Book Reviews

Books I've Read, by year: 2008200920102011


Abbreviations
CF: Contemporary FictionLF: Literary FictionRO: Romance
MG: Middle GradeYA: Young AdultCL: Classic
HF: Historical FictionCH: Christian Themes
NF: Non FictionMY: MysteryTH: Thriller
PO: PoetryFA: FantasySF: Science Fiction
PN: ParanormalDY: DystopianH: History


{A}
Albom, Mitch
--Have a Little Faith (NF)
Alexander, Tamera
--Within My HeartTimber Ridge Reflections #3 (HF, CH, RO)
Allen, Sarah Addison
--The Girl Who Chased the Moon (CF)
--The Peach Keeper (CF)
Arenz, Alice K.
--Mirrored Image (CH, RO, MY) 
Aronica, Lou
--Blue (FA)
Asimov, Isaac
--"The Bicentennial Man" - novelette (SF)
Atwood, Margaret
--The Handmaid's Tale (DY)
Austin, Lynn
--Though Waters Roar (HF, CH)
--A Woman's Place (HF, CH)

{B}
Bain, Ken
--What the Best College Teachers Do (NF) 
Barron, T.A.
--Child of the Dark Prophecy - The Great Tree of Avalon #1 (YA, FA)
--Shadows on the Stars - The Great Tree of Avalon #2 (YA, FA)
Beals, Melba Patillo
--Warriors Don't Cry (NF, YA, H)
Benjamin, Melanie
--Alice I Have Been (HF)
Bergren, Lisa Tawn
--Deep Harbor (HF, CH, RO)
Bingham, Laura
--Alvor (YA, FA)
Blakemore, Erin
--The Heroine's Bookshelf (NF)
Bledsoe, Alex
--The Hum and the Shiver (FA, CF)
Bradbury, Ray
--Fahrenheit 451 (CL, DY)
Bradley, James
--Flags of Our Fathers (NF)
Brouwer, Sigmund
--The Canary List (CH, TH)

Brown, Dan
--The Lost Symbol (TH)
Bunce, Elizabeth C.
--StarCrossed (YA, FA)
Bunn, Davis
--The Centurion's Wife - Acts of Faith #1 - with Janette Oke (HF, CH)
--The Hidden Flame - Acts of Faith #2 - with Janette Oke (HF, CF)
Burkard, Linore Rose
--The Country House Courtship (HF, CH, RO)

{C}
Carlson, Melody
--Christmas at Harrington's (CF, CH)
Christie, Agatha
--The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (MY, CL)
Chopin, Kate
--The Awakening (CL, LF)
Collins, Suzanne
--The Hunger Games and Catching Fire (YA, DY)
--Mockingjay (YA, DY)
Coroy, Carla Anne
--Married Mom, Solo Parent (NF, CH)
Cullen, Lynn
--The Creation of Eve (HF)

{D}
Dahme, Joanne
--Contagion (HF, YA, RO)
Day, Dianne
--Fire and Fog - Fremont Jones #2 (HF, MY)
Dawkins, Jane
--Letters from Pemberley (HF)
--More Letters from Pemberley (HF)
Delaney, Joseph
--Revenge of the Witch - The Last Apprentice #1 (MG, PN)
Dickens, Charles
--A Christmas Carol (CL)
Dickerson, Melanie
--The Healer's Apprentice (CH, RO, HF)
du Maurier, Daphne
--Rebecca (MY, CL) 

{E}
Elliott, Zetta
--A Wish After Midnight (YA, HF)
Ellison, Lynn
--The Green Bronze Mirror (MG, HF)
Etzioni-Halevy, Eva
--The Triumph of Deborah (HF)

{F}
Fieri, Guy
--More Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (NF)
Ford, Michael Thomas
--Jane Bites Back (PN)

{G}
Gaskell, Elizabeth
--North and South (CL, RO)
Gilman, Felix
Giorello, Sibella
--The Clouds Roll Away - Raleigh Harmon #3 (CH, MY)
Gist, Deeanne
--A Bride Most Begrudging (RO, HF, CH)
--Beguiled (MY, RO, CH) with J. Mark Bertrand
Goodman, Carol
--Arcadia Falls (LF, MY)
Govier, Katherine
--The Printmaker's Daughter (HF)
Gowda, Shilpi Somaya
--Secret Daughter (CF) 
Goyer, Tricia
--Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington (HF, CH, RO) with Ocieanna Fleiss
Graham, Otis L.
--The Great Campaigns: Reform and War in America, 1900-1928 (NF)
Gregory, David
--The Last Christian (CH, TH, SF)
Gudenkauf, Heather
--These Things Hidden (CF)  

{H}
Harrison, Jim
--Legends of the Fall (Part 1, Part 2) (LF)
Hauck, Rachel
--Dining With Joy - A Lowcountry Romance #3 (CH, CF)
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
--"The Wedding Knell," "The Minister's Black Veil," and "The Haunted Mind." - short stories from Twice-Told Tales (CL)
Healy, Erin
--The Baker's Wife (CF, CH, TH)
Heard, Alex
--The Eyes of Willie McGee (NF)
Heitzmann, Kristen
--The Rose Legacy - Diamond of the Rockies #1 (HF, CH)
--A Rush of Wings (CH, CF)
Herrick, John
--From the Dead (CF)
Heyer, Georgette
--The Nonesuch (HF, RO)
Hinze, Vicki
--Forget Me Not (MY, CH, RO)
Hochstetler, J.M.
--One Holy Night (CH)
--Daughter of Liberty (HF, CH)
--Wind of the Spirit (HF, CF)
Hoesel, Don
--Hunter's Moon (CH, TH)
Horan, Ellen
--31 Bond Street (HF, MY)
Hoyt, Sarah A.
--Darkship Thieves (SF)

{I}

{J}
James, Cara Lynn
--Love on Assignment (CF, RO, HF)
Jemison, N.K.
--The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - Inheritance Trilogy #1 (FA)

{K}
Kalogridis, Jeanne
--The Scarlet Contessa (HF, RO)
Kalotay, Daphne
--Russian Winter (HF)
Kalpakian, Laura
--American Cookery (LF)
Kent, Kathleen
--The Heretic's Daughter (HF) 
--The Wolves of Andover (HF) 
Kinnard, Deborah
--Seasons in the Mist (HF, CH, RO)
Klassen, Julie
--Lady of Milkweed Manor (HF, CH)
--The Silent Governess (HF, CH, RO)
--The Girl in the Gatehouse (HF, CH, RO)

{L}
Lacy, Al
--Faithful Heart (CH, RO, HF)
Larkin, Allie
--Stay (CF, RO)
Larson, Susie
--Embracing Your Freedom (NF, CH)
Lasky, Kathryn
--May - Daughters of the Sea #2 (YA, FA, HF)
Le Guin, Ursula K.
--A Wizard of Earthsea - Earthsea Cycle #1 (FA)
--The Tombs of Atuan - Earthsea Cycle #2 (FA)
Lee, Harper
--To Kill a Mockingbird (CL)
Lester, Joan Steinau
--Black, White, Other (CF, YA)
Livingston, James D.
--Arsenic and Clam Chowder (NF, H)
Lofty, Carrie
--Scoundrel's Kiss (RO, HF)
Lortz, Rosanne E.
--Road from the West - Chronicles of Tancred #1 (HF)
Lowell, Cym
--Riddle of Berlin (TH)

{M}
MacColl, Michaela
--Prisoners in the Palace (HF, YA)
MacPherson, Rett
--A Misty Mourning (MY)
Mathabane, Mark
--Kaffir Boy (NF)
McBride, Susan
--Little Black Dress (CF)

McFadden, Bernice
--Sugar (LF)
--Glorious (HF)
Mclaurin, Melton A.
--Celia, A Slave (NF, H)
Meissner, Susan
--Lady in Waiting (CH, HF, CF)
--The Shape of Mercy (CH, HF, CF)
Meyers, Randy Susan
--The Murderer's Daughters (CF, LF)
Moody, Diane
--Confessions of a Prayer Slacker (NF, CH)
Morpurgo, Michael
--Private Peaceful (HF, YA)

{N}
Novik, Naomi
--Victory of Eagles - Temeraire #5 (HF, FA)

{O}
O'Neal, Eilis
--The False Princess (YA, FA)
Oke, Janette
--The Centurion's Wife - Acts of Faith #1 - with Davis Bunn (HF, CH)
--The Hidden Flame - Acts of Faith #2 - with Davis Bunn (HF, CH)

{P}
Parr, Delia
--Hearts Awakening (HF, CH, RO)
--Love's First Bloom (HF, CH, RO)
--Hidden Affections (HF, CH, RO)
Parry, Robert
--Virgin and the Crab (HF)
Paul, Donita K.
--Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball (CH, CF, RO)
Pennebaker, Ruth
--Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough (CF)
Peterson, A.S.
--The Fiddler's Gun - Fin's Revolution #1 (HF)
--Fiddler's Green - Fin's Revolution #2 (HF)
Perkins-Valdez, Dolen
--Wench (HF)
Perry, Anne
--The Face of a Stranger - William Monk #1 (HF, MY)
--A Dangerous Mourning - William Monk #2 (HF, MY)
--A Christmas Beginning (HF, MY)
Pierce, Bethany
--Amy Inspired (CH, RO, CF)
Poole, Sara
--Poison (HF, MY)

{Q}

{R}
Raybourn, Deanna
--Silent in the Grave (HF, MY, RO)
--Silent in the Sanctuary (HF, MY, RO)
--Silent on the Moor (HF, MY, RO)
--Dark Road to Darjeeling (HF, MY, RO)
Reeves, Dia
--Bleeding Violet (FA, YA, RO, PN)
Rigler, Laurie Viera
--Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict (RO)
Riordan, Rick
--The Lightning Thief (MG, FA)
Rivers, Francine
--Her Mother's Hope (HF, CH)
Robinson, John
--Heading Home (CH)
Rose, M.J.
--The Hypnotist - Reincarnationist Series #3 (TH)
Rowling, J.K.
--Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Harry Potter #7 (YA, FA)
Rubart, James L.
--Rooms (CH, TH)
Rubenfeld, Jed
--The Death Instinct (HF, MY)

{S}
Sankaran, Vanitha
--Watermark (HF)
Schlissel, Lillian
--Western Women: Their Land, Their Lives (NF, H) editor, with Vicki L. Ruiz & Janice Monk
Schoenewaldt, Pamela
--When We Were Strangers (HF)
Scott, Joanna Catherine
--Cassandra, Lost (HF)
See, Lisa
--Shanghai Girls (HF, LF)
Sharfstein, Daniel
--The Invisible Line (NF, H)
Shoneyin, Lola
--The Secret Lives of the Four Wives (LF, CF)
Simonsen, Mary Lydon
--Anne Elliot, A New Beginning (HF)
Starr, Mel
--A Trail of Ink - Hugh de Singleton Chronicles #3 (HF, MY)
Stephens, Jen
--The Heart's Journey Home (CH, RO)

{T}
Tang, Cami
--Deadly Intent (MY, RO)
Taylor, Jennifer Hudson
--Highland Blessings - Highland Series #1 (CH, RO, HF)
--Highland Sanctuary - Highland Series #2 (CH, RO, HF)
Tougias, Michael
--Until I Have No Country: A Novel of King Philip's War (HF)
Trollope, Anthony
--"Two Heroines of Plumplington" (CL) 

{U}

{V}
Vanderbes, Jennifer
--Strangers at the Feast (LF, CF)
Verne, Jules
--Around the World in Eighty Days (CL)

{W}
Walker, Melissa
--A Place for Delta (MG, MY)
Warren, Susan May
--My Foolish Heart (CF, CH, RO)
--Heiress (CF, HF, RO)
Winspear, Jacqueline
--The Mapping of Love and Death - Maisie Dobbs #7 (MY, HF)
Wood, Peter H.
--Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America (NF, H)

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