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.

Reviews

A

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

B

Bacigalupi, Paolo – Ship Breaker

Baggott, Julianna – Pure

Baggott, Julianna – Fuse

Barnard, Sara – A Quiet Kind of Thunder

Barnard, Sara – Beautiful Broken Things

Barnard, Sara – Fierce Fragile Hearts

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

C

 

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

D

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

E

 

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

 

F

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

G

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

H

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

I

Ishiguro, Kazuo – Never Let Me Go

J

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

K

Kara, Lesley – The Rumour

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

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

M

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

McDonald, Christina – The Night Olivia Fell

McLachlan, Jenny – Sunkissed

McLachlan, Jenny – Stargazing for Beginners

McFarlane, Mhairi – Don’t You Forget About Me

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

N

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

O’Brien – Caragh M. – Birthmarked

O’Brien – Caragh M. – Prized

O’Leary, Beth – The Flatshare

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

P

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 – Giant Days

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

R

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

S

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 & Becky Albertalli – What If It’s Us

Silvera, Adam – History is All You Left Me

Silvera, 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

T

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

Townsend, Jessica – Wundersmith

Treggiari, Jo – Ashes, Ashes

Trigell, Jonathan – Genus

Turgenev, Ivan – Sketches From a Hunter’s Album

V

 

Various – I’ll Be Home for Christmas

 

Various – Mystery & Mayhem

Various – Floored

Various – War Girls

Vinesse, Cecilia – The Summer of Us

W

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 – Only Love Can Break Your Heart

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

Y

Yancey, Rick – The 5th Wave

Yoon, Nicola – The Sun is Also a Star

Young, Moira – Blood Red Road

Z

Zappia, Francesca – Eliza and Her Monsters

Zevin, Gabrielle – All These Things I’ve Done

Zevin, Gabrielle – The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry