Adult and Classic Book Reviews


Aciman, André Call Me By Your Name —B—

Adams, Douglas The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy —B—

Alam, Rumaan Leave the World Behind —A—

Andrews, V.C. The Mirror Sisters —D—

Atwood, Margaret The Handmaid’s Tale —A—

Atwood, Margaret The Testaments —B—

Atwood, Margaret Oryx and Crake —B—


Backman, Fredrik A Man Called Ove —D—

Bardugo, Leigh Ninth House —A—

Beanland, Rachel Florence Adler Swims Forever —F—

Bellefleur, Alexandria Count Your Lucky Stars —B—

Bennett, Brit The Vanishing Half —A—

Bohjalian, Chris The Hour of the WitchB

Brennert, Alan Moloka’i —C—

Brönte, Charlotte Villette —B—

Brosh, Allie Hyperbole and a Half [graphic memoir] —A—

Burroughs, Edgar Rice A Princess of Mars —C—

Butler, Octavia E. Kindred —A—


Cain, Susan Bittersweet [nonfiction] —B—

Cather, Willa My Ántonia —C—

Chang, Lan Samantha The Family Chao —B—

Christie, Agatha The ABC Murders —A—

Christie, Agatha Ordeal by Innocence —B—

Christie, Agatha And Then There Were None —A—

Clune, Michael W. White Out: The Secret Life of Heroin [memoir] —A—

Cross-Smith, Leesa Half-Blown Rose —B—

Crouch, Blake Dark Matter —C—

Cummins, Jeanine American Dirt —C—


Defoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe —C—

Dixon, Ruby Ice Planet Barbarians —C—

Doescher, Ian William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope  [play]—A—

du Maurier, Daphne My Cousin Rachel —B—

Dumas, Alexandre The Count of Monte Cristo —A—


Eliot, T.S. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats [poems] —A—

Elwes, Cary As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride [memoir] —A—

Jeffrey Middlesex —A—


Flagg, Fannie Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café —B—

Fowler, Therese Anne A Good Neighborhood —B—

France, Tan Naturally Tan [memoir]—B—


Gabaldon, Diana Outlander —D—

Gideon, Melanie Wife 22 —A—

Green, Hank An Absolutely Remarkable Thing —A—

Green, Hank A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor —B—

Green, John The Anthropocene Reviewed [essays] —A—

Greer, Andrew Sean Less —C—

Gregory, Philippa The Other Boleyn Girl —B—

Gregory, Philippa The Boleyn Inheritance —C—

Groff, Lauren Matrix —D—

Gruen, Sara At the Water’s Edge  —C—

Gyasi, Yaa Transcendent Kingdom —B—


Harkness, Deborah A Discovery of Witches —F—

Harris, Zakiya Dalila The Other Black GirlA

Hawley, Noah Anthem —C—

Hayes, Heather Out of Love B—

Heaberlin, Julia We Are All the Same in the DarkB—

Hein, David with Irene Sankoff and Laurence Maslon Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock [nonfiction]—A—

Heller, Miranda Cowley The Paper PalaceF

Hemingway, Ernest The Sun Also Rises —D—

Herbert, Frank Dune —C—

Hoang, Helen The Kiss Quotient —B—

Honeyman, Gail Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine —A—

Hornby, Nick Funny Girl —B—

Hosseini, Khaled A Thousand Splendid Suns —A—


Ibrahim, Laila Yellow Crocus —C—


Jewell, Lisa The Family Upstairs —F—

Johnson, Julia Claiborne Better Luck Next Time —B—

Jones, Sandie The Guilt Trip —C—

Joyce, James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man —C—

Joyce, Rachel Miss Benson’s Beetle —B—


Kaling, Mindy Why Not Me [memoir] —C—

Keyes, Daniel Flowers for Algernon —A—

Kidd, Sue Monk The Secret Life of Bees —C—

Kinsella, Sophie Twenties Girl —B—

Kinsella, Sophie Surprise Me —B—

Kleon, Austin Steal Like an Artist [nonfiction] —A—

Klune, T.J. The House in the Cerulean Sea —A—

Klune, T.J. Under the Whispering Door —A—

Kristoff, Jay Nevernight —C—

Kwan, Kevin Crazy Rich Asians —C—


Langan, Sarah Good Neighbors —F—


Mandel, Emily St. John Sea of Tranquility —B—

Márquez, Gabriel García One Hundred Years of Solitude —F—

Martin, Demetri This is a Book  [essays] —B—

Martin, George R.R. A Game of Thrones —A—

McCall Smith, Alexander The House of Unexpected Sisters —A—

McCall Smith, Alexander The Colors of All the Cattle —B—

McCall Smith, Alexander The Department of Sensitive Crimes —C—

McCarthy, Cormac The Road —F—

McElroy, Clint (with Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Carey Pietsch) The Adventure Zone vol. 1-4 [graphic novel] —A—

McQuiston, Casey Red, White, and Royal Blue —B—

McQuiston, Casey One Last StopA

Miller, Madeline The Song of Achilles —A—

Miller, Madeline Circe —B—

Moore, Alan (with Dave Gibbons) Watchmen [graphic novel]—B—

Moriarty, Liane The Husband’s Secret —A—

Moriarty, Liane Three Wishes —C—

Moriarty, Liane Nine Perfect Strangers —A—


Napolitano, Ann Dear Edward —B—

Ng, Celeste Little Fires Everywhere —D—

Noah, Trevor Born a Crime [memoir]—A—


Obreht, Téa Inland —C—

O’Malley, Brian Lee Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life [graphic novel]—B—

Orczy, Baroness The Scarlet Pimpernel —A—

Owens, Delia Where the Crawdads Sing —B—


Plath, Sylvia The Bell Jar —A—

Pratchett, Terry and Neil Gaiman Good Omens —A—


Quade, Kirstin Valdez The Five WoundsA—


Rannells, Andrew Too Much is Not Enough [memoir] —A—

Reid, Taylor Jenkins The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo —A—

Reid, Taylor Jenkins After I Do —A—

Reid, Taylor Jenkins Daisy Jones and the Six —A—

Reid, Taylor Jenkins Malibu RisingA—

Rhys, Jean Wide Sargasso Sea —B—

Roanhorse, Rebecca Black Sun  —A

Roth, Philip Patrimony [memoir]—B—

Rowell, Rainbow Attachments —A—

Rowell, Rainbow Landline —A—


Saint, Jennifer Elektra —C—

Schwab, V.E. A Darker Shade of Magic  —A—

Schwab, V.E. A Gathering of Shadows —A—

Schwab, V.E. A Conjuring of Light —A—

Schwab, V.E. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueA

Sedaris, David Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk [humor essays] —C—

Semple, Maria Where’d You Go, Bernadette —D—

Serle, Rebecca One Italian Summer —C—

Shaffer, Mary Ann and Barrows, Annie The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society —A—

Shakespeare, William King Richard III [play]—A—

Shakespeare, William A Midsummer Night’s Dream [play] —A—

Shannon, Samantha The Priory of the Orange Tree —A—

Shoemaker, Sarah Mr. Rochester —D—

Shteyngart, Gary Our Country Friends —C—

Smith, Zadie White Teeth —C—

Starling, Caitlin The Death of Jane Lawrence —D—

Straub, Emma The Vacationers —C—


Thorne, Sally 99 Percent Mine —D—

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings —A—

Tolstoy, Leo War and Peace —B—



Verne, Jules Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea —D—


Walschots, Natalie Zina Hench  —C—

Walter, Jess The Cold Millions —D—

Waugh, Evelyn Decline and Fall —A—

Waxman, Abbi The Bookish Life of Nina HillB

Way, Gerard and Gabriel Bá The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite [graphic novel]—B—

Weir, Andy The Martian —B—

Wharton, Edith The Age of Innocence —A—

Whitaker, Chris We Begin at the End  —D—

Whitehead, Colson The Nickel Boys —B—

Wilder, Thornton The Bridge of San Luis Rey —A—

Woolf, Virginia To the LighthouseB 




Zevin, Gabrielle Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow —A—