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Backlist – 2016 or Earlier

To make things a little easier to find certain books and their reviews, here is a complete list (sorted by author’s last name) of backlist books I’ve reviewed. In this case, backlist is identified as books published between 1985 and 2016. Ones without links are reviews to come.


The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Daughters of the Dragon by William Andrew

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Wild Ride by Ann Hagedorn Auerbach


Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls by Jes Baker


The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

South of Broad by Pat Conroy

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

The Girl With No Name by Diney Costeloe


Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty


The Circle by Dave Eggers

LaRose by Louise Erdrich


Bossypants by Tina Fey

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

War Dogs by Rebecca Frankel

The Trespasser by Tana French


The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons

Eat, Pray, Love Made Me Do It: Introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray

Paper Towns by John Green

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen


The Humans by Matt Haig

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill


Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas

To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey


News of the World by Paulette Jiles


Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Orange Is The New Black by Piper Kerman

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver


She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts

The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts

The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace


Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy

The Dogs I Have Kissed by Trista Mateer

Honeybee by Trista Mateer

Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon

The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

After You by Jojo Moyes


Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


Root, Petal, Thorn by Ella Joy Olsen

Texts From Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg


Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Still Life by Louise Penny

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult


A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

The Cormoran Strike Series by Robert Galbraith, aka JK Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling/ Jack Thorne/ John Tiffany

The Tales of Beedle The Bard by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (Part 1)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (Part 2)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling/ Jack Thorne/ John Tiffany


Wild About Horses by Lawrence Scanlan

Ruffian: Burning from the Start by Jane Schwartz

The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons

The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks

The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Cold Storage, Alaska by John Straley

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Good Boss, Bad Boss by Robert Sutton

The No Asshole Rule by Robert Sutton


A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles


It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini


The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller

Rolling Stone Interviews: Introduction by Jann S. Wenner

Shrill by Lindy West

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Out of Orange by Cleary Wolters


The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai


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