Book Review List

book review list

Book Reviews

Alphabetically listed reviews of books and book series on my blog – sorted by title. Newer reviews are more detailed than the older ones, reflecting the maturation of my literary criticism and style. Rest assured, I’ve settled on a review post style so the formatting of reviews should be uniform from 2015 on.


1984 by George Orwell


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven


Bitten (#1 Women of the Otherworld) by Kelly Armstrong

Blindness by Jose Saramago

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote


Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel by Jean Kilbourne

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller


Daughter of Smoke and Bone (#1-2) by Laini Taylor

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Defy (#1 Defy) by Sara B. Larson

Doctor Sleep (#2 The Shining) by Stephen King

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Draykon (#1 Draykon) by Charlotte English


Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Er ist Wieder Da by Timur Vermes


Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes


Gods of the Olympus series by Rick Riordan

Golden Son (#2 Red Rising) by Pierce Brown


Half the Sky by N. Kristof and S. WuDunn

His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman


I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

I Hunt Killers (#1 Jasper Dent) by Barry Lyga

Inferno (#4 Langdon) by Dan Brown

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park




Legend (#1 Legend) by Marie Lu

Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos

Lord of the Flies by William Golding


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Me Before You (#1 Me Before You) by Jojo Moyes

Mercy Thompson series (#1-7 Mercy Thompson) by Patricia Briggs

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Morning Star (#3 Red Rising) by Pierce Brown

My Soul to Take (#1 Soul Screamers) by Rachel Vincent


Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks

Noughts and Crosses (#1 Noughts and Crosses) by Malorie Blackman


One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Oryx and Crake (#1 MaddAddam) by Margaret Atwood

Outlander (#1 Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon


Parasite (#1 Parasitology) by Mira Grant

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Poison Study (#1 Study) by Maria V. Snyder



Red Rising (#1 Red Rising) by Pierce Brown


Seraphina (#1 Seraphina) by Rachel Hartman

Shadow and Bone (#1 The Grisha) by Leigh Bardugo

Ship of Magic (#1 Liveship Traders) by Robin Hobb


The 5th Wave (#1 The 5th Wave) by Rick Yancey

The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Death Cure (#3 The Maze Runner) by James Dashner)

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Infinite Sea (#2 The 5th Wave) by Rick Yancey

The Knife of Never Letting Go (#1 Chaos Walking) by Patrick Ness

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Mind Readers (#1 Mind Readers) by Lori Brighton

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Red Chamber by Pauline A. Chen

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Scorch Trials (#2 The Maze Runner) by James Dashner

The Shining (#1 The Shining) by Stephen King

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

The Silence of the Lambs (#2 Hannibal Lecter) by Thomas Harris

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by R.L. Stevenson

The Queen Bee of Bridgeton (#1 Dancing Dream) by Leslie DuBois

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells


Uglies (#1 Uglies) by Scott Westerfield

Uprooted by Naomi Novik



Whispers in Autumn (#1 The Last Year) by Trisha Leigh

Winter (#4 The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer