Quick Links to Book Reviews


Heroic Measures (Jill Ciment)

The People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks)

Beach Music (Pat Conroy)

Return of the Screw (Henry James)

Little Bird of Heaven (Joyce Carol Oates)

City of Thieves (David Benioff)

14 Cows for America (Carmen Agra Deedy)

Friend of the Family (Lauren Grodstein)

Too Much Happiness (Alice Munro)


The Year of the Flood (Margaret Atwood)

“Nawabdin Electrician” from In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (Daniyal Mueenudin)

Wolf Hall: A Novel (Hilary Mantel)

The Heretic’s Daughter (Kathleen Kent)

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (John Heilemann and Mark Halperin)

“About a Burning Girl” from In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (Daniyal Mueenudin)

Still Alice (Lisa Genova)

And Then We Came to the End (Joshua Ferris)

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (Daniyal Mueenudin)

The  Imperfectionists (Tom Rachman)

American Rust (Philipp Meyer)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Steig Larssen)

Paris Trout (Pete Dexter)

The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)

Someone at a Distance (Dorothy Whipple)

A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan)

Zeitoun (Dave Eggers)

Freedom (Jonathan Franzen)

Room (Emma Donoghue)

The Privileges (Jonathan Dee)

The Reversal (Michael Connelly)

Skippy Dies (Paul Murray)

Nemesis (Philip Roth)

By Nightfall (Michael Cunningham)

Fall of Giants (Ken Follett)

Moonlight Mile (Dennis Lehane)

Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)

The Wolves of Andover (Kathleen Kent)

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Laura Hillenbrand)

Big Rock Candy Mountain (Wallace Stegner)

Winter’s Bone (Daniel Woodrell)

The Invisible Bridge (Julie Orringer)


Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand (Helen Simonson)

Wild Child (TC Boyle)

Wild Child Part Deux (TC Boyle)

Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)

Agnes Grey (Anne Brontë)

The Civilized World (Susi Wyss)

Notes on a Scandal (Zoë Heller)

Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Anatomy of a Murder Trial (Janet Malcolm)

In the Garden of Beasts (Erik Larson)

The Sisters Brothers (Patrick DeWitt)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Brontë)

Dreams of Joy (Lisa See)

Faith: A Novel (Jennifer Haigh)

Turn of Mind (Alice LaPlante)

33 Men (Jonathan Franklin)

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (Brian Moore)

The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin  (Joe McGinness)

Last Man in Tower (Aravind Adiga)


The Submission (Amy Waldman)

The Orphan Master’s Son (Adam Johnson)

Defending Jacob: A Novel (William Landay)

Bring Up the Bodies (Hillary Mantel)

The Sandcastle Girls (Chris Bohjalian) – Guest review by Aline Ohanesian

Winter of the World  (Ken Follett)

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (Jonathan Evision)


A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion (Ron Hansen)2013

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (Maria Semple)

The Dinner (Herman Koch)

Benediction (Kent Haruf)

The Abundance (Amit Majmudar)

Eventide (Kent Haruf)

The Whistling Season (Ivan Doig)

The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)

The Son (Philipp Meyer)

Thank You for Your Service (David Finkel)


A Tale for the Time Being (Ruth Ozeki)

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Karen Joy Fowler)

May We Be Forgiven (A.J. Homes)

The Harvest Gypsies (John Steinbeck)

The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

Fourth of July Creek (Smith Henderson)

Let Him Go (Larry Watson)

The Children Act (Ian McEwan)


Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Roz Chast)

Orhan’s Inheritance (Aline Ohanesian)

Stoner (John Williams)

The Painter (Peter Heller)

Butcher’s Crossing (John Williams)

Euphoria (Lily King)

Our Souls at Night (Kent Haruf)

Body Electric (C.E. Smith)

Child of God (Cormac McCarthy)

Old Filth (Jane Gardham)


Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo

Carousel Court by Joe McGinniss, Jr.

The Year of the Runaways: A Novel by Sunjeav Sahota

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett


The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

The Nix by Nathan Hill

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

Dorothy Parker: Complete Stories

The Locals by Jonathan Dee

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman


News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas



Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Holy Lands by Amanda Sthers



  1. Great reference list – thanks!

    • I belong to a local book club and read a couple of new books almost every month. The suggestions for books to read you have offered seems interesting. Some of them I have read and watched movie adaptations of others. Thankyou for providing such a varied list.

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