Reviews by Genre

Classics:
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Part 1, final)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen (reread August 2013)
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Arabian Nights by Richard Burton
The eNotated Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Pam Sowers
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Daisy Miller by Henry James
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Les Liaisons Dangerouses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
Lolita by Valdimir Nabokov
Justine by the Marquis de Sade
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkein
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkein
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  by Mark Twain
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells


Literary Fiction:
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
Smut by Alan Bennett
The People of Forever are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
The Kingdom of Childhood by Rebecca Coleman
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Fire Gospel by Michel Faber
Under the Skin by Michel Faber
The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger
The Beach by Alex Garland
The Radleys by Matt Haig
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
The Murder of Halland by Pia Juul
The Birth of Love by Joanna Kavenna
The Translation Of The Bones by Francesca Kay
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Homeland by Barbara Kingsolver
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The History Of Love by Nicole Krauss
Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok
Wherever You Go by Joan Leegant
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
Leo the African by Amin Maalouf
The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson
A Bend In The River by V.S. Naipaul
Tampa by Alissa Nutting
Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates
Purge by Sofi Oksanen
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Next World Novella by Matthias Politycki
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Cain by Jose Saramago
The Innocents by Francesca Segal
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
N-W by Zadie Smith
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Tomorrow Pamplona by Jan Van Mersbergen
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood


African Fiction:
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin
On Black Sisters' Street by Chika Unigwe
Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson


Asian/Middle Eastern Fiction:
The Obscure Logic of the Heart by Priya Basil
Miss Timmins' School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy
The Good Children by Roopa Farooki
A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman
The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xialou Guo
The Writing on My Forehead by Nafisa Haji
The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
Norweigan Wood by Haruki Murakami
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
The Ruins Of Us by Keija Parssinen
Jephte's Daughter by Naomi Ragen
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan


Historical Fiction:

Ancient History:
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel (Prehistory)
Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray (Ancient Rome)
Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray (Ancient Rome)
The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Trojan War)
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran (Ancient Rome)
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran (Ancient Egypt)

European History:
Stone in a Landslide by Maria Barbal (Spanish Civil War)
The Perfume Garden by Kate Lord Brown (Spanish Civil War)
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier (France)
The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erikson (France)
Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (Netherlands, 1600s)
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Stephen Galloway (siege of Sarajevo, 20th century)
Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey (French Revolution)
Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow by Juliet Grey (French Revolution)
Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding (20th century Romania)
Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison (Russian Revolution)
Vlad: The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys (Eastern Europe)
The Countess by Rebecca Johns (Hungary)
The Book Of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric (1700s, Venice)
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (1920s Paris)
Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran (French Revolution)
The Book Of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark (1500s, Venice)
The Brothers by Asko Sahlberg (1809, Finland)
The Winter Palace by Eva Stachnaik (Russia)
Tides Of War by Stella Tillyard (Peninsular War)

World War Two:
Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman by Friedrich Christian Delius (WW2 Rome)
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (WW2 Paris)
Next To Love by Ellen Feldman (WW2 America)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (WW2 America)
Jasmine Nights by Julia Gregson (WW2 Middle East)
The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy (WW2 Germany)
The Novel in the Viola by Natasha Solomons (WW2 Britain)
The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein (WW2 Tokyo)

British History:
Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg (Hebrides, 1800s)
Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch (Victorian London)
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (1800s, England)
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue (Victorian Britain)
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber (Victorian London)
The Apple: Crimson Petal Stories by Michel Faber (Victorian London)
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (Nineteenth Century)
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (Tudors)
The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory (Tudors)
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris (1800s Scotland)
Small Island by Andrea Levy (20th century)
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (Tudors)
Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Tudors)
The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan (Bronte sisters)
Mary and Elizabeth by Emily Purdy (Tudors)

Middle East:
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (Jewish history)
Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner (Jerusalem in Ottoman times)
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore by Stella Duffy (Constantinople)
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman (1st century, Israel)
The Gilded Chamber by Rebecca Kohn (Ancient Jewish)
The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas (Ottoman)
The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger (Egypt)

Asia:
A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson (China, 20th century)
The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim (20th century Korea)
Under the Jewelled Sky by Alison McQueen (India after independence)
The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark (India, 20th century)
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (China, 19th century)
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (China, 20th century)
Dreams Of Joy by Lisa See (China, 20th century)
Across a Bridge of Dreams by Lesley Dower (Japan, 19th century)
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner (Cambodia, genocide)
Sea of Ink by Richard Weihe (17th century, China)

American History:
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (1850s, Quakers)
The 19th Wife by David Eberschoff (Mormon America)
Z by Therese Anne Fowler (Zelda Fitzgerald, 1920s)
Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman (1930s Alabama)
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (1900s Wisconsin)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Great Depression)
Crossing on the Paris by Dana Gynther (1920s, Transatlantic crossings)
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent (Salem)
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Civil Rights)
Property by Valerie Martin (Deep South, slavery)
Cascade by Maryanne O'Hara (Depression-era).
China Dolls by Lisa See (1930s, Chinese-Americans)
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (1930s New York, glamour)

Australian History/Oceania:
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (New Zealand, 1800s)
 The Secret River by Kate Grenville (Hawkesbury river, 1800s)
The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville (NSW, 1800s)
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (Janus island, 1900s)

Caribbean:
The Long Song by Andrea Levy  (Jamaica)


Contemporary Fiction:
Dare Me by Megan Abbott
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne
The Vintage Girl by Hester Browne
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly
The Cranes Dance by Meg Howrey
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes 
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
The Ninth Wife by Amy Stolls


Childrens/Young Adult:
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan
A Brighter Fear  by Kerry Drewery
Drina Dances in Exile by Jean Estoril
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Slam by Nick Hornby
The Secret Countess by Eva Ibbotson
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Ink by Amanda Sun
The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Between Two Ends by David Ward
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein


Fantasy:
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane  by Neil Gaiman
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (reread June 2014)
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
Beauty by Robin McKinley
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon
The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon
Among Others by Jo Walton
The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson


Science Fiction:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
The Drowned World  by J.G. Ballard
World War Z by Max Brooks
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


Mystery/Thriller:
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Blood of the Lamb by Sam Cabot
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
Cold Lonely Courage by Soren Paul Petrek
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon


Horror:
Salem's Lot by Stephen King 
Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin
Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice 
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
Midngiht Tales by Bram Stoker
Dracula: The Undead by Dacre Stoker & Ian Holt


Romance:
My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin
Arabella by Georgette Heyer



Supernatural:
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris 
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Graphic Novel:
French Milk by Lucy Knisley
The Watchmen by Alan Moore
Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Mary Talbot
Fables Vol 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
Fables Vol 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
Fables Vol 3: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham

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