Book Reviews

Reviews on this page are sorted alphabetically by author. You can also browse young adult fiction, adult fiction, children’s fiction and non-fiction reviews. My review policy can be found here.


Adams, Douglas – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Aiken, Joan – The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Albertalli, Becky – Leah on the Offbeat
Albertalli, Becky – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Albertalli, Becky – The Upside of Unrequited
Anderson, R.J. – Ultraviolet
Andrews, Jesse – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Appelhans, Lenore – Level 2
Asher, Jay – What Light
Atwood, Margaret – The Handmaid’s Tale
Atwood, Margaret – Oryx and Crake
Atwood, Margaret – The Year of the Flood
Austen, Jane – Northanger Abbey

Bacigalupi, Paolo – Ship Breaker
Baggott, Julianna – Pure
Baggott, Julianna – Fuse
Barnard, Sara – A Quiet Kind of Thunder
Barnard, Sara – Beautiful Broken Things
Barnard, Sara – Goodbye, Perfect
Barr, Emily – The One Memory of Flora Banks
Beauvais, Clémentine – Piglettes
Beauvais, Clémentine – Sleuth on Skates
Bell, Cece – El Deafo
Berman, A.S. – The Gilmore Girls Companion
Bickford-Smith, Coralie – The Fox and the Star
Birchall, Katy – Secrets of a Teenage Heiress
Bishop, Sylvia & Ashley King – The Bookshop Girl
Blaxill, Gill – Pretty Twisted
Blume, Judy – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
Blume, Judy – Forever…
Blume, Judy – Summer Sisters
Bourne, Holly – …And a Happy New Year?
Bourne, Holly – Am I Normal Yet?
Bourne, Holly – Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes?
Bourne, Holly – How Do You Like Me Now?
Bourne, Holly – How Hard Can Love Be?
Bourne, Holly – It Only Happens in the Movies
Boyne, John – Stay Where You Are and Then Leave
Bostic, Megan – Never Eighteen
Bradbury, Ray – Fahrenheit 451
Bray, Libba – The Diviners
Brontë, Charlotte – Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily – Wuthering Heights
Brosh, Allie – Hyperbole and a Half
Bryce, Celia – Anthem for Jackson Dawes
Burnell, Cerrie & Laura Ellen Anderson – Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella
Burnell, Cerrie & Laura Allen Anderson – Harper and the Sea of Secrets
Burnett, Frances Hodgson – The Secret Garden
Byrne, Tanya – Heart-Shaped Bruise
Byrne, Tanya – Follow Me Down

Cameron, Sophie – Out of the Blue
Cannon, Katy – And Then We Ran
Cannon, Katy – Love, Lies and Lemon Pies
Capote, Truman – In Cold Blood
Carey, M.R. – The Girl with all the Gifts
Carroll, Emily – Through the Woods
Chamberlain, Diane – The Lost Daughter
Christie, Agatha – And Then There Were None
Christie, Agatha – Death on the Nile
Christie, Agatha – Murder on the Orient Express
Chronicle Books – Dead Inside
Clarke, Lucy – The Sea Sisters
Cline, Ernest – Ready Player One
Clive, Mary – Christmas with the Savages
Clowes, Daniel – Ghost World
Cohn, Rachel & David Levithan – Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares
Cohn, Rachel & David Levithan – The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily
Coleman, Rowan – The Summer of Impossible Things
Coles, Chloe – Bookshop Girl
Coolidge, Susan – What Katy Did
Crockett, S.D. – After the Snow
Crossan, Sarah – One
Crossan, Sarah – Moonrise
Crossan, Sarah & Brian Conaghan – We Come Apart
Cross, Julie – Tempest
Cross, Julie – Vortex

Dahl, Roald – The BFG
Dahl, Roald – Danny the Champion of the World
Dahl, Roald – Esio Trot
Dahl, Roald – Fantastic Mr. Fox
Dahl, Roald – George’s Marvellous Medicine
Dahl, Roald – Matilda
Dahl, Roald – The Great Mouse Plot
Dahl, Roald – The Twits
Dahl, Roald – The Witches
Dale, Katie – Someone Else’s Life
Dashner, James – The Maze Runner
Daugherty, C.J. – Night School
Davis, Heather – Wherever You Go
Dawson, Juno – Clean
Dawson, Juno – Cruel Summer
Dawson, Juno – Say Her Name
Dawson, Juno – Spot the Difference
Demick, Barbara – Nothing to Envy
Dessan, Sarah – Saint Anything
Dickens, Charles – Great Expectations
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa – The Language of Flowers
Dockrill, Laura – Hi So Much
Dockrill, Laura – Lorali
Donoghue, Emma – Room
Du Maurier, Daphne – Jamaica Inn
Du Maurier, Daphne – Rebecca

Easton, T.S. – Boys Don’t Knit
Ee, Susan – Angelfall
Ee, Susan – World After
Ellen, Tom & Lucy Ivison – Freshers
Ellen, Tom & Lucy Ivison – Lobsters
Ellen, Tom & Lucy Ivison – Never Evers
Elliot, Ruby – It’s All Absolutely Fine
Eugenides, Jeffrey – The Virgin Suicides
Eve, Laure – Fearsome Dreamer

Fitzpatrick, Huntley – My Life Next Door
Forman, Gayle – Just One Day
Forman, Gayle – Just One Year
Fowley-Doyle, Moira – The Accident Season
Fforde, Jasper – Shades of Grey
Fforde, Jasper – The Eyre Affair

Gaiman, Neil – Fortunately, the Milk…
Gaiman, Neil & P. Craig Russell – Coraline 
Gardner, Sally – Maggot Moon
Garrod, Beth – Super Awkward
Gemin, G. R. – Cowgirl
Gillen, Kieron & Jamie McElvie – The Singles Club
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins – The Yellow Wall-Paper
Golding, William – Lord of the Flies
Gordon, Bryony – Mad Girl
Graudin, Ryan – Wolf By Wolf
Graudin, Ryan – Iron By Iron
Green, John – An Abundance of Katherines
Green, John – The Fault in Our Stars
Green, John – Looking for Alaska
Green, John – Paper Towns
Green, John – Turtles All the Way Down
Green, John & David Levithan – Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Green, John, Lauren Myracle & Maureen Johnson – Let It Snow
Gregory, Karen – Skylarks
Gudenkauf, Heather – These Things Hidden

Hamid, Mohsin – Exit West
Han, Jenny – The Summer I Turned Pretty
Han, Jenny – It’s Not Summer Without You
Han, Jenny – We’ll Always Have Summer
Harbach, Chad – The Art of Fielding
Harbison, Paige – New Girl
Harcourt, Maggie – The Last Summer of Us
Harcourt, Maggie – Unconventional
Harrington, Hannah – Saving June
Harrington, Hannah – Speechless
Harrop, Isobel – The Isobel Journal
Hathaway, Jill – Slide
Healey, Emma – Elizabeth is Missing
Heng, Rachel – Suicide Club
Hick, Faith Erin – Friends With Boys
Honeyman, Gail – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Hope, Anna – The Ballroom
Horlock, Mary – The Book of Lies
Hornby, Nick – About a Boy
Hubbard, Kirsten – Wanderlove
Hudson, Tara – Hereafter
Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World

Ishiguro, Kazuo – Never Let Me Go

Jackson, Shirley – We Have Always Lived in the Castle
James, Lauren – The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
James, Lauren – The Next Together
James, Lauren – Another Together
Jamieson, Victoria – Roller Girl
Jerome K., Jerome – Three Men in a Boat
Johnson, Maureen – 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Johnson, Maureen – The Key to the Golden Firebird
Johnson, Maureen – Suite Scarlett
Jones, Gareth. P. – Constable & Toop

Kaur, Rupi – Milk and Honey
Kaur, Rupi – The Sun and Her Flowers
Kay, Adam – This is Going to Hurt: Secret Lives of a Junior Doctor
Killeen, Matt – Orphan Monster Spy
Kincaid, S.J. – Insignia
Klehfoth, Elizabeth – All These Beautiful Strangers

L’Engle, Madeleine – A Wrinkle in Time
LaCour, Nina – Everything Leads to You
LaFleur, Suzanne – Eight Keys
LaFleur, Suzanne – Love, Aubrey
Lapena, Shari – The Couple Next Door
Lawson, Jenny – Furiously Happy
Lee, Harper – To Kill a Mockingbird
Leno, Katrina – The Lost & Found
Levithan, David – Every Day
Levithan, David – Two Boys Kissing
Lockhart, E. – We Were Liars
Lord, Emery – Open Road Summer
Lord, Emery – The Names They Gave Us
Lord, Emery – When We Collided
Lovelace, Maud Hart – Betsy-Tacy
Lowry, Lois – The Giver
Lu, Marie – Legend
Lu, Marie – Prodigy
Lu, Marie – Champion
Lupton, Rosamund – Afterwards

Mandel, Emily St. John – Station Eleven
Manning, Sarra – London Belongs to Us
Marchetta, Melina – Jellicoe Road
Marsden, John – Tomorrow When the War Began
Marsden, John – The Dead of the Night
Martel, Yann – Life of Pi
Mathieu, Jennifer – Moxie
Matson, Morgan – Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour
Matson, Morgan – The Unexpected Everything
Matson, Morgan – Save the Date
Matson, Morgan – Second Chance Summer
Matson, Morgan – Since You’ve Been Gone
McLachlan, Jenny – Sunkissed
McLachlan, Jenny – Stargazing for Beginners
Mead, Richelle – Bloodlines
Mead, Richelle – The Golden Lily
Mead, Richelle – The Indigo Spell
Mead, Richelle – The Fiery Heart
Menon, Sandhya – From Twinkle, With Love
Menon, Sandhya – When Dimple Met Rishi
Michaelides, Alex – The Silent Patient
Millwood Hargrave, Kiran – The Girl of Ink & Stars
Mlynowski, Sarah – Don’t Even Think About It
Mlynowski, Sarah – The Girl’s Guide to Summer
Modan, Rutu – The Property
Montgomery, L. M. – Anne of Green Gables
Morrill, Lauren – Meant to Be
Mount, Jane – Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany
Mullin, Mike – Ashfall

Nelson, Jandy – I’ll Give You the Sun
Nelson, Jandy – The Sky Is Everywhere
Ness, Patrick – The Knife of Never Letting Go
Ness, Patrick – The New World
Ness, Patrick – The Ask and the Answer
Ness, Patrick – Monsters of Men
Ness, Patrick – A Monster Calls
Ness, Patrick – More Than This
Ness, Patrick – Release
Ness, Patrick – The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Nicholls, David – One Day
Niven, Jennifer – All the Bright Places

O’Brien – Caragh M. – Birthmarked
O’Brien – Caragh M. – Prized
O’Malley, Bryan Lee – Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life
O’Malley, Bryan Lee – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
O’Malley, Bryan Lee – Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness
O’Neill, Louise – Asking For It
O’Neill, Louise – Only Ever Yours
Oliver, Lauren – Before I Fall
Oliver, Lauren – Delirium / Delirium (re-read)
Oliver, Lauren – Pandemonium
Oliver, Lauren – Requiem
Oliver, Lauren – Liesl & Po
Oliver, Lauren – The Spindlers
Oliver, Lauren & H.G. Chester – The Shrunken Head
Oseman, Alice – I Was Born for This
Oseman, Alice – Radio Silence
Owen, David – The Fallen Children

Pagan, Camille Noe – The Art of Forgetting
Pan, Emily X.R. – The Astonishing Colour of After
Palacio, R.J. – Wonder
Pearson, Mary E. – The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Perkins, Stephanie – Anna and the French Kiss
Perkins, Stephanie – Lola and the Boy Next Door
Perkins, Stephanie – Isla and the Happily Ever After
Perkins, Stephanie – My True Love Gave to Me
Perry, Marta – Vanish in Plain Sight
Pratt, Non – Remix
Pratt, Non – Second Best Friend
Pratt, Non – Trouble
Pratt, Non – Truth or Dare
Pratt, Non – Unboxed
Pfeffer, Susan Beth – Life As We Knew It / Life As We Knew It (Audiobook)
Philbin, Joanna – Rules of Summer
Price, Lissa – Starters
Picoult, Jodi – House Rules
Picoult, Jodi – Leaving Time
Picoult, Jodi – Lone Wolf
Picoult, Jodi – Sing You Home
Picoult, Jodi – The Storyteller
Picoult, Jodi & Samantha Van Leer – Between the Lines
Pitcher, Annabel – Ketchup Clouds

Reef, Catherine – Jane Austen – A Life Revealed
Reuter-Hapgood, Harriet – The Square Root of Summer
Riddell, Chris – Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Riggs, Ransom – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Roberts, Adam – The Snow
Roberts, Jeyn – Dark Inside
Roberts, Jeyn – Rage Within
Robinson, Joan G. – Mary-Mary
Rossi, Veronica – Under the Never Sky
Rossiter, Joanna – The Sea Change
Rosoff, Meg – The Bride’s Farewell
Rosoff, Meg – Picture Me Gone
Roth, Veronica – Divergent
Roth, Veronica – Insurgent
Rowell, Rainbow – Attachments
Rowell, Rainbow – Eleanor & Park
Rowell, Rainbow – Kindred Spirits
Rowell, Rainbow – Fangirl
Rowell, Rainbow – Landline
Rowley, Steven – Lily and the Octopus
Rowling, J.K. – The Casual Vacancy
Rundell, Katherine – The Wolf Wilder
Russell, Chris – Songs About a Girl
Ryan, Amy Kathleen – Glow

Sandler, Kauren – Tankborn
Savit, Gavriel – Anna and the Swallow Man
Schusterman, Neal – Unwind
Schusterman, Neal – Unwholly
Schwab Victoria – City of Ghosts
Seager, Chloe – Editing Emma
Segwick, Marcus – She Is Not Invisible
Sepetys, Ruta – Between Shades of Gray
Sepetys, Ruta – Out of the Easy
Setterfield, Diane – The Thirteenth Tale
Silvera, Adam – History is All You Left Me
Silvers, Adam – More Happy Than Not
Silvera, Adam – They Both Die at the End
Sloan, Robin – Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Smale, Holly – Geek Girl
Smale, Holly – Model Misfit
Smale, Holly – Sunny Side Up
Smale, Holly – Head Over Heels
Smith, Dodie – I Capture the Castle
Smith Dodie & Alex. T Smith – The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Smith, Betty – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Smith, Jennifer E – The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Smith, Jennifer E – This is What Happy Looks Like
Sommersby, Jennifer – Sleight
Spiegelman, Art – The Complete Maus
St John, Lauren – Dead Man’s Cove
Stainton, Keris – Lily and the Christmas Wish
Stainton, Keris – My Heart Goes Bang
Stainton, Keris – One Italian Summer
Stead, Rebecca – Goodbye Stranger
Stead, Rebecca – Liar & Spy
Stead, Rebecca – When You Reach Me
Stedman, M.L. – The Light Between Oceans
Steinbeck, John – Of Mice and Men
Steven, Laura – The Exact Opposite of Okay
Stevens, Amanda – The Restorer
Stiefvater, Maggie – The Scorpio Races
Strahan, Jonathan – Under My Hat
Stroud, Jonathan – The Screaming Staircase
Stroud, Jonathan – The Whispering Skull
Sullivan, J. Courtney – Maine
Suma, Nova Ren – Imaginary Girls
Summers, Courtney – This is Not a Test
Sutherland, Krystal – Our Chemical Hearts
Syson, Lydia – A World Between Us
Surovec, Yasmine – Cat Versus Human

Tamaki, Mariko & Jillian Tamaki – This One Summer
Taylor, Craig – Londoners
Taylor, Laini – Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Thomas, Angie – The Hate U Give
Thompson, Craig – Blankets
Tiernan, Cate – Immortal Beloved
Tiernan, Cate – Darkness Falls
Townsend, Jessica – Nevermoor
Treggiari, Jo – Ashes, Ashes
Trigell, Jonathan – Genus
Turgenev, Ivan – Sketches From a Hunter’s Album

Various – I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Various – Mystery & Mayhem
Various – Floored
Various – War Girls
Vinesse, Cecilia – The Summer of Us

Wallach, Tommy – We All Looked Up
Wallman, Sue – Lying About Last Summer
Warga, Jasmine – My Heart and Other Black Holes
Watson, S. J. – Before I Go to Sleep
Webber, Katherine – Wing Jones
Welch, Jenna Evans – Love & Gelato
Wells, Dan – Partials
Wells, Robinson – Variant
Whyman, Matt – The Savages
Wilde, Oscar – The Picture of Dorian Gray
Williamson, Lisa – All About Mia
Williamson, Lisa – The Art of Being Normal
Winfrey, Kerry – Love and Other Alien Experiences
Wood, Eleanor – Becoming Betty
Woodfine, Katherine – The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow
Woodfine, Katherine – The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth
Wolitzer, Meg – Belzhar
Wunder, Wendy – The Probability of Miracles
Wyndham, John – The Chrysalids
Wyndham, John – The Day of the Triffids

Yancey, Rick – The 5th Wave
Yoon, Nicola – The Sun is Also a Star
Young, Moira – Blood Red Road

Zappia, Francesca – Eliza and Her Monsters
Zevin, Gabrielle – All These Things I’ve Done
Zevin, Gabrielle – The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry