Book Reviews — by review year

These are the same reviews found on my sister site, BookWyrmReads. On this page, my reviews are sorted by age, with the current year at the top, and the reviews for each year listed in the order I wrote them.

† at the end of a link indicates that this is a re-review.


2019 Book Reviews

  1. Seanan McGuire: In an Absent Dream
  2. Neil Gaiman: American Gods
  3. John Scalzi: Redshirts
  4. Nebula Awards Showcase 2017
  5. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
  6. Drew Hayes: Siege Tactics
  7. Angela Carter: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
  8. Terry Pratchett: Mort
  9. Martha Wells: All Systems Red
  10. Terry Pratchett: Wyrd Sisters
  11. Michelle Obama: Becoming
  12. Drew Hayes: Pears and Perils
  13. Fran Laniado: Beautiful
  14. Terry Pratchett: The Wee Free Men
  15. Meg Medina: Merci Suárez Changes Gears
  16. John Christopher: The Tripod Trilogy
  17. Seanan McGuire: Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots
  18. John Scalzi: The Dispatcher
  19. Seanan McGuire: Velveteen vs. The Multiverse
  20. Seanan McGuire: Late Eclipses
  21. Masaji Ishikawa: A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea
  22. Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea
  23. Seanan McGuire: One Salt Sea
  24. Seanan McGuire: Middlegame
  25. Megan E. O’Keefe: Velocity Weapon (DNF Review)
  26. Ashley Poston: Geekerella
  27. Seanan McGuire: Ashes of Honor
  28. Colleen Gleason: The Carnelian Crow
  29. Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris: My Lady’s Choosing
  30. Noelle Stevenson: Nimona
  31. Martha Wells: Artificial Condition
  32. Seanan McGuire: Chimes at Midnight
  33. Sharon Shinn: Echo in Onyx
  34. N.K. Jemisin: How Long ‘Til Black Future Month?
  35. Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Gods of Jade and Shadow
  36. Martha Wells: Exit Strategy
  37. Mira Grant: Rolling in the Deep

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. Jane 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
  35. The Best of Connie Willis
  36. Nebula Award Showcase 2016
  37. Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (DNF Review)

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. Chris Claremont: 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. 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
  10. Kelley Armstrong: Frostbitten
  11. Kelley Armstrong: Waking the Witch
  12. Liz Maverick: Crimson & Steam
  13. Gail Dayton: New Blood
  14. C.E. Murphy: Thunderbird Falls
  15. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: Free-Range Knitter
  16. Lynn Viehl: Dreamveil
  17. Shiloh Walker: Broken
  18. Patricia C. Wrede: A Matter of Magic
  19. Patricia C. Wrede: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles

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


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