ghosts
Telgemeier, Raina - Guts
Telgemeier, Raina - Smile
Thomas, Angie - The Hate U Give
Thorne, Sally - The Hating Game
Toibin, Colm - Brooklyn
Tolstoy, Leo - War and Peace
Towles, Amor - A Gentleman in Moscow
Towles, Amor - Rules of Civility
Townsend, Jessica - Nevermoor
Tropper, Jonathan - This is Where I Leave You
Tucker, K.A. - The Simple Wild
Tur, Katy - Unbelievable 
Tutu, Desmond and Dalai Lama - The Book of Joy
Tyler, Anne - Ladder of Years


Vance, J.D. - Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
VanderMeer, Jeff - Annihilation
Van Draanen, Wendelin - The Running Dream


Walker, Karen Thompson - The Age of Miracles

Walker, Karen Thompson - The Dreamers
Walter, Jess - Beautiful Ruins
Walls, Jeanette - The Glass Castle
Waters, Sarah - Fingersmith
Waters, Sarah - The Paying Guests
Watson, Renee - Piecing Me Together
Wein, Elizabeth - Code Name Verity
Weir, Andy - Artemis
*Weir, Andy - The Martian
*Weir, Meghan McLean - The Book of Essie
West, Lindy - Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman
West, Lindy - The Witches are Coming
Westover, Tara - Educated
Whitaker, Kayla Rae - The Animators
Wilson, Kevin - Perfect Little World
Williams, Beatriz - A Hundred Summers
Williams, Rachel DeLoache - My Friend Anna
Wood, Monica - The One-in-a-Million Boy
Woodson, Jacqueline - Brown Girl Dreaming
Woodson, Jacqueline - Red at the Bone
Whaley, John Corey - Where Things Come Back


Yancey, Rick - The Fifth Wave

Yancey, Rick - The Infinite Sea
Yoon, David - Frankly in Love
Yoon, Nicola - Everything, Everything
Yoon, Nicola - The Sun Is Also A Star


*Zevin, Gabrielle - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

*Zevin, Gabrielle - Young Jane Young


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