Book Author Rating


David McCullough four-stars

44 Scotland Street

Alexander McCall Smith three-and-half-stars

72 Hour Hold

Bebe Moore Campbell four-stars

A Long Way Down

Nick Hornby three-stars


Robert B. Parker three-and-half-stars

Bangkok Tattoo

John Burdett four-stars

Beyond Black

Hilary Mantel three-and-half-stars

Blinding Light

Paul Theroux three-stars

Borges and the Eternal Orangutans

Luis Fernando Verissimo four-stars

Captain Alatriste

Arturo Pérez-Reverte four-stars


Marc Romano two-and-half-stars

Crusader’s Cross

James Lee Burke four-stars

Devils on the Deep Blue Sea

Kristoffer A. Garin three-stars

Everything Bad is Good for You

Steven Johnson three-stars


Ann Beattie three-stars

Freddy and Fredericka

Mark Helprin two-stars

Ice Haven

Daniel Clowes four-stars


Rebecca Goldstein three-and-half-stars


Orhan Pamuk four-stars

John Brown, Abolitionist

David S. Reynolds three-stars

Marriage, a History

Stephanie Coontz three-and-half-stars

Mr. Muo’s Travelling Couch

Dai Sijie three-stars

My Life in the Middle Ages

James Atlas two-and-half-stars

No Country for Old Men

Cormac McCarthy three-and-half-stars


Frederick Busch three-and-half-stars

Not a Good Day to Die

Sean Naylor three-and-half-stars

Oh the Glory of It All

Sean Wilsey three-stars

One Shot

Lee Child three-stars

Perfect Soldiers

Terry McDermott four-stars

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Lisa See four-stars

Specimen Days

Michael Cunningham three-stars


Robert Charles Wilson four-stars


Arthur C. Clarke three-and-half-stars


Stephen Baxter three-and-half-stars

The Colonel and the Little Missie

Larry McMurtry two-and-half-stars

The Genius Factory

David Plotz three-and-half-stars

The Grail Bird

Tim Gallagher three-and-half-stars

The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova three-and-half-stars

The Hummingbird’s Daughter

Alberto Urrea four-stars

The Murderer Next Door

David Buss two-stars

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

Umberto Eco three-stars

The Peabody Sisters

Megan Marshall four-stars

The Portrait

Iain Pears four-stars

The Secret Man

Bob Woodward two-and-half-stars

The Survivor

John F. Harris three-and-half-stars

The Traveler

John Twelve Hawks four-stars

The Wonder Spot

Melissa Bank four-stars


Francine du Plessix Gray four-stars

They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky

Benson Deng three-and-half-stars

They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky

Alephonsion Deng three-and-half-stars

To the Power of Three

Laura Lippman three-and-half-stars

Under and Alone

William Queen four-stars

Until I Find You

John Irving two-stars