Book Reviews

Hey guys and gals!

All the book reviews I post on my blog are for books I'd recommend. I do not post blog reviews for books I've rated less than 3 stars. I try to post all my reviews for 5-star rated books, or books which I believe to be virtually perfect, or perfect enough that I wouldn't want a single thing in them changed. Although I consider myself at times a tough critic, you will find lots of 5-star books below (my favorites).

If you would like your ebook reviewed, I currently accept CONTEMPORARY YA ONLY.
If you have a paper copy, I will review anything that is well edited. I reserve the right to withhold a blog review if I did not like the book. I will still review it on Goodreads, where you can find all my reviews, including the unsavory.


I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, by Nujood Ali

Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Amityville Horror, by Jay Anson
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi 

Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt 
Jane, the Fox, and Me, by Fannie Britt
Sara's Face, by Melvin Burgess
Smack, by Melvin Burgess

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Leverage, by Joshua Cohen

Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo
Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
Stranger with my Face, by Lois Duncan

The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenides

House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer
Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer 
The Concubine's Gift, by K Ford K

Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory
The Red Queen, by Philippa Gregory
The Lady of the Rivers, by Philippa Gregory
The White Princess, by Philippa Gregory
Sycamore Row, by John Grisham 
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
Nightlight, by The Harvard Lampoon
Godless, by Pete Hautman

Fire in the Blood, by Dale Ibitz

The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson


Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
Carrie, by Stephen King
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, By Stephen King
Salem's Lot, by Stephen King
The Shining, by Stephen King
The Stand, by Stephen King
Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline

With Apologies to Mick Jagger, Other Gods, and All Women by Jane Rosenberg LaForge
Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane
Legend, by Marie Lu

Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain 
Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers

The Day the World Ended, by Anna O'Hare
The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien

The Storyteller, by Jodi Piccoult
Ruby in the Smoke, by Philip Pullman

Withering Tights, by Louise Rennison
Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
Riding Freedom, by Pam Nunoz Ryan 

Virgin, by Radhika Sanghani
Fading Into Magic, by Vone Savan
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
Sophie's Choice, by William Styron

 Nothing, by Janne Taller
Confessions of a Sociopath, by M.E. Thomas
Boy A, by Jonathan Trigell
The Sex Lives of Cannibals, by J. Maarten Troost

White Chalk by Pavarti K. Tyler

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: by Sarah Weinman (ed.)
After Tupac and D Foster, by Jacqueline Woodson

How to Save a Life, by Sara Zarr
Story of a Girl, by Sara Zarr