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To make things a little easier to find certain books and their reviews, here is a complete book list (sorted by author’s last name) of my reviews with their links! Ones without links are reviews to come.


The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Moon Magic by Diane Ahlquist

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Daughters of the Dragon by William Andrew

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Wild Ride by Ann Hagedorn Auerbach

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


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

An Appetite For Violets by Martine Bailey

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls by Jes Baker

Landwhale by Jes Baker

Peach by Wayne Barton

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Joey by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley

Summer Sisters by Judy Bloom

The Stormchasers by Jenna Blum

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

The Poet of Tolstoy Park by Sonny Brewer

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

The Barefoot Summer by Carolyn Brown


Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan

It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

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 Diary of a South Beach Party Girl by Gwen Cooper

The Girl With No Name by Diney Costeloe

Forrest Gump by Winston Groom


Vox by Christina Dalcher

Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway

Saratoga Payback by Stephen Dobyns

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

House of Echoes by Brendan Duffy


The Circle by Dave Eggers

LaRose by Louise Erdrich


Bossypants by Tina Fey

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry

In The Dark by Daniel Fox

Lies That Bind by Daniel Fox

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

The Trespasser by Tana French


The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Elizabeth I by Margaret George

Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

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

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Love Signs by Linda Goodman

The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

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

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Paper Towns by John Green

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen


The Humans by Matt Haig

Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Obscura by Joe Hart

The River by Peter Heller

The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Southernmost by Silas House


Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas


Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce


Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

The Light Over London by Julia Kelly

Orange Is The New Black by Piper Kerman

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan


She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts

The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace

The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One by Amanda Lovelace

To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

For The Broken by Shenaia Lucas


Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy

The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

Sugar Run by Mesha Maren

Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason

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

Love & Ruin by Paula McLain

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Burn Town by Jennifer McMahon

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy by Michael Mewshaw

The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

The Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Michie

The Invention of Wings by Sue Kidd Monk

Red Sky at Noon by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

After You by Jojo Moyes

Still Me 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

F<3CK HIM: Nice Girls Always Finish Single by Brian Nox


Root, Petal, Thorn by Ella Joy Olsen

There There by Tommy Orange

Texts From Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg

1984 by George Orwell

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


Cockpit Chronicles by KW Peery

Still Life by Louise Penny

After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, A Daughter’s Search by Sarah Perry

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw

Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

The Rain Watcher 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

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, aka JK Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

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


The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sánchez

Wild About Horses by Lawrence Scanlan

The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer

The Blondes by Emily Schultz

Ruffian: Burning from the Start by Jane Schwartz

The Cassandra by Sharma Shields

31 Days of Gratitude: The Life You Desire by Shilamida

The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons

The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

North of Montana by April Smith

Whiskey & Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser

Cold Storage, Alaska by John Straley

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Sadie by Courtney Summers

 The Princess Mutiny by L.J. Surrage

The No Asshole Rule by Robert Sutton


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Rose & Poe by Jack Todd

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles



The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary by Nancy Wagamon

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax

Useless Magic by Florence Welch

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller

Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells

The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells

Rolling Stone Interviews: Introduction by Jann S. Wenner

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Out of Orange by Cleary Wolters


The End of California by Steve Yarbrough

The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

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