Book Reviews

As always, you can find all of my book reviews on my book review site, BookWyrmReads. I started that sister blog to keep the reviews all in their own spot. However, I’m going to be linking to the reviews here as well for easy access. They’re going to be sorted by age, with the current year at the top, and the reviews for each year listed in the order I wrote them. I’m not going to sort them by author or title. (If you want to search by author, there’s CTRL-F, or you can go to my review site and use the tag list there to find the author you want.) For me, though, it’s much more interesting to see how many–and which–reviews I wrote each year.

Sometimes I revisit a book review and write a new one. For those (when I remember) I will add a † to the end of the re-review for reference.

(Not all of the reviews posted in 2007 were written in 2007. That is when I migrated over to WordPress, and I didn’t bother trying to back-date my book reviews to when they were originally written.)

2018 Book Reviews

  1. Seanan McGuire: Beneath the Sugar Sky
  2. Marie Lu: Warcross
  3. Lazette Gifford: Raventower and Merriweather 1: Secrets
  4. Eleanor Coerr: Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  5. Connie Willis: To Say Nothing of the Dog
  6. Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird
  7. Ernest Cline: Ready Player One
  8. Robert Heinlein: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (DNF Review)
  9. Connie Willis: Doomsday Book
  10. Neil Gaiman & Yoshitaka Amano: The Sandman: The Dream Hunters
  11. Carl Sagan: Cosmos
  12. Drew Hayes: The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant
  13. Rupi Kaur: milk and honey
  14. Kevin Hearne: Scourged
  15. Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  16. Robert Frost: You Come Too: Favorite Poems for Young Readers
  17. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  18. Diane Duane: The Book of Night with Moon
  19. Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Time
  20. Connie Willis: Fire Watch
  21. Erin Morgenstern: The Night Circus
  22. George Orwell: 1984
  23. Charlie Holmberg: The Paper Magician
  24. L.M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables
  25. Trevor Noah: Born a Crime
  26. Norton Juster: The Phantom Tollbooth
  27. Charlote Brontë: Jane Eyre
  28. Jan Austen: Emma
  29. John Steinbeck: The Pearl
  30. Colleen Gleason: The Chess Queen Enigma
  31. William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night
  32. Lois Lowry: The Giver
  33. Ruth Ware: The Woman in Cabin 10
  34. Short story compilation Westward Weird

2017 Book Reviews

  1. Robin McKinley: Beauty
  2. Wen Spencer: Project Elfhome
  3. Carrie Fisher: The Princess Diarist
  4. Elliott James: In Shining Armor
  5. Jules Verne: A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  6. Rita Mae Brown: Wish You Were Here
  7. Short Story Anthology: Glitter & Mayhem
  8. Kelley Armstrong: A Darkness Absolute
  9. C.S. Lewis: The Horse and His Boy
  10. Lilian Jackson Braun: The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
  11. Miranda James: Murder Past Due
  12. Neil Gaiman: Norse Mythology
  13. Jules Verne: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (DNF Review)
  14. Lilian Jackson Braun: The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern
  15. Seanan McGuire: Midnight Blue Light Special
  16. Seanan McGuire: Half-Off Ragnarok
  17. T. Kingfisher: The Seventh Bride
  18. Lilian Jackson Braun: The Cat Who Saw Red
  19. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
  20. Drew Hayes: NPCs
  21. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
  22. Seanan McGuire: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
  23. James Goss: Doctor Who: City of Death
  24. Drew Hayes: Split the Party
  25. Lazette Gifford: Xenation: Draw the Line
  26. Lazette Gifford: Farstep Station
  27. Connie Willis: Bellwether
  28. Michael Atamanov: Videogame Plotline Tester
  29. Kay Finch: Black Cat Crossing
  30. Drew Hayes: Going Rogue
  31. Lazette Gifford: Beware the Wrath of Bunny Hopper
  32. Sophie Kelly: Curiosity Thrilled the Cat
  33. Gene Doucette: The Spaceship Next Door
  34. Neil deGrasse Tyson: My Favorite Universe
  35. Amanda Flower: Crime and Poetry
  36. Kelly Barnhill: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  37. Seanan McGuire: Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
  38. Renee Ahdieh: Flame in the Mist
  39. Mercedes Lackey: A Scandal in Battersea
  40. Rita Mae Brown: Rest in Pieces

2016 Book Reviews

  1. Charles Dickens: The Chimes
  2. Madeline L’Engle: A Wind in the Door
  3. Ian Doescher: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
  4. Rich Burlew: Blood Runs in the Family
  5. Madeline L’Engle: A Swiftly Tilting Planet
  6. Seanan McGuire: Indexing: Reflections
  7. Seanan McGuire: Rosemary and Rue
  8. Jenny Lawson: Let’s Pretend this Never Happened
  9. Seanan McGuire: A Local Habitation
  10. Diana Wynne Jones: Howl’s Moving Castle
  11. Brandon Sanderson: Steelheart
  12. Seanan McGuire: An Artificial Night
  13. Beatrix Potter: Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter
  14. Isaac Asimov (& other authors–short story collection): Where Do We Go From Here
  15. Larry Correia: Hard Magic
  16. Nancy Holzner: Hellforged
  17. Eoin Colfer: Artemis Fowl
  18. Terry Pratchett: The Carpet People
  19. Marie Kondo: the life changing magic of tidying up
  20. Kevin Hearne: Staked
  21. Molly MacRae: Last Wool and Testament
  22. Anne Canadeo: While My Pretty One Knits
  23. Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange
  24. Kelley Armstrong: City of the Lost
  25. Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility
  26. Holly Black: Tithe: A Modern Fairy Tale
  27. Felicia Day: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
  28. Seanan McGuire: Every Heart a Doorway
  29. Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island
  30. Wen Spencer: Eight Million Gods
  31. Francis Hodgson: The Secret Garden
  32. Wen Spencer: Wood Sprites

2015 Book Reviews

  1. Tanya Huff: The Better Part of Valor
  2. Sophie Weeks: Outside the Spotlight
  3. Hans Christian Anderson: The Snow Queen
  4. Lilith Saintcrow: The Iron Wyrm Affair
  5. Ian Flemming: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  6. Rysa Walker: Timebound
  7. Seanan McGuire: Indexing
  8. Tanya Huff: The Heart of Valor
  9. Pittacus Lore: I Am Number Four
  10. Seanan McGuire: Discount Armageddon
  11. Colleen Gleason: The Spiritglass Charade
  12. Wen Spencer: Tinker
  13. Lilith Saintcrow: The Red Plague Affair
  14. Wen Spencer: Wolf Who Rules
  15. Wen Spencer: Elfhome
  16. Heather Blake: Some Like It Witchy
  17. Sharon Shinn: Shape of Desire
  18. Kathleen Baldwin: A School for Unusual Girls
  19. Sharon Shinn: Still Life with Shapeshifter
  20. Eve Silver: Crash
  21. Elliott James: Charming
  22. Elliott James: Daring
  23. Elliott James: Pax Arcana short stories
  24. Elliott James: Fearless
  25. Sharon Shinn: The Truth-Teller’s Tale
  26. Kevin Hearne: Two Tales of the Iron Druid Chronicles
  27. Mercedes Lackey: Blood Red
  28. Sharon Shinn: The Safe-Keeper’s Secret
  29. Sharon Shinn: The Dream-Maker’s Magic
  30. J.C. Nelson: Free Agent
  31. Kelley Armstrong: Thirteen
  32. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet
  33. Nicole Peeler: Jinn and Juice

2014 Book Reviews

  1. Kevin Hearne: Hammered
  2. Kevin Hearne: Tricked
  3. Simon Tofield: Beyond the Fence: Feed Me!
  4. Kevin Hearne: Trapped
  5. Rolly Crump: More Cute Stories V. 1 & 2
  6. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: All Wound Up
  7. Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book
  8. Kady Cross: The Girl with the Iron Touch
  9. Kevin Hearne: Hunted
  10. Allie Brosh: Hyperbole and a Half
  11. Rolly Crump: More Cute Stories V. 3: Museum of the Weird
  12. Maggie Sefton: Cast On, Kill Off
  13. Maggie Sefton: Close Knit Killer
  14. Veronica Roth: Divergent
  15. Veronica Roth: Insurgent
  16. Kady Cross: The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy
  17. Kady Cross: The Wild Adventure of Jasper Renn
  18. Kevin Hearne: Grimoire of the Lamb
  19. Kevin Hearne: Two Ravens and One Crow
  20. J.K. Rowling: The Prisoner of Azkaban
  21. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: At Knit’s End
  22. Jennifer Estep: Touch of Frost
  23. Jennifer Estep: Kiss of Frost
  24. Jennifer Estep: Dark Frost
  25. Sharon Cameron: A Spark Unseen
  26. Kerstin Gier: Ruby Red
  27. Rolly Crump: More Cute Stories V. 4: 1964-65 New York World’s Fair
  28. Colleen Gleason: The Clockwork Scarab
  29. Cressida Cowell: How To Train Your Dragon
  30. Mara Purnhagen: Past Midnight
  31. Anne McCaffrey: Dragonflight
  32. Stephen Cole: Feast of the Drowned
  33. Anne McCaffrey: Dragonquest
  34. Anne McCaffrey: The White Dragon
  35. Eve Silver: Push
  36. Anne McCaffrey: Dragonsinger
  37. Anne McCaffrey: Dragondrums
  38. James Goss: Doctor Who: Dead Air
  39. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  40. Neal Stephenson: Snow Crash
  41. Rolly Crump: More Cute Stories V. 5: Animators and Imagineers Part 2
  42. Kevin Hearne: Shattered
  43. Kady Cross: The Girl with the Windup Heart
  44. Daniel Handke & Vanessa Hunt: Poster Art of the Disney Parks
  45. Kevin Hearne: The Chapel Perilous
  46. Sir Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles
  47. Mercedes Lackey: A Tangled Web
  48. Lilith Saintcrow: SquirrelTerror
  49. Marvel: Big Hero 6
  50. Tanya Huff: Valor’s Choice
  51. Kelley Armstrong: Amityville Horrible
  52. Kevin Hearne: The Demon Barker of Wheat Street

2013 Book Reviews

  1. Barbara Bretton: Casting Spells
  2. Kady Cross: The Girl in the Steel Corset
  3. Jessica Day George: Princess of the Midnight Ball
  4. Jessica Day George: Princess of Glass
  5. Jessica Day George: Princess of the Silver Woods
  6. Mercedes Lackey: The Oathbound
  7. Mercedes Lackey: Oathbreakers
  8. Jim C. Hines: Libriomancer
  9. Bailey Cates: Brownies and Broomsticks
  10. Kady Cross: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
  11. Joely Sue Burkhart: Her Grace’s Stable
  12. David Petersen: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152
  13. Seleste de Laney: Gaming for Keeps
  14. Heather Blake: The Good, The Bad, and the Witchy
  15. Jennifer Estep: Web of Lies
  16. Sharon Cameron: The Dark Unwinding
  17. Tanya Huff: Smoke and Mirrors
  18. Ellis O’Neal: The False Princess
  19. John Bellairs: The House with a Clock in its Walls
  20. Stephanie Pearl McPhee Casts Off
  21. Rolly Crump & Jeff Heimbuch: It’s Kind of a Cute Story
  22. Kat Richardson: Greywalker
  23. Eve Silver: Rush
  24. Kevin Hearne: Hounded
  25. Kevin Hearne: Hexed

2012 Book Reviews

  1. Kelley Armstrong: Bitten †
  2. Kelley Armstrong: Stolen
  3. Kelley Armstrong: Dime Store Magic
  4. Kelley Armstrong: Industrial Magic †
  5. Kelley Armstrong: No Humans Involved
  6. Joely Sue Burkhart: The Zombie Billionaire’s Virgin Witch

2011 Book Reviews

  1. Ayn Rand: Anthem
  2. Tanya Huff: The Enchantment Emporium
  3. A.J. Menden: Sorceress Interrupted
  4. Mercedes Lackey: Beauty and the Werewolf

2010 Book Reviews

  1. C.E. Murphy: Urban Shaman
  2. Shiloh Walker: Hunter’s Need
  3. Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer: Sorcery and Cecelia: or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot
  4. Gail Dayton: Heart’s Blood
  5. Nalini Singh: Caressed by Ice
  6. Sara Stockbridge: Grace Hammer (DNF Review)
  7. Larissa Ione: Ecstasy Unveiled
  8. Nalini Singh: Mine to Possess
  9. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes

2009 Book Reviews

  1. Jim C. Hines: The Stepsister Scheme
  2. Lynn Viehl: Shadowlight
  3. Shiloh Walker: Hunting the Hunter

2008 Book Reviews

  1. Holly Lisle: Diplomacy of Wolves
  2. Terry Prachett: Sourcery
  3. Marie Brennan: Doppelganger
  4. Kelley Armstrong: Personal Demon
  5. Marie Brennan: Warrior and Witch
  6. Kelley Armstrong: The Summoning
  7. Adrian Phoenix: A Rush of Wings
  8. A.J. Menden: Phenomenal Girl 5

2007 Book Reviews

  1. Kelley Armstrong: Broken
  2. Kelley Armstrong: Exit Strategy
  3. Kelley Armstrong: Industrial Magic
  4. Shana Abé: The Smoke Thief
  5. Piers Anthony: Split Infinity
  6. Kelley Armstrong: Bitten
  7. Margaret Atwood: Oryx & Crake
  8. Barbara Bretton: Shore Lights
  9. Rich Burlew: Dungeon Crawlin’ Fools
  10. Rachel Caine: Ill Wind
  11. June Casagrande: Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies
  12. Mark Chadbourne: World’s End
  13. Kresley Cole: No Rest for the Wicked
  14. Eve Ensler: The Vagina Monologues
  15. Phil & Kaja Foglio: Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Clank
  16. Charlaine Harris: Dead Until Dark
  17. Barb & J.C. Hendee: Dhampir
  18. Tanya Huff: Smoke and Shadows
  19. Randy Ingermanson: Double Vision
  20. Holly Lisle: Last Girl Dancing
  21. Holly Lisle: Night Echoes
  22. Mercedes Lackey: Burning Water
  23. Mercedes Lackey: The Lark and the Wren
  24. Mercedes Lackey: Mage Winds Trilogy
  25. Holly Lisle: Talyn
  26. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  27. Short Story Anthology: Dates From Hell
  28. Christopher Stasheff: Her Majesty’s Wizard
  29. John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men
  30. Lynn Viehl: Private Demon
  31. S.L. Viehl: Rebel Ice
  32. Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer: The Mislaid Magicial: or Ten Years After
  33. J.R. Ward: Dark Lover
  34. J.R. Ward: Lover Revealed
  35. Marion Zimmer Bradley & Holly Lisle: Into the Rift
  36. Shannon Okey: Spin to Knit
  37. Kresley Cole: A Hunger Like No Other
  38. Tanya Huff: Blood Series
  39. Blaize Clement: Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter
  40. Tanya Huff: Smoke and Ashes
  41. Holly Lisle: I See You
  42. Holly Lisle: Midnight Rain
  43. Mercedes Lackey: Children of the Night
  44. Sharon Shinn: Heart of Gold
  45. Holly Lisle: Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood
  46. Maria V. Snyder: Poison Study
  47. Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  48. Lynn Viehl: If Angels Burn
  49. Carrie Vaughn: Kitty and the Midnight Hour
  50. S.L. Viehl: Stardoc
  51. J.R. Ward: Lover Eternal
  52. Marion Zimmer Bradley & Holly Lisle: Glenraven
  53. Anne & Todd McCaffrey: Dragonsblood
  54. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: Knitting Rules
  55. Laura Anne Gilman: Staying Dead
  56. Sherrilyn Kenyon: Night Pleasures
  57. Lynn Viehl: Dark Need
  58. Jane Lindskold: The Buried Pyramid
  59. Neil Gaiman: Stardust
  60. Leonie Swann: Three Bags Full
  61. J.R. Ward: Lover Unbound
  62. Eve Kenin: Driven
  63. Marianne Mancusi: Moongazer
  64. Liz Maverick: Wired
  65. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The Little Prince
  66. Greg Bear: Darwin’s Radio
  67. Shana Abé: The Dream Thief