Book Reviews by Genre

Here will find all the books reviewed on this site, broken out into what I consider to be accurate genres (these don't always agree with the "official" genre of the book).

**Highly Recommended - I would recommend this book to just about anyone
* Recommended - These are books I liked well enough that I might recommend, books that I love but would only recommend to certain types of readers, or books that I may not have enjoyed but think others would.

Alternate Historical Fiction
The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen **
The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen * / **
The Boleyn Reckoning by Laura Andersen **
Margot by Jillian Cantor **
The Virgin's Daughter by Laura Andersen *

Biographies (Children's Books)
The Remarkable Ronald Reagan by Susan Allen *

Business
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg *

Chick Lit
Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann
The First Husband by Laura Dave *
Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

Children's Literature (Middle Grade)
Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson **
West of the Moon by Margi Preus **
Wildwood by Colin Meloy **

Children's Literature (Picture Books)
Crow Made a Friend by Margaret Peot *
The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson **
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney **

Christian Fiction
Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter *
Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate *
For Such a Time by Kate Breslin
In the Field of Grace by Tessa Ashfar **
Rachel by Jill Eileen Smith *
Seeker of Stars by Susan Fish **
An Untamed Heart by Lauraine Snelling *

Christianity
Beautiful Battlefields by Bo Stern **
Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter are at the Heart of a Spiritual Life by James Martin, S.J. **
Faith and Other Flat Tires by Andrea Palpant Dilley **
Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate by Debora M. Coty **
Lead Your Family Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges, and Tricia Goyer *
Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller **
Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz Webber *
Ragged Hope by Cynthia Ruchti *
Revealing Heaven: The Christian Case for Near-Death Experiences by John W. Price *
Road Trip to Redemption by Brad Mathias *
Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler **
There's a Green Plastic Monkey in my Purse by Jessie Clemence **


Contemporary Fiction
Against My Will by Benjamin Berkley
All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg **
Amherst by William Nicholson
Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter **
Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti **
Best Kept Secret by Amy Hatvany **
Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani **
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty **
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani **
Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani **
Bristol House by Beverly Swerling **
The Candidate by Paul Harris *
The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer *
Clover House by Henriette Lazaridis Power
Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
The Dinner by Herman Koch *
The Divorce Diet by Ellen Hawley *
Etched on Me by Jenn Crowell **
Faith by Jennifer Haigh **
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
The First Warm Evening of the Year by Jamie M. Saul *
First You Try Everything by Jane McCafferty
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom *
The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli *
The Fountain of St. James Court by Sena Jeter Naslund
Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer
The Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins *
A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn
Heart Like Mine by Amy Hatvany **
Hidden by Catherine McKenzie
Hidden Wives by Clare Avery
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell **
How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal *
How To Tell Toledo From the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer *
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer *
It's Not Me, It's You by Mhairi McFarlane
Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister **
Julia's Child by Sarah Pinneo *
Kindred Spirits by Sarah Strohmeyer *
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal **
The Language of Sisters by Amy Hatvany **
Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger
Landline by Rainbow Rowell *
The Light of Hidden Flowers by Jennifer Handford *
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George **
Love and Miss Communication by Elyssa Friedland *
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova **
The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy *
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes *
The Middlesteins by Jamie Attenberg *
Midsummer by Carole Giangrande **
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian *
Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani *
No Country by Kalyan Ray *
Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer **
One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline **
Outside the Lines by Amy Hatvany **
Passing Love by Jacqueline E. Luckett *
Pastor's Wives by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen *
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi **
The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks *
The Round House by Louise Erdrich **
The Rummy Club by Anoop Ahuja Judge **
Running Secrets by Arleen Williams *
Safe with Me by Amy Hatvany **
Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman
Still Alice by Lisa Genova **
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin **
Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline
The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adirana Trigiani *
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki **
The Tale of Lucia Grande: The Early Years by Susan Speranza *
Televenge by Pamela King Cable **
These Are the Moments by Jenny Bravo **
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield **
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Three Bargains by Tania Malik *
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty **
The Two of Us by Andy Jones **
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani **
The Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline *
We Are Water by Wally Lamb *
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple *
Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner *
The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow
A Year After Henry by Cathie Pelletier *
Yesterday's Sun by Amanda Brooke **

Crime
Whiplash River by Lou Berney *

Essays
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay **
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett **

Fairy Tales
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine **
While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell **

Fantasy
Grimm - The Killing Time by Tim Waggoner **
Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson **
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern **
Wildwood by Colin Meloy **

Health
Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs *
Weight Loss Boss by David Kirchhoff  **

Historical Fiction
The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields *
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr **
Amherst by William Nicholson
Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann
Away by Amy Bloom
Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies **
Benjamin Franklin's Bastard by Sally Cabot **
Blood and Beauty by Sarah Dunant **
The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy *
The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson **
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant **
Bristol House by Beverly Swerling **
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent **
The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose **
Clover House by Henriette Lazaridis Power
The Cove by Ron Rash **
Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan *
Empress of the Night by Eva Stachniak
Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen **
The Fifth Knight by E.M. Powell *
For Such a Time by Kate Breslin
The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow *
Forgetting Tabitha by Julie Dewey
The Fountain of St. James Court by Sena Jeter Naslund
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine **
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee **
Godiva by Nicole Galland 
The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Epstein Cody
The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti *
Gracianna by Trini Almador **
A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn
The Harem Midwife by Roberta Rich *
The Hatmaker's Heart by Carla Stewart
Henna House by Nomi Eve
His Last Mistress by Andrea Zuvich
I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira *
I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe **
In the Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve *
Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen **
The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach by Pam Jenoff **
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman **
The Loyalist's Wife by Elaine Cougler *
Lucky Bunny by Jill Dawson *
Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner **
The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister **
Manuscript Found in Accra by Paul Coelho
The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy *
A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor **
The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman **
The Mirrored World by Debra Dean *
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini *
Newport by Jill Morrow **
No Country by Kalyan Ray *
One Thousand Porches by Julie Dewey
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin **
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger **
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline **
The Paradise Tree by Elena Maria Vidal
Passing Love by Jacqueline E. Luckett *
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi **
The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner **
The Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton *
The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman **
The Scent of Secrets by Jane Thynne
Seduction by M.J. Rose **
She Rises by Kate Worsley
The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes *
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani **
Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes **
Sinners and the Sea by Rebecca Kanner **
The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini **
The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith *
The Summer Before the Storm by Gabriele Wills
Swimming in the Moon by Pamela Schoenewaldt *
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield **
Under the Same Blue Sky by Pamela Schoenewaldt *
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta *
Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar **
Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell
The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay **
Wake by Anna Hope **
When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell **
When the World Was Young by Elizabeth Gaffney *
The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon **
A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert *
The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit *

History
Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations by Charlene Mires *
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore **
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan

Horror
The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue *

Humor
Bossypants by Tina Fey **
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan **
Girl Walks Into a Bar... by Rachel Dratch **
No Land's Man by Aasif Madvi **
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler **

Memoir
Bossypants by Tina Fey **
Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist **
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn **
Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated by Alison Arngrim **
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan **
An Extraordinary Theory of Objects by Stephanie LaCava
Faith and Other Flat Tires by Andrea Palpant Dilley **
The French House by Don Wallace *
Girl Walks Into a Bar... by Rachel Dratch **
Giving Up the Ghost by Eric Nuzum *
The Heavy: A Mother, A Daughter, A Diet - a Memoir by Dara-Lynn Weiss
Hope Street, Jerusalem by Irris Makler **
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor **
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris *
No Land's Man by Aasif Madvi **
The Ogallala Road by Julene Bair
The Orchard by Theresa Weir **
Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz Webber *
Pieces of My Mother by Melissa Cistaro *
Pieces of Someday by Jan Vallone **
Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder **
Scary Close by Donald Miller *
Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler **
The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin Roose **
The Voluntourist by Ken Budd **
Wild by Cheryl Strayed **
The Wilder Life by Wendy McClure *
The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne **
A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans *
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler **

Mystery
The Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison *
Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly **
I Love You More by Jennifer Murphy **
Seduction by M.J. Rose **

Parenting
12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid by Tim Elmore **
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan **
Her Next Chapter by Lori Day, M. Ed. **
Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph **
Raising Kids with Love and Limits by Julie Barnhill
Redefining Girly by Melissa Atkins Wardy **
Road Trip to Redemption by Brad Mathias *
The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler **
There's a Green Plastic Monkey in my Purse by Jessie Clemence **

Psychology
Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain **
The Sibling Effect by Jeffrey Kluger **

Romance
Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino *
A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev **
Heart-Shaped Hack by Tracey Garvis-Graves *
The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan *
Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore *
The Wanderer by Robyn Carr *

Science
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot **

Science Fiction
Enders Game by Orson Scott Card *
The Martian by Andy Weir **
Sleep Donation by Karen Russell *

Short Story Collections
Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman *
Appearances and Other Short Stories by Margo Krasne *
Ladies in Low Places by Mary Ann Henry *
The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons by Heather A. Slomski *
The Sense of Touch by Ron Parsons **
Shout Her Lovely Name by Natalie Serber **
The UnAmericans by Molly Antopol *

Speculative Fiction (Apocalyptic and Dystopian)
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker **
Divergent by Veronica Roth 
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel **

Young Adult Fiction
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie **
Ana of California by Andi Teran **
Divergent by Veronica Roth 
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell **
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card *
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell **
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green **
Forever by Judy Blume
The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti *
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares *
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Paper Towns by John Green *
Providence by Lisa Colozza Cocca **
These Gentle Wounds by Helene Dunbar *
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu **


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