Book Reviews

Books that I’ve read and blogged about
(in alphabetical order by author)

A
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, adapted for young readers by Lucia Monfried
Swipe by Evan Angler
Sneak (Swipe #2) by Evan Angler
Storm (Swipe #3) by Evan Angler
Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders (Woman of WWII #1) by Tessa Arlen
Poppy Redfern and the Fatal Flyers (Woman of WWII #2) by Tessa Arlen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

B
Hope is a Dangerous Place by Jim Baton
Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock
Smoke Screen by Terri Blackstock (ARC)
Refugees on the Run by Chris Brack & Sheila Seifert (ARC)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
(TCW #1) by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern (TCW #2) by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Turned on and Off (TCW #3) by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Saw Red (TCW #4) by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Played Brahms TCW #5) by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Trials of Lance Eliot by M.L. Brown

C
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Princess in the Spotlight (The Princess Diaries #2) by Meg Cabot
The Spice King by Elizabeth Camden
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card (ARC)
#NotReadyToDie by Cate Carlyle (ARC)
The End of the Magi by Patrick W. Carr (ARC)
Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center (ARC)
What You Wish For by Katherine Center (ARC)
The Orchard House by Heidi Chiavaroli (ARC)
Armada by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
A Plain and Simple Christmas by Amy Clipston
Strands of Truth by Colleen Coble (ARC)
Awake and Alive to Truth by John L. Cooper

D
There I Go Again by William Daniels
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner
The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner
The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson
Obsessed by Ted Dekker
Thr3e by Ted Dekker
The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken (ARC)

E
As You Wish by Cary Elwes & Joe Layden
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

F

Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman (ARC)
Loving a Rebel (Glory, Montana #1) by Linda Ford
A Love to Cherish (Glory, Montana #2) by Linda Ford
Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz (ARC)
This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda (ARC)

G
Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
Don’t Keep Silent by Elizabeth Goddard (ARC)
Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse (Mr. Monk #1) by Lee Goldberg
Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii (Mr. Monk #2) by Lee Goldberg
Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu (Mr. Monk #3) by Lee Goldberg
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (Mr. L’s Library #1) by Chris Grabenstein
Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics (Mr. L’s Library #2) by Chris Grabenstein
Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race (Mr. L’s Library #3) by Chris Grabenstein
Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game (Mr. L’s Library #4) by Chris Grabenstein
Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket (Mr. L’s Library #5) by Chris Grabenstein
12 Days at Bleakly Manor (Once Upon a Dickens Christmas #1) by Michelle Griep
A Tale of Two Hearts (Once Upon a Dickens Christmas #2) by Michelle Griep
The Old Lace Shop (Once Upon a Dickens Christmas #3) by Michelle Griep
The House at the End of the Moor by Michelle Griep (ARC)
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

H
Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
Jubilee Manor (Landry Park #2) by Bethany Hagen
Blessed are the Misfits by Brant Hansen

Unoffendable by Brant Hansen
The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne by Elsa Hart (ARC)
This Little Dark Place by A.S. Hatch (ARC)
Time and Again (History Mystery #1) by Deborah Heal
Unclaimed Legacy (History Mystery #2) by Deborah Heal
The Butterfly Recluse by Therese Heckenkamp (ARC)
A Bride of Convenience by Jody Hedlund (ARC)
The Treasure Map (The Adventures of Niko Monroe #1) by Tyler Scott Hess
The Compass ( … Niko Monroe #2) by Tyler Scott Hess
Cupcakes for Christmas by Kate Hewitt
The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock (ARC)
Daughter of Cana (Jerulasem Road #1) by Angela Hunt (ARC)
The Shepherd’s Wife (Jerulasem Road #2) by Angela Hunt (ARC)
A Woman of Words (Jerulasem Road #3) by Angela Hunt (ARC)
No More Broken Promises (Cassie Perkins #1) by Angela Hunt
A Forever Friend (Cassie Perkins #2) by Angela Hunt
A Basket of Roses (Cassie Perkins #3) by Angela Hunt
A Dream to Cherish (Cassie Perkins #4) by Angela Hunt
The Much-Adored Sandy Shore (Cassie Perkins #5) by Angela Hunt
Love Burning Bright (Cassie Perkins #6) by Angela Hunt
A Lady of Esteem (Hawthorne House prequel) by Kristi Ann Hunter
A Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House #1) by Kristi Ann Hunter
An Elegant Façade (Hawthorne House #2) by Kristi Ann Hunter

J
Synapse by Steven James (ARC)
All Through the Night by Tara Johnson (ARC)

K
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
Stealthy Steps (Nanostealth #1) by Vikki Kestell
Stealth Power (Nanostealth #2) by Vikki Kestell
Stealth Retribution (Nanostealth #3) by Vikki Kestell
Deep State Stealth (Nanostealth #4) by Vikki Kestell
Cape Light by Thomas Kinkade & Katherine Spencer
Home Song (Cape Light #2) by Thomas Kinkade & Katherine Spencer
A Gathering Place (Cape Light #3) by Thomas Kinkade & Katherine Spencer
A New Leaf (Cape Light #4) by Thomas Kinkade & Katherine Spencer
A Christmas Star (Cape Light #9) by Thomas Kinkade & Katherine Spencer
A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen
An Ivy Hill Christmas by Julie Klassen
Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America by Leslie Knope

L
The Purple Nightgown by A.D. Lawrence
Shoelaces and Brussels Sprouts (Alex series #1) by Nancy S. Levene
Peanut Butter and Jelly Secrets (Alex series #3) by Nancy S. Levene
Grapefruit Basket Upset (Alex series #10) by Nancy S. Levene
Crocodile Meatloaf (Alex series #12) by Nancy S. Levene
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Dandelion Killer by Wanda Luttrell
I Want to Punch You in the Face But I Love Jesus by Sherri Lynn

M
Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
The Passengers by John Marrs (ARC)
His Name Was Zach by Peter Martuneac
The Outcast (Summoner Trilogy prequel) by Taran Matharu
The Novice (Summoner Trilogy #1) by Taran Matharu
The Inquisition (Summoner Trilogy #2) by Taran Matharu
The Battlemage (Summoner Trilogy #3) by Taran Matharu
The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear (ARC)
The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek by Rhett McLaughlin & Link Neal
Rabbits by Terry Miles (ARC)
Joy to the World by Carolyn Miller, Amanda Barratt, & Erica Vetsch (ARC)
Fatal Strike by DiAnn Mills (ARC)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Avonlea (AoGG series #2) by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of the Island (AoGG series #3) by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Windy Poplars (AoGG series #4) by L.M. Montgomery
Anne’s House of Dreams (AoGG series #5) by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Ingleside (AoGG series #6) by L.M. Montgomery
Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery
Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris (ARC)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

P
The Dinner Party by R.J. Parker (ARC)
Heaven’s Open Book by Sheldon Peart
Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff (ARC)
The Door in the Dragon’s Throat (The Cooper Kids Adventure Series #1) by Frank E. Peretti
Escape from the Island of Aquarius (The Cooper … Series #2) by Frank E. Peretti
The Tombs of Anak (The Cooper … Series #3) by Frank E. Peretti
Trapped at the Bottom of the Sea (The Cooper … Series #4) by Frank E. Peretti
The Secret of The Desert Stone (The Cooper … Series #5) by Frank E. Peretti
The Deadly Curse of Toco-Rey (The Cooper … Series #6) by Frank E. Peretti
The Legend of Annie Murphy (The Cooper … Series #7) by Frank E. Peretti
Mayday at Two Thousand Five Hundred (The Cooper … Series #8) by Frank E. Peretti
Illusion by Frank E. Peretti
The Oath by Frank E. Peretti
Prophet by Frank E. Peretti
Tilly by Frank E. Peretti
The Wounded Spirit by Frank E. Peretti
Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters
The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody #2) by Elizabeth Peters
Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson (ARC)
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (The Wingfeather Saga #1) by Andrew Peterson (ARC)
North! or Be Eaten (The Wingfeather Saga #2) by Andrew Peterson (ARC)
The Monster in the Hollows (The Wingfeather Saga #3) by Andrew Peterson (ARC)
The Warden and the Wolf King (The Wingfeather Saga #4) by Andrew Peterson (ARC)
Wingfeather Tales by Andrew Peterson and other authors (ARC)

R
The Tech by Mark Ravine
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Final Chance by E.B. Roshan
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (HP #1) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (HP #2) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (HP #3) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (HP #4) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (HP #5) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (HP #6) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (HP #7) by J.K. Rowling
The Widows of Champagne by Renee Ryan (ARC)

S
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer (ARC)
From this Moment by Kim Vogel Sawyer (ARC)
Lock In by John Scalzi
Head On (Lock In #2) by John Scalzi
Redshirts by John Scalzi
John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress as retold by Gary D. Schmidt
Healing Her Heart (Crystal Lake #1) by Laura Scott
A Soldier’s Promise (Crystal Lake #2) by Laura Scott
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman (ARC)
Priceless by Joel & Luke Smallbone
Redeeming Grace: Ruth’s Story by Jill Eileen Smith
Star of Persia by Jill Eileen Smith (ARC)
Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker (ARC)
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket
The Reptile Room (ASOUE #2) by Lemony Snicket
Maus by Art Spiegelman
Maus II by Art Spiegelman
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
before i knew you by Beth Steury
Eye of the Storm by Ryan Stevenson (ARC)
Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl & Melissa de la Cruz
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Sadie by Courtney Summers
The Sea Before Us (Sunrise at Normandy #1) by Sarah Sundin
The Sky Above Us (Sunrise at Normandy #2) by Sarah Sundin
The Land Beneath Us (Sunrise at Normandy #3) by Sarah Sundin (ARC)
When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin (ARC)

T
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom with John & Elizabeth Sherrill
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
(Veronica Mars #1) by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham
Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars #2) by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham
The Fellowship of the Ring (LoTR #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Two Towers (LoTR #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Return of the King (LoTR #3) by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Green Dress by Liz Tolsma (ARC)
The Silver Shadow by Liz Tolsma (ARC)
Forsaking All Others by Kari Trumbo
To Steal a Heart by Jen Turano (ARC)
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace by Johan Twiss (ARC)

V
The Lost Lieutenant (Serendipity & Secrets #1) by

W
The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters (ARC)
The Martian by Andy Weir
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (ARC)
The Curious Conspiracy on Gamma Ceti by Nemo West (ARC)
Welcome to Vietnam (Echo Company #1) by Ellen Emerson White
Hill 568 (Echo Company #2) by Ellen Emerson White
‘Tis the Season (Echo Company #3) by Ellen Emerson White
Stand Down (Echo Company #4) by Ellen Emerson White
The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright (ARC)

Y
Time Benders: The Machine by J.B. Yanni
The Black Midnight by Kathleen Y’Barbo (ARC)