Book Review Archive

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A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
About Last Summer by Patricia B. Tighe
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Aegis Rising by S.S. Segran
The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
The Agatha Christie Book Club by C.A. Larmer
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Allegiance by Kermit Roosevelt
American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation by Jon Meacham
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Attempting Normal by Marc Maron
The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

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Becoming Justice Blackmun by Linda Greenhouse
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Big Red Tequila by Rick Riordan
Black Box by Cassia Leo

Blankets by Craig Thompson
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs  
The Book Lover’s Anthology by Bodleian Library
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Borrower of the Night by Elizabeth Peters
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Bottom of the 33rd: Hope and Redemption in Baseball’s Longest Game by Dan Barry

The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt
Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh
By Your Side by Kasie West 

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California: A Novel by Edan Lepucki
The Camellia Resistance by A.R. Williams
Chasing Forever Down by Nikki Godwin
Chasing Polaris by Erica Cope & Autumn Doughton

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Clowns of God by Morris West
The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle
The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone by Tony Abbott
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Cross Me Off Your List by Nikki Godwin

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

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Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
Dead White Guys: A Father, His Daughter and the Great Books of the Western World                              by Matt Burriesci

The Death Class by Erica Hayasaki
Deck the Hallways by Kate Carlisle
The Demeter Code by Russell Brooks
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
The Divine by Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka and Boaz Lavie  
Double Blind by Tiffany Pitts

Double Cross: The True Store of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre
Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie
The Dreamweaver’s Journey by Diana L. Wicker

Dune by Frank Herbert

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Emerald Green by Lindsay Marie Miller
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

The Enchantress by Michael Scott
The Explorers Guild by Jon Baird, Kevin Costner & Steven Meyer, illustrated by Rick Ross 

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans
The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jessen
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
First Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond
Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park 

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
For the Record by Charlotte Huang
Forestium by Christopher D. Morgan
The Four Horsemen by Ben Sussman
Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes

Full Circle: A True Story of Murder, Lies and Vindication by Gloria Killian and Sandra Kobrin

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The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner
The Gift of the  Quoxxel by Richard Titus

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People by Cathleen Falsani

The Goddess Lounge by Margaret Finnegan
Going Geek by Charlotte Huang 
The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told edited by Jeff Silverman

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The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2) by Rick Riordan
Handcuffs & High Heels by J.M. Edwards

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany, play                                 by Jack Thorne
The Hashtag Series by Cambria Hebert 

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan 
A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
How (Not) to Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts 

How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
How to Read Novels Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban                                               by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined) by Chuck Klosterman
Inferno by Dan Brown
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital                                        Revolution by Walter Isaacson
Interference by Kay Honeyman
The Irresistible Introvert by Michaela Chung

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
The IX by Andrew P. Weston

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Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature’s Most Astute Observer                      of the Human Heart by Various, Laurel Ann Nattress, editor
Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy by Eri Hotta
Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones
Journey’s End by Jennifer L. Place 

Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere                        by Lauren Leto
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

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Key of Light by Nora Roberts
Kings or Pawns by J.J. Sherwood 
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold
Kissed a Sad Goodbye by Deborah Crombie

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Knife Thrower and Other Stories by Steven Millhauser

Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin

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The Labyrinth of the Scriptorium by Hitoshi Goto 
The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks

Lexicon by Max Barry
The Libby Garrett Intervention by Kelly Oram

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Life in the No-Dating Zone by Patricia B. Tighe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Litigators by John Grisham
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Longbourn by Jo Baker
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Love, Lucas by Chantele Sedgwick

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

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The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis
March Trilogy by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time by Marcus J. Borg
The Mine by John A. Heldt
The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James
The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans
Molly Lee by Andrew Joyce

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure                                            Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything                                          by Joshua Foer
Mooncop by Tom Gauld
Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Ms. Marvel Volumes 1-3 by G. Willow Wilson, writer & Adrian Alphona, Elmo Bondoc,                           Takeshi Miyazawa & Jacob Wyatt, artists

Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak

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Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
Nemesis by Agatha Christie

The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II                                   by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg                                                                               by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Off Book by Jessica Dall 
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

One More Thing by B.J. Novak
The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You by Lily Anderson
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 

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P.S. I Like You by Kasie West 
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost by Mindy Hayes & Michele G. Miller
Peril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle

Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Potato: A History of Propitious Esculent by John Reader
The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction About Jesus                                                    by John Dominic Crossan
Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James
Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope by Courtney B. Lance & Nikki D. Pope

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The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Quiznot by Russell Stoll

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Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism by John Shelby Spong
Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence by Joseph A. Ellis
Ripped from the Pages by Kate Carlisle 

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry
The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne

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Sabriel by Garth Nix
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen 

The Salinger Contract by Adam Langer
Scarred by Joanne Macgregor

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Searching for Captain Wentworth by Jane Odiwe
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson 

Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading by Phyllis Rose
The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein

The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Song of Summer by Laura Lee Anderson
The Sound of the Stones by Beth Hammond

The Spider and the Stone by Glen Craney
Starflight by Melissa Landers
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub
The Stormchasers by Jenna Blum 

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World                              by Mark Miodownik
Summer at Castle Stone by Lynn Marie Hulsman
Summer Days and Summer Nights ed. by Stephanie Perkins
Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong
Swear on This Life by Renée Carlino
The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1) by Rick Riordan 

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Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
Tetris by Box Brown
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner 
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This Sky by Autumn Daughton
This One Summer by Mariko & Jillian Tamaki

The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
Timebound by Rysa Walker
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Volumes 1-3 by HitRECord

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince
Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan 

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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson 
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines
Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins 

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The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff
The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War and Genius,                                                           as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

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Walk With Us ed. by Claire Handscombe
The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It                                            by Shawn Otto
The Waterfall Traveler by S.J. Lem
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the                     Present by Gail Collins
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
While You Were Mine by Ann Howard Creel 

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?:                                                       Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World by Brian D. McLaren
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
Wish You Were Here: The Official Biography of Douglas Adams by Nick Webb

The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde
The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon 

The World According to Star Wars by Cass R. Sunstein
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson

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X-Wing Rogue Squadron by Michael A. Stackpole

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You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

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