Book Review Archive

Black & white bookshelf (erinreads.com)This list of books I’ve talked about on Erin Reads, either in full or mini reviews, is alphabetical by author. I’ve also highlighted overall favorites in end-of-year posts:

Reviews on Erin Reads:

( A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z )

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Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women (audiobook) (Part 1 | Part 2)
Alexie, Sherman: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (audiobook)
Alexie, Sherman: Flight (audiobook)
Anderson, Laurie Halse: Speak
Anderson, M.T.: Feed
Atwood, Margaret: The Blind Assassin (audiobook)
Atwood, Margaret: Oryx and Crake (audiobook)
Atwood, Margaret: The Year of the Flood (audiobook)
Austen, Jane: Northanger Abbey
Avery, Ellis: The Last Nude
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Bakewell, Liza: Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun
Barbery, Muriel: The Elegance of the Hedgehog (audiobook)
Barry, Dave & Ridley Pearson: Peter and the Starcatchers (audiobook)
Belfer, Lauren: City of Light
Benioff, David: City of Thieves (audiobook)
Bennett, Alan: The Uncommon Reader (audiobook)
Bonosky, Phillip: Burning Valley
Bradbury, Ray: Fahrenheit 451 (audiobook)
Bray, Libba: Going Bovine
Bronte, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
Brooks, Geraldine: Year of Wonders (Part 1 | Part 2)
Brown, Brené: Daring Greatly (audiobook)
Brown, Eleanor: The Weird Sisters (audiobook)
Bryson, Bill: A Walk in the Woods (audiobook) (Part 1 | Part 2)
Burgis, Stephanie: A Most Improper Magick
Byatt, A.S.: Possession (Part 1 | Part 2)
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Carroll, Lewis: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (audiobook)
Carroll, Lewis: Through the Looking-Glass (audiobook)
Cashore, Kristin: Fire
Cashore, Kristin: Graceling
Castrovilla, Selene: The Girl Next Door
Chayil, Eishes: Hush
Chiaverini, Jennifer: Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival (audiobook)
Choldenko, Gennifer: Al Capone Shines My Shoes (audiobook)
Chopin, Kate: The Awakening
Cohn, Rachel & David Levithan: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares
Cole, Joni B.: Another Bad-Dog Book
Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White (Part 1 | Part 2)
Connelly, John: The Gates (audiobook)
Creech, Sharon: Walk Two Moons (audiobook)
Cunningham, Peter: The Sea and the Silence
Currey-Wilson, Ellen: The Big Turnoff
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Dahl, Roald: The Witches (audiobook)
DeVallance, Russell: The Absent Traveler
Dickens, Charles: A Christmas Carol (audiobook)
Dicks, Matthew: Something Missing
Dicks, Matthew: Unexpectedly, Milo
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee: One Amazing Thing
Donnelly, Jennifer: A Northern Light (audiobook)
Donnelly, Jennifer: Revolution
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Ebershoff, David: The 19th Wife (audiobook)
Edmunds, Lindsay: Cel & Anna
Eggers, Dave: Zeitoun (audiobook)
Esquivel, Laura: Like Water for Chocolate
Eugenides, Jeffrey: Middlesex (audiobook) (Part 1 | Part 2)
Evaristo, Bernardine: Blonde Roots
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Farish, Terry: The Good Braider (audiobook)
Farooki, Roopa: Half Life
Farquharson, Vanessa: Sleeping Naked is Green
Fforde, Jasper: The Eyre Affair
Fisher, Catherine: Incarceron
Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby (audiobook)
Foer, Jonathan Safran: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Part 1 | Part 2)
Forster, E.M.: The Hill of Devi (Part 1 | Part 2)
Forster, E.M.: A Passage to India (audiobook) (Part 1 | Part 2)
Forster, E.M.: A Room with a View (Part 1 | Part 2)
Franklin, Ariana: Grave Goods
Franklin, Ariana: Mistress of the Art of Death
Franklin, Ariana: A Murderous Procession
Franklin, Ariana: The Serpent’s Tale
Franzen, Jonathan: The Corrections (Part 1 | Part 2)
Freitas, Donna: The Possibilities of Sainthood
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Gaiman, Neil: The Graveyard Book (audiobook)
Gaiman, Neil: Neverwhere (audiobook)
Garden, Nancy: Annie on My Mind (audiobook)
George, Margaret: Helen of Troy (audiobook)
Ghosh, Amitav: Sea of Poppies (Part 1 | Part 2)
Goodman, Eric: Tracks
Goolrick, Robert: A Reliable Wife (audiobook)
Green, John & David Levithan: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Greenlaw, Linda: The Lobster Chronicles
Gregory, Philippa with David Baldwin and Michael Jones: The Women of the Cousins’ War
Gruen, Sara: Water for Elephants (audiobook)
Gulland, Sandra: The Last Great Dance on Earth
Gulland, Sandra: The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B
Gulland, Sandra: Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe
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Haines, Lise: Girl in the Arena
Haji, Nafisa: The Sweetness of Tears
Hall, Barbara: The Music Teacher
Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter (Part 1 | Part 2)
Heaney, Seamus (Sophocles): The Burial at Thebes (Antigone)
Hepler, Heather: The Cupcake Queen
Himmer, Steve: The Bee-Loud Glade
Hinnefeld, Joyce: Stranger Here Below
Homer: The Odyssey (audiobook) (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4)
Hornby, Nick: Juliet, Naked (audiobook)
Hornby, Nick: The Polysyllabic Spree
Hosseini, Khaled: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Hunt, Rebecca: Mr. Chartwell
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-I-

Ibsen, Henrik: A Doll’s House
Ishiguro, Kazuo: Never Let Me Go (Part 1 | Part 2)
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-J-

Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a Boat (audiobook)
Jordan, Hillary: When She Woke
Juster, Norton: The Phantom Tollbooth
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-K-

Kafka, Franz: The Metamorphosis
Kane, Jessica Franics: The Report
Katz, Jon: Rose in a Storm
Kent, Kathleen: The Heretic’s Daughter (audiobook)
Kessler, Brad: Goat Song
King, Susan Fraser: Queen Hereafter
Kingman, Peg: Original Sins
Kingsolver, Barbara: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Kingsolver, Barbara: The Poisonwood Bible (Part 1 | Part 2)
Klein, Daivd: Stash
Kluger, Steve: My Most Excellent Year
Kundera, Milan: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Kushner, Tony: Angels in America
Kwok, Jean: Girl in Translation (audiobook)
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-L-

Lahiri, Jhumpa: Interpreter of Maladies
Lancaster, Jen: My Fair Lazy
Langer, Adam: The Thieves of Manhattan
Larson, Erik: The Devil in the White City (audiobook)
Law, Ingrid: Savvy (audiobook)
Le Carré, John: The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
Lee, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird (audiobook)
Lee, Y.S.: The Agency: The Body at the Tower
Lee, Y.S.: The Agency: A Spy in the House
Leegant, Joan: Wherever You Go
Lehane, Dennis: Moonlight Mile
Lewicka, Marina: A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Lewis, C.S.: The Chronicles of Narnia (Part 1 | Part 2)
Lockhart, E.: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Lovecraft, H.P.: The Call of Cthulhu
Lortz, Rosanne: Road from the West
Luper, Eric: Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto
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-M-

Machen, Craig: Still Life With Brass Pole
Makkai, Rebecca: The Borrower (audiobook)
Mangla, Ravi: Understudies
Maugham, W. Somerset: The Razor’s Edge (Part 1 | Part 2)
Maugham, W. Somerset: The Trembling of a Leaf
Mayes, Frances: Under Magnolia
McCann, Colum: Let the Great World Spin (audiobook) (Part 1 | Part 2)
McLaughlin, Emma and Nicola Kraus: The Nanny Diaries
Merullo, Roland: Lunch with Buddha
Miller Jr., Walter M.: A Canticle for Leibowitz
Minichillo, John: The Snow Whale
Mitchell, David: Black Swan Green
Mitchell, David: Cloud Atlas
Moffitt, Letitia: Sidewalk Dancing
Morton, Kate: The Distant Hours
Mukherjee, Bharati: Miss New India
Mullen, Thomas: The Revisionists
Müller, Herta: The Appointment (Part 1 | Part 2)
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-N-

Nafisi, Azar: Reading Lolita in Tehran
Nair, Kamala: The Girl in the Garden
Nemirovsky, Irene: Suite Francaise (audiobook)
Ness, Patrick: The Knife of Never Letting Go (Part 1 | Part 2)
Ness, Patrick: A Monster Calls
Newmark, Elle: The Sandalwood Tree
Niffenegger, Audrey: Her Fearful Symmetry
Novik, Naomi: His Majesty’s Dragon (audiobook)
Novik, Naomi: The Temeraire series (audiobook)
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-O-

O’Faolain, Nuala: Are You Somebody?
Ogawa, Yoko: The Housekeeper and the Professor
Oliveira, Robin: My Name is Mary Sutter
Oliver, Lauren: Delirium
Ondaatje, Michael: The English Patient (audiobook)
Orringer, Julie: The Invisible Bridge (audiobook)
Orwell, George: 1984
Orwell, George: Animal Farm (Part 1 | Part 2)
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-P-

Pamuk, Orhan: The Black Book
Patchett, Ann: Bel Canto (Part 1 | Part 2)
Patchett, Ann: The Magician’s Apprentice (audiobook)
Patchett, Ann: State of Wonder (audiobook)
Pennac, Daniel: The Rights of the Reader
Pfeffer, Susan Beth: The Dead and the Gone (audiobook)
Pfeffer, Susan Beth: Life as We Knew It (audiobook)
Pfeffer, Susan Beth: This World We Live In (audiobook)
Pollan, Michael: In Defense of Food
Pollan, Michael: The Omnivore’s Dilemma
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Rilke, Rainer Maria: The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (Part 1 | Part 2)
Roach, Mary: Packing for Mars
Roberts, Gregory David: Shantaram (audiobook)
Rodriguez, Deborah: A Cup of Friendship
Rouse, Wade: At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream
Rubin, Gretchen: The Happiness Project
Russell, Mary Doria: The Sparrow
Russo, Richard: Bridge of Sighs (audiobook)
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-S-

Salinger, J.D.: The Catcher in the Rye
Saramago, José: Blindness
Saramago, José: Death with Interruptions
Satrapi, Marjane: The Complete Persepolis
Schlink, Bernhard: The Reader
Schlosser, Eric: Fast Food Nation (audiobook) (Part 1 | Part 2)
Scott, Laura Ellen: Death Wishing
Sedaris, David: When You Are Engulfed in Flames (audiobook)
Shetterly, Caitlin: Made for You and Me
Shusterman, Neal: The Schwa was Here (audiobook)
Sijie, Dai: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Simon, Rachel: The Story of Beautiful Girl (audiobook)
Skloot, Rebecca: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (audiobook)
Smith, Alisa and J.B. Mackinnon: Plenty
Smith, Betty: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Part 1 | Part 2)
Smith, Dodie: I Capture the Castle (Part 1 | Part 2)
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (audiobook)
Stead, Rebecca: When You Reach Me
Stefaniak, Mary Helen: The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia
Stevenson, Robert Louis: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (audiobook)
Stoker, Bram: Dracula (audiobook)
Stork, Francisco X.: Marcelo in the Real World (audiobook)
Stringer, Helen: Spellbinder
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-T-

Tamm, Jayanti: Cartwheels in a Sari
Tanner, Haley: Vaclav and Lena
Thornton, Rosy: The Tapestry of Love
Toews, Miriam: Swing Low
Tohline, JM: The Great Lenore
Tóibín, Colm: Brooklyn (audiobook)
Troost, J. Maarten: Lost on Planet China (audiobook)
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-U-

Unknown: Beowulf (audiobook) (translated by Seamus Heaney)
Unknown: Gilgamesh (audiobook) (translated by Stephen Mitchell)
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-V-

Valente, Catherynne: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Van Booy, Simon: Everything Beautiful Began After
Van Why, Artie: That Day in September
Verghese, Abraham: Cutting for Stone (Part 1 | Part 2)
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-W-

Walls, Jeannette: The Glass Castle (audiobook)
Webb, Heather: Becoming Josephine
Webb, Wendy: The Tale of Halcyon Crane
Wells, H.G.: The Island of Doctor Moreau
Westerfeld, Scott: Behemoth (audiobook)
Westerfeld, Scott: Leviathan (audiobook)
Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth (audiobook) (Part 1 | Part 2)
Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wiles, Deborah: Countdown
Williamson, Kate T.: At A Crossroads
Winchester, Simon: The Professor and the Madman (audiobook)
Woginrich, Jenna: Made from Scratch
Woodson, Jacqueline: Peace, Locomotion (audiobook)
Woolf, Virginia: Moments of Being (Part 1 | Part 2)
Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse (audiobook)
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Yovanoff, Brenna: The Replacement (audiobook)
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-Z-

Zeppetello, Joseph: Daring to Eat a Peach
Zink, Michelle: Prophecy of the Sisters
Zurhellen, Tommy: Nazareth, North Dakota
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